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Forming the Strategic Cruiser Focus Group

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Sarwar Nazar
Legend of the Galactic Heroes
#81 - 2017-05-19 12:20:35 UTC
I don't like the changes related to T3. Why not balancing T3 between each other. For example, Tangu with HAM can choose better damage against anything while Legion can only do em/th with energy weapon and less damage. Legion can only fight affectively against Sansha rats with main pulse laser but when it get tracking disruption your weapon range will become like 1000km and can't do a **** against the rats. However, Tangu HAM has no problem with tracking disruption because missiles is ******* op. Please make each T3 good and useful against certain faction rats so that it stop everyone to choose Tangu.
Faltzs
Thundercats
The Initiative.
#82 - 2017-05-19 12:37:16 UTC
Hi,

I would like to be considered for this focus group. I serve as a member of the Initiative’s FC team and have flown all T3 cruisers (and all manner of other ships) in both a PvP and PvE environments. Not only do I wish to see T3 rebalanced like many players do, I also want to address what I see as design inconsistencies for example the power-grid outputs from Tengu subs-systems.

Cable Uta
V0LTA
WE FORM V0LTA
#83 - 2017-05-19 12:43:01 UTC
I am a Thera FC who use T3's almost every day, both in way of Hunting / ganking, aswell as fleet combat be it small scale, aswell as alternate tactics as petes.

Also have lots of experience in solo T3 usage, have well rounded knowledge of all the different ships & combinations of subs.
Propolis
Hostile.
PURPLE HELMETED WARRIORS
#84 - 2017-05-19 13:28:23 UTC  |  Edited by: Propolis
Hi CCP,

I would like to take part in this focus group.

I have a long history of pvp in eve dating back to 2004 and have both used and FC'ed T3C's/T3C fleets since they came out. I have FC'ed for most of the major PVP alliances over the years and been primary FC in many of them. Long term theorycrafter, including theorycrafting for multiple AT teams over the years. I believe I have a solid grasp on EvE's game mechanics and meta.

I have used T3C's equally in solo (including creating + using some extremely interesting combinations of fitting and subsystem) , small gang environment and, of course, many large fleet environments.

I won't pretend to have a clearly defined plan or set of ideas on how they should be reworked but I believe my feedback/input will be intuitive and valuable.

Obligatory: I use slack 24/7 for both work and eve, am available pretty much whenever I'm not actually asleep.
Wynstone
Gray Space
#85 - 2017-05-19 13:54:10 UTC
Hi Devs,

In the 9 years I've been playing Eve Online I have participated in just about all aspects of game play. My primary activity with Strategic Cruisers has been focused on PVE content from High Sec. to Wormhole space.

My goal for participating in this focus group would be to look at making all of the T3 Subsystems viable choices for configuring a ship for different roles. I would like to concentrate this on not just making the Strategic cruisers better role variants of of existing ships but possibly discover new roles for these ships which do not currently exist in game.

As mentioned many times before one of the limitations of a T3 Hull is the Rig lock-in. I believe this could be address by the creation of a Rig subsystems which could be swapped in and out like the other subsystems. I think it would be beneficial to explore the option of creating these subsystems and balancing them into the current ship hull and other subsystems.

I feel that Strategic Cruisers can play an important part in Eve without having the limited number of fits they currently suffer from and would enjoy participating in the process.

Thank you for considering my application for the Strategic Cruiser Focus Group.

Best Regards,
Wynstone
Frank Starslizer
Side Kicks
Ministry of Inappropriate Footwork
#86 - 2017-05-19 15:11:31 UTC
Started summer 2011 where I quickly got to play with low class wh residents because of real life friends. The first doctrine ship I trained into was a Loki that got replaced with a prot and the elite wormhole pvp dream was real. I also had an rr tengu alt for farming the static with the alliance.

Moved later to high class wh so the t3's could be backed up with more caps. Around the time when the new capital changes got clear we started moving out of wh space and had fun with fozzy sov and other small gang activities. Until ending up joining the culture 7 months ago where one of the selling points for me was that they had a armour t3 doctrine.

From my first loki up until now I have used all 4 t3's in most of their configurations, mostly small gang and some large fleet, the only area I have not used it particularly is solo pvp.

Except that just a pretty chill experienced slacker with t3 ships close to heart, but does not fear change.
Lucy Callagan
TURN LEFT
HYDRA RELOADED
#87 - 2017-05-19 16:52:21 UTC
Hi, my name is Lucy Callagan.

I am a small gang focused pilot operating mainly in Null-Sec and Low-Sec space.
I have been flying T3 cruisers for a few years now, on several accounts and in many different ways: old school links, hunter, small gang anti tackle, small gang DPS platform, small gang e-war platform and more recently: on grid links. This allowed me, I think, to gain a significant amount of experience in this domain.

From my point of view, in the current small gang environment, T3 cruisers lack engage-ability. A question which, I think, would be interesting to debate.

This is why I want to take part in the incoming focus group. I indeed think that my perspective and experience would be valuable to this group.

As an IRL engineer, I am also very used to working and thoughtfully tackling problems in a team. I also always try to assume and understand opposite points of view instead of standing up against it straight away.

I also have many contacts among the French community, which, I think, enables me to represent a significant part of baguette (and poutine) eating capsuleers.

Thank you for your time.
Old Pervert
Perkone
Caldari State
#88 - 2017-05-19 17:58:04 UTC
Sarwar Nazar wrote:
I don't like the changes related to T3. Why not balancing T3 between each other. For example, Tangu with HAM can choose better damage against anything while Legion can only do em/th with energy weapon and less damage. Legion can only fight affectively against Sansha rats with main pulse laser but when it get tracking disruption your weapon range will become like 1000km and can't do a **** against the rats. However, Tangu HAM has no problem with tracking disruption because missiles is ******* op. Please make each T3 good and useful against certain faction rats so that it stop everyone to choose Tangu.


I have a better idea.

Burn them down to the ground. All of them, all of their stats.

The problem is not and never has been that some T3s excel in some areas better than others, it has been that T3s excel in every area over every other ship in the game, save for a very select few roles.

Something that is supposed to be a jack of all trades but master of none should be a jack of all trades and a master of none.

If they're heavily tanked, their DPS should suck. If they're nice and ganky, their tank should suck. If they're cloaky, they should have ****** dps. If they're nullified, they should have ****** tank.
Crystalline Entity
Outdated Host Productions
Darwinism.
#89 - 2017-05-19 19:07:00 UTC
Ele Rebellion wrote:
I would like to join in.

On this character I primarily use the Proteus as a Cloaky Cyno Tackle.

On my other characters I use:
-PvP Proteus
-PvE Proteus
-Smartbomb Proteus
-PvE Tengu
-PvE Legion
-PvP Loki (Insta-lock Arty)
-Black Ops Hunter Proteus

I have spent great deals of time living in:
High Sec
Low Sec (Traditional and Faction Warfare)
C1 Wormholes
C2 Wormholes
C3 Wormholes
C5-WR Wormholes

I have PvE and PvP experience in all Securities of K-Space and Classes/Flavors of wormhole space.

As for communication skills.. I speak English as a first language. I hold a higher leadership position in a multi-language low sec alliance and have held diplomatic positions with a number of corporations/alliances.

My current stance on T3 Cruisers is that I don't want to see any dramatic changes. I understand that in some aspects they are overpowered, but I disagree with many on exactly how overpowered they are. I do want to see their use as a major line PvP ship reduced to some extent, but without harming the niche roles that they often fill. Thus, I feel that I may bring some different opinions to the table.


I vote for Eli to help with this.
White 0rchid
SniggWaffe
WAFFLES.
#90 - 2017-05-19 21:19:44 UTC
Hi there

I'd like to apply to be considered for a position in the focus group.

While I am not a CSM member, I did apply this year and for my first run, I don't think I did too badly.

I have used T3s in many situations throughout my time in EVE:

C3 solo farming (legion/tengu)
Hunting (covops tengu/proteus)
AHACs (proteus/loki/legion)
Exploring (tengu)
DED running (tengu)

I also invest a large amount of time into theorycrafting and have helped design T3 doctrines for use in my current corp, SniggWaffe (in which I'm currently a director).

I am a very analytical person and like to think I consider a situation from all angles before committing to an answer, it's for this reason, coupled with my knowledge and expertise in using T3 cruisers, that I think I'd be ideal for this role.
Lexa Griffin
Hidden Flame
Yggdrasill Inc.
#91 - 2017-05-20 02:11:06 UTC  |  Edited by: Lexa Griffin
Hello!

I'd like to be considered for inclusion in this focus group.

My experience with T3Cs is somewhat limited compared to many of the other applicants, but I am heavily invested in T3C hunting for Black Ops fleets. I also rat in a T3C and theorycraft a lot of different applications for T3Cs both in Kspace and Wormhole space for both ratting and PvP. My focus is the Tengu, but I am familiar with the other T3Cs as well.

Thank you for your consideration. Fly safe.
-Lexa Griffin
Hidden Flame
Blops FC/Huntress for TORP Fleet
FT Diomedes
The Graduates
#92 - 2017-05-20 02:12:13 UTC
I'll throw my name out there as someone who has been using T3 Cruisers for a long time - in a variety of roles. That may not make me unique among Eve players, but I am also a reasonable player who works well as part of a team and can communicate clearly. Like many others, I am already on Slack.

CCP should add more NPC 0.0 space to open it up and liven things up: the Stepping Stones project.

Catherine Laartii
Kraken Company
#93 - 2017-05-20 07:22:57 UTC
Hello, Fozzie! I've waited years for this thread. :D

I'd like take part in this focus group to help represent the factional warfare side of this game. I have extensive experience using strat cruisers for solo work in every area of the game, fighting with and against them in lowsec, have been a rabid theory crafter for years, and would like to entertain and encourage out of the box ideas for refining and/or re-imagining how strategic cruisers work in relation to their impact on such a wide variety of roles in this game. I have a free schedule, and am willing to put in however many hours that would be possible or allowed to assist in this focus group.

Ex. for out of the box ideas would include discussing the viability of splitting current strat cruisers into 2 ships, changing the method/form subsystems take in relation to the ship, or simply playing devil's advocate in group discussions to highlight strengths and weaknesses of potential changes.
Catherine Laartii
Kraken Company
#94 - 2017-05-20 07:33:52 UTC
White 0rchid wrote:
Hi there

I'd like to apply to be considered for a position in the focus group.

While I am not a CSM member, I did apply this year and for my first run, I don't think I did too badly.

I have used T3s in many situations throughout my time in EVE:

C3 solo farming (legion/tengu)
Hunting (covops tengu/proteus)
AHACs (proteus/loki/legion)
Exploring (tengu)
DED running (tengu)

I also invest a large amount of time into theorycrafting and have helped design T3 doctrines for use in my current corp, SniggWaffe (in which I'm currently a director).

I am a very analytical person and like to think I consider a situation from all angles before committing to an answer, it's for this reason, coupled with my knowledge and expertise in using T3 cruisers, that I think I'd be ideal for this role.

I second anyone from a Snigg leadership position being put on this focus group. They've been reliable, solid opponents for YEARS, and are one of the few groups in lowsec i've run into that don't suffer catastrophic upheavals, and have a clear and level head.
Rowells
Body Count Inc.
Mercenary Coalition
#95 - 2017-05-20 08:48:38 UTC  |  Edited by: Rowells
Hi, I'm Rowells, FC in Mercenary Coalition, and I'll be applying for consideration.

I've used and lead T3s in numerous different situations:

- Highsec, Lowsec, Nullsec fleets
- Shield/Armor doctrines
- Used in large and small fleets, blops, utility/prober/hunter,
- Member of two different alliance doctrine teams (T3s being a common subject)
- PVE uses including anomalies, missions, and incursions

T3s have been my bread and butter for the last few years and I don't think I can remember a time when they weren't in my hangar for one purpose or another. I'm quite certain we can mold these warhorses into to something that is still a reliable jack-of-all-trades while adding and maintaining plenty of uniqueness for them.

I'm already fairly active on slack and have personally always enjoy some good mental flossing with problems like balance and fittings.

As a side note: will this and future teams be using reddit for discussion like some of the previous groups? Or has that been nixed?
Lugh Crow-Slave
#96 - 2017-05-20 09:48:49 UTC
don't know if i would be all to helpful over all but one of the main ships i have built into fleets over the last three years is logistics T3s for blops gangs i have a strong general knowledge of how they work but outside of this niche my experience building fits and flying them is limited.
Sethris
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#97 - 2017-05-20 10:32:56 UTC
Hi,

I'd like to throw my name in the proverbial hat as well.

I've been playing EVE with various levels of commitment in the past. I started in 2004 and have stuck around since then. There has been stints in alliances holding space in null-sec, I've been friendly with BoB back in the day, I've been against the Goons, I've been with the Goons. I've lived in W-space, I've been a miner, I've managed POS's, I've done moon mining on my own. I've flow in massive fleets. But at the moment I'm living in highsec taking it easy for the moment.

When I lived in a C3 Wormhole with my small corp we almost exclusively used T3's, they've seen usage in my service for exploration and various PVE experiences (incursions, missions etc). At the moment, I answer to the more casual side of the EVE community. My main activities currently consist of exploration (those yummy sleeper caches are too good to pass up on) and combat site PVE. So far the one thing I haven't done with T3 cruisers is PVP.

It seems to me that the majority of the respondents are from the heavy hitting core EVE community (Null-sec FC's, Wormhole corp CEO's and the like). But it seems to me that the more casual side of the EVE community is very often under represented, which is why I think there needs to be some counter balance. I'd happily carry the torch, but if there is someone better suited I'll let them step up - there just need to be someone representing them/us.

Anyhow, fly unsafe and never give up! o7
Leto Atal
LoneStar Industries
Comatose Alliance
#98 - 2017-05-20 16:59:29 UTC
I want to contribute to the T3 focus group. My play in EVE is centred around manufacturing and flying T3 cruisers, spending most of my time living inside wormhole space, solo or in small gangs. The Proteus is my current favourite (flew the Loki before that) and thanks to the recent module rebalancing effort active tanks can and do work well against sleepers.

I'm interested in ensuring that interesting fringe builds of T3 cruisers as they are used now remain viable after the simplification. Living in wormhole space necessitates the use of multipurpose ships and fits, especially for solo play where you have to do everything. T3 cruisers make this kind of play possible. A lot of recent changes have focused on large scale play which affect huge alliances in null sec. While that is important for a lot of people it would be a shame to lose small scale use of these ships to rebalance.
Ardden
Critical Mass Project
The Bastion
#99 - 2017-05-20 17:18:07 UTC
I would like to be part of this.
I've been playing eve off an on for a long time and would like to help contribute.
I don't have a ton of experience with T3 cruisers. but I've been killed by them a few times. that counts as something. =)
I feel I can bring a different perspective, more out of the box type of thinking, and hope to help bring them online with what people truly desire as a variable roll ship.
Naye Nathaniel
COBRA INC
Seventh Sanctum.
#100 - 2017-05-20 21:31:31 UTC
Rly? you plan to break another part of working well game?