I have been using ECM extensively during my time in this game. The way i see it, there is only one way to use ECM effectively: rainbow jammers + range tank. It was always a group multiplier and you were never really able to tank anything against an actual gang. In this scenario, the target change some time ago was annoying, but ultimately inconsequential, since you were range tanking anyways.
This change improves the only valid scenario (range and potency) without changing the scenario itself.
You can have:
- a near 100k optimal griffin
- a 200k optimal blackbird
- a 200k optimal kitsune
From my point of view these are the only valid setups. The Scorpion is too slow, fat and expensive and doesn’t offer much over a blackbird, besides the ecm burst niche. The Griffin, Kitsune and Blackbird are fine, but limited in their use cases.
The other ECM ships are garbage because they can’t do range tank properly. If you want to change the underlying issue - which is the ecm use case scenario - you need to change how ECM works. Incremental changes won’t do anything here.