I like that more integrated approach. Maybe we just need a toggle button to turn our icon on if we want to be seen. Or like you say we get a warning ‘unknown entity is approaching your position’ , providing you have the tech upgrade installed and working. Put down a beacon to search or find an observatory.
You can communicate now just by using the ENTER key on PC and type your message. It works very well if you don’t use voice.
I do get notice so and so has entered. So I can make a decision what to do.