Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Command Bursts will completely replace the existing Warfare Link system in our November release. These new high-slot modules can be fitted to any ship that can currently fit Warfare Links, and allow any ship fitted with these modules to boost their fleet members, within a specific area in space. Once applied, these boosts will continue even if you go out of range of the boosting ship, or warp, or the boosting ship dies.
Command Bursts are high-slot modules that can be fitted to the same classes of ships that can currently fit Warfare Links. There are five types of Command Burst module: Armour, Shield (formerly known as Siege), Information, Skirmish, and Mining. They must be loaded with charges, and this charge choice will determine which bonus the module applies to fleet members. Charges can be swapped in the field, but long reload times mean the timing and choices of a boosting pilot is important.
"Imagine a smart bomb that buffs your friends instead of damaging ships and you'll get the idea" - Team Five-0