I have seen players playing high-end matches with only 1 ship for too long now. It’s an old issue, but it still needs to get addressed. I mean it.
We got some conditions in some game modes, like Tournament event and Dreadnought battles, but this should be fully active in ALL GAME MODES.
For example, someone only carries a Tackler or a LRF in their lineup and then that person becomes the Captain. Odds of such unfortunate fate are not in our favor. The list goes on…
The only solution to improve the discipline and military codex of the mercenaries is this suggestion. It is still optional, though.
Battle Ready Status is only shown, when a player fulfills certain conditions.
Players have all 3 or 4 of their ships’ slots equipped (when 4th one actually becomes available, it must always be 4)
Players have all Implants/Crews active, which actually covers their ships’ ranks or above
Players have all of their slots equipped with Mark 1-4/5 equipment (no empty slots should remain)
Players have equipped any type of ammunition and missiles
There should be a bonus displayed somewhere in the hangar, to remind players of their status.
You want to achieve BRS - Battle Ready Status!
Benefits of such actions/discipline:
Free Synergy gain is increased by 5% - 3 or 4 ship slots used in the hangar, if available (ammunition and missiles included)
Credit gain is increased by 5% - all equipment slots on all ships are vacant/installed
All Implant/Crew slots used on your ships - Standard Synergy gain is increased by 5%
Bonus for all 3 fulfilled conditions: Battle Ready Status (The Special Icon or the message notification will be displayed in the hangar)
Doubles all 3 available bonuses ( 10% for all)
Standard and Free Synergy gain is increased by 10%.
Credit gain is increased by 10%.
You gain ONE EXTRA loot spot during trophy search phase , if you win a battle.
Option 3: (recommended)
You gain all listed bonuses from Option 1 and 2.
Standard and Free Synergy gain: +10%
Credit gain: +10%
1 extra loot spot during trophy search phase (if you win a battle)