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Author Topic: Ability to "anchor" main fleet and break off a small task force.  (Read 399 times)

Fotsvamp

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I Would like the ability to "anchor" the main fleet in a system and take off with a small task force of a few ship, for example when there's something to investigate near a sun you don't need to run your battleships there and therefore increasing their recovery cost from the corona effect when you can instead "anchor" the main fleet and break off with a few sheperds and salvaging rigs to check it out.

As a trade of for the lower cost of checking out stuff in dangerous places it would decrease salavaging efficiency since you carry less crew and heavy macinery.

The main fleet would also be exposed to danger in case of attack without you to command it, so you'd probably want to secure the system before you break off, unless you're completely confident in your fleets ability to defend itself.
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kiamet

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Re: Ability to "anchor" main fleet and break off a small task force.
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2022, 04:45:06 AM »

There are few instances where such mechanic would be useful, such as espionage(SpySat deployment). Being able to detach a single phase frigate on the spot to complete stealth objectives while the main fleet hides in nebula or asteroid field would be very good QoL improvement.
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