I’m sure there have been a dime a dozen of these things, but here is my idea wim gonna toss to the wall and see what sticks
So I’m coming at this with the following opinions that I believe are the problems with this ship class, mostly being it’s incredibly high cost for what it’s limitations are, a pve mission and site runner with some reach into WH it your brave. The ship is designed for the weekend warrior solo player, and I can accept that. How ever the problem becomes that you pretty much cap out at l4 in high sec because taking it into low sec is asking for a gank. The other big issues is that it’s primary gimic is bastion mode, which of course renders it stationary with a very long cycle time to come out of it.
These are suggestion for this ship class, with the above assumes and maintaining that the class is with out a doubt a pve ship
Change bastion to work like the cloak, it does not have a cycle and can be turned off instantly but has a cool down time that is reduced with levels in maruader
Introduce a security level flag similer to capital ships while in high and low sec, a maruader can not target an enemy player but can also not be targeted by one. This allows piolts of this ship to expand into low sec with relative safety, since the goal/role of this is for high end pve content. This however does not stop them from being the victims of more clever organized ganks in low sec or generally making their life difficult. With the potential option to have it targetable by other mauraders in low sec. The flavor text for this would be due to advanced sensor modules that interface with Concords network the ship is able to block the tracking of other capsuliers targeting interface, mauraders however get around this.
However in null and WH, it’s all open game as normal.
- A second type or bastion model which only provides have the buff, but cut the penalty for being targeted by boosters such as shield boosters and cap boosters. This is to allow the ship to participate in fleet activities, allowing it to fulfil it’s role as a true high end pve content ship.
These are just a few, speghetii thrown at the wall and seeing what sticks to hopefully make a ship that’s really in a super niche bad spot better. It’s a shame to see such cool ships shackled down.