So I picked up one of these new beam arrays and tried it out on one of my ships. I really liked how the phased tetryon arrays had a slightly different hue, and I wanted to see if the new disruptors look any different than standard disruptors.
Well, I wasn't able to see any difference. But wouldn't it be cool if it had some of the particle-around-the-beam effect that polaron beams do? (without the waviness) I think that a little visual difference would be enough for me to want to collect them all to outfit a ship in polarized disruptors.
The models for the ground versions of the weapons don't have a unique appearance or effect either. The Phased Tetryon weapons do, so it doesn't feel right that the Polarized Disruptor weapons don't when they have unique icons as well.
*Some* of the beams (like specific suffixes) have unique art.
There was a guy in kerrat the other day running them, and they fired a sort of 'faded' purple that looked like nothing I'd ever seen before- I immediately assumed that this was the visuals for the polarized disruptors- but when I finally got some found out they just fired normal green.
Wish I knew what the guy's name was so I could find out which ones I need to get that have the visuals hooked up.