Hello friends and monkeys.
So I was overlooking the various ship sizes and looking to build some equipment.
And, I was looking at the ship size restrictions and I opened up the Battlecruiser and Star Destroyer templates and to my surprise found that they are restricted to Major Factions. And, while I understand that limiting how many people can have fleets ect is an important part of the factory ruleset.
I don't understand why, a Company can create and run a 80km station but not a Battlecruiser literally at most a sixteenth of its size. It's not really, sensible.
I suppose, the frustration of it all comes from the fact that I do not wish to join a Faction. I'm quiet happy to stay neutral, however while I do believe that should limit my abilities to conquer and control I don't see why I can't have at the very least a modest fleet with a BattleCruiser to head it. Just one.
Why I propose this is that, as someone who's character runs a Private Military it deters me from entering larger activities as I can simply be stomped out of existence by a MF's fleet. I propose that, a top tier company that has no ties to a faction should be able to own and use at the very least a few Destroyers and at the very least one Battlecruiser.
And yes, I believe while it might be more work it should be a case by case sort of thing. As in, the company in question that wishes to own and make use of said Battlecruiser should have good IC reasoning for such a thing. Thanks for reading.