XIIGage wrote:I agree with you. But with your starting weapons you have a beam weapon and a dual laser. The dual laser is your only hope of getting through shields (and most enemies start with 1-2 shields) leaving you a small window to beam their shields first so you can dish out more damage.
This is your problem. Stop going for the shields first. Doing damage faster isn't as important and stopping them from doing damage to you. Target their weapons (or drones if those are killing you) and keep up the assault, only hit the shields if you can hit them at the same time as the weapons.
The stealth ship does have a harder start than most ships, but it is still quite viable.