Type: Multipurpose active module
Tooltip: Fires a single massive flare that persists for 21 seconds and makes homing missiles fired or locked in a 2000m radius ineffective. If a ship gets within 150m of it they take increasing thermal damage. Can be moved by ships bumping it but not destroyed.
It would be a unique drop in loot after battle. The whole item is dropped and does not require purchase.
How to make it: (guide for the lazy dev)
1: Copypasta a micro locator and rename it.
2: Change the effect to effect all ships in radius. (or just allies)
3: Change the buff to one that triggers the “flare thrown” event every 0.2-0.5 second.
4: Give it a gradient damage aura copypasta’d from the Reaper ram or radiation cloud.
5: That’s literally it. It’s not that hard. Stop stopping making things. Give me assets and an engine and I can make all of the players’ ideas real in a day.