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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 33
08-16-2011, 08:55 AM
Yeah, I like the idea of "lower number of beams", it's a bit silly now...ok, being the hopeless Trekkie I am, I would also love to be able to see the "arc" effect on the saucer section when a beam i firing (AFAIK, the only game that did that was Bridge Commander).

The problem with beams is that unless you run a full beam boat with 6 or more beams and apply full weapons power, your opponents will be able to "scrub off" fire quite easily; They become deadly as you increase power and number of beams to the max. It's probably a matter of scaling, perhaps they are also a bit too effective against the hull (and this goes for dhcs as well), where torpedoes should get in the play.

Besides, I love the "PvQ" in your sign