Convicted Lancake Abuser
This, and all of your other complaints with the current system, could easily be resolved with just some minor numbers rebalancing. Cloakers, powering small and over-softcap ships, etc, could be resolved with, say, a slight bump in power per block at the very start of the curve, and improving the power generation of auxes, and by reducing the power consumption of cloakers or making it into a proper system instead of what it currently is.It's difficult to get adequate power into small ships, at least, small ships you want to have some pewpewpew on. And due to the limitations of power, it's difficult to get enough power into larger ships if you want the huge weapons to go with it. Docked power was a (very laggy) solution that was unintended, and the auxilliary power system has its own drawbacks.
Doomcube SPECIFICALLY refers to cube ships. The words you are thinking of are things like "system brick," "doom fridge," or "doom brick."Doomcube has become a byword for any ship that is designed for perfect, meta-only function with absolutely no aesthetic value. That is what I meant.
EDIT- Forgot to actually go over the substance of your post.
Why is this a problem, exactly? The game can't force people to build aesthetically pleasing ships, and there are people out there who simply can't anyway. And it's not like the power system solves this either.
This is a great example of RP players not knowing much about the PvP game, actually. 0.8k and 4k are NOT medium ships- any PvPer would tell you that this is cemented in the small range. You aren't in the medium range until you're close to the softcap.Those are medium sized vessels,
Every ship I have done systems for in the past 6 months, probably the past year, has been above the softcap, and yes, I will tell you that it is a made up issue. Powering ships with aux is easy. Really easy. Are you just not building them properly? I can provide advice if you want any.Make a ship with a regen above the soft cap. Then tell me it's "a made up issue"?
So the game would constantly be doing checks to make sure you don't have any docked entities within the boundaries of all of the reactors on your ship? Doesn't that sound a bit laggy?Well, not if the boxes affect the fighters or vice-versa. You'd get lynched for causing lag for once thing, your ship would overheat too easily, and/or the fighters would overheat on the dock.