I haven’t played around with AoE weapons yet so I don’t know if what I’m about to suggest would be worthwhile or not, but here goes nothing.
Would it make sense to have a Point Defense Module that could be used to counter indirect AoE weapons? I’m picturing something that would shoot incoming missiles before they reach their intended destination. I think it would be good to have a short range on this so the ship shooting it down still takes damage from the splash, but it is able to prevent the splash from hitting as many ships.
Good idea? Bad idea? Other comments or suggestions?