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Aidan Patrick
Aldebaran Foundation
Tauri Federation
Posted - 2011.04.16 05:59:00 - [1]
 

Hello everyone, I've recently moved out to Nullsec for the first time, and while the probing mechanic is a lot of fun, and as any vet knows DRASTICALLY improved over the old system, I would like to see this POS module re-introduced to the game with a couple of changes.

System Scanning Array
- When used detects all signatures in the system.
- Only displays a list of the sites, but you can't warp to them.
- Columns of Information Displayed: ID, Scan Group, Group
- Remaining life of signature if applicable

Re-implimenting this with the proposed changes would do two things that I think are needed. First, it will allow easier sharing of site information with the corp, so anyone who wants to do a site can quickly and easily see what is available through a scan. Additionally It will cut out a lot of 'filler' game time as I like to call it. This being the entire hour you can sometimes spend scanning down every signature in the system in order to find the type you want to do; more time if you have less than L4 scanning skills.

So basically with this, you have the ability to make the process easier for system inhabitants, leave it unchanged for people new to a system who haven't moved in, and still require actual probing to be done by system inhabitants after they see whether or not the site they want exists, but as someone who lives there and has invested in the scanning array, they instantly know which signatures that they should look at to find what they want.


Cantabar
Posted - 2011.04.17 02:53:00 - [2]
 

I have a counter proposal. Just make the system scanning array a usable POS mod like a gun. Make it sit outside of the pos shields just like a gun so it can launch probes. Make it require the same skills and possibly high scanning skills as well. Then boost the array's probe strength by a large amount.

This way pilots still have to work for their intel and scanning gets faster for people who invest in a system.

This in my opinion would be a win win for everyone. Very Happy

But seriously. This mechanic is working as it was intended. You get a much higher income rate from exploration sites and therefore an hour of work (really do you constantly have 50+ sigs in your system) should give you more reward than usual.

PS. This is not WOW and CCP is not required to give you a map to your cookie. (I know that you dont want warp ins but then again a normal map doesnt walk for you either.)


 

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