ok, ill humor you
ecm does no damage. there is never any hope of sinking anything with ecm. ever. ever ever.
but lets say an ecm drone vs a carrier with nsa fitted, yes, theres still an incredibly slim chance of landing a successful jam. lets say 1%.
this would be comparable to a kid shooting a bb gun @ an aircraft carrier, namely the captain, and having a 1% chance of putting his eye out and creating chaos onboard. for every bit of 30 seconds. there is no other effect.
99% of the shots the kid takes will have ZERO impact on the aircraft carrier whatsoever. what sort of power would you suppose an aircraft carrier could drop onto a kid with a bb gun?
ecm WAS as close to balanced as it Ever was, just prior to this patch. instead, this crap batch of changes went live, and shocker here, dozens more things are broken than prior. used to be, the best way to defang a carrier was to either kill or jam his fighters. now, you just have to kill them. will people bother with trying to jam them anymore? perhaps, but it will be an afterthought. since any successful jam will warrant primary from the fighters, and we know how effective fighters apply vs subcaps right?
the ONLY THING ECM DID WAS DISABLE A PILOTS ABILITY TO ACTIVATE TARGETED MODULES! that is all. nothing else. it applied zero damage, had ample drawbacks, and required a dedicated fit to be especially effective/reliable. the COUNTER(S) was exceptional in its versatility and low fittings req’s and cap usage. the Counter(S) also stack incredibly well.
but…if nobody could be arsed to fit them before, you can bet a pretty penny nobody will bother fitting them now! also, nobody will bother fielding the ecm hulls, as the entire system is non-sensical and broken. ecm drones will still be used, albeit to limited effect. ppl will still die feeling helpless, same as before, or perhaps even faster since that former ecm pilot will now just be another dps boat on grid. or damps, which is equally ‘unfun’.
this was a buff for fighter application. it killed solo use of an entire ewar system and its hulls. it lets damp machariels (cuz this is a thing right brisc?) run roughshod over anything with comparable range because NOTHING with comparable range is even remotely close to its speed potential. it also means if an ecm pilot tries to maximize his effect in a fleet scenario by spreading his jams, he is Drawing guaranteed locks from every thing he jams. its just absurd on its face. I seriously thought the taunt thing was a joke at first. other games have a taunt? well since when was eve trying to be like other games? did I miss a memo somewhere?
fml, I thought we were playing spreadsheets in space, where things like math and planning matter. and patience. and more planning. I guess that’s just the thinking of a toxic capsuleer. stupid me eh?