I was really looking forward to torp Nagas for cavalry tactics or at the very least, as heavy-hitting anti-POS, anti-Customs Offices platforms. Can you imagine seven or eight torp Nagas hammering a POCO into its reinforce timer? I sure could. It would have been an easy, cheap way to inspire low-sec fights. Ah well. So now, my chances of actually flying my Naga are pretty much nil for a while. Rails weren't buffed enough, IMO, particularly medium rails. The Tornado and Oracle are much superior long-range platforms, and the Talos is a much superior short-range platform.
Still, Hana Lena on the EVE-O forums had another perspective on the torp Naga that I hadn't even thought about:
Okay let's try this then.And yeah, put this way, I guess I have to agree. Good point, Hana. Damn you. ;-)
Dev one: we haven't made any missile ships In a while that's the Caldari thing right? Let's make the new battlecruiser a missile ship.
Dev two: Hey yeah that's a great idea.
Member of Team Gridlock: What dream world did you two just slip into? you want to make a new ship for large fleet fights use missiles? One the most server intense weapons systems we have?
Dev one: Oh Well then... Another hybrid platform it is.
Dev two: That was a really stupid idea man.