The current ORE faction has availability for a ship that would regularly go into the category of destroyers. Why not make it so the ORE destroyer acts as a small noctis? EVE development has already show that, with the porpoise, they are willing to cooperate with small operations and make ships more dedicated to that role via price, size and more I don’t see why adding an option in the salvage resource harvesting line would be detrimental.
Currently, more people use “salvage destroyers” anyway due to their cheap cost, mobility, and high slots it would be quite a blessing to have a destroyer that was built for the role. Of course this would also have to come with partial noctis buffs as well to assure it’s role and spot as a tankier large-scale vessel in comparison.
A salvage destroyer should have good:
While the noctis should have good:
So how about the following
“Salvage destroyer” - Lugger
Requires ORE industrial I & Salvaging I
1% additional salvage access
5% to salvage time per level
2% bonus to ship inertia
-50% capacitor penalty for equipping mwd
No drone bay, base cargo 500m3
Typical t1 resistance with 800 shield, 500 armor, 600 structure
250 max velocity
Base time to warp 6.5 seconds
Max locked targets 6
Sign radius 52
Adjusting the noctis slightly to fit it’s future role would look kind of like:
Same ship requirements
1500 base shield
3000 base cargo capacity
Reduced volume to cruiser level (10,000)
500m3 fleet hangar (for storage of MTU and or small deployables)
Keep the drone bay
Requires ORE industrial
5% reduction to salvager and tractor beam duration
60% improved tractor length and speed
100% bonus to salvage drones access attempt
Ideally this would help give both ships a good niche and not just create outright favoritism for one or the other.
Ideally the salvage destroyer should sit around 8 mil to produce, noctis should also be somewhat less expensive too, reducing total cost to more of a 20~30 mil to produce. It is a t1 ship, for some reason focused on a battlecruiser size instead of a cruiser size. I always found that to be a bizarre long-lasting error.
Here’s hoping that my pitch appeases the older vets.