This game is pure epic! I do agree with alot of the upsides to this game great selection great customization and ect. Main down sides are only 1 tractor beam..for the size of my vessel i should have 3. Catagorization needs some sprucing too like beam catagory missile and bullet. As for the deadzones your core shouldn't take such a big hit from hanging around there..your shell should degrade first then the core. As for my loadout on my ship...prepare to crap your pants.. 15 beam weapons..2 Bullet..2 Cannon..3 missile..10 thrusters and 4 energy.
It is a bit of an energy pig in long fights and shes a bit slow but once gets to rollin shes greased lightning.