sven wrote:evil713 wrote:im finding with swarm tactics and many smaller ships with focused weapons I am spending a lot of time getting them to all face the same way.
now with a band select fleet I can move them or get them all to point in the same direction, however it would be nice if I could point them all at one spot on the map, like the thing im trying to kill.
The UI is awkward, but, something much like this feature is already in the game.
If you've selected a collection of ships, and left-click on the + next to "MOVE", you'll reveal a "ROTATE" option. Left clicking on that will get you into a multi-ship rotate mode. (Left-clicking again will trigger a rotate order.)
A "rotate to face" option could be a good bit of extra polish -- though I'm not quite sure what the best way to expose it in the UI would be. Maybe if you left-click on an enemy target in rotate mode, all ships should do the minimum viable rotation to bring their forward guns to bear on the target?
it could just be an additional option under the move dropdown, no fancy clicking required.