Just got back to the game after being away for awhile ive noticed that all my beam weapsons don't do jack to the enemy npcs so ive had to basicly fight useing torpeods that take forever. i upgraded all my weapsons and consoles for my current level but it didnt change anything. i am eng on a crusier if anyone could tell me what im doing wrong that would be wonderful
Yeah definitely check your power levels. Also, I don't know how long you've been away but there was a forced respec on skills. You need to put points into all your skills again because they changed the skill tree. That could also be why you're feeling weak.
Yeah, your power levels are those, and should always be in 'attack' for the most part.
What rank are you, what weapons do you have on your ship (type and MK) and how rare are they?
If your power level is set into something else other than Attack, then that was most likely your problem.