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