Recently, I've been seeing many claims on the STO forums of science vessels such as the Vesta or cruisers like the Regent hitting 8k to 10k dps in STFs, mostly in ISEs.
So I have been trying to get similar results with my ships. My aim is lower, I know that the above average escort does 6k to 7k dps so I would be happy if I can nudge my science vessel or cruiser to above average levels and get 5k to 6k dps. However, regardless of how I try, what equipment I get the best result I can get is around 4.2k dps. Anyone know what I am doing wrong or are these forum posters just exaggerating their claims?