beam weapons get 1/2 the crit chance of cannons using rapid fire
beams have no turrets
beams do less damage
beam special attacks
We need a Beam Rapid Fire just like cannon rapid fire
BFAW currently broken does not get crits anymore
battery Doffs marion Doff with a tac officer can gt 20k to 40k dps rendering PvE content a joke
you can do the same with cannons
beam overload is a joke skill in PvE delivering pitiful damage compared to CRF and CSV but costs the same skill points
most torpedos are joke weapons in STFs doing very little damge compared to cannons or beams
any parser can prove this just look at the total damage usually 10% or less of total damage
the shield debuff to torpedo's needs to be raised a lot so a torpedo is a equal damage dealer to a DHC
the speed ot torpedos needs to be raised by 50% across the board
torpedos have no turrets
most people who do not have parsers do not know how little damage torpedos really do
almost no one uses a torpedo tactical console once they learn how little damage they gain and how much they lose to there energy weapons
most mines are totaly useless because they do so little damage
again go to the parser using mines only the tri colbalts do any useful damage and then ...not really
no enemy ships persue players so mines are not as useful as they could be
currently players damage is so high they would be blown away before they could gt behind one of us
A decent indicator of what weapons are good is usually the mark 12 purple weapons on the exchange although there are exceptions
There are some elite players who have specialized ships Doffs and builds and races who can make torpedos and mines useful but Very few thats why they are Elite players I am not placing them in my suggestions
in the game currently
Go cannons or go home
I see the marion Doff and the battery Doff as game breakers that should be nerfed or removed combined they are too over powered rendering PvE play a joke
Beam do more dmg now then there did before with the new commands.
And there is a beam turret in the game its a reward from the new featured misson. So im guessing that there will add more to future sets.
I do think most torps needs a dmg buff e.g i re-put my fleet quantum torps on my regent and there did half the dmg my rep plasma torps do. I dont think there need a speed boost or to be like turrets there dont have 360 degrees in the shows so wh should there in the gam. I dont use mines so i cant comment on them.
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Last edited by wilbor2; 11-26-2013 at 08:46 AM.
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Tricobalt mines dropped just after someone (Even the dropper) uses grav well are incredibly effective in PvE. The grav well pulls targets in, mines get them all. Chances are with dispersal beta III you will blow up at least one smaller ship, which then plasters all the other caught in the grav well with the warp core breach. This can chain react rather beautifully.
As far as beams, I have two builds that use them. First is an Elachi S'golth with refracting tetryons forward, and other is an Orb Weaver with Voth AP and the Chroniton DBB forward.
Beams can be quite good if you use the right sets for additional firepower, (Nukara Appropriated Munitions and Obelisk in these two cases). They are also good for ships that even with a good RCS, tachyokinetic console etc simply do not turn that well. Scimitar for example or JH dread.
PvE is a joke whether your run A2B or not, I don't run A2B and I'm not a Tac on my main, that does 9.5k reliably in pug ESTFs (when FAW crits ) and I get upto 12k in good groups, by no means is pve a challenge, hell, it's been done in starter ships! All the more proof that A2B is not what makes it a joke.
Weapons in general don't need fixing, there are some exceptions, torps could use a wider arc, DCs could use a 90 degree arc so slower turning ships that can mount dual cannons can actually use them sensibly, this is the only change I would make to them though.
Change the NPCs, give them abilities and some intelligence, that would reduce the joke-ness of PVE, Elite difficulty should have NPCs that challenge the player even when they are using the latest and greatest gear, this is best done by giving them boff skills that give resists and others that disable the player while raising their dps while lowering the top end spike giving a more player like experience. That would be enough.