Edited by: Cicilus Hadrican on 25/10/2006 23:29:18Edited by: Cicilus Hadrican on 25/10/2006 14:54:00
I honestly think that CCP is going in a completely wrong direction with this.
I will admit I'm a missle ***** in all aspects, and finally found with the javalin missles, that I can now compete against sniping/blaster turret ships.
But again and again CCP nerfs missles over and over (though some past nerfs were needed)
I couldnt really hurt a frig with javalin torps unless the noob turned his mwd on anyway
, unlike with my precis cruises. But thankfully the changes are on the test server meaning revisions can still be made.
I think the changes should be like this...
Dmg output should be the same, doesnt matter, torps were designed to be up close, hurting ammo. (why cant I be allowed to do 700+ dmg to a battleship shield, when a tempest can hit for 600-1200+ and a blaster mega eat things alive hitting for the same as the tempest but fast and almost never missing)
I believe torps should be close range (besides I hate waiting for my dmg anyway)
Maybe CCP is looking at the wrong area, I think they need to look at Defenders.
If anything defenders are completely useless. Only way they work is if you target the ship firing missles AT YOU they are short range, and it takes 3! defenders to pop a cruise or torp. They dont work when the attacker is really close range, and the defenders have a short range anyway
My proposition to CCP is to revamp the defenders, increase the range, increase the dmg per missle (so it takes just one to pop a cruise or torp), increase their speed in a way, or just change them to turrets for instant dmg to missles (so they work close range.) Allow the defenders to hit all missles coming from a missle ship you are engaging regardless if he is firing the missles at you.
Hell you can design ships that can be used for this purpose. It would also redesign fleet combat as well (now with your tracking disrupting recons, cruiser,frig you can have a missle stopping recon,cruiser, frig.)
The Idea needs refining to say the least. But damnmit CCP, stop hurting us Caldari to making us near useless accept in ECM (even though we'll lose that too)
Next CCP major patch should be the removal of the Caldari race, since they are becoming near useless anyway
<EDIT> Spelling and Grammer FTL