Thanks for the move, this was more a backstory thread so I thought it should have gone in the other place. Whatever works.
The floating sections are there because I felt it made it seem more alien. Weird floaty anti-grav, I don't really know. No other ship in the Otan fleet has floating sections.
It's exactly 250 pixels in length and roughly 300 pixels wide. The Pulsars are set to scatter pretty wide so they don't do as much damage as it seems they would. If I shoot at a duplicate Golden Warship it will blanket the entire front surface.
As for the Aegis, Missiles and Plasma torpedos still puncture while tachyon and weasel guns tend to find their ways inside nooks on the ship. These also tend to be most of the weapons used by the Qor. Storywise this ship gave the Otanians shield and warp technology. Both aren't technologies they could reverse engineer well. Other ships with shielding are either primarily shieldships or get normal deflectors and only the Shockpoint has a short-range jump capability like the Golden Warship.
I work with 4 classes, Flagship, Battleship, Destroyer, and Fighters. Destroyers are about Hecate size, like my Shockpoint. A 100 damage weapon isn't unheard of but I reserve those for spinal weapons or ships with a primary purpose but a major weakness. The rest of my ships are constantly tested against the standard vessels for balance (if they win but not by much, they're good).
Flanking is quite possible, none of the ship's weapons point to the back of the ship and only the Pulsars and 4 of the smaller weapons can point to the sides, coupled with a slow turn rate the Golden Warship absolutely needs support ships. The two flak guns have a hard time defending the ship from the rear when another battleship is on the field since my battleships tend to pump a lot of ammo.
The Icarus (top-middle) was designed and manufactured pre-GW, as can be seen by it's lack of shielding and use of heavy plating for protection. The Icarus only received minor benefit from the new-age metals engineered after the discovery but remains as one of the Otanian fleet's primary destroyers. Long range, accurate and agile it does well on the frontlines.
The Shockpoint was Otania's first design made almost exclusively from technology found within their moon. It stands as a sharp contrast of technological innovation and use to the Icarus. Capable of pinpoint short-range jumps, it sports 4 simplistic beam weapons, making it capable of surgically destroying hostile targets. It is a slow ship compared to the Icarus, but it can turn to bare its weapons in an instant. The Otanian fleet quickly discovered the financial costs of maintaining a hardcore forerunner-exclusive fleet and opted for merely supplimenting their fleet with these new technologies in later ship models. The kind of reactor needed to provide energy enough to maintain the 4 constant-emission laser cannons and the energy needed to split space itself apart means producing even a single Shockpoint is a sizeable expense so there aren't many in the fleet. Still, it remains as one of the Otan's more powerful, and tricky, destroyers.
The Eegoth is a Qor Battleship. Little is known of this new enemy so all ships reported are eye-witness only. It is unknown if this could be considered the enemy flagship. Flagship or no, it is a powerful vessel designed almost exclusively around the concepts of bending gravity. The ten generators positioned strategically around the ship create a bubble capable of slowing most projectiles to a standstill leaving them easy pickings for point defense. A single Eegoth can halt all fire from the Golden Warship, leaving it once again vulnerable without support. If a generator should be damaged, the production facility at the core of the Eegoth is capable of making more, though short lived, gravity generators to temporarily replace them. Other noteable features are its ability to shut down enemy ships and draw the helpless creatures into it's maw.
The Icarus has a speed and turn of 2.4 and 1 and 350 HP while the Shockpoint is 1/4 and 250 HP. Their weapons and defenses are entirely stock.