when BP lands, you have about 1 second before it does... something, per shuttle. 1 of those things can be adding cooldowns to weapons and abilities. think most i have seen is 7 minutes on stuff, pretty insane. these cooldowns linger after death, if your weapons are offline for 7 minutes, it will be 7 minutes before you fire again, no mater what. but, since TT is immunity from them for 10 seconds, and they can be shot down, its nearly impossible to get them to land and have an effect. proboly the most critical success/critical failure thing in the game.
I dunno.. When I was doing my tests of the newer Boarding Party with Guns Doff, I seemed to have little issues getting them to land. *shrug*
You think that your beta test was bad?
Think about this: American Football has been in open beta for 144 years. ~Kotaku