for 6.X.X we implement a brand new EGS feature! And we are announcing it now since it is quite major and we also like to gather feedback from you about it.
I thought it is so big that I even created a little video about it.
(aka the HWS Offline Protection for now)
egs:stealth:on (to set all ships near you in stealth mode)
egs:stealth:on:id (to set a custom ship near you in stealth mode)
All you need to know facts
it costs 1 RP per ship you set in stealth mode
it only works in space
it does not work on planets
it only works for your ships (private, faction > but also near faction ships from your buddy will get stealth. Make sure you are alone)
it does not work for bases
it only works if no enemy player is (online) near you (up to 2000 meter)
it only stealth ships 200 meters around you
you can use the un-stealth command only in the orbit you have ships in stealth mode (from any distance)
you can’t stealth ship(s) more than one time (as soon as you stealth one ship, you can’t stealth another one. Decide good if you want to store only one ship or all around you)
ships are un-stealth there where you left them
you can’t stealth ships if you are guilty
the ships are stealth for 5 days (then they are visible again)
the ships are undocked after stealth mode. If they were docked before the stealth mode it is enough to just hop into the cockpit and leave again
What does this mean for 6.X.X+
Let it settle and think about everything but here are some pre facts:
no more flying 50k+ km out in space wasting time
no restrictions in PvP space anymore
no worry of possible medbay spawn bug or whatever in space
great performance boost - the more people stealth their ships the better
a true offline protection
encourages you a lot to dive into the Roleplay HWS offers you to get RP
we will increase the RP gaining in 6.X.X - no worry
the stealth info will be also displayed in HWS Connect
with the specific egs:stealth:on:id command you can better visit SV only planets since your mothership CV in space is in stealth mode
The only “negative” point of it is that dedicated far-in-space-offline-raider or gravity-gun-kamikaze-guys are now probably losing their jobs. I don’t know if that was a good job or worth it though.
But that is the reason why we have implemented the RP cost per ship, no stealth for guilty and 5 days limit for example. It should be all balanced.
Now the 100% gutshot question will be:
and what is about bases? We need OP on bases!!! Planets!!
We stepped again into a development process of the game and we have our limits.
If we would allow stealth for bases this would not only cause game related technical problems like people building in the spot the base is stealth but also would take away the raid factor, the motivation to build actual defenses, etc.
We don’t see here a way for us to improve the gameplay. It definitely needs Eleon investigation like boost the damage of BAse defenses, reworking the Eleon Offline Protection for example.
Good news: this might come very soon in an even better way than you could imagine!
So that’s it. We think it is awesome.
What do you think?
Can u give us some technical info? How could you solve this feature? You remove the ship from playfield and save it on any kind of backup?
I’m just working as a devops that’s why I’m interested about backend.
It means: as long as a player who is online is near you (up to 2000 meter) you can’t use the egs:stealth:on command. It’s blocked.
Later if your ships are in stealth mode people can pass your stealth ships as they want. They won’t get revealed.
Yeah pls that must be. or nobody would use that feature.
On Question, when its stealth. how could you find your ship again? Can unstealth everywhere? Do you see it on map? Or must I do a Mapmarker?
When Im in space and want to stealth my CV und fly away with my SV. Must I fly my SV 300 m far away and fly back with backpack to my CV --> steahl CV --> and fly back 300m with my jetpack to sv?? thas not cool??? Or could I stealth CV when Im in my SV?
Nope, it is the newest stealth technology 7000! Nobody sees it, not even you.
On HWS Connect probably under Structure Commander you get the location / coordinates of your stealth ships displayed. Otherwise a map marker is a good idea.
Indeed not cool… so Jascha did some magic and we will implement also
With that you can specify the ship you want to set in stealth mode.
So grab your SV, fly within 200meter to your CV, type egs:stealth:on:ID (of the CV) and you can fly to Golden Globe without worry about your CV in space.