1) Ripard Teg (in comment):
2) Logan Fyreite: From mehgle to EAGLE!
3) Ender (in comment):
4) aidenmourn: Talons of Doom: A Re-Imagined Blaster Eagle
5) Justin Cody (in comment):
I'll pencil something up...scan it in to PS and maybe get something resembling creativity out of it.
In the end it has to remain Caldari, so a long range standoff rail platform. The Moa also has missile slots which are not useless but are under-utilized
10% to hybrid optimal range is fine, drop the shield resist bonus for 5% to damage/level, drop the missile hard points...add 6th turret hardpoint and pump up the base grid by 40. The Moa can sacrifice tank in a sniper encounter to hit well and hard.
The Eagle should also have 6 turret slots, give it a 25m3 drone bay instead of 15 on the moa. HAC bonuses: 10%/level to hybrid falloff/level and 7.5% to hybrid tracking/level. This will let its 250's hit well and hard from nearly any range. Make it the long range gunboat of choice for cruisers.
6) Kitaro Phoenix (in an evemail):
This is my entry the Eagle contest... but it really ended up more as both an Eagle / Cerberus proposal as they share similar issues.
In general I believe that those who are trying to return the Eagle to it's sniper glory really need to let go. That role is now served very well by T3 Battle Cruisers and Maelstroms. I don't think that the Eagle can really be changed to match them.
Instead let us attempt to bring the Eagle (actually Caldari HACs in general) in line with the other race's HACs.
HACs with dual bonuses related to range should only have 1 bonus to range. (Cerberus, Eagle)
This will mean they no long are able to shoot missiles @ 180km or hit with rails @ 145km (without any tracking enhancement). This is just fine because they can't lock at those ranges anyway.
On the Eagle the 10% optimal bonus (per level of Caldari Cruiser) should be replaced with a 5% rate of fire.
On the Cerberus the 10% bonus to Heavy and Heavy Assault flight times (per level of Heavy Assault ships) should be replaced with a 7.5% reduction in signature radius.
This gives a close range brawler Eagle slightly more dps than Deimos with mildly better range or similar DPS in the medium long range (30km-80km) role with rails compared to a Beam Zealot.
The Cerberus can do a similar Medium range HAM fit or a longer HML fit doing dps comparable to Pulse and Beam Zealot respectively. The signature radius reduction will give a Cerberus a similar signature to the Zealot and increase it's survivability.
Both the Caldari HACs are slow. Increase the Eagle speed by 35 m/s (which makes it comparable to the Deimos/Zealot) and the Cerberus by 15 m/s (comparable to the Ishtar/Sacrilege).
Since they are no longer snipers, drones are useful! Give the Eagle 25m3 of space and bandwidth while leaving the Cerb with a token 10 m3 drone bay.
This would make Caldari HACs have the 2nd smallest drone bay instead of the first.
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If I have missed any, please let me know! Remember, any mechanics or sketch entries will be considered.