The problem with Sensors, the Sonar Buoy

Posted on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Currently, I don't see the point of sensors on most ships.


What I generally do is create "sonar buoys", basically cargo ships with nothing but sensors on them. A few of these can see who quadrants of a medium map, ensuring nothing gets through my territory without my notice, and its far more efficient than placing sensors on all of my ships.

In addition, because of the buoys, I never feel the need to get strong sensors. Even the basic ones provide plenty of distance when massed on a cargo ship.


I think sensors need a change to make them more generally useful (some combat bonus), or allow only so many sensor modules on a given ship.