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# 1 beam array: fire at will
02-02-2010, 06:17 AM
hey

when I use this ability with only a single target, do I get any kind of damage buff at all over using my normal weapons?

thanks!
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# 2
02-02-2010, 06:19 AM
no u dont.
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# 3
02-02-2010, 06:23 AM
Is this skill really useful? Normally I just concentrate fire on one ship at a time, and this skill seems like a limited time fire.
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# 4
02-02-2010, 06:25 AM
i think it really only works ifor "un-autofired" weapons.
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# 5
02-02-2010, 06:33 AM
It's fairly useless as this point. I think Devs have said this and Beam Overload are both being looked at.

-HD
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# 6
02-02-2010, 06:34 AM
Any reason to take this over Beam Overload?

I can't see the point in hitting random targets, when I want to kill the one I'm chasing.
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# 7
02-02-2010, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by HomelessDepot View Post
It's fairly useless as this point. I think Devs have said this and Beam Overload are both being looked at.

-HD
Is there another skill I should be looking at ?
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# 8
02-02-2010, 06:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Intrepidox View Post
hey

when I use this ability with only a single target, do I get any kind of damage buff at all over using my normal weapons?

thanks!
For Tier 1 Bridge Officer abilities (Tactical)
Torpedo Yield - Primary Choice for Escort Classes
Beam - Overcharge - Second choice for Escort Classes
Tactical Team - Generally for Cruiser/science Classes for tanking and healing purposes.

Boarding Party arguement, As an escort class, you are generally faster and normally wouldn't be close range to enemy ships using Boarding parties, your ability to switch to attacking boarding party shuttles and torps will grant you no reason to take Tactical Team.
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# 9
02-02-2010, 06:38 AM
My Tactical BO has this skill and I never use it because it is indeed, worthless, doing little damage to enemies it hits. I plan to recruit another Tactical BO with a skill I like and have them train my current tactical BO. (who kicks butt on the ground--he a Klingon).
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# 10
02-02-2010, 06:47 AM
I find Beam Overload pretty useless as well though, as it drains all your weapons energy in that salvo. Sure you can use a battery, but those have 4 minute cooldown. I've found that just continous normal fire is the best way to go, and I kill ships easier and faster that way.
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