This is for Albion prelude since it does not have its own forum and it requires this game I guess I have to post it here. Should be same answer anyway.
So I am pretty new, I did the Bankrupt start on Monday (today is Friday) I have about 6-8 million credits, I have been hijacking boron traders and running away from pirates. However I have been wanting to explore my surroundings a bit more here is where the problem starts:
I am still in the default Mamba I can take everything in my class and even some larger ships. I have about 4 plasma throwers. I took some smaller pirate ships (rajin or something like that) and spent a few hundred kay on them to get shields and weapons, then set them to protect me.
I did this because whenever I try to explore the bounty hunterst that follow the Bankrupt story line attack me, and there is usually 5-7 small ships, my plasma throwers have a hard time dealing with these (or at least I do) and my ships end up as space dust without scoring a single hit on the enemy ships, I have also tried drones.
My goal was to have my own fleet that I could micromanage, however my AI cant even handle crappy pirates, PLEASE tell me I can hire pilots or upgrade my AI so my npc ships learn how the hell to fly? How can I make my ships do something besides crash into each other or miss every single shot they fire?