CCP Fozzie says "We know that our customers are amazingly creative with ship fittings and tactics and that if we give them a new set of tools they’ll do things better than we could have imagined with them." One of the upcoming ships in Retribution is the ORE mining frigate, the Venture, which is described this way:
The Venture is the first dedicated Mining Frigate released by the ORE corporation. It boasts strong capabilities for mining both asteroids and stellar gas clouds, and can enter and leave hostile territory effectively thanks to exceptional agility and a class leading +2 warp core strength bonus that allows it to escape some forms of tackle.Note to Fozzie: I've now asked the best small-gang fleet scouts I know from all across New Eden and all of them agree on a small point. Know what we're going to do with a ship with exceptional agility and +2 warp core strength?
We're going to scout for fleets with it. We're going to tackle that fleet's initial target with it. And we're going to immediately warp off once the back-up point is established. No need to worry about that target keeping our scout tackled, after all, right? Or, if the fleet can't land in time, we're going to warp our scout out before he can get himself exploded. That's going to be our creative use of ship fittings and tactics: keeping fleet scouts alive a lot longer. Mining? Tsh. The fact that it looks like a ship out of Homeworld is just a bonus.
Anyway, just... you know... FYI.
Can we have this +2 warp core strength bonus added to all of the Interceptors when they're rebalanced? What's good for the goose is good for the gander after all, right? This is a fine idea with no downsides whatsoever. Thanks!