i completely agree with the way you think the dreadnought should be, although even i found somes of your proposals to be OP.
and i am glad you point out with great detail the lack in accuracy and consistency of the lance. a thing that for somes stranges reasons, when people try to complaign about it in forum, are ( to resume) getting some L2P responses by some unknowns galaxy x experts.
i never figured out why i never been confronted to these expert in arena, but nethermind...
on a most serious note now, you may bring some good things about this ship but don't use it as an excuse to fly MY SHIP!!!
The Dread just doesn't really work. I've never seen one in ANY PVP that made me stop and think "Hmm, I should probably stay away for that dude" It's always the first to be picked on. - They're either WAY too tanky to bother trying to kill, as they won't heal their team and thus won't be missed. Or, are stuffed with C Store/Crossfaction consoles to give the impression they are "hard" to kill, when infact are just tedious. Seeing as you should only have been able to own one by recruiting X amount of people to the game, be happy you have one at all!
it nice to have the opinion of a great pvper about it.
no... because really, everytime people ask for a revamp to enhance this ship, they are accused of wanting a godship or whatsoever and then politly ask to L2P.
sometime it is justify, but when you look closely you discover that the reaction is the same across the board,regardless of whether the proposal is fair or not ( i am not speaking about this thread obviously ).
after all this, it is easily understandable that the uninitiated would be convinced that this ship is good as it is.
your post described it so well, from your point of view and i can tell from the gal x pilot point of view that it is exactly ( more or less, depend on the opponent ) like that.
matt build is good, but it is something that only do wonder every 3 minutes at best.
that is what this ship is just good for nowaday, relativly impressive things once in while, but for a more constant, reliable role....and no matter what role you want to give this ship, you can find better everywhere.
on a side note, i will take your post as my sign from now on, i just love it, exept for the last sentence, of course (if i ever succeded, i am not use to all these forum things and all ).