Tags: Destroyer, PvP, mindgames, bluff, bait
Summary: A new type T2 destroyer specialised in misleading, confusing, scaring and/or baiting enemies by appearing like a different ship type in space.
Inspired by the Team Fortress 2 Spy character, (who, for the people unknown to that role-based shooter, has an immense potential of mindgames not only because of his capability of cloaking, but also his capability to appear like other characters), I was thinking about how cloaking already exists in EVE, but the ability to pretend to be flying a different ship is completely unexplored.
What if ships could pretend to be another ship type? It could create a whole new meta of baiting, bluffing, taking risks and more PvP mindgames!
That’s why I suggest adding a new ship type with as main role the ability to appear like a different ship type in space and on D-scan.
I believe this role would be most useful on a small hull, capable of appearing bigger than it actually is, with a lot of offensive power and as biggest/only defense the element of surprise. That is why I think this role fits a new type of T2 destroyer: the Clone Destroyer.
Fitting slots, attributes, damage and defense will not be surprisingly different from other destroyers and should be only a small improvement over the T1 destroyers. For the purpose of appearing like other ships, the Clone Destroyers can make use of the following:
NEW MODULE: the Ship Cloning Attribute Mechanism* - Can be loaded with a subcapital BPC. When active, current ship takes on the appearance of the scripted ship. Base agility, warp speed and maximum velocity of the scripted ship will also be copied if these are lower than the stats of the current ship. Use of offensive modules will deactivate this module. Can be fitted to Clone Destroyers only.
Probably a terrible idea: T2 (and faction) versions of the module allow copying the appearance of (super)capitals. Careful guys, they just undocked 23 titans from their Astrahus!
Feedback and suggestions are welcome!
*bonus points for Stars Storm for coming up with the name.