Hey guys, thanks for the reports on probing issues. To clarify whats been changed here, Kaivaja is right in saying that at the same ranges, combat and core probes should have the same probing efficiency as each other. This should not have changed.
The issue that was fixed however (that surfaced during the scanning changes earlier in the year), was that combat probes could go all the way down to 0.25AU, instead of having a minimum size of 0.5AU.
This does indeed mean the during this time, combat probes were just as good at probing down anomalies, sites etc as core probes, and this was the issue.
However, all the reports of now being unable to scan ships are troubling to say the least. There is a system in place that should place a maximum difficulty for ship probing, meaning a max bonused pilot (skills, ship bonuses, modules and implants) should absolutely always be able to scan down a ship.
I’d really appreciate a bug report from each of you who are experiencing problems with this. Make sure to include your ship fit, implants, and the ship you are trying to scan, and I’ll investigate all these cases.