The tier 3 nebula comes with the console [Console - Universal - Tachyon Detection Field]. I am considering to equip my assault cruiser with it so those Bops won't always escape. Now, the question is... will that do me any good? Has anyone tried that console on tier 5 yet? What are the limitations in terms of cloak detection range and such?
since its came out, I personally have NEVER seen a cloaked ship with it, caught a cloaked ship with it while buffed from an ally, or been cought by it.
I'm not nessesarily saying it doesn't work, but imagine your a cloaked ship and you can see the grid icon on all the ships....do you go near it? newp. It would only be worth it if the opposing team couldn't tell is was active. so don't bother equipting it. they'll never go near it.
trust me, wasting the slot. First you can't "hunt" in a nebula, like hunting a rabbit in a world war 1 dreadnaught.
As you can quip lower-tier consoles to higher-tier ships now, I would of course hunt in my Majestic-Imperial hybrid assault cruiser. And yes, you can do that.
You active the grid, you can now see any cloaked ships within 10k
Is that the range of that tier 3 console? That would be excellent!
And allied ships within 10k of you can now see cloaked ships within 10k of them.
So if all ships span out, to say 8 k of each other, you could have a pretty wide field.
Of course all of that is effected by stealth stats, sensors, etc (+/-).
and there again, thats not ideal. if your team was 5 to 8 k from each ship, a group of cloaked targets could come in and hit one target and get back out before the team could regroup again.
but your biggest issue is, most players will just wait for your buff to expire. Period.
Okay, scenario: I am in Ker'rat, fighting a BoP that is trying to pop a dumb cruiser and somehow finds his shields and hull going down. The BoP decides that it is wiser to battlecloak and run away, to find another target... how do I get that Klingon? The Emission-Seeking torpedo is just too slow, so I am looking for another option.
It sounds like something I would want as well. It's not something you turn on and magically expect all cloaked ships to die. Far from it - it's like an active sonar.
In subsurface combat (submarine vs submarine, to make it easier to understand) no one will ping and ping in the hope of detecting the other. On the contrary whomever 'pings' first gives away their position and a torpedo arrives soon enough to put that guy out of his misery.
A tachyon detection net sounds like something to prosecute and destroy cloaked targets that are trying to use battlecloak to get away undetected, which is actually rather good.
Used right as an "ASW" tool and activated at the right time when the target is in a 'no escape zone', it can be deadly.
Also allows a faster escort to dash forward while buffed and uncover cloaked targets for the rest of the battlegroup to fire on.