Howdy! Ive done a few tests after seeing the INSANE amount of carrier and small-ship spam. I did four separate games, each with me, a Covenant AI, and a UNSC AI. Made sure to contact and fight the UNSC AI before the Covenant AI could. Point is, the AI spams the HELL out of carriers. Im talking 10 Eions in a fleet of 30 ships. This makes it incredibly hard to fight, even when I match their strikecraft 1:1 with Stalwarts.
I tested this on Heroic and Normal levels, twice each. The Covenant AIs dont tend to do this, even if Im allied with them. Im not a playtester and Im not a modder, so I dont know how, if, or should it be fixed. Thats up to yall. It just really gets on my nerves. Id rather see 100 frigates vs 100 frigates, not 100 frigates vs 100 strike craft!