I hope this comes as a per-ship or per-team cap for spawned entities, not just disabling the powers for pvp. It seems people are complaining about having tons of things on the map, not running into these powers once or twice. If a mine cap prevents a team from all using tractor mines or leaving them floating in space for long periods of time, then people will stop using it as a team strategy, and individual players can still use the spawning abilities as they fit into their builds.
For example, a team using mines will end up causing another team member's mines to self-destruct as they exceed the cap, but each ship's deployables will take priority, meaning mines left in space will go away faster as more are deployed, but each individual power will still summon entities until the next one pushes it into the cap.
I just hope mine deployment patterns still work with TB mines, as it's a BOff skill that's invested in and enhances the power in the short term, but would result in more roll-over replacement in a cap system.
Oh yeah that's me on top of the leader board. lol. Funny I think I have that same screen shot of all the mines spammed. I just never got a chance to post how the spamming of mines spread to Ker'ret also.
PvE: Launches 10 every 120 seconds
PvP: Launches 10 once per match (or 300 seconds as an alternate use)
Both ways seem viable.
On the mines maybe go with counters increase and hold time but cuting the number down makes them worthless. On the Photonic Fleet i think your way way way off on this. sci has very few good captain skills that have not been nerf batted into the dirt lets not go after the one good one left. When it comes to the fighters i'm fine with that one.
I don't like the idea of things working differently in PvP and PvE. The universe doesn't change from one to the other, it's unrealistic. Of course, it already does, and the devs have no concern for consistency or realism, so they'll do whatever they like.
Either way, I and others predicted this sort of thing would result from endless garbage being put in space.