Thread: Cannon Weapons
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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 9
02-20-2012, 04:45 PM
Originally Posted by RAJ_2011
What do you guys think?
I guess you never played an escort, right? That's okay, you don't have to - but here's the thing about cannons that you can't know unless you actually use them yourself: They're very strong, very high-DPS, BUT only at pretty much point-blank range. Cannons at distances over 4km or so deal only a fraction of the damage they can deal otherwise. They're by their very nature close-combat weapons. That fact, coupled with their very narrow fire-arc (not really a plus when you're like 500m from another ship or get immobilized) gives them more than enough downsides in combat to offset the pure damage-potential.
So.. i think as far as weapons go, they're as fair as everything else.