As a relative newcomer to EVE I would guess my following suggestion has already been posted before and flamed to death! (if so can any forum vets provide a linkage?)
Like I said Im a newbie, but a few things have struck me while playing EvE and reading the forums here. These are (in no particular order)...
1. WCS - you either love them, or hate them.
2. ECM - same as point 1.
3. Combat is over really quite quickly (considering these are huge ships we're talking about).
4. Ship set ups are everything (though skills play a part)
My suggestion is as follows:
1. Greatly increase ships Hulls (uniformaly across the board)
2. Introduce 'module damage'
How would this work - and what's it got to do with my points above? Well the concept is pretty simple really.
After watching the tourney on EVE TV (which was brilliant) I noticed that once your main 'tank' (shield or armour' is gone your ships in hull, & thats it - game over.
But if you still had a chance to fight on, because you knew your hull would quite last a while, would you not perhaps stay in the fight? NO! I hear you cry once Im in Hull thats me - Im warping! Which is fine, but what if your mods could be damaged?
The idea here is your mods could go off line - you could potentially loose anything WCS, ECM, weapons, MPAC etc.
The result of this I think would be some pilots would 'hang on in there' if they trusted their hull would hold out for a while at least. Combat would thus last longer.
ECM might need a change (perhaps putting some weapons 'off line' for a period rather than jamming tracking) for this too work.
Im undecided as to wether modules would be damaged while your shieled/armour is intact, perhaps a reduced chance of this happening if they are?
Dont like the idea of random chance of a module going down? Easy - as a % of your hull is breached there is a 100% chance you will loose a mod - its just what mod is damaged that is in the lap of the gods.
Any thoughts? Questions? Flames?
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