I'm a Kar'fi addict and I've been steadily adding to my collection of pets - at the moment I'm using the Advanced Orion Slavers for stealing Contraband but I've also got the Advanced S'kul Fighters and the Advanced Frigates - most of the time I use the Slavers but if I'm PvP'ing I load up the Frigates or the S'kuls
Can't wait to see what the Fleet versions are like
Guess I'll give the advanced frigates a go and see how it goes.
My only beef with the basic Skul fighters is I noticed that they tend to get themselves blown to bits in warp core explosions when npc's pop hehe.
I do feel really stupid for buying my Kar'Fi and Guramba and then a week later they put all the ships on sale! >.<
Guess it's time to pick up that destroyer with the plasmonic leech hehe.
Personally I've got the Frigates and Orion Slavers equipped. The former are really one of the best hangar type I've used. The ships are fast, quite tough and deliver a solid damage both with their rapid fire weapons as well as tricobalt torpedos and mines. Even just two of them make the Kar'Fi sometimes even more powerful in terms of DPS than an average escort.
As for Orion Slavers, they're really fast, so they shouldn't blow as fast from enemy warp core breaches as other small craft. They use disruptor beams which may put a dmg debuff on the enemy, place quantum mines, and sometimes steal crew and items from the enemy. Not very often, mind you, but on several occasions I've got quite a stack of contraband.
The voquv has the best hangar pets in the brothl BOP's. what you tend to find with the advanced frigates on the karfi is that by the time the tricobalts land(probablys sometime next year) whatever your shooting as is dead the slavers are good shield strippers but they dont deal heavy spike damage which realistically is what you want from a hangar pet. id go for the advanced frigates purely because of the fact the can sometimes draw fire from stuff thats shooting you and their other utilities aceton beams mines etc are handy but their damage is no where near as good as the bops.