Single Cannons vs. Energy Weapons
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Join Date: Dec 2007
06-27-2011, 06:07 PM
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So what about power drain? Would all four cannons in the front drain 32 power and the three turrets in the rear drain another 24? The whole energy drain idea gets really confusing sometimes? I would this thing combo, especially with cannon rapid fires would totally wipe out energy , leaving me doing a miniscule amounth of damage overall??
The way power drain works is that the power doesn't drain out immediately, and then some power comes back when the weapons go into cool down. So, the penalties for firing multiple weapons isn't as large as you'd otherwise think it would be. With cannons and turrets the efficiency of weapons is higher than with beams for various reasons. The details are discussed in much more detail in my guide (too much to rewrite everything here).