Crazy Torpedoes?


#1

I think this is a feature, not a bug, but I don’t understand this feature!

Occasionally I see torpedoes go kind of crazy - wobbling and jigging, not hitting anything, like they’re being jammed? Is that possible? Do ECM modules do that?


#2

Yeah, the ECM weapon zaps em and they go crazy. You should be able to see the beams on the missiles and then they’ll veer off.


#3

Yeah, this is not the “ECM Shock” but I think the anti missile ECM beam?


#4

That would suggest things like the target painter would help torpedoes.


#5

Yup this is the ECM beam. Effectively its a Point Defense weapon, but it scrambles the missiles rather than blasting them. It does the same basic job though. Of course, it does mean I could add ‘shielded’ missiles later on that aren’t affected by it… :smiley:


#6

Or how about a module that provides shielding/tracking for the missiles. Maybe even a modified target painter? You could then even add laser-guided missiles: dumb-fire rockets unless they’re getting a target lit-up for them.