If I can play Fed/Gorn Minefield without lag, so I cannot see the problem with a few lousy pets. Get a better computer and use better tactics against carriers
Hippo, I can play them (minefield) too, with no difficulty, however the pets are not so benign.
Ships don't just stop rendering in minefield, they do in 4x (or 5 as you suggest) Carrier teams, so there is clearly a difference. It is the exact same thing I get when the Crystalline entity spawns too many fragments. It just disappears and stops being rendered by the game engine. I know this doesn't just happen to me. Blaming it on the PC seems rather trite and dare I say, obnoxious. Not everyone can afford to buy a new PC the moment they encounter a problem in a single game.
I think klinks lately need a little more humility and sportsmanship and a lot less smug.
I would rather charge headlong into the fed PUGS with no shields and die honourably than sit back and watch my team mates pets do all the "hard" work. At least I can walk(fly?) away with a sense of achievement. It's not like my extra firepower is even necessary. I might as well just sit at the base and scratch my balls..
*deploy pets, chuckle, deploy more pets, put your feet up, chuckle a bit more...*
And when playing as a fed, in PvP, as the poster intimated, watching my team-mates get annihilated SOLELY by NPC mass attack is NOT what I signed up for, and really lacks one of the "P"s suggested in the game type...
What about this scenario exactly is supposed to entice PUGS to play against klinks? Is it any wonder the FvF queue gets more and more popular while KvF seems to be dwindling to near extinction? If klinks only want to play against pre-mades, fine, but look forward to waiting 20+ minutes for games at peak time, because PUGS will(are) leave(ing) in droves.
PUGs used to be able to beat klink teams. I've beaten quite a few in my time, but the new carrier teams are simply unstoppable by PUGs. Praise "experience" all you want, but the new carriers are clearly a game changer.
I did a string of PvP matches Fed side yesterday and whilst admittedly I did not run unto any K side teams with more than 3 carriers, the 'persistent PUG' I was in had no problem smoking them at all. Indeed the only match we lost all morning was against a carrier-less pre-made with some very good Klingon players
Another question: How can i ask cryptic a question and be part of this ask cryptic thing? coz I really need a better network for fleets....
At the end of each month, a Cryptic moderator (usually Stormshade, I thinK) will open up a "Ask-Cryptic" thread. A selection of questions (not all of them) will later be answered and put online.
IIRC, the plan is something like having 1 Ask Cryptic, 1 State of the GAme, and 1 Engineering Report per month. The "Ask Cryptic" (the answers, not the questions) at the beginning of the month, and the Engineering REport in the middle (around the 15th). I don't remember now whether State of the Game is start or middle.