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Several "enhanced" components offer no advantage over non-enhanced

Posted on Sunday, February 24, 2019

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"Lasers" and "Enhanced Laser" unlock with the same tech ("Weapon Systems").  They both have the same attack (1), the Enhanced version takes more mass (17 vs 16 scaled), despite the non-enhanced "Lasers" having a description of being the "Cheaper beam weapon," they actually cost more (24 vs. 12, the only advantage -- and the Enhanced version costs Elerium).  Several of the "enhanced" components similarly have no or questionable advantage over the un-enhanced versions, though others have some.

What's the advantage here?  Am I missing something working as intended here?