Having been on both sides of the battles and also having one, the Thar’Ga has become a thorn in many sides. Not sure I really want it, but will see it through. So, there have been a myriad of recent issues with PVP and this specific ship. Continuous rage quits, unbalanced numbers of these ships on sides, - three battles today had 2, 2, and 4 more Thar’Gas on one side, one of which was my side - I barely got to play before we won. The battles are terribly unimpressive and dull. The best battles are the ones that come down to strategy and knowing how to fly.
So, instead of complain, I am placing three suggestions here, a lesson from a relative. If you are going to bring something up as broken, provide three solutions. That way if you forget one, the second is terrible, at least you have the third.
Solution 1: Simply red hash out the Thar’Gas for Rank 11+ PVP (Only PVP), doesn’t matter for PVE. For the same reason my Rank 8 Anaconda cannot load into a Rank 11-15 PVP battle, it shows as red hash out in the ship select right before the battle and I cannot select it. That is the totalitarian fix and probably the easiest to implement. However, it may make those who enjoy flying like they are having a seizure whilst toting two machine guns a little angsty… probably. But, it may also be the most simple and reasonable fix.
Downside - some people will not appreciate learning to fly again.
Solution 2: Balance with 1 Thar’Ga per team in PVP, - as in if the queue already has one listed in it, then no more can be added. If you have one, you just have to wait for a new PVP queue to form so you get that one slot. (Same could be done with destroyers if that really is a problem - not sure it is).
Downside - longer wait times for PVP if you queue with a Thar’Ga
Solution 3: Nerf them, as it is called, in PVP. Speed throttle down, weapons reductions for damage, and normalized shield regen. Make them no different than any other fighter of similar rank.
Downside - This is complex at best, at worst a nightmare. There is not a one size fits all Thar’Ga so not sure how well it would work, of if it would just end up being silly.
Point here is, I intend to fly mine, in space exploration and perhaps PVE squads or Sector Defense, but really don’t see the point in PVP. I actually want to do the objectives. I prefer the skill of getting to know a ship. If I want head long, running in circles and screaming, pitched battles where everyone runs amok; I will play OverWatch.
Please don’t become Space OverWatch. Devs, hope you get a chance to read this. Maybe someone will comment on here with a better idea than my drivel.
See below image for a laugh and details of how I view a Thar’Ga