Hey guys! So as some of you know, I recently got both the Hirogen ships (Hunter Escort and Apex Battlecruiser). One of the main things that allured me to the ships was the mention of the Long Range Sensor Masking built in to the ships free without a console of any sort. However, I didn't understand it since no one on any forum could really give details about it. That is where Paddy and I came in. We tested the detection range in a 1v1 pvp match using raidcall to stay in touch. Please note the results were identical for both ships. With no skills in his sensors and none in my stealth, I was first detected by him at 15km while I detected him at 52 km (I do have about 50 points in sensors so I don't know how that affected my perception). Even with his sensors at 148 with five sci consoles and a deflector boost, I was still only detectable at a range <16km. With a Mk XII fleet embassy stealth console and no skill points in my innate stealth, my detection distance was cut by about half a kilometer regardless of what level his sensors were at. I further hypothesize that with some points in my innate stealth and perhaps a second console and deflector/set that boosts stealth, I could possibly cut my detection distance to 13km (though the dev blog said 12 but I think that would be with everything maxed out and I actually need to have a tough build too ).
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