Ion Cannon Rebalance

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Author: MadamLava

Last revision: 10 Jan at 19:27 UTC

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Description:
ION CANNONS REBALANCED

Ion Cannons. We know they all suck, right? Weak, too expensive, takes an eternity to build and are outclassed by the 8 defense platforms you could put there instead. Not anymore! Additionally, you can finally mount Battleship-class spinal weapons to your starbases with the Small Ion Cannon for all your Tachyon Lance, Mega Cannon or Arc Emitter needs.

With this mod, late game defensive starbases are a lot more viable, as you can now practically mount a considerable number of the XL and/or T-slot weapons that you need to stand a chance against battleship stacks. Or at least do a better job at taking as many ships down as you can before your Citadel falls to the Crisis doomstack.

This mod:

  • Rebalances the Ion Cannon
  • Adds the Small Ion Cannon

Ion Cannon Changes
  • Alloy cost dramatically reduced to 1000
  • Build time halved from 1080 days to 540
  • Platform slot size decreased from 8 to 2
  • 150% HP buff
  • Range bonus increased from 20% to 100% to prevent enemy fleets from slipping by along the edge of the system
  • Can be mounted on Star Fortresses instead of requiring Citadel

Small Ion Cannon
  • Mounts an XL slot instead of a T slot
  • Build time: 360 days
  • Build cost: 500 alloys
  • Only takes up 1 slot
  • 50% range bonus
  • Uses downscaled ion cannon model

FAQ
  • Achievements? – No, this alters gameplay.
  • Is this compatible with modded shipsets? – If the shipset has an Ion Cannon model, it will work! The Small Ion Cannon simply uses the normal Ion Cannon model but scaled down.
  • I can’t build the Small Ion Cannon! – Small Ion Cannons are unlocked when you obtain your first XL-weapon tech. You may need to create a design in the Ship Designer first if auto-generation fails.
  • This many big guns is OP!! – Battleship fleets already can have this many XL-weapons(plus L-slots!) and are mobile. Besides, if someone builds an Ion Cannon stack, just throw a torpedo corvette swarm at it, it won’t stand a chance as it misses all its very slow shots. The rebalance in this mod is to prevent Battleship fleets from cheesing starbases with their absurd range.

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