to clarify, I had 2 forward banks yesterday, after today's patch, I only have 1. Which I didn't notice until I was in a space mission. which kind of sucked, since I couldn't equip another weapon in the slot until I was out of combat.
Thats horrible!! I wanted my all blue phaser cruiser
Cryptic's starting to make me angry
you can still have an all blue phaser ship, you just need to run the Devidian mission that gives the phasers as a Mk ?? item.
EDIT: Scratch that, those are unique as well. so you can have 2 fore and 2 aft total. 2 from the Connie and 2 from the Missions.
Although, if you're not VA, you can get the Mk X and then at VA you can get the Mk XI... But really, if you have more than 4 beam banks going at once, it's kind of counter-productive in terms of damage.