evil713 wrote:Also can we talk about the surprising lack of a heavy weapon on any station?
It's just a quirk of the state of the game when they were designed. At the time that the Ashdar stations were designed, the only heavy weapons had fixed arcs, so they weren't put on the stations, which needed 360 mounts since they couldn't rotate. We ended up using the Ashdar designs for all factions, so that's why they don't have any heavy weapon mounts, other than missiles.
Maybe in the future if we do something like design a faction with super stations, station mechanics might get more love. Right now in the game, defensive structures just aren't all that important, even if they were buffed.