I am wondering why subsystems are so resistant to fire from frigates and capital ships. A DD’s engines ate 2 BC ion beam hits (from both turrets) - that is enough to kill it outright if it hits anywhere else. In a BC vs BC fight there is no point to go for the ion turrets (maybe if you have fully upgraded hull, but even then) because it takes more than a full hit to take them out and you are better served just aiming for the hull.
The engines on any capital ship can eat several volleys from massed ion/torpedo frigates without being significantly impaired.
It seems like only interceptors and bombers deal significant subsystem damage.
I would like to see frigates+ deal more subsystem damage. Not at the level of bombers obviously, but enough to make it more beneficial to target subsystems. Perhaps increase it by ~50%.
This would also be a good buff for the underused Vagyr assault frigates - make them deal high subsystem damage (+100%?) to make them have a niche role in capital ship fights.
I understand that bombers are specialized in this role, but right now the disparity seems too great.