I was thinking the other day - the one subcapital ship we don’t have a T2 version of is the all-dps, paper-tank, big-stick battlecruiser! You know, the Oracle, the Naga, the Talos and the Tornado. The T2 versions would use XL guns! They could have 3 High slots for 3 XL turret hardpoints (or less, never used/seen someone use XL turrets, dunno how powerful they are) - like a mini dread, but without being able to deploy into siege mode.
T2 Talos with XL Hybrid turrets, T2 Oracle with XL Laser Turrets, T2 Naga with XL Cruise/Torpedo launchers (missile love ) and the T2 Tornado with XL Projectile turrets. This way, they’d get to keep their “big-stick in the smaller hull” shtick, and people would be able to try out XL guns without entering into the capital investment. This should expand the XL market a bit, and add some more variety to things! Their added price with no insurance and thin tank should help keep things balanced, I guess?
If you’re feeling adventurous, you could add a SECOND T2 big-stick: the mythical sub-cap fighter carrier! Only a single fighter squadron, though, and restricted to light/support fighters, or things could get out of hand fast. This second idea could probably be implemented on a T2 Battleship instead, though, idk.
Yay or Nay? Discuss.
Tried creating a new “ships” tag but it’d only let me pick from pre-existing ones, so I picked redesign. Hope it’s ok.