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Join Date: Jan 2013
02-28-2013, 02:52 PM
do Escorts actually need to out damage Cruisers?
IMO they should do about the same DPS and the point of difference be maneuverability vs. tank
There does seem to be a discrepancy between Fed Cruisers and KDF battlecruisers
The KDF versions just seem so much better with the ability to use dual can's and the extra turn rate the ships have. You can get KDF cruisers with 11 base turn? and the best you can do fed side is 8? It's actually quite a big gap.
Hard to gauge how much of the problem is to do with beam energy usage, but it does seem like a real issue. It seems to me like beams vs. cannons is balanced fairly well in terms of damage vs arc but the extra energy drain on beams just makes cannons that much better.