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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 17
02-07-2010, 03:11 AM
Beams are semi-auto when they fire. One beam array will fire a pulse 2-4 times in one sitting. When you stack 8 of them on, that's a minimum of 16 hits per spacebar, with a maximum of 32 in a lucky streak.

Feedback Pulse will fire back at you each time your beam hits the target even if he is shielded or not, and with FBP II, I have seen it pulse on a target anywhere between 400-1000.

Usually by time you realize your target has activated FBP, you've hit spacebar 2-3 times. That is a minimum of 24 hits hitting for 9600. That is if you are lucky enough to get the minimum.

On the maximum, that is is 32000 damage hit on you. This damage is straight to your hull, ignoring shields. You think this is bad, you should see FBP III.

It may not seem like much, but add to the fact that you may be taking incoming damage and yah, you aren't going to last long hitting a target that has FBP up with beams.