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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 15
08-01-2011, 11:47 AM
Originally Posted by MustrumRidcully View Post
DHCs for the Galaxy-X work in PvE, I wouldn't recommend relying on it in PvP, though. Single Cannons won' really make your experience more cruiser-like - Cruisers rely on broadsiding, with means you're using a wide arc directed to targets on starboard or port side. Cannons only have a small overlap in that arc with beams.
I wouldn't say that. My Excelsior is a 3x DBB, 1 Quantum Torp ship with a 16.5 turn rate with my tac. It does faily good damage in frontal fights, and I can usually keep most of my targets in front arc. I laso have an Engineer with 2xsingles, 2x DBB in the fronts as well . With good skills (RFC,BOetc) you can deal some damage, not as much as some escorts, but you also have more hp to survive a head on. Theres no reason to assume cruisers=broadside. You can set them up to do well in frontal and sides.

Galaxy-X's are less like to do frontals, but you dont have to rely on broadsides. Single cannons do have a 180' arc and rapid fire and other things can make them usefull along side a phaser lance, rapid fire doesnt count aginst the fire time of the phaser lance, so you can do both at the same time if you wanted to. I'd say tinket with it on tribble.