too lazy to open with the “every afk cloaking thread goes like…” quote, but to point out i wish to deal the killing blow to this undead horse and be on my way.
so yea, if someone is afk cloaking in a safespot in deadspace, my suggestion is not really gonna help fix that problem. tbh that isn’t this thread.
What this thread is really about is giving a fighting chance to the paranoid bloke who thinks they’re being stalked by some covops guy whilst mining/whatever.
my suggestion involves development of a counter module(s) that could be used, if used correctly, to spot a cloaked hunter.
Sensor blast/ping: this module covers a wide range on grid but requires a considerable amount of cap to use. it acts as a survey scanner but with higher intensity, and any cloaked ships show up as “cloaked/hidden object/ship” on overview, along with last pinged distance. ship at 30km? you gtfo.
EM blast: this may be harder to implement due to the apparent OPness. essentially, this is a kind of smartbomb that acts like a ship on ship flashbang. forces decloak of all ships, drops all targets, prevents new targets from locking for 5 seconds, and completely drains cap of the user. textbook naval flashbang imo.
so if all it takes is some random decloaking to push you into an anxiety attack, you could feel better if you had one of the two modules.
should probably point out this is written by a wormholer… so, yea.