So I just hopped on to sisi to look at the changes for assault frigates, and to figure out the new Assault Damage Control module. I have yet to examine all the changes, so there is more to come in the following posts.
The assault damage control. it goes without saying that this new module is a tactical choice, but very powerful.
Of course you absolutely have to have impeccable timing to realize its full potential, but that potential can be huge. and I’m not sure on that… I mean, slapping it on a completely unfitted Jaguar puts it at 92K EHP… is that a typo??
Now, the Jaguar, the one ship I’ve looked at so far.
Trying to fit it without any implants at all was a bit of a challenge. let me start with the bad thing first so I can finish this in a good way…
The bad: DPS. the Jaguar currently has around 150 DPS on TQ with, say, 200mm autocannons, republic fleet phased plasma, and one gyrostabilizer. however on sisi, with rocket launchers, rage rockets, and one BCS, it has exactly 133.9 DPS. so DPS wise, it got slapped a little bit.
The ugly: it only got 15tf more CPU power. at first glance it seems like it’s slightly better, until you remember that rocket launchers take more CPU than 200mm autocannons. in fact, they take up almost double the CPU: 12.75 for rockets and 6.75 for the autocannons, to be precise (T2 variant). if we add that up - 6 * 3 = 18 more tf. that means that practically, the jaguar has just slightly less CPU to work with after fitting the rocket launchers.
In that regard, I ask you to please increase the damage bonuses on the jaguar from 5% to 10%.
Also it’s worth mentioning that the compact ADC uses 4tf more than a compact DC. so if you elect to use an ADC, you have even less fitting room.
So fitting wise, even though it’s a challenge and is even more so judging by the current sisi numbers, it is still somehow - almost miraculously if you ask me - still fit-able. you just have to figure out which module variants use up the least CPU and use those ones.
And finally, the good: the Jaguar finally gets the bonus it should have had in the first place. yes, I am talking about the shield boosting bonus. it seems so odd that the Jaguar doesn’t have that bonus on TQ, given the fact that shield boosters are a minmatar thing, while the hawk gets it even though it’s not so relevant for caldari. the hawk is the only caldari ship that I know has this bonus outside of strategic cruisers.
The only thing I’m asking for, when it comes to anything relevant for shield boosters, is that you please, PRETTY PLEASE WITH ICE CREAM ON TOP OF WHATEVER FLAVOR YOU WANT, give the Jaguar more cargo space. if the Hawk gets 300 cubic meters, why can’t the Jaguar have that too?
For my last point I want to throw a word about HACs. does the Vagabond really have to have those pathetic 5% bonuses? is it crazy to ask for 7.5? maybe 10? or perhaps giving the Vagabond more fitting resources? And how about the Zealot, hmm?
To make it short, the Jaguar needs more fitting, more DPS and more cargo. I still haven’t decided on my opinion about the Assault Damage Control, it might just turn out to be epicly good.
Feel free to comment on anything I said, plus the new stuff on sisi for AFs, ADC and HACs. For now, I’m off. Good night and fly preposterous o7