07-17-2012, 05:27 PM
Chris, first of all don't try to do more damage than an escort. They are designed for DPS while Cruisers are designed as a distraction basically. The job of a cruiser is to support the escorts and rest of the fleet. If you want to do more damage, put more skills points into abilities that boost weapon power. If you are going to call this a beam boat, then get rid of the torps. Make sure your weapon power is at max and I suggest getting a Saurian BOff with the Efficient trait so it can give you a boost to your ship's power.