Sensor analysis + 6 weapon slots = more power efficient 8 weapon slots
It takes almost a full minute of targeting something before you get much benefit from sensor analysis meaning that'll only be the case in STFs, invasions, and CE. Plus if you have to untarget to shoot down a heavy plasma torp or plasma sphere your analysis resets to 0.
Since pvp is all but dead, and pve is dominated by escorts. The science ships have fallen behind. I find it funny that they add the Vesta as a science ship but yet, in a pve game science is lacking. An escort can do pve better and faster.
It's funny that you say "Pvp is all but dead" , because 90% of the changes/nerfs you see here comes from that small group of crybabies..
The problem of the science class is that I only has supportive abilities.
Cruisers have better healing and Escorts do the most damage.
Cryptic has nerfed the science abilites hard in the past so that many of them don't realy have much use left. In comparison Tactical and Engineering abilities didn't have suffered so much.
This all leads to few decent uses of science ships and the science class as well. Even the usual PVE is hard for science since they don't have the fire or staying power of the other classes.
Anybody know if you can equip more than one copy of the aux phaser DHC's? Judging from past precedent, I'm betting not...though there's probably no point in equipping more than maybe two.
In the News Thread discussing the Vesta, Branflakes said "yes" that you could equip more than 1 ADHC. Just that nobody knows yet if you can buy one and recall it to get more than 1, or you need all 3 versions to fully equip.