So I wasn't the only one who thought that the torpedo frigate was superficial...
I mean, yeah it's really cool to have a ship with a bomb as big as it is, but when you have to stop managing the rest of your fleet in order to use it, it's become nothing more than eye candy. And to some people I'm sure it's not even that much.
So, here's yet another alternative to what could be done. What, you didn't think I wasn't going to add my own two cents, did you?
It's been mentioned by others that a simple upgrade to the siege frigate would do the job, since by the name alone you would expect such a ship to be a juggernaugt of nothing sort of crushing power to defenses and planetary targets. However, that's kind of taking away from the idea of an expansion, isn't it? New upgrades is all we get for $10? Pesonally, I'd feel ripped off. Also, Ironlore/Stardock has gone through the trouble of making a completely new model, textures, and icons. Should we really insist they throw all that work away?
In my opinion, no. It's a decent idea, it just needs a little tweaking, that's all.
As, again, other's before me have said a huge issue is that the ship does not target defenses from extreme range automatically. That right there sounds like an AI error and could probably be pretty easily fixed, once the source of the problem is found. The other part of many people's complaints, that it's usefulness just isn't critical enough to justify it, well that's a bit tricker. A super-long range, heavy-hitting ship would be a lot more useful, and feasable from an in-universe standpoint, if it could also bombard planets and snipe cap ships in addition to being a demolition-type vessel.
Before you all lynch me, let me say my piece. After that, if you're not convinced, well... have at.
In short, I'm proposing to turn the Orgov into, basically, a sniper. It's not so much a remaking as an expansion of it's original abilities. So, in effect, maybe there could be further research into the Orgev's targeting systems so that is can attack cap ships and planets. Though this really does elimate the need for the siege frigate, doesn't it?
Oh well, I never use those things away. Dreadnaughts FTW.
And... that's my piece. Feel free to lynch me now. ^^;