Before posting anything I’d like to clarify some context about this post, it has nothing to do with Distress calls or Distress Beacons or making signatures in space, i’ll do my best to explain below.
the idea is to expand on some level the existing modules in game to create a module which will help make fights longer.
i call it the “Distress Module” (a new name with a snazzy acronym will be surely welcome here)
we have obviously things like the ADC, DCU & PANIC Modules already, these things either make ships invulnerable or increase damage resistance for a short period of time.
i was watching one of Ashterothi’s streams the other day and he commented about how with structures they have changed the damage cap to higher than the shield recharge rate.
given ships have no damage cap as far as I’m aware i thought what would be nice is a solid substantial repair bonus, my thinking is that this module used some kind of ice component, there for working as a fuel and in terms of the lore, this fuel allows the module to simply work more efficiently.
I see this aspect as similar to cooling a CPU in liquid nitrogen or how a dog sled team or runners in general can operate better in colder environments.
so if for example if each “Distress Module” could hold a maximum of 5 Strontium and each cycle used 1 unit and each cycle lasted 2 minutes. you’d have a solid 10 minute battle scene, cool down time for using it would be i guess probably 10 - 15 minutes or something.
not only is this good for singular pilots but also good for large fleet battles and making things in general harder to kill.
the very point of this module is to keep players simply alive just for a short while, this is good for being caught on gate camps and just in general longer fleet fights in my humble opinion, the very point of this would be to exploit it.
if for some reason if its not applicable to individual pilots perhaps it could be considered as a command burst of some kind where everyone’s reppers are boosted and the nanite repair paste cost is slashed epicly.