Hi everybody Q: I run 2 DHC 1 quad cannon 1 Q-torpedo forward, 2 turrets 1 Q mine Aft all expt. Q mine are very rare at least XI. But I notice that other people I play in matches with do allot more damage than I do as in there cannons eat the shields and hull down in a few seconds I've even noticed beam ships being more effective than me. So whats the secret? Is there something I don't get? BTW I'm talking PVE and I have all power to weapons with consoles the level is 124
Are all your weapons the same energy type and do you have at least blue mk xi +%energy weapon type consoles in all your tac slots for them? Bridge Officer skills are obviously important too, make sure to always have either rapid fire or scatter volley up and running (have always 2 of those).
(this is a very very short answer because I'm excessively tired, but that should cover the basics).
Oh and also I recommend you ditch the mines and get another turret or the Kinetic Cutting Beam from Omega Reputation.
3 or 4 Dual Heavy Cannons Up Front with Optional Quantum Torp launcher. (all same type, eg phaser or antiproton)
3 turrets at the rear.(all same weapon type as above)
All consoles that boost the weapon type you picked above (phaser, antiproton)