I recently returned to eve after some years of inactivity.
I heard the ECM System got updated and now it’s besides ecm drones not a defensive option anymore since the ECM ship can still be targeted.
Is this true? How do the drones perform? is it possible to jam a frig or cruiser with 25m² ECM drones?
What drones are the best? light, medium or heavy?
I always liked ECM for a “last escape option”. I think eve will loose a lot of fun without the chance to break a target lock. If your mining vessel or noctis get’s attacked by an assault frig it will only be a matter of time until you blow up. With ecm it was possible to still escape (and if it worked it was the best thing ever^^)
ECM was a little frustrating back then and it needed some improvements, but why remove one of the few possibilities to run away once engaged?
what should i fit now? warp core stabs? sensor damps? (OMG)
use all drone slots for ecm?
ecm was the only option that COULD work to get out of trouble once engaged. Now it seems like there is none except for the battleship target-spectrum-breaker-thing.
I don’t get this decision from a game design perspective. Is the only defense option more Tank/DPS?