What about the Aquarius? It's smaller than the Defiant, isn't it?
I've supported the idea of Aquarius (reskined bird of prey pet) and Oberth(Sci focused pet equivalent to Kar'Fi Freighter) for a while now. Most people I've talked to say they are against this idea and pets in general. Personally I think it's because a fair chunk of the player base doesn't want Fed's to have pets with Lt.cmdr powers.
Lack of a Frigate pet makes Federation carriers distinctly substandard compared to the KDF carriers, but I'm not sure that's a discrepancy that should be remedied. Using the BoP pets is, I think, a big draw of flying a Vo'quv- it makes you feel like you're commander of a little battle group. It's something special.
If the ships were scaled accurately the Defiant would only be slightly larger than the Aquarius, but still considerably larger than a Danube Shuttle or Peregrine Fighter. It's my understanding that the Defiant is something of a destroyer class of ship, a little too big to be used as fighter for a Carrier unless it's a really big damn carrier. As a fighter the Defiant would be over powered, so wings of multiple Defiants would have to have individual ships nerfed to fighter level powers or wings reduced to having a single Defiant flying around at a time.
Heh. First the Feddies steal the KDF carrier class and get their Danubes and whatnot, along with an escort carrier that outmaneuvers the 'flight deck carriers' of the KDF. Now they want a 'frigate pet' to 'even the odds'. Lets just keep defanging the KDF, one feature at a time. After all, we're the 'dirty, evil Klingons', we don't get to have any advantages over the 'good guys'.
You want a frigate pet? USE A KDF TOON. Stop stealing everything the KDF has.
most of our hangers are useless IMHO. I play both sides. To add a frigate it would need to be setup similar to the klingon frigates. so:
High yield or torp spread
cannon rapid fire
mines or a special that is effective.(no battle cloak so maybe emite gas)