Heh. Don’t get me started.
I still has drake.
But this is the problem: so lopsided and so hamhanded this “balancing” is, the sneaky and creative players Eve pilots are, those cheeky fellows, will eventually find that kind of fit that works very well.
Then suddenly… NERF NERF NERF!!!
This problem would not exist if there was not this movement to make all ships the same statistically. This is what happens! A “hole” has been discovered and now has to be treated like a problem.
If ships were left with given racial/faction capabilities they would also come with given vulnerabilities and hence if they were good at some things, they would be bad at others. Now we have fewer vulnerabilities but a hole is found in capabilities that gets exploited to the max and suddenly it’s Drakes all over again.
In order to keep complaints and whining down, they have set up the ships to be like NASCAR: every car is practically the same. They perform within standards and expected brackets of power output. Then it’s all up to the driver. That’s nice. But this is not NASCAR.
All those years of CPPlease have brought us to this sort of thing. We should have left it alone. CCP should have ignored us.