but you'll have to do something about them so they aren't efficient enough to replace the heavy frigates, otherwise people would abuse them and make them the replacement for their fleet simply because of the additional abilities and raised damage
This is a good point, Perhaps it would be better to make them capitals.
why not share your deepest secrets with your fishing buddy?
Because he will catch to many and that will be less for me to catch " Pigs in space" . You are right though.
regenerating the entity.manifest from scratch and whamo the button cycling worked. There appears to be a lot of unneeded references in the entity.manifest that get cleaned out performing this step that for some reason may be causing this issue. Please give this a try and verify if it also works on your end.
Excellent work, thank you kindly. I will try this and let you know how it goes. I like the textures and brush's and will integrate them that way.
Maybe you could make this next group Support oriented. I also suggest you keep all the new ships Caps. It will eliminate the new ships being the only thing people build if you do decided to blur the roles.
This is what I think now also
Also, Just thought I also suggest you fill the current ships ablilties that are other ships with unique ones. That way you promote fleet diversity and synergy. Not to mention keeping every ships role different.
Yes, I could for example give the Kosovza a different bolstering type ability instead of its adaptive shield, perhaps one that could absorb energy weapons fire to bolster it. I can do something like this, I will give it some thought.
If you make a new TEC support cap, make it a Vasari/TEC hybrid with stuff like Repair Bot Cloud, Scramble Gunships (to counter Advent drone spam), Sunder Shields (mix of Dunov's EMP Bomb and Stikulas' Shield Disruption that deals shield damage and mitigation reduction in an area of effect), and for an Ultimate maybe Saboteur Nanites which acts like an AoE version of the Hoshiko's Demolition Bots.
Yes those are some excellent Ideas I have been think along those lines also. I was thinking on a variation of the the Gravity mine also, and perhaps for the Advent a decoy ability.