Edited by: Onnen Mentar on 26/08/2011 14:16:05
For a long time now I have been wondering whether the tier 2 battlecruisers ended up upsetting the class balance in EVE. Medium weaponry combined with low cost, high dps, high hitpoints and high versatility might be a little bit too much allround. Could it be that cruisers, tier 1 BCs, command ships, HACs, BS and even AF have been made considerably less viable by the tier 2 BCs?
If so, would a better defined role for the hurricane/myrmidon/drake/harbinger help make the other ship classes more viable again in their roles?
I realize how popular these ships are, so I can't say I'm expecting much support for these ideas.
Anyway, just try to imagine all of them with one slot less to force them more into a specific role.
The suggested changes:
- hurricane: -1 high slot (may still be overpowered, maybe tweak CPU)
- myrmidon: -1 high slot (doesn't affect the myrm much, but it seems fairly balanced already)
- harbinger: -1 medium slot (pushes it more into a specific role and forces more choices)
- drake: -1 low slot (reinforces its role and forces more compromises to be made)
All in all I think EVE would benefit from some minor nerfs to the versatility of ships or some minor boosts to the specific role of certain ships. This will make it easier to develop different counters and encourages tactics using multiple ship classes.
Another idea that runs along the same line would be the removal of dronebays on all capitals.
(P.S. still waiting for the quick incremental balancing changes CCP were going to deliver