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Bob Niac
Gallente
freelancers inc
Imperial 0rder
Posted - 2011.08.03 20:46:00 - [1]
 

I propose re-working the Assault Ships moniker into 4 distinct roles:

Merge EAS into Assault ships, refunding the EAS skill.
Add A Logistics Frigate.
Racial Style PVP Ship.
Micro Marauder.

This introduces the player to Tech 2 play styles quickly and easily. Doing so will allow new players to get a feel for what one can do in T2 and how the specific roles fit together.

The "Micro Marauder" variant would be interesting for new players because they would ideally be used to support larger ships when running missions in high sec. For example, many PVE corps recruit players and train them by playing with a veteran pilot. They tend to be the gopher (looter) and kill smaller rats that are hard for larger ships to keep up with and kill.

Logi frigates could be a welcome addition to small, agile fleets. Currently AF are under utilized, and this would provide an interesting solution.

EAS are well known, not going into this. Personally, I would re-evaluate the bonus for 2 classes of modules though. Split bonuses are just ... not elegant.

PVP ships would probably be stereotypes for the races. Drones and Rails for Gallente, Missiles and Shield Resists for Caldari, etc. High Speed, but high mass with a focus on afterburners, except for Matari probably, which get a bonus to MWD.

Phlyk
The VonBraun Institute
Posted - 2011.08.04 07:52:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: Phlyk on 04/08/2011 07:52:01
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Add A Logistics Frigate.


Whats this, a use for all those small deadspace remote reppers that you can barely give away. This could be fun, may even encourage roaming frigate gangs which would be cool.

Bob Niac
Gallente
freelancers inc
Imperial 0rder
Posted - 2011.08.05 03:38:00 - [3]
 

Yep, lots of cheap fun to be had.

Hirana Yoshida
Behavioral Affront
Posted - 2011.08.05 07:16:00 - [4]
 

Why do you want to take away my Sentinel's/Keres'? :sadface:

Your purpose can be fulfilled by giving the 'off' AF's (Vengeance, Ishkur, Jaguar, Harpy) logistics bonuses and giving the remainder an extra PewPew bonus (tracking/damage/RoF).

Mass needs to be decreased across the board though or base speeds increased a tad .. they are generally incredibly fat compared to all other frigates.

Bob Niac
Gallente
freelancers inc
Imperial 0rder
Posted - 2011.08.06 04:35:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Hirana Yoshida
Why do you want to take away my Sentinel's/Keres'? :sadface:

Your purpose can be fulfilled by giving the 'off' AF's (Vengeance, Ishkur, Jaguar, Harpy) logistics bonuses and giving the remainder an extra PewPew bonus (tracking/damage/RoF).

Mass needs to be decreased across the board though or base speeds increased a tad .. they are generally incredibly fat compared to all other frigates.


Never said that... Just said to move them to the Assault Ships class of ships.


 

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