hey i was just wondering is there a way to select exactly what type of npc ship will spawn in the groups or is it completly random. and if it is completly random could there possible be a future update that allows you to select exactly what kinda ships spawns in the group
You can't influence the actual ships spawning. But you can change the costumes and designation of the individual actors.
So if you want the player to fight an evil Defiant for example, you put a group of cruisers on the map. change each costume to defiant and rename each Defiant Class Cruiser.
Then you will see a Defiant class ship during the fight no matter what, even though it's stats may be that of a galaxy class.
Please correct me if i'm wrong.
Edit: In fact I'm facing that problem on a large scale. A battle with 100-150 ships (about half of them visible). Lots of manual work adjusting them all.