Such a good read of all the comments, thanks all for contributing to my thread.
I have spent a long time considering the answers given above, comparing apples with oranges etc.
This thread was about the battleship.
Why no bats or bots for the battleship?
If you have very long range VHF weaponry why not have the BS weapon range increased to counter this?
Why no shields for specific weapon types? I was informed that it was impossible to have shields for specific weapon types for battleships due to code restrictions, I know now this is untrue and have evidence to prove it can be done.
Freelancer is a epic game and should be of epic proportions. Having played Crossfire 2.0 and discovery 4.8x, i wish the two could combine to make one special freelancer. Imagine a game that is owned by the community for the community and not controlled and restricted by one entity