I have had this idea in my head for a couple of weeks now and mulled it over and I have decided to share it with you guys.
So. Assault frigates. What is wrong with them?
-Price vs T3D’s and other effective ships.
-And some just suck.
But other than that a lot of them are actually good ships they have just been superseded by the introduction of T3D’s thus their use has dropped off.
So what do they need?
-More speed? But then you have a tanky interceptor.
-More tank? That wouldn’t really benefit them very well.
-More DPS? No that won’t fix the issue at all.
So what they do need is something unique something to give them a role. A role that fit’s a frigate class hull all the while playing to the ships current stats.
Give them a fitting bonus to Heavy warp scramblers , Heavy Disruptors & Grapplers that will allow Assault frigates to fit them for the same fitting and consumption cost of there normal variants.
This will do a few things.
-Make them one hell of a frigate menace. But that’s where the slow speed balances that.
-Let them catch those pesky stabbed frigates in lowsec fac war.
-They would likely play a part in camps along side interceptors.
Now again I am not saying this would fix them all but it would give them there “Thing” and once they have there thing balancing them becomes a rather simple job for CCP.
Anyway what do you guys think? Let me know.