Torpedoes V. Beams. Which do you use?

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Torpedoes V. Beams. Which do you use?

Post by wingren013 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:26 pm

I prefer torps because of the tracking and the instantaneous damage. What are your guy's opinions.
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Re: Torpedoes V. Beams. Which do you use?

Post by ZedF » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:59 pm

Talking about SotS1... well it depends on what race I am playing and what era I am playing in.

Generally I don't use either a torpedo-heavy strategy or a beam-heavy strategy; I prefer in most cases to rely mostly on turret weapons with beams and torps as an added bonus. So I will tend to pick sections more as a whole package rather than on a 'I want beams' or 'I want torps' basis.

As such, for most races I prefer BB to Assault for the command section and default to armour for the mission section on my default early fusion era cruisers (prior to fusion I may not have either beams or torps, race depending.) This is because for most races' cruisers, BB has better turret firepower than assault does.

But there are exceptions. For Zuul I will generally prefer assault to BB section, which means I prefer torps to beams for Zuul cruisers. For Morrigi, I need both to be able to field their excellent assault/barrage cruisers. Sometimes I want a destroyer swarm instead of cruisers, and AMT destroyers are pretty awesome under the right circumstances.

So, as usual, which I prefer depends on the situation I find myself in when the time comes to make a decision. :)
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Re: Torpedoes V. Beams. Which do you use?

Post by Zalzidrax » Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:24 pm

With the Liir BB/Blazer ships are devastating - despite having really good torpedo sections, I've not found their cruisers to be fast enough to cause the damage they'd need to before the enemy closes. Exception being adding a barrage section to an impactor cruiser - but that's just icing on the cake.

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Re: Torpedoes V. Beams. Which do you use?

Post by ZedF » Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:45 pm

You can't get torpedo sections on cruisers in SotS1. Did you mean barrage or were you referring to SotS2?
How can you add barrage section to impactor section on a cruiser? They are both mission sections.
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Re: Torpedoes V. Beams. Which do you use?

Post by wingren013 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:15 pm

Sots2 and I think he means assault section not barrage.

btw I am anxiously awaiting a TAR exploring this subject ;)
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Torpedoes V. Beams. Which do you use?

Post by ZedF » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:20 pm

Hm... SotS2 TARs seem few and far between, and since this is the SotS1 forum... I think most folks have formed their own opinion about SotS1 torps/beams by now. ;)

If you wanted to see a TAR about SotS2 torps and beams, maybe you should start one. :D
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Re: Torpedoes V. Beams. Which do you use?

Post by wingren013 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:53 pm

oops I thought I posted this topic in the spots2 forum. My bad
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