As another C1 pilot who just strapped on a TAG and got on with it, I'm pretty sure that the ECM will get some further work. It is very, very strong in its current form, and seemingly has no drawbacks what so ever. But you can
get round it. As has been mentioned, a good place for the support pilot to hover is around 300m behind the pack, and keeping a TAG lock from there is quite doable.
Personally I'd like to see the guardian suite removed and replaced by a few lesser ECM systems (one that disrupts targeting within 300m and one that disrupts targeting beyond 300m, for example), giving the ECM pilot a choice of electronic warfare roles and hopefully having less of a sweeping effect on the rest of the game. But I've seen a lot of other good ideas too.
The ECM is here to stay, and rightfully so, so there's no point stressing out about it. Support pilots and the streak psychos need not worry about long term game balance just yet. The devs know how strong it is already, they have admitted as much, and I'm sure they brought it in hard for some nefarious reason or another. Constructive observations are important here, but just moaning about it doesn't help anything.
Edit: Also, it's important to remember that a few days ago LRMs were in a very good place, and as they haven't changed at all, they are still in a very good place. There is just a very, very hard counter to them now. For all the time it exists in its current form, just consider it extra training.
Edited by Ozric, 05 December 2012 - 02:56 PM.