You are positive? :O im so confused right now lol. Anyway thanks for the advice guys. I tried FTL for the heck of it and thought "What the hell is this shit?" suddenly 3 days has passed and my friends will soon have to cut down the branches that has grown on my door with a machette to get me out of my chair Dying has never been so fun but after 25 hours played ingame Im getting a little frustrated. As my number 1 and 2 causes of defeat is boarding parties and enemy ships having to many shields. Even blast door 3 cant help when 5 mantis teleport to my ship and chops my 3 engi crew into juice.
With two auto-loaders (15% cooldown reduction each) and a maxed out gunner, (19% cooldown reduction) You should take down any number of shields provided you don't miss.
(.15x2) + (.19) = .49
(.49)x(8s) = 3.92s
(8s) - (3.92s) = 4.08s
Ion Blast Mark II cooldown: 4 seconds for 3 power
Ion Blast Mark I cooldown : 8 seconds for 1 power
Ion Blast Mark I (with 2x autoloader & max gunner) cooldown: 4.08 seconds
As you can see, with the power of reloaders you can get the equivalent of an Ion Blast Mark II for only one power bar. You should see what they do to a glaive beam.