Hey fellow pilots! Former wormholer, full time null resident here with an idea. I’m not sure if it’s technically feasible or even desirable but I thought I’d throw it out here.
When in jspace, it always says that the sub space communication beacon is not available (no local). While I don’t support removing local from null entirely, what if we could do something like this?
Add an option when you right click on your capacitor to manually connect to the beacon. This would make you visible to all other pilots in the system that are connected to the beacon so that allies can see each other. If you don’t manually connect, the beacon will scan the system every 60 seconds and you would have a chance to avoid detection based on the systems Truesec. My home system is -.68 which would mean, say, a 34% chance to avoid detection. Maybe this could be increased with rigs and/or an electronics upgrade module to a hard cap of say 75%. Once you connect, you stay visible to all other connected pilots until you leave the system.
Hunters would have a window to locate and stalk targets. They would see ships on dscan but wouldn’t know who they are because they aren’t connected to the beacon. You would see your allies but you would never be able to tell with 100% certainty that the system was clear.
This may have been thrown out already and I’m sorry if I’m beating a dead horse. What do you all think of this?