I think this still misses the mark. I don’t know what people are expecting here, you are not going to kill the capital blob. Period, full stop, the capital blob is here to stay. These ships are expensive, and logistically intensive as they were designed to be. The fact that putting a blob of the most expensive and massive ships in the game in one spot is going to make things “difficult to kill” is not a problem.
To address some of the more ridiculous concerns:
“FAX shouldn’t replace sub-capital logistics”
You let me know when you get a fax going 500+ m/s and I’ll agree with you
“The FAX is too strong”
It’s a several billion isk ship that does one thing. Are we going to complain about logistics cruiser next? These ships are literally designed to be n+1 fleet ships, and you’re not going to change that.
“Risk/reward is good”
FAX is ISK printer confirmed. ■■■■ off, these ships are expensive to acquire, and completely useless 99% of the time. For the several billion I spend on a fax, plus PLEX each month for a character that generates ZERO income it better be good at what it does.
The assumption that FAX owners are sitting on stacks of cash dropping faxes for their nano pvp garmur is just. ■■■■■■■. stupid. Each ship in this game has an area where it excels, and a FAX is no different. People getting pissed because their whaling fleet, which combined probably costs less than the cost of a single properly fit fax, can’t alpha the thing off the field is stupid. CCP needs to recognize the proponents of these changes as the self-serving shills they are and hold fast on the current FAX meta, which is fine.
P.S Injecting FAX #3 now. You’re 20% reduction just turned into a 20% increase. Can’t wait until the next blob fight or rorqual save.