As Apollo’s weapons officer, the beams were dealing a nice amount of damage. Both auto and manual targeting proved to deal a great amount of damage to enemy ships.
It seemed like Quinn, our helmsman, didn’t have much trouble flying it, and even a cadet proved to be a capable chief engineer, so we had plenty of energy and power to the systems we required at the time.
The shields are a fragile thing, and the lack of ordnance will always bug me, but I guess it’s apropriate.
The ship seems capable of dealing with plenty of threats, yet not overpowered so that it can destroy fleets by itself.