# Fleet detection time (new formula)

Written by Wizard on . Posted in News

The actual fleet detection formula:
Visible when arrive time (in seconds) is less than fleet size.

Have few issues:
-    The formula don’t work well with large fleets, example a fleet of 10M size can be detected 115.74 days before arrive, which is a very high value.
-    Is hard to move a large fleet without it being spot almost immediately, spoiling a little the game strategy.

The new proposed formula:

Detection time (hrs) = 48*((-200000/(size+200000))+1)

Examples:

Size = Actual time,  New time
1K    =       0.28 h,    0.24 h
10K   =      2.78 h,    2.29 h
20K   =      5.56 h,    4.36 h
50K   =    13.89 h,    9.60 h
100K =    27.78 h, 16.00 h
200K =    55.46 h, 24.00 h
500K =  138.89 h, 34.29 h
1M    =   277.78 h, 40.00 h
2M    =   555.56 h, 43.64 h
5M    = 1388.89 h, 46.15 h
10M  = 2777.78 h, 47.06 h

The formula can still be adjusted.

If all goes well, this will be implemented in about one week.

EDIT on 2010-08-29: Formula changed to a new one.