Could Squadron Counts for the Starfighters Template get a rating like Capital Ships have for Hangar Counts?
They practically already do, just that having smaller or larger squadrons has vague trade-offs involving the size of the ship which changes depending on the judge, or is overlooked depending on the submission. Sometimes simply having a 6 meter long Starfighter results in a larger squadron for no other reason than its smaller (At least that's how the Template is worded) This edit to the Starfighter Template would streamline the template and match it better with the one used for Capital Ships.
Additionally this could be done for vehicles.
- Squadron Count: (Optional. Please provide the amount of fighters this submission would have in a squadron. If it is unique, remove this portion from the template. The average squadron for any starfighter is 12, at lengths averaging 12.5 meters. The bigger the fighter, the smaller your Squadron Count should be. The smaller the fighter, the bigger your Squadron count can be.)
- Squadron Count: (Please provide the amount of fighters this submission would have in a squadron. If it is unique, remove this portion from the template. The average squadron for a starfighter is 12, the higher your Squadron Count, the lower your other ratings should be. [Very Low: 4 | Average: 12 | Very High: 20])
IE on the numbers
Very High 24
Average 12 Starfighters
Very Low 4
Just as an example regarding the number of Fighters in a Squadron. This will provide a clear cut trade off for having larger or smaller squadrons associated with a ship, forces tradeoffs for larger squadrons, allows for more benefits for smaller squadrons, etc.
Just a thought I had.
As a note, this would have nothing to do with changing Capital Ships and I'm not suggesting multiplying 12 by whatever the rating is.
Edited by Laira Vereen, 08 November 2017 - 04:38 PM.