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Join Date: Dec 2007
03-28-2011, 07:45 AM
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Torpedoes on cruisers are not going to get you any kills either. Much better to run 8 beams that are always shooting.
Speak for yourself. It's easy enough to fire torpedoes on a cruiser, the only downside is that you can't broadside while doing it. If you're careful about your turns you'll only miss 1 or 2 pulses out of each volley though, so it's not that big a deal.
While torpedo arcs can be avoided a bit, that means eating broadsides, so it's really a win-win. Enemies don't try to avoid the torpedo arcs on a cruiser, they usually approach from the front and then try to camp out on the six. 4 beams to the front or rear is enough to keep shield down, but generally won't drop a shield that's up. 3 beams is pretty much the same -- it will keep a shield facing down but not drop it. It's easy to dogfight to maximize broadsides and then let your enemy stay on your six (which is where they were trying to be anyway) in order to score a a kill with a torpedo.
In a team situation it's easier to line up broadsides, but enemies will be constantly crossing to the front and rear anyway.