Don’t let words like “balance” and “improvements” blind you from the real truth here: EVE Online’s capital ships are about to be hit by a sweeping nerf to end their overpowered status.
CCP wrote up a lengthy dev blog (with graphs! so many graphs!) in which the studio admitted that it was a little too overzealous in making capital ships more viable a while back. “Since the major rework in Citadel, which was meant to put power back in the hands of capital pilots, it’s become clear that we over-shot our goals in several areas,” the studio said. “Capital have become an all-in-one answer to most of EVE’s obstacles.”
For those flying sub-capitals, they’ll be pleased to see a range of buffs to “give new life to laser platforms.” CCP said that past this update, it will come out with new ship and module content in May, followed by implant sets in July.