Alright, none of the default challenges allow more than 300 pilots. That’s all I play because if I have access tot he internet, I’ll play a better game.
Not having tried, nor particularly caring to try any of the NEC challenges you are talking about, I can’t imagine any conceivable way to kill the fighters off fast enough to matter. What does FT stand for btw?
Show me a cruiser or frigate design that could survive more than 5 or 10 seconds against a swarm that size. Don’t ask me to download a challenge, unless there’s some convenient way to type in the ID number and go right to it, just post the ship designs and a rough outline of the defense that doesn’t involve at lest 600 of your own fighters.
Until I see this fictional fleet that isn’t 800 fighters itself, I don’t see it being possible, and again, even if it is it would just be a bunch of ships with nothing but anti-fighter weaponry that wouldn’t be of use against anything else, which is stupid because there’s no way these tiny fighters are holding more than a days worth of air…surely they’d have to be carried into battle by a larger ship?
When I said ultimate fighter defense, I meant a cost effective way to deal with a reasonable fighter threat…reasonable being 300, the most I’ve ever seen. I’m not concerned with rocket fighters, they are harmless. I don’t see how anyone can stop so many laser fighters with cooperative, vulture, and stick together orders on them. Even if they didn’t do damage normally, and only did damage with the 3% lucky shots, no cruiser would last more than 15 seconds (a little longer, my math assumes 800 fighters arrive on target at the same time, which isn’t realistic, but neither is only doing damage with 3% lucky shots). I can’t see frigates fairing much betters even without rocket fighter dropping shileds.
Is there a way to watch someone elses battle? I’d love to see this counter you speak of, without spending days trying to come up with it myself.