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Kage Roo
Posted - 2011.09.02 02:23:00 - [1]

I'm a bit bummed out by the fact that the Proteus can not field 5 heavy drones where an Ishtar can do exactly that. The Proteus is supposed to be the latest and greatest of the GALLENTE ships, and as Gallente are the drone race I just can't understand why the Proteus can not have 5 heavy drones out.

Am I just supposed to skip the Strategic Cruiser and go for an Ishtar instead?

Avalon Stormborn
Posted - 2011.09.02 09:27:00 - [2]


Caldari Citizen20090217
Posted - 2011.09.02 17:46:00 - [3]

Ishtar gets 5 drones. Proteus gets 785k ehp (yup like a badly fit carrier Shocked), cheap massive short range damage output with blasters, 16km+ mwd-killing point and can be reconfigured to fill many roles (cloaky, bubble-proof, long point etc).

Avalon Stormborn
Posted - 2011.09.02 17:58:00 - [4]

Yeah but that's basically the point as well. You have to use the proteus in a very specific manner, where T3 are supposed to be flexible. So by giving them 5 heavy they could take away more guns. But atleast the option would be there for you to design the ship like you want it, instead of that 1 setup that is the optimal one.

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Finis Terrae
Posted - 2011.09.02 22:08:00 - [5]

agreed, buff the drone boat sub please ccp

and fix hybrids while you are there :)

Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2011.09.02 22:13:00 - [6]

I agree that the game needs t3 that can field 5x heavies

Ice Fire Warriors
Posted - 2011.09.02 23:24:00 - [7]

Edited by: ShahFluffers on 03/09/2011 01:41:32
Am I just supposed to skip the Strategic Cruiser and go for an Ishtar instead?

Hardly. It's a game of "give and take."
The Ishtar can field 5 heavy/sentry drones while the Proteus can only field 4... however the Proteus can field a MUCH more robust tank, has no fitting problems, and can fit a variety of weapons and/or utility that the Ishtar can't.

Also... if you look at the other sub-systems for ALL the T3s, you'll notice that the bonuses they give are less than the bonuses for the T2 ships they mimic. I believe this was done on purpose so that T3s do not/cannot completely replace T2 ships.

Anita Pakonen
Posted - 2011.09.03 12:13:00 - [8]

Nerf ishtar. It's overpowered HAC as it is. It should be only able to field same amount of drones than myrmidon then it would be in line with rest of HACs which have similar offensive power or in some cases less than battlecruiser.

Meiko Chent-Shi
Posted - 2011.09.05 10:05:00 - [9]

Edited by: Meiko Chent-Shi on 05/09/2011 11:25:13
Personally I would be happy to change 5 heavy on Ishtar to 5 heavy on Proteus.

EDIT: And for that matter, a Proteus is so much more expensive, and wouldn't compete with an Ishtar because of it. In my book, both of them could use 5 heavy if so wanted.


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