Fail. Complete and utter fail. Do you understand at all what you are doing to game balance? You can already get away with not taking an escort on a premade thanks to the terrible torp spread buff, and now there is even less reason to want one. Science ships can now simply strip and stun a target while unloading a massive number of torpedoes. If Cryptic actually took some time and learned to play their own damned game, you would understand this!
With this change there is no reason to ever take an escort. You make no sacrifice in burst, while gaining more healing and control by taking more science. This is simply terrible.
how odd. i think the fore and aft cooldowns should be unlinked, but the global? i think there should be a global cooldown for all the forward torps, and then a separate cooldown for all the aft torps. each unassisted by station powers torpedo launch should also consist of 3 or 4 torps launched as well, not just 1. then rebalance the station powers, fix the 1% shields canceling out torps, and torpedoes will be basically correct, and useful. a 1 second global is asking for exploitation