I'm hoping someone with a better understanding of the game's mechanics can help me out here.
I was trying out the Speed Tweaks set bonus from the Nexus console and beam array. I expected it to give an increase to the DPS of all my weapons but to my surprise it didn't change the tooltip on any of them. So I called up the power tray and watched what happened to it when I switched the console in and out.
As I understand it, each weapon has a number of shots, which is the first listed time, and a recharge period during which it doesn't fire, the second time listed. Each series of shots plus a recharge is one weapon cycle. So for the beam arrays I'm using, it fires four shots taking one second each, then recharges for one second, for a total weapon cycle of five seconds. I was expecting the weapons haste to reduce each element of this. But according to the information in the power description, only the recharge time was being reduced, to 0.95 seconds, the shot times were the same, and the listed DPS didn't change at all. I then tried my Overload Tactical Systems console and the same thing happened, a reduction in recharge time but not shot time, and no change to listed DPS.
So, is it supposed to work like this? A 5% reduction on the whole weapon cycle would be worth having, but shaving 0.05 seconds off just the recharge is barely going to register. And even that much should have affected the DPS value for the weapon. Or is this just a display bug?
The bottom line is, I've been flying around for a while now using weapon haste boosts that I thought were helping me. If they're not really doing anything, I have other consoles to go in those slots.
You shoot me down
But I respawn
I am duranium!