KARMA, isn't there already something like critical subsystems, such as with the Lucifer. Regardless of what the hull strenght is, as soon as all 5 reactors go down, the ship blows up. However, I do think opening this feature up would be good, since it might help with some Star Trek conversions. Omni said that when he linked (like with the 3-barrel cannons on the Orion) all the firepoints on a phaser strip (ring, arc, whatever), it would solve the multiple shots problem, but suddenly the entire ring would be targetted with a large box. I thought that if the firepoints on an arc were made to be untargetable subsystems but still linked, and then have a single, unarmed turret or subsystem behind the main arc that could be targetted, it might solve those problems. When this subsystem (or turret) is destroyed, all the firepoints on it would self destruct, simulating the phaser arc's destruction. Does this idea hold water?