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# 1 Carrier variant: Command ship
05-12-2012, 05:10 AM
What do you think about the following idea about a variant of the carrier concept:

Instead of hangars with daughtercraft that are carried on the carrier, the ship gets a "command module" that allows it to call additional (NPC) ships - for example, one tier 3 ship per hangar, with the ability to maintain only one of them and a fairly long cooldown, say, 5 minutes.

In effect, you would have a Vo'Quv or an Atrox with two "escorts" like two K'tingas or two Akiras (one per "hangar") or something like those.

Result: Cool carrier pets, but less of what some people refer to as "spam" on the screen.

What do you guys think about that idea?
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# 2
05-12-2012, 06:05 AM
This could be fun.
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# 3
05-12-2012, 09:32 AM
No. Being able to spam fighters while summoning support starships as well as calling in photonic fleets and deploying Scorpion fighters AND being able to use Call Fleet Support when below 50% would be ridiculous.
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# 4
05-12-2012, 09:55 AM
5 minute cooldown is a joke. No one would be using it instead of fighter spam.
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# 5
05-12-2012, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by silo935
No. Being able to spam fighters while summoning support starships as well as calling in photonic fleets and deploying Scorpion fighters AND being able to use Call Fleet Support when below 50% would be ridiculous.
he's replacing the ability to use the normal fighter hangers to call in other starships, so its one or the other, not both.

It really depends on how strong these things are, unless they are utterly super awesome compared to the current pets, a 5 min cooldown would be too much
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# 6
05-12-2012, 11:54 AM
As others have said, it is already simulated by other provisions, such as photonic fleet, call fleet, being a member of a PC fleet and asking them for help, etc.

Every Admiral rank vessel is already a command ship. By definition. You are an Admiral (and hence the ability to summon fleet support if you are in a tough situation).
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# 7
05-12-2012, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Tenkari
its really depends on how strong these things are, unless they are utterly super awesome compared to the current pets, a 5 min cooldown would be too much
Agreed, why would I want to summon two idiot AI controlled middle-tier ships once every five minutes when I can spam 8 Advanced Danubes every 60 seconds (or quicker?)
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