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Can't create new fleets? - 2/25/2014 2:34:22 PM   
noahthethird

 

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The Join Fleet->(New Fleet) option has recently vanished from my right click context menu! I've got twenty three fleets in operation right now; is this a bug, or is there a limit to the number of fleets I can have? Is there any other way to create a new fleet, other than by right clicking? (I have all expansions installed and I'm patched to 1.9.0.13)

Oh, and one more question: are Torpedo Bombers worth researching? I've got Fighters researched up to the maximum level, and looking at the numbers, it appears like top-tier fighters do more DPS than top-tier torpedo bombers. Is there some other benefit for torpedo bombers? Like, do they get a bonus to hit or something?
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RE: Can't create new fleets? - 2/25/2014 2:44:04 PM   
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About the fleets i don't know. Never used more then 5-8 fleets myself.

About the bombers, both bomber types got prolly less DPS then the fighters but
- bombers only attack ships/stations and not other fighters
- bombers got a larger weapon range then fighters to stay out of point defence weapons range.



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RE: Can't create new fleets? - 2/25/2014 3:17:44 PM   
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Hmmm, yeah, I'm only really "using" four or five of those fleets as player-controlled combat elements; the rest are regional defense forces set on auto-pilot defensive patrols. A few of my fleets are troop transport flotillas; I could get rid of those, if there's some way to "bookmark" individual troop ships? Transports only seem to appear under the Military Vessels tab, which means they get lost in a sea of non-fleet Escorts and Frigates. I want some way to keep at least three independent Transport sections within easy clicking distance at all times...

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RE: Can't create new fleets? - 2/25/2014 4:25:46 PM   
Canute0

 

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You can hotkey anything, from planets to ship to fleets.
Just like at the most games CTRL-number(1 to 0) to set it, and then press the number to set it as target, another time to center it.


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RE: Can't create new fleets? - 2/25/2014 4:34:20 PM   
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Hey noah^3,

I have 28 fleets in one game right now, so I don't think that you've hit the limit if there is one. I usually assign ships to fleets using the "Ships & Bases" screen F11. From there, filter military, sort as needed (usually by role or by fleet), shift or control-click to highlight the vessels desired, and use the drop-down menu in the proximal lower-right (next to 'View Fleet' button) to assign selection to fleet.

I don't know why your right-click option has vanished; maybe your selected ships need to first "Leave (Fleet)" before being assigned a new fleet?



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RE: Can't create new fleets? - 2/25/2014 5:45:33 PM   
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This has been a 'feature' since the original game IIRC. Once you reach a limit you no longer get the option to create new fleets by right-click, but the F11 option still works.

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