In the last major release scanning and awareness of scanning became easy, some have argued too easy. Specifically, when incoming K162 is spawned, anyone with the awareness to have open the scanner window open can see it.
My philosophy is that for good game design, the actively aware player
should have an advantage over the player who is not paying attention. I
am even comfortable having hunters choose what fights they take part
As readers know, I am the hunted, and very rarely hunt myself. Even I think the discovery scanner as is, is overpowered (1).
Well, CCP Fozzie is drinking the dumbscovery Kool-Aid, with a vengeance. Specifically, he is looking to prevent active, aware players from knowing that there are ships incoming. " ... that solution is somewhat unsatisfactory since players could always
return to the old trick of spamming probe scans to check for the new
If you have any opinions as to whether players who are actively paying attention, and are properly paranoid should be penalised to the same degree as if they were merely afk drone site running(2), please add your comments to this thread.
My own addition to the topic can be found here
(1) I also think local is overpowered, and that the solution for cloaky
afk players in null is to grant cloaks the ability to remove the cloaked pilots name from local - but that is a different issue.
(2) Yes, I am aware that I may be biased.