In the recent 3.1 patch we redid the whole user interface, as it was one of the elements in Fleet Operations, that was years old. But hey, there are other parts of the game, which are beyond their golden age, too. Some of them are definitely the weapon effects and damage visualization.
Armada was far away from good show-like special effects and it lacked impact effects at all, except some generic sparkling on the hull, which looked neither Trek-like, nor did it get you any feeling of big badass guns!
We therefore completely redid the weapon effects and explosions in general. You will now have detonations, fireballs and pulse blast flashes once a weapon hits. But let's finish the talking, here are some screenshots of the new Federation weaponry. Visit the forums in the next days for more screenshots of alien races.. and their tools of destruction!
A Federation battlegroup engaging a Dominion battleship
Strike back at the collective!
Quantums, Quantums and.. more Quantums!
Toasting a Warbird
Klingon Bird of Preys in action