I would consider myself an experienced wormholer having lived in a few in the last 10 years of my eve career.
I had a shamefully short conversation about this and other mechanics of the game with CCP_Nomad (effin legend) on Saturday of Fanfest but was dragged into another conversation leaving him hanging … So! SO! sorry for that.
TLDR: Make wormholes more dangerous by reverting “Probe scan window” from the flash and immediate signature spawn. And how wormholes are spawned.
Over the years attention to new scan sigs have become more and more apparent. Changing from you needing to actually scanning for new signatures as they would not pop up in the probe window to what it is today, New signature pops up automatically and flashing to bring the attention even more to that window.
This mechanic has made hunting in wormholes increasingly difficult bringing unfair advantage to what ever may be in the new connection. I understand that this might be good and useful in High sec, especially in starter systems where new players are but in wormholes this is borderline lunacy due to the fact that wormholes should be the most unknown and dangerous space in EVE.
I’m not sure how the mechanic works today but a few years ago it was:
a) you roll your static starting a timer, it’s new K162 doesn’t appear or spawn for at least 4 hours, after that it had a chance to spawn randomly until it’s EOL timer started forcing it to spawn 100%
b) Your ship lands on a newly spawned static, it’s K162 starts a 1 minute timer to spawn
c) You jump through a newly spawned static and the K162 instantly spawns.
How I (and many, many, MANY pvp oriented wormhole pilots would like to see this mechanic changed, to would look something in the vicinity of:
a) roll the static and the K162 doesn’t spawn for 4 hours. random chance to spawn every 30 minutes after that.
b) Your ship lands on a newly spawned static, random chance K162 spawns every 30 minutes, forcing spawn after 4 hours
c) you jump through a newly spawned static and the K162 is created but doesn’t spawn as a signature for 1 minute. Remove the flash when the signature spawns and have them 1 second fade when it appears in the probe window.
What this kind of change would accomplish is make wormholes the mysterious, unpredictable and dangerous space it was meant to be. Not knowing when you are being hunted, not knowing too much.
It would make hanging out in space for any reason (fight already happening, sitting on a wormhole, mining, gas huffing, exploration) more dangerous and unpredictable
It would make ratting in wormholes more risky
It would create complications for hole control during evictions.
I hope for cool responses from the community, good and bad.