I’ve watched larger fleet battles before, but I don’t know how they are organized. Suppose in a fleet battle, one side has enough artillery firepower to just delete a ship in one volley, making any repair attempt useless. If the pilots have their overview settings to arrange by distance, “get the first (ship type here)” doesn’t work since the first will be different to everyone.
Sorting by name solves this problem… but what if the entire enemy names all their ships the same? Let’s say all their ships are “Bob.”
Now if some Thrashers are trying to one volley a Crusier, Machariels trying to alpha strike an enemy Tempest, or some Dreadnoughts trying to delete a FAX, how are they supposed to all coordinate on the right “Bob”? There is a fleet command to give attention to a target, so if you have enough firepower to kill a target in a volley that could work. But now suppose you have enough firepower to kill 3.1 (ship type here)? You now need to designate 3 targets. And “get the first/ second/ third (ship type here)” on the list when name sorted won’t work if they are all named the same.
Edit: I made the original post under erroneous overview assumptions. The answer to how to coordinate is now obvious now that I’ve been corrected. The correction does raise a few other questions, but they aren’t important to PVP.