- Combat happens too quickly in LT for this to matter. In the prototype you hardly had time to divert power to different systems. In freelancer it was the same, in freespace roughly the same except you had different hotkeys to help you do this. Combat happens, you either run or you fight. It's very fast-paced. There is no time to sit there pondering at your scanner.
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you look before engaging, when you are already in combat it doesnt matter anyway.
- Nobody is going to care what you have. They won't even pay attention. You are one ship among thousands. Nobody is going to try to research new equipment just to take you down. Maybe your faction as a whole, sure, but you? Not a chance.
who claimed differently?
of course nobody with any kind of resources is going to spy on you and adapt to what you have on your dinky little ship.
guess why i made a stellaris argument
- Your stellaris counterexample: The only way this means anything in LT is if all ships conceal all their hardpoints... and you're not allowed to take a peek at their market to see what they're selling... and you never happen to see any of them in combat.
just seeing them in combat doesnt give you their exact specs, though. at best rough estimates or what they chose
to use at the moment (you wont see them using anti capital cannonry against a few dinky fighters for example)
i also assume that every military ship has at least some degree of concealment on its capabilities
much more coding time
except not when the scheme i suggested a lot of times for a long time for doing scanning and scanner mechanics in general gets used.
there its just a numerical modifier on something thats already there.
and as im abhorring any kind of binary sensor mechanics (which josh already seems to avoid himself) its likely that some version of the base idea gets used anyway.
ease to detect something on a ship would already be a defined value. and a "concealed" weapon just has a modifier on how easy it is to detect / identify.
without any continous sensor mechanics the frequency domain scanner is pointless as well, because that
would be a lot of wasted effort for something thats just a graphical nicety.