Cruisers - 4 or 6 beams?
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Join Date: Dec 2007
05-14-2012, 02:25 AM
For me it's always been eight beams or go home; cruisers are simply not maneuverable enough to reliably bring torpedoes or dual beam banks to bear. I suppose that you could put mine launchers on the back, but I really don't have issues, even with FaW when I run 125 base weapons power and 2x Emergency to Weapons. I usually put out about 400K damage during a pvp match in one of my cruisers, haven't heard any complaints yet...
If you can't bring a weapon to bear (torpedoes) on the target, then there is no value in even having that weapon, and cruisers can't turn well enough to even think about using torpedoes, not to mention being so starved for tactical boff slots that you can't make good use of them.