Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 53
# 1 Pet status for UI
07-23-2012, 04:19 PM
Could we get an UI element to let us know how many fighters we have out and their health status please? The things are so small, they get lost in large battles and it is hard to know if they are ok or need to be relaunched or not.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 798
# 2
07-24-2012, 02:35 AM
There is a UI option on the ESC menu, under HUD I believe. You can select which brackets and health bars show.
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 53
# 3
07-24-2012, 08:57 AM
Nice I didn't know that!
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 53
# 4
07-25-2012, 01:30 PM
ok, I went home and looked through all of the UI and HUD options and didnt find anything that would display the heath/status of my hanger craft.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,352
# 5
07-25-2012, 04:27 PM
YEah I don't think there is one. I would love to have this for any ship that can create pets.

Oddy witht he Aquarius, MVAE, Carriers.


THough the Carrier one would have to be a count rather than a line of HP/shield indicators and dedicated Carriers can have 12 pets out at once, that's a LOT of clutter.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,127
# 6
07-26-2012, 01:04 AM
I would love this as well. Champions has one so i dont see why STO shouldn't steal it for the pets here either. Personally i wouldn't mind getting some kind of fighter like control over the MVAE or Saucer as well, some times those things are not the smartest.
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 53
# 7
07-26-2012, 07:58 AM
Thats all I want! Just some dots for pete sake!. make the dots cycle from green to red as they get closer to death. Have the red ones de-cycle when you press the launch key, replacing them with fresh fighters.

like this
(OOOOOO)

press launch again and you get this:

(OOOOOO)
Ensign
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 6
# 8
09-03-2012, 02:55 AM
/sign

We definitely need more status panels. One for pets is a given; a slim shield/hull bar would be fine, or something even simpler than that. Some representation of the pet type would be helpful, too, if you're usuing multiple at once.

Another panel for mission-specific ships would be nice, too, such as for STF's.

Simply put: more info, please. All the data is there. It shouldn't be hard to write a panel around it. =/
Lieutenant
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 82
# 9
09-03-2012, 11:47 AM
A pet status panel is sorely needed. I rarely ever have a clue what as to what my fighters are up to or how they are doing and pretty much just spam launch them as soon as the CD is up in heavier battles.

I don't recommend activating brackets for fighters. Once you get into fights with carriers your screen starts to look like a mess.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 135
# 10
09-03-2012, 11:49 AM
I concur. This is needed and dont think it would be hard for them to do
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