I was wondering, if there are any plans to revamp Caldari NPC and when? I have heard of the rumor but not read anything concrete.
Right now, these NPCs can hardly do anything against Triglavians unless they greatly outnumber them (IGS has plenty of RP-post in the matter).
Few things come to mind immediately.
EM hole. Trigs do Omni damage and basicly EM damage sinks in like hot knife through butter. Perhaps someone ought to tell Caldari Navy that EM Shield reinforcer rigs are on market and quite cheaply actually.
ECM changes/unoptimal use. Right now the whole fleet jams the primary target which achieves exactly nothing in terms of fighting. If the AI could actually jam multiple ships at the same time, this would reduce incoming damage from Triglavians and actually help.
Heavy missiles. Simply put, the application of heavy missiles is not good against trigs with their remote repping and only one Caldari NPC at the moment webs their target to help this application.
Damage. Inferno is best all around damage against Omni tanked Trigs but only an interceptor actually does it.
All this results in that unlike other empires, which can fight Trigs and contribute to defense, Caldari fleet is something that needs to be actively protected by player actions to keep the influence % from plummeting when fleet derps itself to a fight it cannot win.
So in summary could we perhaps get something like this. I base the ideas on what I have observed personally and what is written Kybernaut guide.
- Give some of the ships rapid light missiles (Rook?)
- Split ECM across entire enemy fleet.
- Put drakes to do thermal or increased kinetic damage.
- Give raptor a web
- Increase EM resistance of the shields
- Add Moas to fleet with webs and rail guns (or if you have the old code, bring them back with split weapon system so we get more light missiles).
This would at least help a bit. Of course optimal case would be just have State purchase rapiers and hyenas from minmatar and paint/web trigs and then blow them to bits with missiles but that does not work at the moment.