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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 38
06-30-2010, 04:00 PM
Originally Posted by BioDragon View Post
Outstanding guide! Thank you for your time and efforts

I don't know if this has been mentioned or not, but one reason I can think of for taking that extra Beam Array or Turret might be to increase the chance for triggering whatever 2.5% proc is associated with the Energy Weapons in question. Due to the randomness of them occuring, I wouldn't even want to think about how to calculate any of that. So, I suppose that players looking to take specific advantage of a proc might want that extra Energy Weapon, but in terms of strict damage output, it probably isn't going to be worth it due to the additionaly power drain.
That is a valid point, but you're right it's almost impossible to test. I'm sure that adding an extra weapon would increase the proc rate, so if you don't have anything better to add (torps or mines), then it can't hurt to add another (provided it doesn't actually reduce the DPS). Firing at a lower average power level might also reduce the damage of Beam Overload if you use that, though.