Phaser Turret Console
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Join Date: Dec 2007
06-15-2011, 09:36 AM
I got it from Steam off the sale, correct.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying it should be the freaking Death Star or anything. I don't even care that it's not terribly powerful. I just thought it was interesting that - as a contrast - the automated defense turret is extremely useful and to my mind justifies taking up a Tactical console slot if you have one available.
I like the idea of the phaser 'satellite' quite a bit but I just felt like the execution of it left something to be desired. I'm not saying it should be any more *powerful* so much as more *useful*. I think just making it a device or shortening the cooldown time by half or more would have made it a lot less useless.
Or conversely just making it tag along behind you like a pet, so you can at least USE it for the entire 3 minutes it's active - that alone would have made it worthwhile.
I just thought it was too bad that it's totally stationary and has a ten minute long cooldown, making it useful in only a handful of missions where there's going to be a prolonged battle in a fairly small area of space.