Hi folks! This thread will serve as the discussion venue for our proposed changes to the interaction between cyno jumping and tethering announced in the recent dev blog. These changes are intended to be released alongside the reductions in jump fatigue that were also announced in the same blog.
As a quick recap, the current plan is to prevent tethering at Upwell Structures for a short time after any cynosural jump. The tethering delay would NOT impact docking, so any ship that is capable of docking in the structure can do so just as quickly as before.
This tethering delay would apply to all cynosural jumps, including normal capital jumping, black ops jumping, and to ships being bridged (it does not affect the ship that opens up the bridge and stays at the origin point).
The currently planned version of the delay lasts for 30 seconds after the point where the jumping ship loses their system change invulnerability. This tethering delay will appear in the “buff bar” above the ship HUD so that it is clearly visible to the affected ships.
The goal of this change is to reduce the safety involved with moving capital and supercapital fleets across networks of inexpensive medium structures. At the moment this travel has nearly perfect safety, which doesn’t provide enough opportunities for hostile players to threaten the capital ships.
Let us know what you think about these changes in this thread, and thanks for reading!