Mainly the torpedoes explode in the general area your firing in. Now don't get me wrong, but this option would help when your fighting guys with cloaked ships. it would force them out of hiding if they are close to your position.
I don't know about anout one else, but I feel this can only help make the game better. Last I checked you can't fire your weapons without a target, this option lets you at least fire your torpedoes into an area then BOOM!
First. High yield Plasma Torpedo and tricobalt (modified or not) have splash damage.
Second. [Console - Universal - Nadeon Detonator] and *maybe* [Console - Universal - Ionized Gas Sensor] allow one torpedo to do splash damage.
Third. Torpedo Spread bridge officer ability is literately your torpedoes exploding *AROUND* (not impacting *ON*) one or more ships.
I should point out the Ionized Gas Sensor is intended for use against cloak ships (it just love to track one of them down). Combining it with a tricobalt torpedo will make cloaked ships hate you very much.
All good points, BUT..............You still need a targeted eneny to use those right? Just asking. If so then it's not the AOE I am looking for. I want the space shaking BOOM of torpedoes exploding in empty space, and if a cloak ship is there then it will do some damage to them.