I'll throw my 2 cents in as well and say yes please fix this it's annoying as hell. If it's a mining laser then fine but why are there chunks of rock coming off of my metal ship? The smoke screen effect is also over the top, it can be negated somewhat by trying to track the target at an angle but the fact you have to do that at all should be a hint that the power needs to be adjusted.
I agree... I do not want to fight any ships with the mining laser anymore... I don't have any lag issues, but the graphics make no sense and annoy the heck out of me. Fighting is supposed to be fun... not something I pay to suffer through
The gorn fire red beams (I'm guessing some sort of heat beam?) that cause a huge smoke cloud and red-hot boulders to imminate from my ship. Its a cool effect, but considering it takes over a large chunk of screen real estate and completely obscures my ship in a ball of rock spewing smoke, I'm wondering if maybe it couldn't be dialed back a tad?
110% Agree with this. And honestly, why would a 'Mining laser' cause my hull to thow off rocks in the first place; yes, it's a laser used to mine asteroids, but in Star trek, I neever saw a Fed starship made out of stone.