Quantums are still best but i cant get used to them with my BoP, all my fed chars and ships have them by default, but KDF other story, doesnt feel right so i use photons more damage comes from cannons anyway, but for my second bop with tetryons and reman shield visuals on, quants are just perfect
crthx3 is nice but dmg x3 would be ultimate
p.s. for some controled uberpewpew tricobalts can be nice too if you in really close range and dont spam autofire, shields down->BO III + Tricobalt=BOOM.
He's talking in the PvP forum, but it appears he's not doing only PvP!
In PvP it's all about burst for a tac/escort. How much can you deliver at once? Enough to pop an opponent? So for PvP, quantums rock.
PvE on the other hand, where enemies have 500,000 hitpoints, doesn't rely on burst at all. So whatever can deliver the highest sustained damage is usually best. (unless you're playing with target shields and hope to kill the NPCs without hurting their shields).
Personally.... I'd level a sci toon and toss the Photon launcher over to him! If I had such a weapon I'd level a new toon from scratch just to have a place to put it!