I got my new carrier last night and after my last post for what i got to aim for it come down to what i need to use untill ill get the good elite scorpion fighters, the carrier comes with Stalker Fighters.
I do have some scorpion fighters i got in a quest which i can get a fell of how it all works, but what i need to know is i have the Dilithium for one set of Advanced Stalker Fighters but is this the best fighter to use to start with.
I find that a great combination is one Advanced Stalker Hangar and one Scorpion Hangar. Unless you really really want to strip shields or stop cloakers or other Science Vessels/Carriers in which case 2 bays of Advanced Stalkers really do the trick.
I do have some scorpion fighters i got in a quest which i can get a fell of how it all works
Er, to be clear, unless they've changed the quest, those fighters are a Device slot, and they do _not_ respond to carrier commands. Otherwise, what they all said: stalker/scorpion. There's an argument for keeping a runabout or two around in case you get stuck doing crowd control - with all the wells and tbrs an Atrox can set and a full swarm of danubes, you could thoroughly piss off all of the things. Not as much damage, but certainly fun to watch.
I tend to keep several pet types with me and switch them based on the situation. For the most part, I stick with my advanced stalkers because they match my ship and weapon types (and, as a roleplayer, that matters to me). However, I use delta flyers for crystalline catastrophe because they add kinetic damage with micro photon torpedoes and their tachyon beam removes the re-crystalize (healing) stacks from the entity. I usually swap to runabouts for most of the borg STFs, as they can keep the nanite probes, nanite spheres, and assimilated birds of prey/raptors from reaching their destinations via the tractor beams.