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# 30
03-29-2013, 06:01 PM
Originally Posted by eraserfish View Post
Could be, could be.

Can't think of much else that would make beam fire at will better without making it overpowered, if you want to go the other direction.
IMO, which will of course be ignored, all beams need are some adjusting with the power drain and shield penetration properties, and they'd be fine. Beams will never be as powerful as cannons, and that is by design. The greater the firing arc, the less the damage. That's called balance.

By the way, my eng toon flies a Galor beam boat ( seven spiral waves and a cutting beam) and I do just fine with it. It takes a little longer to make things go boom, but that's a trade off for fact that I don't go boom.