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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 4
01-23-2012, 11:28 AM
Originally Posted by Grafico
Its nice to have a 360 degree firing arc in this ship but the damage is so weak that I feel like all it does is drain power from other weapons.

Should I replace it with mines, a second torpedo, some rear facing cannons...what?

Or is it really helping me?
The way weapons work, and there is some oddities to the system, but in the most basic terms:

First weapon fires at full power.
Second weapon fires at full power and applies its drain
Third weapon fires at the reduced power and drains
And so on

So even if you've got a lot of weapons firing at once and add one more, it's not taking power away from the rest, it's just firing at reduced power. More guns firing is better, it's just that each one is less better than the one before it.