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Carriers default setup? - 12/9/2015 10:02:52 PM   
vary10

 

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Hello!
Is it possible to setup all carriers to build only bombers, without scrapping every single fighter and tapping on the Build Bomber button? I have a carrier design with 13 Adv Fighters Bays, so it's rather fiddly to make them bombers-only that way
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RE: Carriers default setup? - 12/10/2015 12:00:43 AM   
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No, it's not possible to change what the balance of fighters carried by a carrier is. Nor, for that matter, would I suggest bothering changing the composition of a carrier's fighter wing manually, as last I checked, fighters which are destroyed will be replaced by the fighter type which brings the carrier's fighter wing closer to the 50-50 split, not by the kind of fighter which was lost.

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RE: Carriers default setup? - 12/10/2015 10:39:11 AM   
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Thanks! Indeed, carriers build fighters to restore balance.
Which means that it's better not to research longrange bombers, as they will further reduce the firepower.

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RE: Carriers default setup? - 12/12/2015 10:59:23 PM   
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The only way to build just a single strike-craft type is by splitting off the research branches.

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RE: Carriers default setup? - 12/13/2015 10:11:02 PM   
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I find you don't need anything beyond the first bomber tech and the first nuclear bomb. I build my own bombers and don't build carriers at all as I put advanced fighters on my bombers and while they are bombing the advanced fighters keep other enemy ships at bay. I also put on 1 troop carrier and watch my bombing. When all the soldiers on a planet finally die I send in just a small wave of troops and take the planet. Since I don't use assimulate except on races that like me. I have no problems with revolts. One planet taken for a lot less tech.

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