Suggestion War Ship Balance

Discussion in 'TLOPO Suggestions and Ideas' started by Jaack, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. Jaack

    Jaack Dockworker

    Aug 27, 2017
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    The War Ships are terribly balanced, with the War Brig outshining all others in most areas especially when upgraded. War Sloops aren't great for SvE, and are almost exclusively used for SvS which I'm fine with. War Galleons are just fat water cows that hold a bit more cargo. War Frigates are good SvS, but needs a bit more to compensate the lack of speed. I propose some changes that would help level the playing field as well as draw them more towards niches. My suggestions for changes to balance and cost squishing are as follows:

    War Sloop
    Increase cost from 20k to 30k
    Increase broadsides from 14 to 16
    Increase speed by 10%
    These changes would make the war sloop's speed a good deal better than the Brig, and make it good for short but quick mat runs.

    War Galleon

    Increase cost from 40k to 50k
    Increase broadsides from 24 to 26
    Increase armor from 10,800 to 12,000
    Increase cargo from 18 to 20
    The War Galleon would become the king of long mat runs and broadsides, but the cannon and crew capacity remains low. An increase in armor helps make up for its horrendously slow speed.

    War Frigate

    Increase cannons from 14 to 18
    Increase crew from 12 to 14
    Increase armor from 12,600 to 13,000
    While War Frigates don't have great mobility, broadsides, or cargo, they'd be absolute powerhouses with a full crew. The armor and raw firepower would help it not be outshone by the cargo and broadsides of a War Galleon, and make it worth sacrificing the speed of a War Brig.

    War Brig
    Reduce cost from 80k to 70k
    Reduce broadsides from 24 to 22
    Reduce armor from 12,000 to 11,500
    These are minor nerfs, that would make it more a Jack of All Trades. These nerfs and the aforementioned buffs to other ships means that the War Brig wouldn't be the obvious choice over the other ships, but it would remain popular especially in regards to an upgrade like Stormchaser which still gives it a nasty amount of speed.

  2. Eric Sailcutter

    Eric Sailcutter Pirate Lord

    Jan 1, 2017
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    I disagree with your assessment. I find ships to be well balanced and only hope for more ship slots, more ship upgrades and more ship trim options.
  3. Sarah Darkmonger

    Sarah Darkmonger Sea Legs

    Jan 13, 2015
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    I agree with the broadside cannon nerf on the brig, but with that alone I think it would all be balanced.
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