Naga: about third(!) of the price of a Rokh, with same range bonus, and 25% damage increase over the battleship. Sure, it can't tank like the Rokh but its more agile and cheaper and does not require BS 5.And then on twitter Rixx responded:
Not to mention the Eagle (which was dead already) will never see the light of day now.
good point about the poor sodden Eagle. Amazing how bad is it that it doesn't even get remembered? So sadYes, the Eagle even with the improvements to Hybrid weapons still is lackluster and now with the Naga available its even more undesirable. Sure, it can tank better but with Battlecruisers V a Naga can snipe out to 194 km with 400 DPS while at HAC IV an Eagle only gets around 156km optimal and 180 DPS. At approximately twice the price.
[EveNews24 Editor: For those who do not like the comparison between the Eagle and the Naga, I have reworded the comparison. At lvl 5 skills, the Eagle can hit at 146+15km range while the Naga can hit at 194+30km range with 33% more damage without any gunnery modifying modules or implants and the Naga can fit 8 guns while the Eagle is stuck with 5 guns for twice the price. ]
Sure, there are advantages to being smaller and having superior tracking but overall the Eagle is not what you would call a desirable ship. On top of all that game mechanics, the Moa is one of the most reviled ship hulls in the game.
So here is your chance to be game designer AND art lead on the Eagle makeover.
Redesign the Eagle Contest!
|Somebody Save Me!!!!|
The submission deadline is Feb 1, 2012 and I will be judging the entries.
EDIT: I've partnered with EveNews24 and they kindly added to the pot so that the prizes are now:
1st Place Entry - 1 x Pirate Battleship (list)
2nd Place Entry - 1 x Pirate Cruiser (list)
3rd Place Entry - 1 x Pirate Frigate (list)
For the mechanics change, it doesn't have to be drastic or super detailed in order to be a good entry. The same goes for the hull redesign; a simple pencil sketch will suffice as much as a professional graphic artist entry as long as I feel the design is cool and evokes the Caldari esthetic.