So after reading through the forums for potential bridge classes between battleships and Caps, and reading through a few posts about Escort carriers and T3 battleships. ive read through most of them, even read through some on the old forums. and my idea was this
Similar to current T3C’s T3 battleships would be modular in design, so exactly like t3c’s you could change subs, unfit rigs (without destroying them) and as the name suggests you can change the fits of them for the “Strategic” role requirement. and while reading through some of the escort carrier posts i came up with a few thoughts of how t3 BS’s could be done
3 Subsystems (Core, Offense/Defense, and Propulsion), similar to t3c’s but also having a Specialization slot for each subsystem, but at the same time Merging Marauders into this (removing marauders as a class and changing it to a subsystem/ type of t3bs fit. So that there is a subsystem for “Marauders” a subsystem for “Escort Carriers” and a subsystem for “Mini-Fax”.so you arent removing marauders, so you shouldnt get too mad (hopefully).
Uses the same subsystem skills that are currently there, bonuses scale with the level of these skills same downsides to t3c’s eg SP loss. Maybe even a new set of the exact same subsystem skills but for the battleship variants of T3’s take longer to train to 5’s. (probably the better option)
Requires the Racial Battleship to 5 along with Racial “Strategic” (name subject to review) Battleship to 1, (bonuses also scale with this level)
** I will Only Be covering the Offense/Defence Subsystem Class, the rest will follow. **
each Subsystem could have 2 Specialisations for the Sub
Racial Specific Ewar Subsystems (not too hard to figure out really bonuses for the race specific ewar types. jams, paints, webs, tracking disrupts ect.)
Maybe Pirate variations of specialization so a Amarr t3bs with a Neuting subsystem and a blood raiders offense/defense spec, has Blood Raider nos bonus and a web range bonus. so basically you get a pirate t3 bhaal, so yes its better than a bhaal but, guess what, its better, so it must be more expensive… dun dun duuuuh
faction specializations would provide the “faction” specific bonus, eg Nossing like a bhaal or webbing like a vindy. and slightly larger bonuses over the standard specializations.
might become a little complex with pirate and standard specs but eh it means more freedom to customize “your” ship
Use the names for current marauders as the names of the new t3bs’s
NEW MODELS FOR THESE SHIPS NO COPY PASTA CCPLZ TY
Subsystem gives 8 Highslots 2 Lows and 2 mids.
Alternative Marauder style Specilization:
7 guns, small bonuses, but no utility highs. and can fit bastion
“old” Marauder style specilization.
4 guns, Larger bonuses but 3 utility highs and can fit bastion
Escort Carrier Subsystem EC for short
Subssystem gives 5 High Slots 1 mid and 2 Lows
Reduced Fighter support Unit Fitting costs (more suitable option) or maybe just huge fitting on the hull
3 fighter squads (not wings like a carrier), 3 light or 2 light & 1 support. but tweaked sizes.
No. of fighters per squad
Space Superiority: 7
Support: 1 maybe 2
Copy pasta Fighter interface and controls from carriers and fighter bay, but drastically reduced, only enough to fit 1 or 2 whole squads worth/ enough to be able to swap a light fighter squad or 2 out for SS fighters.
bonuses to fighter HP Damage ect based on race/hull similar to carrier racial bonuses
Drone boat Specialization:
Heavily increased bandwidth. so maybe 10 heavy drones???
bonuses to drones hp damage speed tracking.
The idea was to have a logistics “battleship” that is inbetween a fax level worth of rep power , and a cruiser logi.
Oversize rep / Triage Specialization:
5 Highs Mids and lows/mids based on race, eg Amarr 4, 1 . Gallente 3, 2 mids. Caldari 1 ,4 . minnie 3, 2.
Can fit Triage module.
bonus to reduce fitting costs.
Ship debuff that reduces the “power” of the triage module so it isnt broken beyond all belief
Can fit Capital remote Reps (not local reps)
Tanks like a Marauder, but is a logi ship.
enough bandwidth for 5 heavys But same downside to Capital Triage. DPS drones are ■■■■■■■ useless. so logi drones duh
More reps is better specialization:
fits large rr mods, Amarr and Caldari focus more on Cap chaining, Gallente and minnie more on cap cost reduction
Basically a better. more expensive. more specialized. Nestor.
EG an amarr/caldari MRIB Logi T3bs would have a high layout like this:
5 reps, 2 cap trans
Has enough drone bandwidth for 5 light drones. (even logi needs to whore am i right)
**** Now that the wall of text is over, Constructive criticism, feedback and ideas would be greatly appreciated. dont be a negative nancy. if you have nothing to contribute that isnt a shitpost or shooting down of the post why did you read in the first place. ****