After a few years playing, well more than a few, their is one constant for AU players - Lock times. Have your EU fleet guys saying locked before the icon appears on your overview…again and again however their could be a part solution…introducing:
AU Senor Booster,
Scan Res: + 5000 scan res (wont be enough)
Fitting: all ships and usually in multiples
Stacking penalty: Playing in the AUTZ should be enough
Availability: AUTZ only
But ping times is ironically what counts beyond a certain scan res. Living farther from the server, aka london, means physics say youre slower. I have the same issue in Western Canada as its halfway around the world physically while for some its a few hundred kms.
How about a Ping Equalization attribute for all ships - takes the highest ping rate of players in a system and applies a ‘ping rate’ formula to all ships in the system, bringing all people to the same rate.