Unless we get some new armor that resists proton damage, I fear that I'll get my ship thoroughly ruined by the Tholians. Of course anyone regularly using the subspace field modulator thinking it's useful in all situations will be in for a nasty surprise.
Will neutronium cut the mustard against proton weapons? I sure hope we'll be given alternatives.
Speaking of alternatives, will we be getting a seventh weapon type? Proton beam arrays and dual heavy cannons please!
If you remember, the Synchronic Proton Distortion Rifle fires a blue energy beam. The Tholians very well could be using proton beams if they're blue like tetryon.
I was about to retort by saying I didn't notice any abnormal damage from them. But, I don't run a specific energy resist apart from a plasma one from my MACO shield. So they could be using proton beams and the general energy resists have already been programmed to cover them.