Summary of Assault frig requested changes:
(Removed) 50% sig reduction while mwd is on (Not needed anymore because of ADC, also not useful in current meta as rapid lights hit for same damage no matter what same for drones.)
(Added) +50% capacitor capacity (much stronger capacitors needed for the class in general)
The new speed is really nice thanks for that.
no less than 3 mid slots (2 mid’s let enemies disengage when ever they feel like it which is horrible for solo pvp)
no less than 4 weapons (200+ dps at close ranges, less and the ship becomes too weak eg the new jag is really weak)
In my opinion a ship shouldn’t need fitting modules to fit a standard fit, only if your upping modules to max or over-sizing them, the jag suffer’s terribly with fitting, I know that this is only the first balance attempt and hence why its on Sisi so just sharing my input :]
Good dps throughout the class (The name Assault suggests offence)
With decent capacitor it might allow Assault frigs to kite with 1 rep running, which would be very unique to the class, something I don’t really see ships doing. (The jaguar atm has really horrible dps outclassed completely by the hawk even with a speed advantage I think the hawk has 2-3x more dps? Being able to shoot into a resist hole only ups dps by 20% around) With the current meta if your ship doesn’t have enough dps to break the enemies tank what ends up happening is that it gives the enemy time to bring lots of reinforcement’s and then you just get blobbed, this is why the hawk/harpy/enyo is so much better than the old jag/vengeance and so on, although people really only used jags in fleets as hard scram suicide tackle which any assault frig can now do because of ADC no need to make a ship have really bad dps just to do that.
ADC (Assault damage control)
The damage immunity favors high DPS ships (Hawk, Harpy, Enyo), the current jag and vengeance really miss out on the amount of damage done during this time, these ships have utility high’s thou with better capacitors these ships could fit neut’s and if ADC had a bonus of increased neut drain during this time the lower dps more tany ships would not be missing out on ADC as much then as they will have a higher chance of breaking the enemy tank during this time.
An idea, move capacitor batteries to low slot rather than mid slot.
Another idea might be to make player progression more fluid with the wolf (more mids than lows, shield wolf would feel a lot more minimatar) flowing into the vaga(hopefully 5mids :]) into the sleipnir and the jaguar flowing into the munnin (shield, missile) into the claymore. Maybe the rifter can get +1 mid and -1 low so that it can become shield rather and flow better with the rest of the line.
To me minimatar is iconic for shield’s, no need for armor, if we wanted armor + missiles we could go amarr or if we wanted armor + guns we would go gallente, caldari have always been the snipers so short ranged minimatar shield + missile wouldn’t step on caldari toe’s, while short range brawler armor + guns steps on gallente toe’s.
I would also like to reference the minimatar fleet bonus’s which are shield + skirmish, which emphasis the minimatar way even more , by making the wolf shield would make a lot of people that think they lost the jag a lot happier as well, because they will still have their shield/auto ship just please don’t nerf the wolf’s dps in the process it’s dps is pretty balanced with the rest of the other assualt frigs.
P.S. removed a massive post and summarized it for you guys.