Lot’s of drama nowadays with nullsec capital proliferation, and peeps complaining that capitals are saturating the meta. This is how we fix the problem, it is a two fold solution:
Nerf Capital power by severely reducing raw EHP, and severely nerfing the bonuses that hulls give to capital hitpoint modules like shield extenders and plates.
Allow for all capital hulls to have full access to highsec, this combined with the severe nerf to ehp will mean that more hulls will be destroyed, reducing the current stockpile and ensuring that capitals remain rare ships again.
How much is this ehp nerf? A severe drop. I’d like for a buffer tank carrier to be around 300-600k ehp, a dread to be around 500-800k ehp, a supercarrier around 2 million ehp, and a titan around 5m ehp, this is the max extent with buffer fit, active tank ships will be even lower.
Why the nerf? Because capitals simply become I win assets for those who have the most of them. If nullsec wants to get back to the glory days of mass battleship fleets, and many small independent alliances that did not need to join coalitions for survival, the cap ehp must be severely nerfed.
This proposal will ensure capitals are constantly destroyed, and serve as strategic and expensive pieces in wars, or trophy’s that are occasionally used for enjoyment, much like a Ferrari is driven for enjoyment vs a normal commuter automobile.