I took a look at the new ship stats on tribble recently, and discovered that the Fleet Ning'Tao Bird of Prey, with its appealing bridge officer layout, is considered to be fairly penalised with a base hull of 16500.
This puts the base hull of this vessel on par with To'Duj fighters (16500), and LESS than the Klingon shuttles (Toron and Chariot at 18000).
Isn't the terrible shield modifier of 0.66 enough of a reduction on this Bird of Prey's resilience?
Please reconsider the penalty on this vessel for its perks (namely bridge officer layout) - the base hull allocated to this vessel is absurd, and I'll state AGAIN - inferior to shuttles!
With the current state of the game it's not too difficult to evaporate a Hegh'ta BOP, let a lone a B'rel refit BOP with a critical hit from an alpha strike - wonderful bridge officer complement or not. Captains in this flying egg shell will simply be delivering free kills to their opponents upon every decloak!
Would love to hear some feedback on this, especially from seasoned Bird of prey captains!
I think they also need to look at the equivalent ship fed side, the fleet defiant.
Just to compare if the designer of the bop was in the right frame of mind when he created them. I KNOW the bop is meant as a strike and hide, but to give it 1/2 the hull, much less shield mod, LESS slots for consoles, and, all this, at the fact that the fleet defiant costs 1fleet modual thing while the bop costs 4?
I'm confused, are fed players complaining about bop's slaughtering them in pvp or something?(And knowing most dedicated pvpers don't bother 'whining' about stuff, they just adapt, I tend to think its a try-it-once, die, then call hax type person lol)
I mean it seems so foolishly unbalanced toward fed side. (The tier 3 shipyard available ship is almost, if not AS good, as the tier 4 ship fed side, escorts)
There's nothing wrong with the Ning'tao's hull. It was made using only the finest Nausicaan labor, out of the the finest cardboardium alloys! Also, changing it would cost more money than paying out the relevant wrongful death suits.