Posted - 2007.08.09 13:00:00 - [2
Only nerf to capitals I can think of was the nerf to the so called "Supercapitals". The Motherships and Titans.
The Titan's primary weapon, the Doomsday Device was changed so that after its use the Titan is forced to sit still for 10 minutes, leaving it open to a counter-attack. I think there was another change that affected both of them as well but I can't remember what it was. Either way, since the nerf both types of ships have been considered far more vulnerable, and they have seen far less use but have died far more often.
There is much debate about whether the nerf was too harsh or not, though it is agreed a nerf was needed, because of the sheer expense of those ships (tens of billions).