I suggest to increase certain stats of the original three factions according to that factions doctrine in order to increase their viability versus ellydium:

The following bonuses may apply to all non-destroyer ships of a faction:

Empire:

Damage of all thermal weapons is increased by 7%

Hull volume is increased by 10%

Hull resistance to collisions is increased by 50%, collision damage to enemy ships is increased by 30%

Speed is increased by 10%

Weapon range increased by 15%

Federation:

Projectile speed of all EM weapons is increased by 20%

Manouverability, strafe speed and acceleration is increased by 7%

Speed increased by 10%

Afterburner energy draw is reduced by 10%

Module cooldown reduced by 15%.

Jericho:

Shield regeneration increased by 40%

Shield resists to all damage increased by 10 points

Projectile speed of kinetic weapons increased by 20%.

Missile damage and reload speed increased by 20%

Speed increased by 10%

These changes would provide more uniqueness for the original factions while also giving them more chances to stand up to the ellydium threat.

Discuss! ![:)](<fileStore.core_Emoticons>/emoticons/001j.png “:)”)