so as many of you know mechanical balance is not my strong suit and i typically try to veer away from it.
however i wanted to toss my thoughts into the ring to see what sticks especially regarding the warbarge which now with the announcement of vanguard will make a return and ultimately be a capsuleer piloted vessel with the intention of deploying and picking up warclones.
my thoughts for the warbarge are aimed specifically more towards its ability to deploy and retrieve ground troops.
I think the warbarge should be given a deployment module as well as an “abandon ship” module.
the deploy module works much like a siege module and used fuel, which i think should become more demanding over time, in my mind this works sort of a combination between a progressive over shield / ADC where you get better resists or just higher rep rates over time, like the trig weapons, but for self repair.
while this is active it cannot fire its weapons.
I also feel that even after it de-activates there should not be a direct drop off for the buffs or boosts, but should cycle down via a series of timers but while those timers are active it still can’t fire its weapons, assuming it has any to begin with.
this way if you get caught in a drathe idea here is that a warbage outside of being deployed is just as combustable as any other ship in the game but when it comes down to allowing vanguard operations, take a pinch of salt, can’t shot back but a battle if being waged in your name, this would mean being subject to bubbling and other things when not in deployment, this way if you get caught you just go danny divito / joe peschi and start blasting your way out.
the abandon ship module isn’t for the capsuleer to leave their ship, its more of a button which will trigger on the vanguard servers for the interiors that the pilot is telling the vanguard to bail.
vanguard can then get to their pods and jump ship, taking them to the nearest possible planet for pick up later or where they can wage their own battle and cause havoc on the planets below.