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CV "plane control" question:

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I only have a T5 CV (used just to finish Science campaign w/honors) so I don' have a lot of CV experience but I have heard that you can give control of your planes over to the other CV if there are 2 CVs per side in a match.

My question is...in a scenario where there is a T5 & T6 CV...if the T5 gives control of it's fighters to the T6 CV...will the T6 CV be able to strafe w/the T5 planes or will it's strafing option be cancelled out if there are T5 planes in the group (same question in regards to attack planes & manual dropping...although it may just be fighter planes you can do that with-I don't recall the details exactly-so this 2nd question may be a moot one)?

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Speaking as someone who's dabbled with carriers since Beta: There has never been a feature where you can give your planes to an allied carrier to control. I don't know where you got the idea that this was a thing.

 

This makes the rest of your question irrelevant, as the mechanic you are asking for clarification on does not nor has ever existed.

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No only you control your planes! Get sunk and all aboard are lost, those given orders before you are sunk complete the orders then circle about till shot down or splash for no fuel and those on orders and their target is sunk while en route they circle the target area till they are shot down or splash also

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No one else can control your plans. Think of the ways that could be abused...

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1 hour ago, IfYouSeeKhaos said:

I only have a T5 CV (used just to finish Science campaign w/honors) so I don' have a lot of CV experience but I have heard that you can give control of your planes over to the other CV if there are 2 CVs per side in a match.

My question is...in a scenario where there is a T5 & T6 CV...if the T5 gives control of it's fighters to the T6 CV...will the T6 CV be able to strafe w/the T5 planes or will it's strafing option be cancelled out if there are T5 planes in the group (same question in regards to attack planes & manual dropping...although it may just be fighter planes you can do that with-I don't recall the details exactly-so this 2nd question may be a moot one)?

I think I know what you mean.

When you attach your fighters they are effectively like a catapult fighter in that they follow or orbit that ship/plane group. They don't do anything manual, and if the T6 is strafing what will happen is that they will just get erased in the counter strafe trying to follow the T6 (they will attack if attacked auto, but strafe is treated like a movement rather than attack and they prioritize escort over combat when linked).

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7 hours ago, IfYouSeeKhaos said:

(same question in regards to attack planes & manual dropping...although it may just be fighter planes you can do that with-I don't recall the details exactly-so this 2nd question may be a moot one)?

What the OP mean is that CVa send a fighter off to a co-ordinate, then CVb send his fighter to guard the CVa's fighter. So, if the enemy fighter attack CVa's fighter, it automatically set the defend and the CVb's fighter will help. This is work with fighter but in laziness, if the enemy CV know how to strafe, he/she can destroy 2 squadron since he did not attack CVa's fighter and therefore did not set off the defend CVb's fighter.

 

Only work for fighter, not work for torp/dive bomb.

It also work if the fighter set to guard torp/divebomb, if they got attack, it work the same principle. But my advise, do not do it, it is the least lazy way any CV played. But I would love playing game and see the red team CV players do it so I can strafe them all.

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No one can control your planes, well unless you sent them over an enemy Atlanta, then they are just his play things.

The Strafe ability for fighters comes in at T6 though, so its a good tier to learn that skill.

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6 hours ago, NATOMarksman said:

I think I know what you mean.

When you attach your fighters they are effectively like a catapult fighter in that they follow or orbit that ship/plane group. They don't do anything manual, and if the T6 is strafing what will happen is that they will just get erased in the counter strafe trying to follow the T6 (they will attack if attacked auto, but strafe is treated like a movement rather than attack and they prioritize escort over combat when linked).

53 minutes ago, ObiphanKenobi said:

What the OP mean is that CVa send a fighter off to a co-ordinate, then CVb send his fighter to guard the CVa's fighter. So, if the enemy fighter attack CVa's fighter, it automatically set the defend and the CVb's fighter will help. This is work with fighter but in laziness, if the enemy CV know how to strafe, he/she can destroy 2 squadron since he did not attack CVa's fighter and therefore did not set off the defend CVb's fighter.

 

Only work for fighter, not work for torp/dive bomb.

It also work if the fighter set to guard torp/divebomb, if they got attack, it work the same principle. But my advise, do not do it, it is the least lazy way any CV played. But I would love playing game and see the red team CV players do it so I can strafe them all.

OK...I get it now...thanx for the clarification on what that meant...makes perfect sense now.

It was a long time (around 2 years) ago & someone asked me to "attach my fighters to their fighters" (I remembered the exact wording now that you refreshed my memory on it...& they were both T5s so no strafing was relevant I guess) & I was happy to give control over as I wasn't very good anyway & he shredded the other team but I was so busy concentrating on torping & bombing I wasn't quite sure what exactly he did on his end but he sure kept the skies clear for me.

 

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21 minutes ago, IfYouSeeKhaos said:

OK...I get it now...thanx for the clarification on what that meant...makes perfect sense now.

It was a long time (around 2 years) ago & someone asked me to "attach my fighters to their fighters" (I remembered the exact wording now that you refreshed my memory on it...& they were both T5s so no strafing was relevant I guess) & I was happy to give control over as I wasn't very good anyway & he shredded the other team but I was so busy concentrating on torping & bombing I wasn't quite sure what exactly he did on his end but he sure kept the skies clear for me.

 

With the other guy saying to attach your fighters to theirs, he's basically having you do the Escort command.  You can do the same thing with your fighter unit to any friendly ship or aircraft unit.  The AI is kind of sh*t though.  I've had fighters assigned to automatically "Escort" friendly ships from air attack before, and the AI often doesn't have the fighters intercept the incoming bombers until they've dropped their ordnance on the friendly.  Very annoying, especially to the ship those fighters were supposed to protect.

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6 minutes ago, HazeGrayUnderway said:

Very annoying, especially to the ship those fighters were supposed to protect.

Yeah...that would definitely rank in the annoying bracket.

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