Finally, as awesome as a Death Blossom is to behold, I think a 360 degree AOE attack might be a little too OP. (Besides, you already have Beam Array: Fire at Will, which is pretty darn close to a death blossom!)
P.S. The Last Starfighter is one of my all time favorite movies.
Thats so awesome! The Last Starfighter is one of my favorites as well, it will probably be remade with Will Smith's son as the last starfighter. Too bad that Bernie Mac is dead, they would have made him play Centauri. lol
BTW, in Iraq in the first gulf war, at night we watched the Iraqis create "Blossoms of Death" when they would freak out in the dark and fire in all directions. It was very strange to watch death appear to be so beautiful. They would even fire off BMP & Tank rounds. The whole effect looked like a firework exploding in the distance, (because of the tracer rounds)
I use a death blossom against swarms of those little shuttles in the Nebula.
Click on your feedback and beam fire at will, then hit your tactical manuever and alpha pattern. Then pitch your boat HARD over and hold it there spamming the space bar, keeping acceleration to a minimum.