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Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 336
# 384
03-29-2013, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by momaw View Post
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)
Fits the definition, though. I don't like the idea of making beams abilities work like cannons.

As for allowing all beams to fire in overload mode... now there might be an idea in that. It would certainly give purpose to carrying more than one beam. It is rather perverse that Beam Overload does a lot more for escorts carrying one beam bank.