From: Georgetown, Texas, USA
ORIGINAL: Chad Harrison
I will try to ask this with just words and not ask for a screenshot: so it will work and look similar to how the airplane management screens look? In other words, similar to how we can only look at fighter squadrons on the screens that show all aircraft, aircraft at a base or attached to a HQ, I will be able to only look at say 3rd or 7th Fleet ships from the screens that shows all ships?
Also, I dont think this is possible but I will ask anyway: is it possible to know what HQ a ship belongs too in the TF ship selection screen? For instance, say I have 1000 ships at Pearl (I know we cant do that anymore, but you get the idea) and want to create a TF with only ships from the 3rd Fleet. Is there anyway to do this without just knowing the ships beforehand? Such as a sortable column similar to what we can do with ship type or name? I have not seen this in any of the screens, so again, I dont think it possible.
If so, I vote to add to the list of 'would be cool but there isnt time to put it in at this point and you dont understand how long it would take to make something like that work in a AE'
No, and it would be a significant problem to show in any meaningful way. As with most our screens, they are already chock full of data and adding more is a real issue - especially an HQ name which is 20 characters. Also, there is already a lot of slight-of-hand on that screen as the data displayed varies with the type of TF being created - capacities for transport TFs, guns for surface combat TFs, etc.
It might be possible to put in some kind of selection based on HQ but that would be clumsy with the current interface limitations.
All in all a good idea, but not easy to implement.