I took out my Prometheus with beams out of space dock and even with tetryon glider I could not bring my victims shields down.. The drain is just not manageable. Beam escort was always worse (or rather different) but the implementation of various passives surely didnt help it.
If escort with 4 consoles that can hug the target on perfect broadside and point blank range does **** dmg with them, what about 2-3 console ships.
Unless you use DHC, your dmg sucks period.
TetGlider on Beams does suck because they don't have the fire rate to really make use of it.
But I dunno. I used to get pretty respectable damage out of my Intrepid at 100 Weapons power and 5 Beams. But, then again, I haven't used a beamBoat since... Season 6?
The first we heard of getting new PvP maps "soon" was in August of 2010. We're consistently told something will be coming with the "next" update. Absolutely nothing has come to PvP since launch.
I think it's finally time Cryptic stopped stringing us along, don't you?