Ensign
Join Date: Nov 2012
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# 1 the number of fighters
11-23-2012, 11:31 AM
Just got a new ship with hanger bay. My question is, how do you know how many fighters exist at a certain moment in battle, or were left after battle. They are so tiny and hard to look around and count.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 906
# 2
11-23-2012, 11:47 AM
currently.. you cant,

Its pretty much a guessing game with small ships, but given small ships tend to have a small cooldown, you can launch whenever you think you should,

There have been suggestions about improving the interface for carriers/flight decks to incorperate counters, but nothing heard so far :p
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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 2,189
# 3
11-23-2012, 02:04 PM
there is a way in the UI settings that can show your current fighters and their name and/or health at all times to see how many you have left. thats the only way i know of to see how many you have left.
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# 4
11-23-2012, 02:07 PM
Learn to count really fast, and don't blink...

I think that's the only way.
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# 5
11-23-2012, 02:10 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by anazonda View Post
Learn to count really fast, and don't blink...

I think that's the only way.
or just spam the launch button as soon as it becomes available.
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Ensign
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 5
# 6
12-04-2012, 06:10 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by tenkari View Post
there is a way in the UI settings that can show your current fighters and their name and/or health at all times to see how many you have left. thats the only way i know of to see how many you have left.
There's a button? o_O
Gotta check.

P.S. "Don't blink!" is also great advice concerning statues.
Captain
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 3,465
# 7
12-04-2012, 06:15 AM
There's a way to give fighters unit and health frames (they're turned off by default). There is not a "status window" showing a quick summary of your squadron.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 765
# 8
12-04-2012, 06:52 AM
But the options to change the HUD indicators for your/allied/enemy fighters doesn't help when your fighters are "behind" the camera or off escorting fred while you're shooting at joe.

Or when they cluster up, I've had 1 "name" represent 3-5 fighters at times in a mission. That, and spamming the fighter button at random times can screw up a fighter op...
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