Today, 5:31 AM · 58 replies and 7453 views.
They need do to maneuvers first. First time I heard the capital ship horn I was in awe. After about 3 minutes of watching them trade shots and no combat maneuvers, it was an eyesore.
Then maybe there'll be a reason to buff them.
They should have shields. Economy of scale and the cube law would suggest you'd need a lot of independent shield generators. I'd recommend independent quadrant shields (starb, larb, fore, aft, dorsal, keel...okay, hex) with a few generators each. The shields would be relatively weak for their size but comparable to a Conda's. Shield quadrants would give the ship a good reason to maneuver (to protect their weak sides by rolling and turning).
They should be more accurate. Then it'll be easier to gauge the damage done by a direct hit and see how much it needs to be buffed.
I see the Interdictor being a much harder hitter but the Farragut class will inevitably win the war of attrition. A Farragut should remain more effective against fighters and the Interdictor would be...