Hi, grats for release and pretty fun game so far. Just curious if there were any plans to include a fourth or even fifth larger class of ships.I would love for there to be some larger class ships to play, maybe something in the order of a destroyer being 3-4 times bigger than a frigate.
Right now the game is very much fighter, or fighteresque oriented, which is great if you are into zipping around till you are nausiated and pass out from being dizzy.
Though for me, and others like me, we’d prefer gameplay with a ship that more includes broader calculated decisions of such slower and bigger playstyle ships, and it doesnt have to be included at the expense of the fighter/frigate style game play.
==== Destroyer playstyle ====
So you could imagine maybe a destroyer being some 3-4 times bigger than a frigate, and perhaps double to double and a half the times of shield and hull stats of a frigate.
It doesnt have to have a new class of powerful guns, you could simply use the ones allowed on current ships, and maybe give 1 or 2 more. Perhaps even the choice to use 2 different gun types for the loadout, so maybe it could be a jack of trades, and master of none, but it would allow it the ability to support many situations.
The way that they would be balanced, is that the bulk of the guns would be facing on the broadsides of the ship. This way, the bulk size of the ship would be a larger target if the ship wanted to bring all its guns to bear.
Being that it is a slower ship, this would mean that fighters wouldnt be obsolete, in that if they caught the attention of the destroyer when harassing the weakspots, they could simply outfly the destroyer in escape.
And also the fact that the 7-8 guns on the broadsides are stretched across a wide array could mean that small size of fighters and interceptors wouldn’t get capped off so fast due to poor dispersion at closer ranges on the destroyer, where the destroys guns would best be optimal for medium/long ranges.
Or the tradeoff being that if the destroyer opted for better close range performance, that could make it a slow moving vulnerable target to sniper fire.