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Alexi Brutor
Posted - 2008.12.30 04:46:00 - [1]
 

what exactly do ecm drones do?

Tanith YarnDemon
Posted - 2008.12.30 04:49:00 - [2]
 

They jam. They are all equipped with a multispectral jammer with a strength of two. So each cycle each drone gets a chance of opponent sensor strength / 2 to jam their targeting for 10 seconds.

That is for heavy drones. Medium and small does the same thing but with less strength.

Kirtan Loor
Divine Retribution
Sons of Tangra
Posted - 2008.12.30 08:48:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: Tanith YarnDemon
They jam. They are all equipped with a multispectral jammer with a strength of two. So each cycle each drone gets a chance of opponent sensor strength / 2 to jam their targeting for 10 seconds.

That is for heavy drones. Medium and small does the same thing but with less strength.


http://wiki.eveonline.com/wiki/Wasp_EC-900

It says 20 seconds. 10 seconds would be too good.

LegendInMyOwnMind
Minmatar
Republic Military School
Posted - 2008.12.30 09:18:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Tanith YarnDemon
They jam. They are all equipped with a multispectral jammer with a strength of two. So each cycle each drone gets a chance of opponent sensor strength / 2 to jam their targeting for 10 seconds.



If the formula is (Sensor str)/2 chance to jam their target, that would go UP as sensor str goes up. That has to be wrong.

LegendInMyOwnMind
Minmatar
Republic Military School
Posted - 2008.12.30 09:29:00 - [5]
 

Okay, found a thread that gave some of the math...

http://myeve.eve-online.com/ingameboard.asp?a=topic&threadID=841216

To summarize though, the formula is...

1- ((1- (Jam str/Ship str))^# of jammers)

To give an example, suppose someone sics 5 ECM drones on my arbitrator. The arbi has a signal str of 12, so 2/12=.17% chance each jamming attempt. So an 83% chance of not getting jammed each try, to the 5th power, we get .39% chance of not getting jammed. So 60% chance each "jam cycle" that I would get jammed.

Not sure how often they try to jam or the duration though.

Tanith YarnDemon
Posted - 2008.12.30 09:40:00 - [6]
 

Edited by: Tanith YarnDemon on 30/12/2008 09:42:52
Edited by: Tanith YarnDemon on 30/12/2008 09:40:47
Originally by: LegendInMyOwnMind
Originally by: Tanith YarnDemon
They jam. They are all equipped with a multispectral jammer with a strength of two. So each cycle each drone gets a chance of opponent sensor strength / 2 to jam their targeting for 10 seconds.



If the formula is (Sensor str)/2 chance to jam their target, that would go UP as sensor str goes up. That has to be wrong.


Not quite, as it's 1 chance in that number. If a frigate has 9 sensor strength, you would have once chance in 4.5 to jam it. If it has 20 you would have one chance in 10 to jam it.

The formula you presented does the exact same thing but iterates it 5 times and inverts it to present it as a percentage of jamming instead.

Originally by: Kirtan Loor

http://wiki.eveonline.com/wiki/Wasp_EC-900

It says 20 seconds. 10 seconds would be too good.


Could've sworn it was 10 seconds. I guess it would be a tad better even if I find the difference negligible.

Ralarina
Caldari
Vivicide
Posted - 2008.12.30 10:04:00 - [7]
 

It's 20 seconds. Evemon also confirms this... "Activation time/duration: 20,000 MS"


 

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