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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 382
03-29-2013, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by edalgo View Post
There should be a beam Boff ability that rapid fires on 1 target.
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Originally Posted by eraserfish View Post
That's called Fire At Will.

No, it isn't. The only time Fire At Will is a single-target damage boost is when there are 1 or 2 targets within firing arcs. Use FAW in a pitched battle and you might as well rename your ship the USS Rave Party.

Allowing all beams to fire Overload in a single salvo gives beams a tremendous single target striking power (like Rapid Fire), without actually being mechanically identical to Rapid Fire (higher front loaded damage, at the cost of weapon energy being drained after)