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Alec Freeman
Minmatar
The Dark Space Initiative
Revival Of The Talocan Empire
Posted - 2011.08.20 21:44:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Alec Freeman on 20/08/2011 22:17:35
Edited by: Alec Freeman on 20/08/2011 21:45:50
I was recently talking to my friend and we were discussing the inpracticalities of the ships of the line built in the 17th and 18th centuries. These line ships evolved into what where refered too as Battleships post WW1 kinda era. Which ofcourse is where the battleship from eve is derived from. These ships where intended to offer a huge amount of firepower over a long range. However they were made obsolete post WW2 due to there price and there weaknesses to attacks from aircraft.

However back on topic. These ships of the line would always carry onboard a Longboat or even a small gunboat in order to allow shore parties to gather supplies or even ship to ship boarding as the lineships themselfs where too large to go near the shore or moore in shallow ports and too large and unwieldy to board other ships. Well talking about this it hit me that it would be very reasonable to have a very small Ship maintencance bay on the battleships of eve.

This bay would only be enough to carry a shuttle (5000m3) or even a frigate (<30,000m3) and it would allow the battleship to carry a small ship for scanning or traveling long distances which would be hell to travel in the battleship (for instance a cargo expander fitted covop's to do an ammo run). I think this would greatly increase the practicality of battleships giving them more of a point to use solo. It would also introduce newer player's to having multiple bay's which they will inevitably end up using if the advance into flying carriers or industrial capitals. Also dreadnaughts should also have this bay mayby a slightly larger one (60,000m3 able to carry 2 or 3 frigates)

I understand that trolls will be trolls but if anyone could offer constructive criticism on this idea it would be aprieciated.

EDIT: Ship maint bay size could vary between 20 and 30k depending on the tier of the BS. So tier 1 can only have 20k so can only carry ceptors, covops and EAFs (and there T1 variants), tier 2 being able to carry 25k so the same + a shuttle tier 3 able to carry 30k so it can carry AFs and there T1 varients.


Danika Princip
Minmatar
Tactical Narcotics Team
Posted - 2011.08.20 21:53:00 - [2]
 

Please, do this. I'd never have to buy a battleship again. Stealing them from people stupid enough to leave an unpiloted ship drifting in space will be wonderful fun.

Alec Freeman
Minmatar
The Dark Space Initiative
Revival Of The Talocan Empire
Posted - 2011.08.20 22:05:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: Danika Princip
Please, do this. I'd never have to buy a battleship again. Stealing them from people stupid enough to leave an unpiloted ship drifting in space will be wonderful fun.


What the same way people leave orca's unpiloted everywhere too... owait that doesnt happen.

Allie Johannes
Posted - 2011.08.21 04:16:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Alec Freeman
Originally by: Danika Princip
Please, do this. I'd never have to buy a battleship again. Stealing them from people stupid enough to leave an unpiloted ship drifting in space will be wonderful fun.


What the same way people leave orca's unpiloted everywhere too... owait that doesnt happen.


yeah, this is me, just 3 days ago...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV6_g6XYGKE

Alec Freeman
Minmatar
The Dark Space Initiative
Revival Of The Talocan Empire
Posted - 2011.08.21 09:01:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Allie Johannes
Originally by: Alec Freeman
Originally by: Danika Princip
Please, do this. I'd never have to buy a battleship again. Stealing them from people stupid enough to leave an unpiloted ship drifting in space will be wonderful fun.


What the same way people leave orca's unpiloted everywhere too... owait that doesnt happen.


yeah, this is me, just 3 days ago...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV6_g6XYGKE



HAHA! I stand corrected YARRRR!!. Jeeze people are ******ed these days.


 

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