The formation is Echelon (accessible by 5 star captains).chew-ie wrote: ↑Wed, 16. Jun 21, 07:49Not sure what went wrong with your battle group, but I suspect 2 things which may caused that:
Formations do matter - they can even help to surround the enemy. Personally I wouldn't choose a formation for destroyers which gives them no breathing room - as the X4 pathfinding has [still] problems here. (the pathfinding came a long way since the release, so this is just an observation, no rant). I'd say your battle group is too densely packed.
- Captain levels are too low
- Wrong formation [for the job]
tldr: While you will have awkward moments in X4 it is not like shown in the video. At least not for me. Key for having fun with fleets are the proper commands, pilot levels, proper formations. This takes experience and the will to play X4 like X4 - not like some WW2 fleet simulator with bombers, interceptors, destroyers, ... (this will always fail IMHO as their is simply no role AI)
As for captains levels, for 6 destroyers, I have 2 - 5 stars, 2 - 4 stars, 2 - 3 stars. Anyway, in my experience with full 5 stars destroyers groups, they are still derpy.
I don't know, I think I will organize my fleets BSG style, fighters engage fighters/M ships/drones, command battleship engage capitals and stations and be done for. Especially, since I fear that the changes in dangeros zones effects, will make it imposible for M ships to traverse the sectors like the Void and the like.