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CCP Zymurgist

Posted - 2009.09.15 21:38:00 - [1]

Know what is better than a capital ship? How about special modified weapons used to blow up other capital ships? I don't know about you but I am already excited over this idea. Thanks to CCP Abathur we have a new dev blog about some of the changes to capital ships coming in Dominion.

Doomed Predator
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2009.09.15 21:42:00 - [2]

Edited by: Doomed Predator on 15/09/2009 21:49:35
Keep the dominion dev blogs coming.

The name supercarriers is lame and needs to be changed asap.

Dave Meltdown
Posted - 2009.09.15 21:52:00 - [3]

Edited by: Dave Meltdown on 15/09/2009 21:52:57

/me quotes Please post in English - CCP Ildoge

Unfamed II
NPC Corporation
Paisti Syndicate
Posted - 2009.09.15 21:54:00 - [4]

/me demands more pic Shocked


Xenophon Core
Posted - 2009.09.15 21:56:00 - [5]

good blog :)

Ex Mudder
Oberon Incorporated
Posted - 2009.09.15 22:00:00 - [6]

So Super Carriers get their very own Torpedo Bomber squadrons? Neat.

Still see nothing to keep them from hugging the POS shield / station, though. Perhaps their torpedo bombers are like drones and you have to be on grid to use them?

Manu Hermanus
Posted - 2009.09.15 22:00:00 - [7]

Edited by: Manu Hermanus on 15/09/2009 22:14:13
sounds fun Very Happy
and I now have a new background Very Happy

now as the titans dd is targeted will it work in lowsec?

Ivanna Nuke
Holders Of The Cowbell
Posted - 2009.09.15 22:01:00 - [8]

First page of something epicShocked

Ezekiel Sulastin
Morsus Mihi
Posted - 2009.09.15 22:03:00 - [9]

Edited by: Ezekiel Sulastin on 15/09/2009 22:11:42
Time to crosstrain a dreadnought that won't have issues getting lolbumped off its sentries in siege if you haven't already, then, given that sentries are useful while in siege for a much smaller set of circumstances than having the higher damage and better ranged main weapons of the other three races.

Why is bumping bad for a Moros? Without drones, you're doing less damage with your 3 guns than the 2 gun points on a Naglfar (siege blasters notwithstanding, but I don't think I've ever seen one actually used). You're already hoping that the fight characteristics land you within 60 km (with ewar drone int V) so you can use your drones, and it's pitifully easy to get pinballed off of them as it stands now ._.

Ah well - Amarr victor, right?

Cynthia Ysolde
Habitual Euthanasia
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2009.09.15 22:03:00 - [10]

Edited by: Cynthia Ysolde on 15/09/2009 22:07:54
Edited by: Cynthia Ysolde on 15/09/2009 22:06:44
don't change 'mothership' to 'supercarrier' , that's just stupid and really doesn't make anything clearer.

You're making them have a defined role of their own anyway so why would you change the name to make them seem even more similar.

But seriously supercarrier just sounds dumb

oh, and now moroses need a boost for being pretty much the worst dread, which is pretty funny.

otherwise, pretty cool stuff.

Morsus Mihi
Posted - 2009.09.15 22:03:00 - [11]

Sounds good so far Laughing

Alley Novell
Posted - 2009.09.15 22:04:00 - [12]

Was Dominion planned to be such a wide range of changes to begin with?

You guys are pumping out major patches like Mac OS X... or quicker! :o

Not that any of that is complaints... ;D - compliments on productivity. =D

The Mittani
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2009.09.15 22:04:00 - [13]

excellent blog, excellent news. i approve wholeheartedly.

Emeline Cabernet
Kongsberg Vaapenfabrikk Amarr branch.
Posted - 2009.09.15 22:06:00 - [14]

Wow gigantic news!

Leandro Salazar
Quam Singulari
Posted - 2009.09.15 22:07:00 - [15]

While I approve most of this, how about boosting the other Dreads rather than nerfing the Moros? :(

Mashie Saldana
Veto Corp
Posted - 2009.09.15 22:08:00 - [16]

Sweet, and the model makers are getting better and better. Shocked

Marlona Sky
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2009.09.15 22:08:00 - [17]

/me sets picture of fighter bomber as desktop background.

Menace ll Society
Posted - 2009.09.15 22:09:00 - [18]

Edited by: Varrakk on 15/09/2009 22:17:37
I had some faint hopes with Seleene looking at the cap overhaul they might actually get something usefull.

Fighter Bombers might sound cool, but the actuall use will be very limited.
If their damage will be of any significance, carriers will simply screen the dreads and smartbomb away all their damage.

The "Superlaser" for Titan is very unoriginal (countless threads since the addition of scripts). Unless the Titans gets some insane HP bonuses, you still wont put it infront of a dread fleet.

Titan was always intended to be a deterrent, a weapon of terror.
But again, CCP goes off to reinvent the wheel when trying to nerf something. The AOE blast is perfect the way it is, just need to un-nano the Titans. Perhaps even stopping it from working under a Cyno Jammer.

Had CCP bothered to investigate where the root problem with Titans lie, they would notice the Nomad implant sets + inertia stab and agility rig. When a Titan can warp in and out of a grid faster then a Battleship, theres clearly something wrong with its agility (maybe even change the skill bonus on Capital Ships itself).

Best would be to make the Titan immobile for 90 seconds after a DD.

Sybilla Prior
Posted - 2009.09.15 22:09:00 - [19]

Won't fighter-bombers make stealth bombers kind of useless?

Leana Darksith
Posted - 2009.09.15 22:09:00 - [20]

Sounds f'ing sweet.

4S Corporation
Morsus Mihi
Posted - 2009.09.15 22:11:00 - [21]

Can we get a bit more specific explanation on new DD pls.
Does it affect just the target you locked or even ships around it?
Will be able to kill a single capital?
Whats the rof on it (still 1 per hour)?

Cause tbh, I donít think that you can make those bonuses that high to make it worth to warp a 60bil ship into 150 dreads just to kill one, let alone into a support fleet and get tackled in less then 15 sec.

also \o/ for MSs erm supercarriers :D (thou that HP boost better be worth not calling them primary as soon as they appear on the field)

Succubine Dynasty Technologies
Posted - 2009.09.15 22:12:00 - [22]

Titans and Moros finally put in their place. Let the glorious whines and tears commence.Razz

Defensores Fidei
Curatores Veritatis Alliance
Posted - 2009.09.15 22:14:00 - [23]

I'm glad I'll be seeing less of the 'docking port dreads' as I've encoutered most Moroses in low-sec.

Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2009.09.15 22:15:00 - [24]


Are there going to be any skill requirement changes with capitals?

The Mittani
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2009.09.15 22:15:00 - [25]

Originally by: Sybilla Prior
Won't fighter-bombers make stealth bombers kind of useless?

no one serious uses stealth bombers against capital ships

Imperial Logistics and Supply
Posted - 2009.09.15 22:16:00 - [26]

im just glad that i havent bought a moros yet.

Alley Novell
Posted - 2009.09.15 22:16:00 - [27]

Originally by: Sybilla Prior
Won't fighter-bombers make stealth bombers kind of useless?

I believe not. They're described as Capital ship destroyers. Think of them as an XL module, only cooler. :)

If they do eclipse the Stealth Bomber by being able to hit smaller ships, that'll be a shame. :<

KIA Corporation
Zenith Affinity
Posted - 2009.09.15 22:17:00 - [28]

Looks very promising and interesting. Thanks Abathur!!

Posted - 2009.09.15 22:17:00 - [29]

Edited by: wert668 on 15/09/2009 23:28:02
cool YARRRR!!
But I still want real capital yield mining ship, capital mining strips etc.

Sertan Deras
Merch Industrial
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2009.09.15 22:18:00 - [30]

I read the Moros nerf as "We are just making sure the Revelation is the only turret dread worth flying. It was sort of ambiguous before, but now there is no doubt: Cross train for a Revelation now."

Hey, I already have Amarr Dread 5, so I'm not complaining...but I feel bad for Moros pilots.

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