keep in mind that scramble bombers is and has been stackable with itself so....it would add up more than you might think.
Hes right, at lvl 3 with a 20 second cool down, the Skirantra would be able to put out 15 additional bomber Squads into the well in a minute and 40 seconds.Thats pretty significant.
What happens when the Level 6 ability is activated and 60 strikecraft are spawned--does that give it 6 extra squads for a possible total of 17 squadrons (11 + 6)?
It will put 60 extra strikecraft divided into already existing sqaudrons, which could either A. instantly re-fill the Halos heavily damaged squads, or B. nearly double the strength of undamaged, full squadrons. But yeah essentially the Halo would be able to field 17 squads worth of fighters (in 11 squads).
FOR LRM SPAM HATERS:(myself included)
They'll be reducing the build penalty on carriers, which many have requested. Personally I think that putting that build penalty on in the first place brought flak back to usefulness, but was a little too heavy and weakened carriers(specifically those carrying fighters) too much. Dialing it back a bit was the right move and will likely put fighters back in the game as a viable counter to LRM spam early game. 5% may not seem like much, but out of previous 15% penalty, thats actually a very significant number. Plus light frigates can now live longer against a lrm spam (nerf to anti-medium dmg+ hp/shield boost), thus being able to do more damage against enemy flak before they're destroyed. These two fixes together will DEFINITELY help in being able to take apart LRM+Flak fleets, as to what degree, not one of us can be sure.
Again, lets test the patch out before drawing any conclusions, this games balance is soo intricate that many things will have been altered that are not immediately evident from the Change logs. Remember that a buff to 1 thing is the same as a nerf to ALL its counters (which often are more than 1 type of ship) and vice versa. There are so many adjustments in this patch, its nearly impossible to say how everything will turn out before actually testing it out, so lets give it the applause it deserves and then put it to the grindstone when its released. Only then can we really start to see how everything is effected by these changes.