Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 27
# 1 Carrier Pet Status
04-03-2013, 10:15 AM
Is there any way to keep track of Carrier Pets through the HUD? I use a Karfi and 4 frigates are tough enough to watch out for. I think i'd end up spaming 12 fighters.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 203
# 2
04-03-2013, 10:27 AM
A lot of us want this.

I would like either
a hud where we can keep track of fighters/pet (might be too many with 12)
OR
AI that will auto launch fighters to replace the one that are lost.
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Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 27
# 3
04-03-2013, 11:51 AM
HUD status could be quick and simple: a 2 tier icon for each bay, each tier would have a silhouette for each ship in the flight, the color would go from white for full shields to red for hull damage to black for dead.
Commander
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 278
# 4
04-03-2013, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by veldrane2k View Post
HUD status could be quick and simple: a 2 tier icon for each bay, each tier would have a silhouette for each ship in the flight, the color would go from white for full shields to red for hull damage to black for dead.
This; all we need is simple icons like that, grouped by hangar/wing so we can see when we need to launch a new wave.
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Ensign
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 3
# 5
04-03-2013, 01:42 PM
I would agree we need a hud or status display of some kind. If for nothing else so I can perhaps heal a bird of prey pet.

I do like to launch them manually even when all four are up; I do this to modify their behavior. If they get lazy and buzz a target doing ineffectual broadsides; I like to launch fresh ones as the first thing they do when launch is prep and conduct an alpha strike. So I keep high aux for low cool-down so I can do pet alpha strikes on sort of demand.

Also I like the manual launch option to replace pets fallen behind.

I never tried to set the pet icons for auto as one would a weapon icon. They don't work that way do they?

So yes; a display of some kind showing pet status...certainly unique icons to you above them so I can pick mine out of another carrier's frigates or fighters. And option for manual and auto replenishment.
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Captain
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 734
# 6
04-04-2013, 07:44 AM
It would be nice if this status display would also make the launch button smart enough to replace the most damaged/dead pets first rather than just replacing them in order that they were launched.
Survivor of Romulus
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 204
# 7
04-04-2013, 09:23 AM
While we're at it, a way of directing saucer sections, MVAE bits and the like would be handy - in the same way that we direct our fighters.
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