My suggestion is as follows, the addition of a large class hull capable of mounting Light Fighters, not to the same degree as a capital class carrier. an escort carrier would feature launch tubes for 1 or 2 squadrons and hanger space for 1 or 2 squadrons. i believe balance wise it should not have the ability to operate support fighters, leaving that role for the empire carriers. i believe this would be a valuable addition to the game as it would start a path for the carrier and super carrier that starts at a subcap level, allowing more players to experience this type of gameplay and as a slightly earlier introduction and skill training for the capital and super hulls.
As long as it’s not allowed in high sec, go for it…
I recall making this suggestion about 15 years ago. Squadrons weren’t a thing back then, so the idea was to limit the escort carrier to 5 fighters. No jump drive, but can jump normally through gates instead.
Why not? Fighters can be used in Highsec…so?
Fighters are used with carriers, and carriers are not allowed in high sec. Subcap ships use drones, and we already have plenty of subcap drone carriers…
There’s also already a relatively direct path from sub-caps to carriers, particularly with Gallente:
Vexor/Ishtar → Myrmidon → Dominix → Thanatos → Nyx
Especially since quite a few of the drone skills also apply to fighters, so if trained early they are still beneficial later. There aren’t a huge amount of capital specific skills needed to fly a carrier so there isn’t really a huge amount of room or need for another step in-between.
Yeah those really op support fighters can’t have those allowed.
There really isn’t a need for escort carriers. The standard carriers fill that role just fine.
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