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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,395
# 28
10-09-2012, 03:52 AM
If you're looking to fill an extra weapons slot on a Fed cruiser, chron mines are by far your best choice. Plasma are Tac-only and trics aren't worth bothering with unless you know exactly what you're doing. Chrons don't require scaling to be effective, so they're great for anyone.

On a more broad basis, I recommend dedicating yourself to either squeezing out as much damage as possible or loading your boat with utility to the hilt; don't try and spread yourself thin between both, it's better to play to your strengths and ignore your weaknesses. With an Engy you can get away with fielding a straight 8 beams if you like. In this case I wouldn't leave dry dock without a copy of any EPtW rank, it's a really underrated skill for getting juice out of a cruiser.

Borg weapons are fine, they're really efficient for the effort -> quality ratio. 99% of my non-MVAE boats are loaded with Borg stuff and I do swimmingly.