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# 11
06-12-2011, 07:14 AM
It makes me wonder if anybody's ever actually experimented with the "default" build for a lot of cruisers, i.e. two photon torps fore n' aft. You'd be able to pop one off every three seconds, I'm considering rolling with it a while just to see what happens.

Personally I'm using Tricobalt at the moment for the monumental damage they do, but the minute long cool down hurts sometimes, I may switch back to Quantum.
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# 12
06-12-2011, 09:49 PM
On my TAC escort I use photons

I can actually Fire the HY volley and track them in. Right before they hit I can hit Beam Overload, bring down the shield facing and in goes the HY volley right after. Quantums are so fast you really need to wait till after the shield is down to fire them

Just a matter of timing and preference really
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# 13
06-12-2011, 11:17 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ebeneezergoode
It makes me wonder if anybody's ever actually experimented with the "default" build for a lot of cruisers, i.e. two photon torps fore n' aft. You'd be able to pop one off every three seconds, I'm considering rolling with it a while just to see what happens.

Personally I'm using Tricobalt at the moment for the monumental damage they do, but the minute long cool down hurts sometimes, I may switch back to Quantum.
I'm using double photons on most ships. It works fine (for me).
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# 14
06-12-2011, 11:59 PM
Don't quantums also travel faster than photons?

But yeah, my ships are all in the quantum camp... except my TOS Connie, which doesn't fight, anyway.
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# 15
06-14-2011, 01:36 PM
Yeah, I have to say the speed of quantums over photons made me switch.

I can't tell you how many times I launched a photon salvo at a fleeing ship only to have its shields come back up before they even got there.

The shortened load time just wasn't worth it to me.
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# 16
06-14-2011, 02:34 PM
could have both, have 4 beam arrays, two on each side of course then either have quantum then photon or the other way round which i have.
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