in both HW and cata, the mother ship has never been able to 1v1 the second to most powerful ship in the game at the time. all the mother ship got was 5 piddly cannons in HW and in cata the MS got 5 piddly guns and a big gun it couldn't use to defend itself with.
the ms should be HARD to kill, not die to the nearest destroyer. i know there should not be WMD's in the game, but how about a main cannon for the MS that could one shot the most powerful non MS ship in the game, but then take 20 minutes to recharge. it would have a medium range though, no sniping :heyhey:
and on that not, how about a game mode where it's 3v1 and the lone person has a super MS with a WMD that takes 5 min to charge and could wipe out an entire army?