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# 7
01-27-2013, 12:10 AM
Originally Posted by reginamala78 View Post
Its a lot of power drain, even with all the mitigating abilities out there. Someone did some basic testing last week and posted (thread's around here somewhere) and apparently most of the drain-mitigating powers don't even work correctly. Combine that with how long the drain lasts (beams are the full firing cycle, cannons are just bang-and-done), and that cripples beams more than any base-damage differences.

Tangentally, I wonder why there are so many of these threads lately?
Originally Posted by aethon3050 View Post
I'm not arguing with a boost of any sort to beam weaponry, but I have to ask...what purpose will torpedoes serve if cruisers can run 8 beams with little power drain?
I posted some suggestions recently, so far the escorts rule crowd have been trying to turn it into a ship vs ship argument.

and torpedos always have a place in hull smashing, somethig you just can do with anything else.
Actualy reading things pefore posting will make you look smarter than yelling loudly. Reading comprehension is aparently a lost art.

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