how about designing classes that act as command and control ship controlling npc ships can be captained my our command staff and act as out personal mini fleet attack wing in our older ship classes? or even up to all teir 4 ships and cstore tier 5 ships up to 5 ships. since at max level we are admirals but in less we have a carrier ship or a ship with some carrier abilities we are stuck on one ship with out back up. as par starfleet regulation in a time of war no admiral is to enter any major enter conflict without at least 1 or 2 or more other ships to be escorting and supporting of the admiral and their flag ship.
for game needs of a mini fleet the admiral can have up to 5 ship from tiers 1 through 4 excluding the galaxy class and akira class and famliy of ships and pronethus class and family of ships avertine class ships and family. cause they all can either split in 2 or more section or launch fighters would be limited to 2 ships only or 1 carrier and splitting class and 3 non carrier, splitting class ships.
cstore ships and tier 1 through 4 can use the same ship class if the admiral wanted too up to 5 times. like. or mix ship classes up to 5 times
also be fully custom decked out like our player main ships