Federation Cruisers. Again. Enough already!
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Join Date: Nov 2012
02-25-2013, 06:26 AM
Random thoughts, in no particular order and not necessarily linked to one another
1) Completely revamp power drain mechanic: firing doesn't reduce weapon power but instead adds a flat stacking percentage penalty per weapon (different per weapon type) to outgoing damage. Current power boosting abilities (EPtW, EPS Transfer, Nadion etc) would all be reworked to counter said drain as part of their normal function.
2) Reduce Fed cruiser weapon slotting to 2/2 or 2/1 (bear with me here). Add a new, 360 degree Fed-cruiser only beam weapon with damage equivalent to multiple beam arrays, but proportionally less drain. (This will likely necessitate a rework of how BO works with said uber-arrays to prevent hilarious one-shottage). Additionally, make all torpedoes wide-angle (180 degree) for Fed-cruisers.
3) Give cruisers a base bonus to manual shield transfer capability