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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 2
01-18-2012, 09:50 AM
For me, Quantums will always be better than Photons.

Quantums have:
  • Faster travel time.
  • Higher actual damage.
  • More burst potential.

This allows you to hold your torpedoes for the moment your target's shields drop, then get them to hit the hull before the shields come back up. You will not be firing the torpedoes as fast as you can, so you will never see the calculated "dps". To fire them so quickly, you would likely be wasting them against shields.

Besides, if you are flying anything other than an Escort, you will likely have some difficulty getting your target in the torpedo arc as quickly as a photon will refresh. This again prevents you from seeing the full dps.