riverini: Wow, a storm is coming…
Hello everyone. Another set of changes to get feedback on for Retri.
Since we’re adjusting so many ewar ships between the disruption frigates and disruption cruisers, we saw the need to make some moderate adjustments to the modules as well as to other ewar ships to keep them competitive.
The reason these are being revealed near the end of our feature announcements is that we were investigating options for a more comprehensive ECM rebalance, however that will not be able to make it into Retribution. These changes are not the final solution for ewar by a long shot, they are incremental changes that will build towards the more complete changes we would like to make to the mechanics.
Here’s what we currently have on our plate for Retribution:
*Reduce Optimal Range and Falloff of all ECM modules by 10%
*Add to the Optimal Range and Falloff bonus on ECM range bonused ships by 2.5% for the Blackbird and Tengu Obfuscation Manifold (bringing it to 12.5%) and 5% for the Scorpion (bringing it to 25%)
*Add four new racial sensor compensation skills that increase each type of Sensor Strength by 5% per level (Requires Electronics 4, rank 3 skills in the Electronics category)
*Increase Optimal Range of all Remote Sensor Dampeners by 20%
*Set the Damp strength bonus on Damp bonused ships to 7.5% per level
*Reduce TD base module effectiveness by 5%
*Set the TD strength bonus on all TD bonused ships to 7.5% per level
*Set the TP strength bonus on TP bonused ships to 7.5% per level for T1 and 10% per level for T2
We are aware of the effect the new skills will have on probing, and we’re going to be keeping our eyes on it and have a few tricks up our sleeve in that regard.
We also want to reiterate that we are not looking at these ecm changes as a complete solution to the problems with that mechanic. It’s a moderate change that we can make with the resources available for this expansion and that won’t get in the way of our more comprehensive changes down the road.
- CCP Fozzie
I find the new skills to train a bit troublesome, what do you think?