Firstly, lemme start with how much I love Conquest. It's purely objective based where your kill record means nothing. Your main goal is to conquer the map, and destroying ships occupying territory. It's a classic territorial game mode.
As for where it went wrong -
Visually, compared to the cinematic, it would've been great to be given Red vs Blue ship coatings, instead of your side being blue, and the enemy side being red (through your enemy's side, they're blue and you're red)
There's very little reward for conquering parts of the map. There's only point rewards for capturing points A and B. If a team should capture both A and B, that's about it. Majority of the map will be Blue (or red if the enemy team has both). Should the enemy team become (I'm sorry) a load of jerks, (again, I'm sorry) and spawn camp your team (once more, I'm sorry) there's not only no reward, but then you're also ruining the fun for that team. It turns from a fun match into "Why are you in our spawn? We spawn in the same places, we can't get out, this is stupid" etc., etc., etc.,. (I personally got super angry when this happened a few hours ago)
Conquest tells us that, upon respawning, we are given Defensive Buffs.
- What are these buffs?
- Where are they indicated?
- How long do they last?
- What exactly do they do?
- Does a Disruptor Pulse/Missile/Ammo get rid of them?
- Do Stasis Pulse/Missile/Ammo affect them?
- Does a Tartarus Missile automatically remove these effects?
The team I was on was spawn camped for about a minute. A minute where we couldn't so much as LEAVE our spawning zone.
In conquest, the only two CAPTURABLE points are A, B, and everything in between. Spawn zones don't give anything and are not capturable. So being near the spawn zones automatically kills the fun.
Additionally, (and this is just an idea) if someone should fly back to their team spawn zone (without dying) they should be able to have: Energy Refilled and/or Modules Refreshed and/or Debuffs Scrubbed (once every life, like Desperate Measures) to encourage more movement. Enemies who enter spawn zones should be given a Purge (energy drained, modules disrupted, armor broken, movement slowed) and this effect should last no longer than 5 seconds (5 seconds is a long time when you can't do anything). Upon respawning, ally ships should have 100% armor, increased weapon damage, increased module damage and healing, debuffs instant scrubbed, and increased movement speed (to get out quicker). A perimeter, like points A and B have, should be known and visualized in a similar manner. However, this defensive buff should not last longer than 10 seconds. (10 seconds is a long time when you're trying to escape spawncampers)
Find ways to discourage spawn camping, this game mode is much too fun to be ruined in such a manner. I'll say again, I love Conquest, I really do. But this needs to be adjusted. The buffs/debuffs are just ideas.