Not sure at all Zap…Maybe they don’t do that great in low tiers but in T4-T5 where i play, being disabled means instant death (or instant kill on the attacker side). and a great advantage in the battle…Simply ECM work like a cheat hack. It’s simply kind of turning down your mouse or keyboard…That’s an officially approved cheater ship lol. Those ecm ability don’t need to be nerfed, they need to be deleted at all and changed in something else.
When i see an ecm coming to me i know that i’m going to die…in a second i can’t move/point anymore just waiting for the missiles incoming…amen. I can’t see any skill in this. But yeah, maybe i’m wrong and that’s the way the dogfight should work…
Actually I have EVERY ECM in this game (except premium ones) (yes, the Storm Viking, too, which might be the best in T5) and you know what: I dont even equip them anymore. Jerry ECMs suffer badly from Parasite Mod since Recons crept in, and the Empire ones are quite a lot tougher but suffer from the lack of Speed.
Since you are “up there”, too you might know how cruel and super-tanky Guards (especially Jerry ones) can be. There is no point in going a loner ECM, especially since they can be easily jammed by CovOps or simply avoided by Recons and Guards just dont care about your puny DPS.
Also, another annoyance about many ECMs in T4/5, are the layouts, in fact only the Arigato AE from the Jerry-Line can be made completely self sufficient (that means energy regen>afterburner use, EB and Regenerative Coating) , which is sad, since ECM are ment to be Powerhouses.
Also, try to engage Groups with ECM never in a straight ahead, always have a Vector that points not directly towards them, its way easier then to survive the stun.
And since you play since 0.4 (I only started at 7.6) I wonder why you start to rage right now about them. Pre 8.0. any Interceptor was able to fit Stasis, also early stasis made your ship stop instantly, so you were a sitting duck. THAT was friggin OP.
To be honest and dead serious: Another Nerf to the ECM modules and you can discard the whole line. Then it will be only a slowish Inty without any real meaning and abilities.