I’ve spent hours working on this, without finding a solution. I just don’t get it.
Every time I try to carrier rat, I warp to the site, align carrier, activate modules, blah blah. Then I launch fighters, and before sending them to orbit an enemy, I TRIPLE CHECK THAT THE CARRIER IS NOT SELECTED. I even go through the trouble of selecting the carrier, and then unselecting it, so that I see the selection dot on the carrier ‘select,’ then ‘unselect’ it so only fighters are left selected. I then command the fighters to orbit the enemy.
When I do this, every single time not only do the fighers orbit the enemy, but the carrier then unaligns and tries to orbit the enemy. This causes all kinds of trouble, because you then have to spend time reselecting the carrier and re-orienting it while your fighters get shot up.
This is highly annoying, and I don’t get it. Does anyone else have this problem? Does anyone have a solution?