From: Gizycko, Poland, EU
If a group needs a pilot, it will grab one of '1'-delayed pilots if no other available in the group.
Whats the main reason for wanting them to appear in the group all the time?
It all depends what you mean saying "if needs a pilot"...
What's the level of fatigue (of a single pilot) that makes the engine to "want" another, fresh pilot with delay "1" zero the delay and take part in the fight?
Really don't know how the mechanics should work or works as it is now...
but speaking purely from the Japanese 44-45 POV I find those inactive pilots rarely take part in the fights.
If a given squadron on CAP has, let's say, 40 planes and 45 pilots active plus 10 inactive,
from my experience, when encountering enemy raids those 45 pilots are used to fill the available planes and those inactive of delay "1" has no real impact.
With next raid(s) there's less and less available planes & the number of pilots instantly available (active) is decreasing slower. Again, the active pilots are taking part in the fights and those inactive still are inactive.
Pilots used so often increase their fatigue. The same is true if there's no action.
Bigger number of available pilots lowers the overall fatigue before the fight occur.
If I make them all active, at the end of the next turn, it will spend time putting them back to '1' if the group has too many pilots.
It's not that we want these pilots were automatically active at the end of a turn. No, they should not be all pulled down to "0" automatically.
I would agree by default, if I set a pilot to inactive he should stay inactive with the delay of 1 day until I change the state. However, I love the idea of a button to set all inactive pilots to active, this would help speed the game along.
It's more like the Rook749 said...
In 44 - 45 when my squadron is engaged in combat, it usually losses many pilots.
I find myself engaged in clicking hundreds of pilots from reserve or other squadrons to fill the ranks. And then, when the delay "1" is the limit, I need to do it again and activate them all. It takes tooo looong to go through all those squadrons.
Again, having 45 active + 10 inactive pilots on CAP is quite a difference when compared to having 60 pilots active in a 49-planes daitai. Their fatigue is different plus they all gain some experience from missions flown.
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