Reduced cycle-time Siege module for Dreadnoughts (a la. Bastion)

Idea: introduce a new Bastion module specifically Dreadnoughts, or allow the current one to fit, which provides reduced bonuses compared to the full Siege module, but has a shorter cycle duration. This would enable new roles for more mobile dreadnoughts that can enter a grid, enter bastion with damage bonuses for a short duration (e.g. 2m compared to 5m for T2 Siege), and exit the grid shortly after applying damage.

e.g.

[Naglfar, Mini Drive-by Ragnarok]

Overdrive Injector System II
Shadow Serpentis Inertial Stabilizers
Shadow Serpentis Inertial Stabilizers
Republic Fleet Gyrostabilizer
Republic Fleet Gyrostabilizer
Republic Fleet Gyrostabilizer

Tracking Computer II, Optimal Range Script
Capital Capacitor Booster II, Navy Cap Booster 3200
Sensor Booster II, Scan Resolution Script
Sensor Booster II, Scan Resolution Script
Sensor Booster II, Scan Resolution Script
50000MN Quad LiF Restrained Microwarpdrive

Corpus X-Type Heavy Energy Neutralizer
Bastion Module II
Quad 3500mm Siege Artillery II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma XL
Quad 3500mm Siege Artillery II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma XL
Quad 3500mm Siege Artillery II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma XL

Capital Hyperspatial Velocity Optimizer II
Capital Hyperspatial Velocity Optimizer II
Capital Hyperspatial Velocity Optimizer II

Navy Cap Booster 3200 x12
Arch Angel Titanium Sabot XL x2000

Terrible idea.

The entire balance of a dread, especially a solo dread, is that it does zero damage outside of seige, and seige is a notable investment.

That seige needs to be an investment, a risk, for making use of a dread’s full damage.

If you want the seiged dread damage without the seige…that’s called a titan.

Carriers having too little time investment on grid doesn’t mean that dreads should be moved in that direction as well.

If you want to commit a dread to a fight, you will have to stay at least one full siege cycle. You will be able to deal lot of damage, but it has a risk.

It sounds like you want the benefits of using a dread without the risks of using a dread.

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Siege already reduced 2 times, before was 10 mins.