Ok I have finish play testing the ships... and my verdic is... their GOOD!!!ASN Viking-class Frigate PLAY TEST ReviewShields!:
Those shields are lovely! I like the way they flash as they intercept incoming attacks. (I can guess at the background mechanics used, but it is the way they are used that make these shields so great!)
They do seems to have trouble intercepting non-missile type attacks. I had a Viking's shields blocking 3 missiles/per sec attacks without any problems, only to let buster shots through easily.
In any case... one of the best use of "shields" in BSF! Both in gameplay and looks! Ship Animation:
(other then shields)
Noting fanciful, but nothing wrong as well. Fits in with the animations of the other ships well.Weapons
The weapons are... ok... In the play test they work well against the other ships. Suggestions would be to include some missiles? Maybe even replace the beam weapons with missiles. The beam weapons seems a little out of place compared to the other ships, most who do not have beam weapons at all. (Other then mining lasers.)
Also it feels weird for the Viking-class Frigate to have only 3 weapons mounted (But this is just my feeling. Suggestion only)Overall:
The Viking-class Frigate is a great ship. Other ships:
Nice bunch of small ships! I love the reload animation on the Pirate Frigate! Most of the ships are balanced quite well too!
I noticed that the Dragon mining ship has a SUPER POWERFUL attack! It could take out a Viking-class Frigate with one hit!!!
And that is with the Viking's shield blocking the Dragon's attack in the first place!
Not sure if that is what you are aiming for... but just thought you should know.
Overall: A great set of ships! Hope to see more in this design line!
And thanks for the DLs!