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Two Ideas

Remiel Pollard
Gallente Federation
#1 - 2012-10-25 11:38:25 UTC
Hi all,

First time in the forums for me, but I've been an EVE pilot for nearly a year now. I have two ideas, both unrelated, that I would like to put forward to you all today.

The first one is a new rig and/or module idea in regards to turret weapons. As you all know, we have modules and rigs that passively boost certain resistances to armour and shields etc - I was thinking of something similar in regards to passively boosting specific damage types for weapons. Let's consider for a moment that certain weapons, like blasters, are only capable of doing thermal and kinetic damage, and if you want to do EM damage, you either have to switch to using lasers (either losing possible hybrid turret bonuses from your ship) or train to use a different ship. That's all well and good, but I'd rather not lose that bonus, and I'd also rather not waste any precious minutes on my skill queue to train for ships from another race when I'm still trying to get into T2 Gallente frigates.

So a let's now consider we have a hypothetical low/medium slot module and/or rig called a "Hybrid EM Enhancer", or something like that, fitted to your Incursus, and now you can fit a set of neutrons with antimatter charges that can also do EM damage as well as the thermal and kinetic damage they also do - perhaps, for the sake of balance, these modules and/or rigs might have a drawback effect to one of the original damage types of that weapon/ammo combination, and such modules and rigs would be available for lasers and projectile weapons as well.

My second and unrelated idea has to do with DUST. We all know we're going to be able to perform orbital bombardments with a big enough ship - but why stop there? What if we could deploy fighters from our carriers to provide direct air support for our men on the ground? What if we could break atmosphere with our own frigates (nothing bigger) to provide more direct heavy fire support? I don't see a reason why, realistically in the canon of the EVE universe, this shouldn't be possible. Balance issues would surely result, but I'm certain we could weed them out to level the playing field.

So... discuss :) and thanks for reading and considering my thoughts.

“Some capsuleers claim that ECM is 'dishonorable' and 'unfair'. Jam those ones first, and kill them last.” - Jirai 'Fatal' Laitanen, Pithum Nullifier Training Manual c. YC104