Opening thoughts - Love the beta game! Really did. The campaign looks like it will be Epic!
Very glad they didn’t mess about with the base mechanics of the game like what happened with DOW3. Never forget, never forgive.
However....as feedback and an idea that came off the top of my head having played the beta a lot but also having gone back to BGA1 again since.
Shouldn't the really big ships for factions like IG/SM/tau/Chaos have the slow acceleration they currently have, BUT have a higher top speed due to their larger engines?
The idea an escort ship can outrun a capital ship over a short distance - fine. However surely in void warfare where the weight and size of a ship mean nothing in terms of drag or resistance that a capital ship with bloody huge engines will hit much higher speeds compared to the smaller vessels once they gain momentum.
So ships of Battle Cruisers / Ship level would have the same sort of slow acceleration they have now but in a straight line if uninterrupted they can build up to a speed that is faster than their smaller brethren. Meaning the big boys can catch up or run away from engagements to a certain extent, giving them a slight improved field presence variability that i think would help counter some of the OP new factions. For example it could be possible counter to the OP nids who as an organic fleet wouldn't have this as they dont use engines. Or it would put them on some kind of footing against the Eldar/Aldari who in my opinion were way to quick in the Beta
This trait in itself would / should mean;
A) Slower turning arc for that ship when at that higher speed, so a loss of manoeuvrability.
A loss of accuracy when firing
C) No ship to ship boarding, however teleporting still would work but a maybe a lower success percentage.
D) Not being able to use certain skills, I:E Nova cannon, Ork ram, etc.
E) Higher damage for a ram, however if hitting a bigger ship than you then greater damage to you.
So a few pros and cons to the trait.
What do you think?
The coders out there are probably thinking I have no clue how game mechanics work but still, this is my thought. Discuss………….