Let’s discuss ships and money.
It’s been a topic that I’ve had a look at from a couple of outlooks. From my own personal perspective, each ship has its strengths and weaknesses and each ship, going along the line, will have the advantage over every other ship. For example, an ECM will not survive against a good gunship pilot and a good Command pilot will not do as well on the offensive as a good Tackler. Likewise, a Long Ranger will not survive a Covert Ops and a Guard or Engineer will not survive a good Gunship or good ECM.
It’s pretty well established that Guards are super-beefy ships with masses of hull and shield strength. It’s pretty well viewed that Covert Ops and Long Rangers are weak on hull strength and are only good for taking out big fish and ECM’s. This is a universal fact… Obviously by my bible, maybe not by yours, depending on your view. This armoury is also pretty damn strong with the Frigates… Low level coil mortars can cause a spectacular amount of damage more than a high level railgun can of the same tier and have a much bigger spread, too.
So the first question is… If the ships are weaker and do less damage, why are they as expensive as frigates that are much more durable and have a stronger arsenal? I understand that these modules are specialised as well, also understandably, these modules are more expensive than the multipurpose modules. But that’s the lookout of the type of ship that is being bought…
Question number two. Will this balance the game out or take the challenge and, thus, the fun away from the game? Getting to Rank 15 is a massive undertaking that’s got to be done conceivably as an almost campaign-like, money saving, synergy farming task. To spare everyone going about just flying interceptors, it would make more sense, in this case of the debate, to ask if raising the amount of synergy required on an interceptor level-up would be needed?
Final question is, is all of this fair? Does it even make sense or am I rambling…? I’m used to talking to myself a lot, sometimes I type so much I contradict myself. I’m not mad though, don’t worry. Just my perspective, I’m imagining…
Let the discussion begin!