Yes little one if it keeps its current detection it must be slow. Having the entire race being the slowest AND giving it the current shortest optimal ranges (75 M T1 Smalls, 125M T1 Shorts, 200M T1 Longs) just blows my mind. On-top of all of this you give it shields to the one of the fastest weapon groupings.
This is clearly "ment" to be thee detection bot. In doing so it made the Assault nearly useless DPS, speed, range, tank, just about all around.
This is all coming around to from my small picture that I am seeing, maybe Zoom has a grander master plan. Currently I am not liking the direction, as these bots add nothing meaning full to the game, and if they do. Only that one faction will have it, making them the goto faction to get.
This is why I suggested we just make them a normal race, and spread the specializations around to ALL the colors to be inclusive, not exclusive to one bot race.
Example : Light Scout
Red Lights - Prom - Specialization - +3 Detection Per Level
Blue Lights - Yagel - - Specialization - +3 Detection Per Level
Green Lights- Castel -- Specialization - +3 Detection Per Level
Yellow Lights - Vektor - - Specialization - +3 Detection Per Level
Add different names, keep them all Mk1s OR do a Mk1.5. Paper thin, Medium speeds, and bad masking. Strip off all the other Detection multipliers off all the other lights, the cost to make one is a base Light bot X2, or by some multiplier.
Now you have the indy side figured out, do this for all the specialized bots you want.
Red - Specializes Remote Sensor, Secondary Remote Reps.
Blue - Specializes Remote Reps, Secondary, Remote Energy
Green - Specializes Remote Energy, Secondary Remote ECCM
Yellow - Specializes Remote ECCM, Secondary Remote Sensor
Light Marksman Bots
Specializes in using Medium Weapons on a Light bot Platform, Higher Range, Slightly lower speed, Lower detection, Higher Locking, Decreased ROF
Red - Lasers, Each Lvl Decreased Fitting requirements for Medium Weapons.
Blue - Mags, "
Green - Missles, "
Yellow - Bullets, "
Same Deal, these are Mk1 bots only (for now) and has the same slot configurations.
I am Perpetuum.