Turrets are meant to be the weakest of the weapons. If anything needs to be done then make them classify as both a beam weapon or a cannon weapon so they are not cut off from half the Tac buff abilities.
Other than that the fault of those who use turretboats in a STF is on the player not the turret.
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Personally, I would like to see a beam turret and a dual heavy beam ship weapon. Cannons are good and all, but I'd like to have more flexibility in making 'canon' escorts. I am pretty sure that aside from the defiant, there wasn't much in the way of phaser cannons in stafleet, but if you want to fly escorts, cannons seem like the better choice all-around.
I don't care if the hypothetical beam turrets ahve exactly the same stats as the cannon turrets, I just think adding them in would make dual beams better, and would offer greater flexibility with beams than just broadsiding.
Turrets are great if you're simply trying to proc as much as possible in fact I once use 7 turrets on my Jem'Hadar dreadnought with the Jem'Hadar set on with CR3 for major buff stripping and subsystem drain.
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I'm not so sure. The real problem here has nothing to do with Turrets. As I learned to my horror when building my Vo'Quv, the game breaking problem is FaW being terrible.
Maybe if beamships were viable players wouldn't be turning to turrets just to get access to the Boff cannon skills.
I run a galor beam boat on my fed eng toon with no problems at all. It's very effective. I can keep my weapon power levels up above 100 90% of the time, even with FAW2 without sacrificing shields or maneuverability. It's all in the build and spec.
Can someone Clarify 'Rainbow Cannonboats' or 'Skittles Cannonboats'? is it Eejits Mixing Phaser with Polaron with Tetryon with Disruptor?
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I use a Defiant Retrofit i got from the C-store as a gift, i got Phaser DHCS and Turrets, waiting to actually get enough Dilithium for Antiproton full, the only part i am stuck on is 'Consoles'. I admit it, i am one of the worst Console Outfitters, i am neither good at this game, i'm getting better with the help of a guy, but what about consoles?