Along with that, they are rebalancing the power of ships, making adjustments so that no one type of ship will be heavily favored. It's always been thought that the outcome of a battle was more or less settled with the presence of a Titan capital ship, the largest ship in the game, as its doomsday weapon could potentially wipe out an entire fleet. However, in the expansion this weapon is being changed from an area-effect to a single-target one. On the other end of the spectrum, they are introducing fighter-bombers, small ships much like the current fighters but which can destroy capital ships. Also in the pipeline are so-called "speedboat missions" for smaller ships, as most of the existing PvE missions tend to focus on the larger battleships.Whoa. Emphasis mine.
That is a HUGE change for Titans. I'd go so far to say it is a huge nerf. Doomsday weapons are a primary defense tool for cyno jammed systems at keeping enemy battleship fleets from jumping in. With it changed to a single target weapon the defensive ability is useless.
On the other hand, it the Doomsday is capable of one-shotting another capital ship, like say a Dreadnought, it might be a useful change for making Titans more offensive in nature.
Too much to think about. Along with the sov changes and new faction battleships (and faction ships overhaul!) the next expansion promises to be very interesting and exciting.
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