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|Posted - 2017.02.23 09:48:53 -
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In March, we're releasing a number of balance tweaks and we would love your feedback.
We'd like to increase the potential counter-play options vs fighters. We're going to do this by increasing their signature radius which makes them a little easier to hit. They are currently around the small-medium drone range. This will put them in the same size category as heavy drones.
Additionally, we're giving Shadow fighters a balance pass.
- Light Fighters (Space Superiority) - Signature Radius: 80 (+43)
- Light Fighters (Attack) - Signature Radius: 100 (+59)
- Support Fighters - Signature Radius: 120 (+80)
- Heavy Fighters (Attack) - Signature Radius: 110 (+60)
- Heavy Fighters (Long Range) - Signature Radius: 120 (+60)
- Shadows - Signature Radius: 100 (+55)
- Shadows - EM Damage: 200 (+40)
- Shadows - Thermal Damage: 200 (+40)
These changes bring Fighters closer in-line with the signature of Heavy Drones.
Lastly, there was a bug when our AI evaluated the threat of fighters. NPCs didn't consider fighters as threatening as they should have. This bug has now been fixed, and NPCs will more often shoot at fighters.
You may also want to check out this thread about brand new fighter hotkeys (thanks Five-0!)
After our discussions with the CSM, they brought up the state of the Wyvern fighter hangar bay (and shield supers in general). While we'll re-asses the state of shield supers after the release of Shield Slaves, we think their points about fighter hangar bays had some merit.
- Wyvern Fighter Hangar Bay): 90,000 (+10,000) m3
- Hel Fighter Hangar Bay: 110,000 (+10,000) m3
We're going to increase the effect duration of burst projectors. The difficulty in using them doesn't really justify their existing small effect time.
- ECM Jammer Burst Projector Effect Duration: 40 (+10) seconds
- Sensor Dampening Burst Projector Effect Duration: 60 (+30) seconds
- Weapon Disruption Burst Projector Effect Duration: 60 (+30) seconds
- Target Illumination Burst Projector Effect Duration: 60 (+30) seconds
- Warp Disruption Burst Projector Effect Duration: 40 (+20) seconds
- Stasis Webification Burst Projector Effect Duration: 40 (+20) seconds
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