Wow, player buffs enormous!
Not terribly, just planing off some outliers on the costs, and did genuinely buff the space tank so that it's at least demonstrably better than the triangle bomber (if they can get in range).
*Awaits for the ai stick to come back hard*
Oh, while hacking is I think a buff to fun (and ARS-reprogramming is a pretty big boost), the AI is packing a much
bigger stick to oppose sustained k-raiding or ST-hacking. Of course, if you didn't use those much you wouldn't notice much
Now armor ships have teeth
You mean space tanks, I assume
and now a bunch of ships with a niche role don't cost a ton.
That much is true. Most of them were always sticking out like a sore thumb when I sorted my reference spreadsheet by cap-m+c or cap-e.