Nowadays seeing caps dropping on you in every fight is the normal part of the game. But its also breaking the immersion and making low skilled pilots unable to enjoy the game. Surely with the lastest changes on last patches (jammers,range etc) this problem got lowered a little bit but still plagues the game.
Dont get me wrong I am not creating this tread because I just died to to a cap. Actually I am killing many of them (with friends and with the help of other caps) in the last couple weeks (check my killboard if you want last cap kill was like 10 hours ago) but still I think the cap usage in almost %80 engagements is kinda too much and CCP needs to do something about fixing it.
So what can be done surely CCP can be really harsh and put a huge stop to this insane cap usage but that can also disturb veteren players so small actions taken in weeks and months can at least solve some problems. Here is some ideas how to do it very slowly without angering cap pilots too much.
Increase the production cost and ore costs of the caps therefore their prices will go high and players will begin to think twice about dropping their caps in everyfight. How much increase we are talking about well %10 increase and maybe more in the upcoming months can be a good start.
Jump Ranges can be lowered and siege times can be increased so pilots will be forced to act more cautious.
Lower the insurance payouts more (I think this has been done before)
Make those ships little bit slower to fire or align etc (not too much)
Some new features about docking undocking and general usage
Some other ideas CCP and you guys also come up with.
Overall my suggestion is not to make caps completly useless but turn them into ships which is used in imporant situations. Rightnow we saw that its beign used in even 40 - 40 fights which can be considered small. With small adjusments this over usage of the caps can be lowered and veteran players also dont get mad too much.
Note: By using the word of Caps I mean Dreadnought and Carriers.