Edited by: Groot T on 09/02/2010 10:22:33
So, let me outline what I'm going on about here.
Motherships have had a name change to Super-carriers. This implies that they are burlier versions of their carrier counterparts.
Amarr, Archon - Aeon
Gallente, Thanatos - Nyx
Caldari, Chimera - Wyvern
All of these are completely linear, allow me to elaborate.Amarr EHP Screeny
5.6x more shield, 8.0x more armor, 4.2(ish)x more Hull HP (RAW)
Armor Resist bonus is consistent in the range.
One additional slow to main tanking ability from carrier to super-
i.e. Bonus to tanking HP & slot formation for that tank.Gallente EHP Screeny
5.4x more shield, 8.4x more raw armor, 4x more Hull HP (RAW).
DPS Bonus is consistant
One additional slot to main tanking ability from carrier to super-carrier(Lows)
i.e. Bonus to tanking HP & slot formation for that tank.Caldari EHP Screeny
8x more shield, 5.9x more raw armor, 4.4x more Hull HP (RAW).
Shield resist bonus is consistent throughout the range.
One additional slot to main tanking ability from carrier to super-carrier (mids)
i.e. Bonus to tanking HP & slot formation for that tank.Now, lets look at minmatar. EHP Screeny
Nidhoggur to Hel, entirely inconstant re: the trends above.
8.8x more shield, 5.3x more raw armor, 4.4x more Hull HP (RAW).
One LESS slot to main tanking ability from carrier to super-carrier (lows)
i.e. No such tanking HP bonus and a REDUCTION in slot-configuration for its tanking ability.
As such I state that there is an abnormality here and this needs to be addressed. The abnormalities here are;
HP Bonus' through out the range.
I propose the slot configuration be changed to;
And the HP amounts to be;
5.2x Niddy shield, giving the Hel 585,500 raw Shield HP
8.2x Niddy armor, giving the Hel 992,500 raw Armor HP
4.1x Niddy Hull, giving the Hel 461,250 Raw Hull HPIf at the very least;
7.0x Niddy shield, giving the Hel 787,000 raw Shield HP
7.0x Niddy armor, giving the Hel 787,000 raw Armor HP
4.1x Niddy Hull, giving the Hel 461,250 Raw Hull HP
Minnie range of carriers & super-carriers does not follow the trand of the other three races.
Hels is vastly inferior (tanking ability wise) in comparison to its peers
Niddys can be utilised as an effective shield or armor tanker. This is not reflected in the Hel.
The sub-standard thinking of "two shield tankers, two armor tankers" needs to be purged and the situation re-evaluated.
As such it needs balancing.
Thanks for your time & support.
GrootEDITED to include the idea that Minnie should be flexible and proposing that the Hel should be a 100% dedicated armor tanker it too biased as such middle ground of 6/6/6 & even armor & Shield HP should be entertained (echoing that of the Nidhoggur)