Not intending to put this one in PF&I as I know it’s pretty insane, the community would flip their ■■■■, and the coding to make it work would be… awkward.
Buuut I thought I’d put it here and see who gets triggered. I’m not trolling, specifically. I am interested in what people would have to say. You can get all angry and “don’t touch my eve you ■■■■■■■ retard” or you can play along with the what-if and see where it leads.
To do this, I’m going to make an assertion, with the Rev as my example. Feel free to respond as desired. If it’s just an angry “god you’re a stupid troll” answer, I probably won’t bother answering. Know that I understand how you feel, I am compelled to say that every morning when I look in the mirror.
Anyways, assertion time.
It be interesting for dreads to loose their HAW modules, and instead gain 5 (ish) high slots (with accompanying hardpoints) that can only fit medium sized guns.
The trait, role, number of hardpoints, and siege bonuses would be applied at a significantly diminished rate, such that the dps output was similar to a single HAC (in this case, a Zealot).
To be specific, it would be fitting the same number of XL guns as before, and adding a rack of medium guns. Ergo it can shoot at a big thing and attempt to swat the flies at the same time.
HAW dreads are a contradiction. A dread is for shooting big things. They’re structure killers. They’re cap killers. The idea to duct tape 4 battleship guns together and say “HEY LOOK now I can shoot subcaps!” is dumb.
Yet in spite of the niche, you should NEVER see a massive ship lack the ability to engage smaller targets on some scale (aka the death star) because it’s such an obvious design flaw. Whether or not this argument should apply to Titans is… well… up to you.
I get that Rock/Paper/Scissors matters, but the damage would only ever be enough to repel an unsupported target.
Between the ~500-600 total DPS (seiged), poor scan res, and mediocre tracking, a dread bomb would be substantially lower threat to a subcap fleet than it is now, increasing the need for carriers and dreads to work together. In cases such as entosis dreads, it would be a way to swat an annoyance like a cruiser. Something like a cepter would still be able to orbit at ~20 and /lol as the guns miss.
The pheonix would need some special attention as RLMLs would be… interesting.
So with that in mind, bring out your thoughts. Good, bad, ugly, they should all give me something interesting to read. I’ll be back tomorrow to see just how many people are left twitching and raving on the floor.