So, in regards to incoming ECM changes (the Jamming player can always be locked back). I propose a new Module for ECM ships. (No, I haven’t thought it through completely yet)
The idea is somewhat like a Bastion module, but ewar ship specific. And obviously with a few key differences.
Remove the ECM Bonuses from the ECM Ships completely, and roll the Ewar bonuses over to the module itself, and have the Role Bonus of the ships allow fitment of the Bastion type module.
Let’s give it the temporary name of Electronics Warfare Amplification Regulator (This name needs work)
With the Module Active. (Figures are examples)
Gain 100% Strength to all ECM Modules (or whatever lines it up with current ECM strength)
Gain 10% MWD or AB Speed per level (Dunno what skill level, maybe a skill for the module itself)
Gain 50% Reduction in MWD Signature Radius Penalty
Gain 30% Shield, Armour and Structure Resist.
Can not Receive remote assistance while active.
60 Second Cycle time.
Let’s discuss the balance of such a hypothetical module. You can still use ECM without it active, but the strength will be low.