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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 164
02-06-2013, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by whamhammer1 View Post
Just to make sure well understand what you're talking about. When you say "cannons" are you meaning just DHC/DC or are you also including single cannons and turrets?
Single cannons even do more than beams. The damage type says less but the DPS is higher. DPS is what you need to wear down shields or destroy hull faster. Beams don't do hardly crap to hull. In the canon Star Trek world, cannons and beams do the same amount of damage with different looking effects. The only reason players tend to arm all their escorts and battlecruisers with cannons is because they are the quickest way to deliver damage. This has caused an imbalance and made people choose one type of ship over another. If weapon types were more balanced, then you would see more beams being employed on escorts and battlecruisers and more ships would be able to share in the damage dealing.