These things need some serious buffage. My favorite idea is to remove esf afterburners period and change the pods to actual after burners. "Why?" You might ask. Well because it will help reduce the number of hovering rocket poddists farming infy, nerf a2a lock on esfs in a way where the weapons are not changed and lastly gives a rather good reason to use the least beneficial esf option. It will also put the esfs in a more a2a oriented niche (what most people want anyway) but this will make the a2a gameplay slightly more based on the more fun nose gun gameplay. My reaction to possible responses. "Ppa/air hammer + ab pods will be op" - no, you try dogfighting even a bad pilot with those guns.