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Fanfest 2012 Breaking News: Ship Balancing

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CCP Navigator
C C P
C C P Alliance
#1 - 2012-03-23 11:58:31 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Navigator
This Fanfest presentation offers a long term vision changes for ship balancing and is closely related to the ship rebalancing blog.

We first explained how current design sorts ship out by their size, tech, tier and manufacturer, before estimating that approximately 50% of the existing vessels are not used as much as they should be.

We then focused on bringing suggestions to improve this status, by clearly defining various tech levels next to each other (what are the differences between Tech1, Tech2, Faction and Tech3 hulls).

After that we proposed ways to streamline spaceship command skills to encourage specialization and consistency.

We also explained the concept of ship lines that is planned to replace tiers as a more elegant solution to balancing ships by role before finally presenting how the changes would impact ship trees and balancing changes tied to them.
Lord Helghast
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#2 - 2012-03-23 12:16:31 UTC
Nav please say you guys are recording this as its sort of improvement and evetv isn't covering it!
Decus Daga
Alpha Cabal
#3 - 2012-03-23 12:28:42 UTC
Lord Helghast wrote:
Nav please say you guys are recording this as its sort of improvement and evetv isn't covering it!


Yes as he said.

Damnit i hate having to work and not going to fanfest!
Caellach Marellus
Stormcrows
#4 - 2012-03-23 12:32:18 UTC
Lord Helghast wrote:
Nav please say you guys are recording this as its sort of improvement and evetv isn't covering it!


It's being broadcast later on tonight, 19:00 I believe.

When your gut instincts tell you something is wrong, trust them. When your heart tells you something is right, ignore it, check with your brain first. Accept nothing, challenge everything.

Decus Daga
Alpha Cabal
#5 - 2012-03-23 12:38:41 UTC
Caellach Marellus wrote:
Lord Helghast wrote:
Nav please say you guys are recording this as its sort of improvement and evetv isn't covering it!


It's being broadcast later on tonight, 19:00 I believe.


Hopefully i can find it recorded somewhere, so i can watch it after work tomorrow!
Caellach Marellus
Stormcrows
#6 - 2012-03-23 12:41:06 UTC
There's also a 7:00 repeat Saturday morning.


All times in GMT.

When your gut instincts tell you something is wrong, trust them. When your heart tells you something is right, ignore it, check with your brain first. Accept nothing, challenge everything.

T'amber Anomandari Demaleon
#7 - 2012-03-23 12:50:49 UTC
I can't wait for this video feed!

www.shipsofeve.com

Decus Daga
Alpha Cabal
#8 - 2012-03-23 22:02:13 UTC
Caellach Marellus wrote:
There's also a 7:00 repeat Saturday morning.


All times in GMT.


Working all weekend damnit :S

Oh well, it will be somewhere :P
wingman01
Wings of Caldari
#9 - 2012-03-24 10:16:54 UTC
Awesome proposals, bring it on, cant wait!
Raimo
Genos Occidere
HYDRA RELOADED
#10 - 2012-03-25 15:09:07 UTC
Tiericide sounds like such a good plan
Helothane
Ascendent.
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#11 - 2012-04-08 20:30:46 UTC
Finally getting around the feedback (you all requested feedback, remember?

1) As noted in the panel, none of the t2 ships were of the 'combat' line, at least those of the amarr that were shown. I don't remember offhand how the absolution was categorized (I recall the damnation was a bombardment ship), but the field command ships should be 'combat' ships: High dps, high tank, maneuverability optional.

2) Fleet command ships need a real good tank as well, as they are natural primaries in a fleet, so as to remove bonuses from the rest of the fleet. The damnation as it is presently in the game a fine example of that

3) The nighthawk needs a dps boost. It is far behind the astarte, sleipnir and absolution in terms of dps, but has a comparable tank. This character can and has flown all of them with Command Ship V. Regardless of what happens to the drake, the nighthawk needs a boost to dps

4) Is Industrial Command Ship and Capital Industrial Ship skills only going to require Mining Barge IV, much like the change to BS V to BS IV for capital ships