Originally by: Artamis Kane
I'm not convinced that blasters are 'broken' per-se.
Suffice it to say that a lot of people disagree with you. The proof is in the pudding: how many blaster ships do you see used in PvP (apart from comedy fleets)?
Small blasters seem to be OK, if you dont mind going balls-to-the-wall, but large blasters have a real problem if you can't start the fight within scram range. The increase in jump gate sizes (increasing the average distance a ship has to travel to get within blaster range) and decrease in speed have left blaster BS struggling to find a niche outside station-humping.
And that's before we even start talking about tracking.