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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 4 Fighters are not ships
05-19-2011, 05:50 PM
The biggest problem with fighters is that they act like ships. A one-on-one engagement (even if there is a swarm) will always favor the ship with stronger shields and alot more weapons. The only way a fighter will work is to have a squadron set-up with four fighers in close formation (this will give them 4x shields and weapons. The end result should be a force equivalent to a BoP or even an Escort. The basic ideal is to make the fighter tactically viable; right now, a figher is nothing but fodder for the ship's guns.

Maybe Cryptic will make a special figher only Arena to give the fighters something to do.