What really offends me about this power is not that it is useless, but that it is a useless Captain ability.
If anything, it should be a freebie that every ship gets, like Distribute Shield Power. Then I wouldn't mind.
Instead, it represents an ability that we should be getting that actually helps us in the game.
If it was a "Go Out In A Blaze Of Glory" kind of power, maybe it could be justified as a Captain ability. But giving us a "ritual suicide" ability is just wrong.
I completely agree. They fixed Orbital Strike (finally), and now they need to address this lame ability. I mean come-on! You finally get to the Captain rank (Hooray!) and the ability you receive for this accomplishment is to destroy your ship and probably much of your crew??!! That makes no sense at all. Give us something to get excited over that will help us win the respect of our crew and our foes.
That being said I wouldn't remove the ability all together, I would just make it one of the standard abilities (like balance shields) that everyone gets with their first ship command. I would also tweak it so that it can't be activated unless your hull is below 25%. That would help to avoid annoying griefers, and also give the ability the proper context.