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20k block beam/beam vs 50m of armor
Cut clean through, little resistance, cannon beam does roughly similar.
I have made quite a few ships with 20k block beam arrays (4 or 5 arrays that size on a single ship), but I've never seen a ship flying around with 50m of armor on all sides. Ship standards will change from what they were pre power update, but 20k beam/beam will be a lot more realistic than 50m of armor.
Your damage model is insane. Tone it down, a lot.
With beams and cannons doing this much damage, missiles are pretty useless.
Recoil doesnt seem to affect certain weapon combos, but on basic cannons with no secondary it is impossible use the weapon properly, recoil was a weird idea in the first place.
Lastly, were weapon ranges cut? Cause the details menu says so, and not having face-to-face knife-fight battles was one of the best things about starmade's conbat.