Last night DS3 spent 8 hours in EU fighting against JVI, LEA, & RED. It was a great time. But many things were discovered during this fight. Shields are way too OP and Bases are way too OP.
There should absolutely never be any situation that DS3 has three people able to defend against JVIs swarm of 15+ players. But we did. For hours. We should have been raided 5x over. But our bases shields never dropped below 50%. Even when jvi pushed with their silly seige tanks and swarmed one side.
Another instance where bases demonstrated how OP they are is when DS3 and ABN did a combined tank drop on JVI. ABN had 20 tanks. DS3 had about 4-5. Again, I don’t even think we dropped shields to JVIs main base. This is just unacceptable considering the amount of pure fireworks that were displayed.
Finally, SV and HV shields. They are way too OP as well. Until proven otherwise, DS3 and ABN have some of the best SV pilots In Empyrion. We had 3 men targeting one enemy at a time to attempt to drop shields. These engagements would take 10-15 mins to successfully drop a shield. But by this time, the enemy player already retreated back to their unaided base. It is frustrating and unnecessary. The shields also recover much too fast. Dropping the shield for it to recover in a few seconds is maddening.
In conclusion, I really think you have the right idea with increasing HP and shields for vessels and Bases. I really do! But this is way too much HWS! Let’s try to decrease everything by 25% and see if that’s any better. Because right now it’s almost unplayable!
Thank you for your time and understanding. Many players have video if needed.