This may be a stupid noob question, but I could not find the answer anywhere so here it goes:
I am new to the game and bought the TOS series pack. I got a TOS shuttle. I flew it once and it seems decently armed for a ship of this size and was kind of fun. I think it will be a hoot to play around with.
When I am in my main starship (TOS Constitution Class) there is an option to launch a shuttle. However, it says the shuttle is "unarmed" and disappears when battle starts. Obviously this is not the same shuttle I can pilot. So my question is...What is the purpose of launching a shuttle from your starship? It would not be any good in a battle. Is there something else it can do for me? Can it scan more stuff in the area when doing searches? Some other function?
What about the shuttle I CAN fly? Is there any real purpose for that in the game or is it just a fun toy?
to the developers : since we are in the age of gaga and most people have a warp coil that goes beyond warp 25, wouldnt it make sense to allow the pets to fly at a higher speed than warp 6 or what it is at the moment. i mean, pets do not make much sense at all in my eyes, but still i like them. problem is, once i start flying around in sector space, my pet is left on the other side of the sector block or it disappears completely. sometimes, it doesnt even follow, it just stops as it would know that it has no chance