Carrier PVP sounds like a very interesting and fun idea.
Do people actually use any carriers in the interfleet War Games PVP?
I haven't had much time to play lately, and am not sure if I can make it on Thursday, so don't take me into your planning;
However, (as you mentioned) there are not many Fed carrier options, and I'm not sure I want to toss down Zen for a 2 hanger carrier just for this event.
Is there a cheap option for Fed to acquire a two hanger ship?
I don't have a problem fielding the carriers but I think in the interest of participation you should open it up to all carriers. Asking people to get one if they don't have one already is tough enough; asking them to get a 2-hangar carrier is painful especially for Feds who will basically have to spend valuable currency on it (either FC or Zen).
Sure, the HEC and other single-hangar carriers will have a speed advantage, but most of them lose out in terms of damage potential compared to the 2-hangar beasts so it will still be a fun matchup.
I really good captain in a HEC can take on an obelisk, but i doubt he would manage a JHDC. the trick is still to stay in the back and canon spread the monster and it's pet!
Awesome event today, had a lot of fun. Thanks for putting it together Chris!