New Mechanic - Battleships "Frigate Escape Bay"

Frigate Escape Bay !!!

New mechanic for Battleships will be available for testing on Singularity.

What a crazy mechanic.
How will this affect the game mechanic and the game balance ?
Available for testing on Singularity next Monday 02/24/2020.

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I thought it was a place name at first.

That’s………retarded.

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I think it’s kinda cool

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I don’t know how this will play out, but holy crap I think it is a very cool idea.

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Available for testing on Singularity next Monday 02/24/2020.

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All that will happen is you not only lose your battleship, but also the assault frigate that you eject into. I mean, you were already outnumbered enough to get your battleship nuked. That little frigate isn’t going to save you…

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‘Shake up the battleship meta’ by making them haulers. :rofl:

This is a ‘wtf?!’ moment for sure.

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It’s useless if you can only use it when your ship is destroyed. I mean, you won’t want to undock in it from your battleship and leave your battleship open to someone coming along and hopping in it and taking it from you…

I can already see the whines. Please CCP, let me carry ships in my Orca. Let us have an escape ship for our barges. I want to be able to undock a cruiser from my Venture when it gets popped…

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Here comes the salt :musical_note:

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I’m waiting to see what the craziest pilots will come up with using this new mechanic.

Different pilots may find different uses for this mechanism depending on the region and the activity.

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That means I can bring also a frigate to every place I visit, while journeying in Battleship? Thats convenient.

As for balance in PvP, If people will use fleets of battleships, they will be immediately into fight right after destruction of their main ship, then they could fill support role for batleship, like sensor dampening the enemy or logistic support for friends.

I think it will make fleet fights longer and more interesting. :thinking:

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To my knowledge Elite Dangerous has the same or a similar mechanic.

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Wait, does it? I know there’s the like, rover thing, but what else is there? It’s been a while since I played.

What’s next, battleship escape bay for supers?

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I like this. Something new, that will likely bring new gameplay. Nothing crazy here, but a refreshing twist on things. Might be niche, or might be enough to put more battleships in space.

:+1:

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I think it will make fleet fights much more interesting. “I popped his BS, but now he’s repping the fleet mates”

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It seems odd that they are excluding some frigates. Wouldn’t a bay like this be volume based and you could put in any ship that would fit?

And I can just imagine CTA requirements…

You must fly the following ship and then register as using one of the following frigates.

Or can you imagine the fleet fight where the fleet commander instructs you to self destruct your ship so you can help with your frigate…

Hey CCP, if you have spare engineering cycles capable of adding new and improved features - how about using some of them to fix known bugs?!

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