Armor Slots: a Response to CaptainGeko
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Join Date: Jan 2013
03-17-2013, 01:49 PM
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An armor slot is an interesting idea but I think most people posting are missing what's really wrong here.
Cruiser pilots aren't upset that their ships aren't tanky enough, they're upset they're so slow and do less damage than escorts. An armor slot would only serve to make a cruiser tankier, even if there was a "light armor" option reducing defenses for extra speed and turning it wouldn't be a total solution.
But think of it like this: if cruisers were to be more naturally tanky (and not because of their abilities) then it would be far easier to build for damage without having to severely compromisetheir durability. That being said, this doesn't solve everything wrong about cruisers. If EPS actually meant a sot regarding weapon power usage or if beam arrays were decent weapons, then it would be a different question altogether.