This is just my opinion, but without the frigates, the "carrier" aspect of the ship is very difficult.
With the new pet mechanisc the Elite Scorps do not survive and need to be constantly respawned so if it ever gets to 5 stars,
Frigates > fighters now.
Previously, it was Frigates > Fighters unless the fighter was an elite scorpion.
The better frigate it the Recluse but he isn't asking about it.
And I have only heard good things about the temp ship.
Even without the frigates, it's a very good carrier. I use it with the elite scorp, and it's fine.
The temporal ship is a destroyer (more like an escort), the carrier is, well, a carrier. What do you prefer to play ?
Also, I would suggest to wait until the next FE is released, as the player will be able to earn a carrier.
That's sort of the problem. I try to be versatile in my game play. I've got the Chimera and a few other escorts that I play with, but I don't have a carrier. The closest I've got is the Vesta and it's two runabouts.
I hadn't heard that the next FE will give a carrier. Where can I get information about that? Might be exactly what I'm looking for.