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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 8
07-10-2011, 12:48 PM
Originally Posted by Falibri
Just hit VA a few days ago on my 1st character. While I was levelling I tried pretty much every ship class at some point. Visually nothing beats a Cruiser, however I find I do "better" in a Escort. Heres the problem tho, I dont much like the gameplay and the "feel" of cannons. So my question is this:

Can you run Beams on a Tac and not totally gimp yourself?

Example: Front 3x DBBs + Quant
Rear 2x BAs + Quant (torp or mines)

I would arrange BoFFs with powers to take advantage of beams of course: BO, FAW, and HYT for the Quants.

Is this even viable or would I be better of running a beam cruiser? Im flying a advanced escort atm.

It's good and viable, but you're missing out on a lot of firepower.

To be honest, cruisers don't really offer much over escorts, atleast in terms of PvE. Escorts have enough survivability that it hardly becomes an issue and of course they do an awful lot more damage then cruisers.