South Lake Tahoe
WACKY WAVING INFLATABLE ARM FLAILING TUBE MAN!!!
I just noticed the rules you linked are out of date. It looks like the bit about the secondary weapons starting with energy is in the newer edition linked in the previous post! I did not know that, so epic ships just got way better in my mind.
Oops! Fixed that.
And even in casual play you can start them with full energy. Why? Because it's more fun. My opinion, of course.