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Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,265
# 2
07-10-2012, 01:03 PM
I've seen this question asked in another thread, but, can't remember where.

When you first fire on a target, you will hit their shields. This is the low DPS you are seeing.

Once you get through their shields, you start on the hull. This is where your DPS shows the higher numbers.
This is determined by energy settings, individual weapons type distance...etc

add: One of the more experienced members will be able to explain it better...