this topic revolves around the extended hull premium module and its impact on factions regarding open space.
Originally I planned to get a rank 15 Jericho premium fighter/interceptor primarily for open space once I’d achieve the required faction rank. (The reason to choose Jericho was twofold; 1) visuals and 2) the fact that I value shields higher than hull due to easier regeneration and being the first defensive barrier)
However I just now realized that Jericho ships do not have a single hull modifier slot even on the highest ranked ships which is sadly required for the extended hull module providing the +3 cargo slots.
If you plan on mix-maxing the cargo slots like I do then Jericho ships disqualified themselves and I’m forced to rank up & take either Empire or Federation…
I do realize restricting this module to hull slots makes sense and that there’s no obvious way to improve the situation but I do consider it a major flaw regarding balance for reasons mentioned above.
Perhaps a possible solution could look like this:
- add a single hull slot to Jericho ships
- add a single shield slot to Empire ships
- either add a single hull/shield slot to Federation ships or let the players decide what they prefer for each ship (just like it’s already the case with destroyers)
- restrict - if not already the case - to a single extended hull module per ship
This would of course buff the durability of interceptors/fighters/frigates in both pve and pvp but imho that’s not a bad thing considering the massive gap to destroyers.
on a side note a question… If you stack modules like the auxiliary shield projector “each one’s effectiveness is reduced to 90%”. So how does stacking the extended hull module work? Does the hull durability get reduced but the cargo slots are retained? Is it even possible to add more than one of them to the same ship? Elaboration on this would be highly appreciated.