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Dr 0wnage
The Dark Tribe
Posted - 2008.03.01 01:08:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Dr 0wnage on 01/03/2008 15:41:56
Quite a simple idea actually. T2 variants of the 3rd tier battleships that can hold fighters.

These would be dedicated drone ships with large drone bays, T2 resists and a hefty price tag. They would not be able to fit drone control units and so would be limited to 5 fighters. Now, without any testing, im unsure how much of a fighter buff/nerf these ships would need to fit in line next to the marauders but that could be easily figured out. As these ships would be built off battleship hulls, they would not be capital ships. Like the Black Ops, these ships would come equipped with a jump drive, but would lack the corp hanger / fitting facilities of their larger carrier brothers.

Escort Carriers by definition are much smaller then fleet carriers. They're designed to be gang escorts where carrier support is needed, but the use of a capital ship is just not practical.

These ships would fill the role of their larger cousins, only in a much smaller aspect. They hold only a small compliment of fighters (yes fighters, we already have drone ships. fighters fill a different niche) and boast impressive logistical capabilities. Since the ship is a modified battleship, it has a thick tank which lets it survive while it provides fighter support and reps friendlys.

Thoughts? Feedback?

Dr 0wnage
The Dark Tribe
Posted - 2008.03.01 01:09:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: Dr 0wnage on 01/03/2008 07:46:21

AMARR
Name: ???
Hull: Abaddon
Role: Escort Carrier

Description: Feeling the need for a smaller more versatile fighter carrier, the Amarr Navy has gone to great lengths to retrofit their latest battleship hull into such an instrument. With its onboard fighter squadron and logistical capabilities, it is the ultimate Fleet Escort Ship in every sense of the word. Heathens beware!

-Amarr Battleship Bonus: 5% maximum Capacitor Capacity per level, 5% bonus armor Resistances per level.
-Escort Carrier Bonus: 100% bonus to fighter control range, 10% bonus to Shield and Armor Explosive resistance and 5% bonus to Shield and Armor Kinetic resistance per level.
-Role Bonus: 100% bonus to Energy Transfer Array and Remote Armor Repair System range and -50% power need for Remote Armor Repair Systems.
-Note: Can only deploy Templar fighters.

Fitting slots: 4 high / 4 mid / 8 low / 2 rig
Hard points: 0 Turret / 0 Launcher
Drone Bay: 25,500m^3s
Drone Bandwidth: 125 MgBits/sec
Shield HP: 6800
Shield Resistances: 0/60/40/20
Armor HP: 8200
Armor Resistances: 60/20/25/35
Hull HP: 6000
Velocity: 102m/s
Cargo Bay: 600m^3


Required Skills
Primary Skill Required
> Escort Carrier I
> Amarr Battleship V
> Drone Interfacing V
> Drones V
> Drone Durability V

Secondary Skill Required
> Advanced Spaceship Command IV
> Logistics IV
> Amarr Cruiser V
> Spaceship Command V
> Amarr Frigate V
> Energy Emissions V

Tertiary Skill Required
> Jump Drive Operation V
> Navigation V
> Warp Drive Operation V
> Science V
> Jump Drive Calibration IV
> Electronics V
> Engineering V

Xindi Kraid
The Night Wardens
Posted - 2008.03.01 01:14:00 - [3]
 

Frankly I can't see more than 2 fighters fitting in a BS though a dedicated sub capitol ship that can carry a few fighters would be cool. They wouldnt be battleships and wouldn't use the same skills

Nian Banks
Minmatar
Berserkers of Aesir
Posted - 2008.03.01 03:31:00 - [4]
 

I was thinking of an idea about using the highest tier industrials as escort carriers, with new fighters that were frigate sized. Working on it atmo... The industrials are the right size and look the part. Also as escort carriers or 'light carriers' were originally transporters (ww2) and converted into carriers as need be.

Dr 0wnage
The Dark Tribe
Posted - 2008.03.01 03:57:00 - [5]
 

In fact many ancient earth (WWII) carriers were modified battlecruisers and such. Many were either stripped of their superstructure and fitted with a flight deck in its place, or modified halfway through construction. My idea for an EVE escort carrier is really not much different. Battleship hulls stripped of their turret and launcher hardpoints and fitted with an oversized drone bay instead.

Ive been working on stats for said ships, just don't have them ready to post yet. Will add those when im finished with them.

Xindi Kraid
The Night Wardens
Posted - 2008.03.01 04:15:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Dr 0wnage
In fact many ancient earth (WWII) carriers were modified battlecruisers and such. Many were either stripped of their superstructure and fitted with a flight deck in its place, or modified halfway through construction. My idea for an EVE escort carrier is really not much different. Battleship hulls stripped of their turret and launcher hardpoints and fitted with an oversized drone bay instead.

Ive been working on stats for said ships, just don't have them ready to post yet. Will add those when im finished with them.
You're forgetting something: T2 ships are recolors of T1 ships.

A battleship that were converted into a carrier would look different on account of the modifications to make enough space for figters and hence would require new models so why not make a new class of ship anyways. They can of course look like modified versions of the regular ships. The caldari version could be a raven with the starboard fins removed and a box placed there instead as an example

Law Enforcer
Still Undecided
Posted - 2008.03.01 05:32:00 - [7]
 

I like the idea and if you allowed the them to still mount turrets even with out a damage bonus they'd be more of an "assault carrier" and less of a logistic carrier like it's larger cousins.
with out a damage bonus they would do more dps then a T1 battleship but significantly less then an actual carrier.

I think the idea of allowing them to use full sized fighters is silly though. there's no way you could ever fit a fighter docking bay into a ship hull of that size.

maybe introduce a smaller variant of the fighter that does less DPS then it's larger cousin but is more agile and more suited for taking out smaller targets.

Back Hoe
The Insurgent.
Posted - 2008.03.01 08:34:00 - [8]
 

definately a whole new class. bigger than a battleship but smaller than a carrier. Kinda like a freighter, but a combat ship version. maybe give it the extra drone bonus and smaller drone control mods but then only be able to use frigate or destroyer sized fighters, so you still get a "carrier" type feel to it.

Dr 0wnage
The Dark Tribe
Posted - 2008.03.04 22:48:00 - [9]
 

back up in the spotlight

Radix Salvilines
legion industries ltd
AAA Citizens
Posted - 2008.03.04 23:36:00 - [10]
 

Edited by: Radix Salvilines on 04/03/2008 23:36:36
end game mission running who*e ship :P (+ drone who*e)

I like it hehe


 

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