I know that fuel is shared in a fleet, but is the same with ordnance?
…but it should be.
Is ordnance still not shared in a fleet?
No, but if you after a battle remove one ship transfer 1 ammo to the other fleet, it will balance ammo between allships in that fleet
Nope, still not shared.
I kind of like it this way because it makes ship design more thought provoking. Each ship needing its own ammo pile makes for harder decisions and lends a real reason to use the energy weapons instead.
But the interface provides no support for managing ammo within a fleet. If you brought an ammo freighter with you, the way to rearm is to split the freighter(s) off into a separate fleet, transfer ammo to the warfleet to refill it, then you can merge the freighters back in. Not exactly convenient.
And if you aren’t paying attention, you can order a round of bombing where none of your ships have enough (individually) ammo to actually bomb anything, but you won’t find out until ~50 minutes later when nothing actually happens.
I wish the game would balance ordnance between all ships in a fleet after each fight, having to split, transfer, and merge is not an intuitive way of doing anything.
The problem then becomes what happens when you don’t want it to split. Will it still stupidly auto-split? This could make minelaying a bit of a problem if it keeps drawing ammo below the minelaying level.
So yes, it is a pain and a huge worry about uneven ammo loads but auto balancing can also end up as a pain depending on the situation.
When a computer "auto"s things, very often, it does really stupid things.
Make a one click button to press for ordnance balancing, problem fixed?
Good idea. Beats giving control to an AI.
Really should be a thing. But QoL seems to be low on the list at the moment.