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Ephemeron
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2009.07.02 20:36:00 - [1]
 

I assume the reader is already familiar with the mothership problem - too expensive and without any particularly useful role.

The idea is simple:
Create a new module that generates a 20km radius shield around the mothership - which works similar to POS shield. Only friendlies can enter this shield. All locks break when people try target over shield boundary. Attacking the shield is same as attacking the mothership.

Important limitation: mothership can activate this shield ONLY while in Triage mode - this makes sense and avoids side effects of moving bubble shields.
Possible problems: activation of shield bubble with enemy ships in range - do they get ejected at 15km/s? what about enemy caps? What about overlapping shield activation with 2 friendly motherships? what about shield overlap between friendly and hostile mothership?


Sort out these problems and you may create some really interesting things in EVE pvp.

ollobrains
5th Front enterprises
Chain of Chaos
Posted - 2009.07.02 23:43:00 - [2]
 

What about HIC bubbles
Yeah also what about cynos in play
Could be worked with tho

Rip Minner
Gallente
ARMITAGE Logistics Salvage and Industries
Posted - 2009.07.03 00:16:00 - [3]
 

Edited by: Rip Minner on 03/07/2009 00:19:33
Edited by: Rip Minner on 03/07/2009 00:19:09
Edited by: Rip Minner on 03/07/2009 00:17:20
Oddly I realy like this ideal.

It could also have 50% reduction to DD damg on the shield that would make it the ant Titan platform.

ShadowGod56
Posted - 2009.07.03 02:33:00 - [4]
 

i suppoert this idea

AtheistOfDoom
Amarr
Invicta.
Posted - 2009.07.03 02:34:00 - [5]
 

I found a flaw in your plan: the shield is useless and will probably not get used. Why? Because most fleets will have dreads backing them, and the triaging mom will get wtfpwned and the support fleet will die anyway.

Ephemeron
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2009.07.03 03:57:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: AtheistOfDoom
I found a flaw in your plan: the shield is useless and will probably not get used. Why? Because most fleets will have dreads backing them, and the triaging mom will get wtfpwned and the support fleet will die anyway.
That is a valid issue. That's why I propose the following:

activating the shield bubble should gives 200%+ boost to Shield and Armor HP of the Mothership.
Basically, they should get bigger buffer tank if they use it. Exact numbers would need to be fine tuned. It should be possible to reach some balance of power

Sigras
Gallente
Conglomo
Posted - 2009.07.04 16:32:00 - [7]
 

im thinking allow remote rep to the ship but disable local repair IE disable boosters and armor reps but remove the nerf that it cant receive assistance while in triage thus you could keep it alive, but the carriers doing so would be stuck outside of the bubble.

Eh?

Xavia Cameron
Caldari
Capital Core Collectives
Posted - 2009.07.05 02:47:00 - [8]
 

I love this idea, makes motherships more then just really big carriers.

An alternative which does change what its for, is if you make it only last about 15 seconds and expand it to cover 50KM, and shield hostiles as well as friendlies. Effectivly becomming a doomsday sink.

Otherwise you would need to allow the MS to be remote-repped, or enable it to have seige mode. Because a whole fleet that is worthy of deploying a mobile shield is going to have a LOT of DPS, probably enough to WTF-PWN a mothership.

Saki Archeus
Caldari
Perkone
Posted - 2009.07.05 03:43:00 - [9]
 

with some fine tuning this could be a really cool thing. would definitely need some major boost while in shield mode or whatever though.

Yazoul Samaiel
Caldari
Sniggerdly
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2009.07.05 05:06:00 - [10]
 

MOMs in their current state are deffo a waste of isk , the idea is cool how ever i would also suggest they get a massive ship bay increase . A mother ship and carrier are supposed to be carrying loads of ships to support invading forces or act as a small base for forces in deep enemy territory.


MS should also have unique abilities in both defense and offense to justify why do they cost 18 times more than a normal carrier.

Markus Reese
Caldari
New Eden Weekly Sentinel
Posted - 2009.07.05 07:28:00 - [11]
 

Edited by: Markus Reese on 05/07/2009 07:29:36
I can see what you mean, deployment would simply mean anything inside that is enemy would stay inside til it left. Other than that, similar to a pos shield. Works like triage.

I would like to see stronger link modules though, say area effect or command tree bonuses for things like sensor resolution and strength, and say similar to tracking links that are mom only. What about the projected ECM burst? Must not be useful, but is a mom only thing....

Uronksur Suth
Posted - 2009.07.05 08:00:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Yazoul Samaiel
MOMs in their current state are deffo a waste of isk , the idea is cool how ever i would also suggest they get a massive ship bay increase . A mother ship and carrier are supposed to be carrying loads of ships to support invading forces or act as a small base for forces in deep enemy territory.


MS should also have unique abilities in both defense and offense to justify why do they cost 18 times more than a normal carrier.


I like your thinking Very Happy


 

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