Danube Runabout carrier pets have the same HPs as a Bird of Prey carrier pet, and less than half the Shield HPs.
While I'm in favor of reviewing their overall effectiveness, I think it's important to keep comparisons like this in perspective.
I am keeping it in perspective.
A pet vessel as small as a Danube runabout should not have as much HP as a much much larger vessel like a Commander level Heavy Cruiser, HoH'sus bird of prey or the Aquarius Escort.
Richard Hamilton (1975-2014)
goodbye good friend. We will see you in the DMZ in the sky oneday, save a shot for us.
3 problems with carrier pets
1: AI (applies to pets in general, needs rework, along with all the other NPCs in the game)
2: Health (Shuttles shouldn't take more than 2 shots: 1 for the shield and 1 for hull)
3: Counters (Scatter volley works, FAW doesn't and torp spread needs a buff)