In PvP, obviously, plasma is crap. So I'm not going to go there.
In PvE....is it really so bad? I've been trying it out. The damage seems decent, although the High-Yield seems to suffer from the same problem as Tricobalt of randomly failing to connect or bouncing off a silver of shields. The proc seems pretty good though, it can be stacked up with projectile officers.
Due to the lack of good analytical tools it's hard to tell how it compares against quantum in straight DPS. But it certainly seems competitive in PvE, other than those issues.
Yet everyone says plasma sucks in PvE.
I don't know. Could I get some input? Is it viable?
At lower levels, the damage over time is more significant, so they're viable there. But at endgame, a quantum high yield hits harder, reaches the target sooner, and is non-destructible, and a sliver of shields is taken out by the first torp leaving the others a parth to bare hull. Either the damage over time or highyield on plasma torpedos needs a buff to be honest.