It's a good change, but if I could make a suggestion, widening the stern prongs would make this look even better imo. Not as wide as they reached when they were horizontal, but wider than they are now.
Hard disagree, my guy. Let the devs do as they will. We have no reason to believe Starmade won't be finished. If Schema has been going at this at about the same pace for what is literally almost a decade, why push him to release a neutered facsimile of his vision?
We're talking about art...
What about just an enormous waffle of Cc that fires often enough with large enough projectiles that it resembles a beam? Could be a good way to make it a viable weapon. If you're just going for RP, then yeah, hull mounted Bb.