So appearantly CCP actually didn’t intend to make yet another joke at the expense of nullsec pve players, they’re just missing the point why it’s so bad and have no clue how to fix it.
lies in the fact that a Marauder is simply countered by less then 500m worth of torp bombers - big stationarty target with maybe 120k ehp
Carrier can simply stay aligned, does more damage and is still cheaper then a Marauder.
Apply Bastion ROF bonus to Smart Bobms
Inhibit Cyno within 50km of active Bastion
Rapid cycle smart bomb could effectively reduce incomming torpedo damage to a surviveable level while cappacitor lasts - forcing hunters to take more risk and require skilled piloting - using (Void-) bombs, vulnerable during approach, also crossing some distance to get under guns.
T3C / Recon tackle - higher investment and vulnerable to battleship guns
Black ops BS may MJD on top and secure scram instead of the usual opposite protocol to get safe before the target is even dead.
Well thought out fleet copms and skillful piloting would become way more important.
Now the victim has a realistic chance to fight back and earn their escape.
No free lunch for either side.
I don’t expect any impact on fleet fights from the cyno inhib - after all logi can’t rep a ship in Bastion mode.
Some interesting dynamics or small gangs trying to prevent an umbrella drop. It has no spool up time but limited range and tank
- one more thing:
Please give another mid to Kronos and Paladin.