I purchased the game a few days ago and have had a blast with it, but i’m finding it hard to justify using anything other than the basic cruiser laser and some form of shield disable on my ship builds. It pretty much out dps almost all other weapons while still having an awesome refire rate, decent power cost, and decent crew cost. I can’t really see any advantage for the other beam weapons and only a slight use for the rapid fire weapons as a form of knocking down shields. I thought i’d check out a few challenges but it seems that in the end even there the laser(particularly the rebel) was seen as the absolute best form of DPS.
So am i totally missing something? Why would i ever bother with fusions or rapid fire lasers except to try and knock down costs for better campaign rewards(which i still find easier to do by just using less ships with the laser and pulse for shields combo)