(( please excuse - I am a non native EN speaker ))
We have ships with boni to repair/boost [ armor ( example Exequror )] or [ shield ( example Scythe )].
What New Edens’ engineers have to develop is a ship, comparable to the above, which is able and bonused to recover the structure.
Reason : Pilots asked me - why isn’t it possible to recover a freighter’s structure.
My actual answer : there is no such ship being capable of offering the neccessary bonuses.
If the ship is available, there will be pilots, because this ship makes a lot of sense to me.
Principle Argument : Everything which can be build or fitted in New Eden, has to have the chance, to be repaired either docked OR in space ( and there is a lot of space in New Eden ).
Example Gameplay “Ganking Fleet tries to kill a Freighter” ( and there are many more ) :
If the freighter does not collapse in the first attempt, the recovery efforts of a freighter’s hull will be essential to theoretically break the assault of a ganking-fleet.
Calculations : the all 8 average ( non existing ) Freighter in New Eden has :
Shield HP = 33.550 with Shield Recharge Secs of 6.000 // Armor HP = 33.825 // Struc HP = 96.938
The more technical Issues - given a theoretical 8 Minute Repair Window in the above Example Gameplay “Ganking Fleet tries to kill a Freighter” - between 1st and 2nd assault.
Shield-Boost-Amount : The Scythe with 3 x Medium S95A Scoped Remote Shield Booster can solve the issue Shield. // Armor-Repair-Amount : So does an Exequror with 3 x Medium Remote Armor Repairer II regarding Armor.
Hull-ReConstruction-Amount : No Cruiser Class Ship exists to my knowledge.
a) If we assume that at least 50% of a Freighter’s Structure has to be reconstructed by a single support vessel within 8 Minutes … a fit should be available to allow 48.469 Struc Hitpoints being repaired by 3 x Remote Hull Reppers.
b) Keep in mind, you will have to fit an MWD at the repair-boat, otherwise you might never be able to get close to the object - AND - you will allow to be cap-stable - while repairing.
c) The actually availabe Large Remote Hull Repper II would do exactly the trick while rep = 230 / 6 secs = 38 per Sec * 3 = 115 * 480 Secs = 55.200 HP if - yes - if … there would be any Cruiser with the appropriate bonuses.
Exactly that is my request. I want the New Edens’ Engineers to develop and make available to the Public a Group of Vessels being bonused and spezialized in Hull ReConstruction.
And maybe : That might interesting for capital fights in Low and/or Null as well ? But I don’t think so. Who wants to repair a thing in Null anyway