I've recently been heavily working on my Separatist Malevolence fleet however I've been a little bothered by the fact that the Vulture Droid and Hyena Bomber are unmanned ships, and thus they can never benefit from increasing a pilot's power as with other ships.
While being unmanned does make them easier to take to 'max level'- I can't help but think it will cripple them in the future as power caps increase.
Take the recent Relic 8 announcement for example. Making pilots relic 8 will correspond to an increase in their ship power, scaling up the strength of fleets with manned ships. This will happen in the future too each time pilots have some increase in power cap due to gear/relics/mods. Unmanned ships however will remain at their current power limit.
To my current understanding this is how it works and it seems like it will disadvantage unmanned ship heavy fleets (like Malevolence fleets as they rely on the unmanned Vulture Droid and Hyena Bomber).
I think it would be cool if unmanned ships also had some kind of pathway to power up to remain competitive with their manned counterparts.
Is anyone else concerned that as mods/gear/relic caps slowly but continually increase, these unmanned ships will be left behind?