I'm a commander and my cruiser I believe is good at stopping in front of a target and do what klingons do to my ship. I use dual beams and photons for fore weapons, 1 photon, 1 dual, and 1 normal beam, and rear has 1 beam, a plasma turret, and a photon. I have resiliant shields, and I try to use the best shield and hull buff's I have in combat (Rarely needed) but I can't decide if I should be a weapons platform of a warship. Really, I'd like to know if I should boost shields or weapon power. Any opinions on this?