Seriously? 4-6 extra slots on a ship both front and back... so say a cruiser would have 20 beams rather than 8? Do you not see the huge balancing issue that would have? If you added that much firepower to any ship, every single enemy in this game would have to get a huge buff, including every other player ship for pvp. Otherwise it would be too easy. Now that you've balanced so these 20 beam cruisers can't melt every non-paid for ship, what chance does the normal free 8 weapon slot ship have against your p2w ship? Taking an ody for example. both get boosted to 120k hull to even out the time to kill from what it is now to what it would be in your idiotic world. Now the 8 beamer has to try to kill the 20 beamer. Impossible to beat those kinds of odds. So in the end, your idea is fail. Go home, do your homework, and try again.