In October we made a big change to ECM which allowed jammed targets to always lock the source of the jam. The purpose of this change was to give a more active path to countering ECM on the battlefield, but, we knew it would also take power from an already suffering form of ewar. Our plan is to to begin building back towards reasonable power balance for ECM ships and modules under the new mechanic, and we will make the first step in that direction this November.
- All ECM modules jam strength increased by 10%
- All ECM modules optimal range increased by 20%
- Signature Radius reduced for several ECM Bonused ships
** Griffin reduced to 40 (was 42)
** Kitsune reduced to 42 (was 47)
** Griffin Navy Issue reduced to 38 (was 40)
** Blackbird reduced to 135 (was 150)
** Rook reduced to 158 (was 170)
** Falcon reduced to 165 (was 175)
** Scorpion reduced to 440 (was 480)
** Widow reduced to 405 (was 432)
- Fitting has been adjusted for some ECM bonused ships to allow more room for tank
** Griffin powergrid increased to 28 (was 24)
** Kitsune powergrid increased to 30 (was 26)
** Rook powergrid increased to 740 (was 680)
** Falcon powergrid increased to 760 (was 700)
** Scorpion powergrid increased 9500 (was 9000)
** Widow powergrid increased to 9800 (was 8800)
** Widow CPU increased to 800 (was 760)
These changes will make jams more reliable, keep jamming ships further from their targets, and improve the damage they can sustain. We expect further changes will be needed to get all ECM ships in a good place (the Griffin Navy Issue especially), but this should get us going in the right direction.
Thanks for any input.