On Tuesday last week (21st September), we deployed a hotfix to Tranquility to remove all EW-related effects from Magnetar systems in wormhole space. This includes both the effects boosting EW modules (such as Sensor Dampeners and Tracking Disruptors), and also the effects boosting remote support modules (such as Tracking Links and Remote Sensor Boosters). This change did not affect the other effects present in Magnetar systems.
After examining the issue, we determined that this general class of effects interact with our codebase in a way that is inherently unreliable, and that best practices in this scenario would be to avoid making use of such effects. We re-evaluated the design intent behind Magnetar-type systems, determined that the EW-related effects were not significantly enhancing the intended theme of these systems, and so elected to remove the effects completely in order to ensure that this problem did not reoccur at a later date.
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