Concept Art Sale (not actual sale)

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Re: Concept Art Sale (not actual sale)

Postby Kamikaz1 » Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:18 am

Well I'm glad to hear you're not missing out on the free weapon. I've had to make some hard choices myself. Especially when the Blade came out. At first I didn't want one because of the price but after thinking about it I decided to melt some ships and add $20 on top to get it since it just looked too cool to pass up. Even with that however there are still at least 3 ships I want to add to my lineup in the Hull-A, Herald and Prospector.

The reason for the Hull A is because I think delivering supplies to various Idris, Javelin and Endeavor sized ships will be a thing and despite being the smallest of the hull series I think it's the largest ship that can easily land on such vessels while carrying a decent amount of cargo. It even folds up real nice and would take up little space in the corner of a Idris's hangar bay.

For the Herald I just really liked the rework they did on it. Widening the body and moving the wings from the forward and high position to the widest part of the ship just looks a lot better. And every time they mention it they keep talking about how despite it's size it'll have racer like speed so I think when it's not a information runner it might be able to perform like a Hornet Tracker but just a heck of a lot faster.

Finally I want the Prospector to help master the mining trade before heading out in an Orion. Also it'll give me something to do if I just want to play for a few hours without risking such an expensive ship like the Orion. I know they keep saying that the Orion might show up first but I can't imagine a ship more massive than the Starfarer, the Banu Merchantman and the 890 Jump beating a ship smaller than a Freelancer to the hangar. Especially considering how much of the MISC Style Guide they already have complete after finishing the Freelancer and the Starfarer.

I'm also curious about how the Polaris will turn out but only if it's not insanely wide, not asymmetrical in a bad or stupid way (like the Orion's original cockpit placement) and not a hull limited sale. If it meets that criteria and it's in the $400 range or lower it'll be a automatic purchase if they sell it with CCUs as I can get it for $275 or so if I unmelt a Starfarer at the original $175 price. If it's $600 or more it'll have to be something really special to make me consider CCUing to it from my 890 Jump and if it's anywhere near $1000 I'll probably just pass and stick with my frigate sized pocket carrier.
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Re: Concept Art Sale (not actual sale)

Postby Deliverence » Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:15 am

Well we know these ships like the Blade will be harder to obtain in game due to low production runs so it makes a lot of sense picking up these rare ships while we have the chance. I also love flying these Vanduul ships even if they do lack in the combat capabilities as there's this really positive vibe you get when your in the cockpit that other ships don't give.

The Hull-A is a good choice and I followed a similar path but opted for the base model Freelancer myself and will use her as my starter ship. I've never been sold on the Herald, though I know my brother likes this ship picked one of these up himself, he's a bit dirty that CIG still haven't released this in the hangar yet. Probably not a bad idea picking up the Prospector and if mining has a reputation type system, then your rep will likely sky rocket with the Orion which may open up more smaller lucrative jobs that you can use the Prospector for if you go down this path. I picked up the Prospector myself as the whole idea of being able to go down to a planet and mine something is very cool and I'm hoping to refine the materials I collect with it to use on my crucible for repairing ships. I don't think I'll need all that much so the Prospector is just perfect for me.

I'd like to pickup the Polaris when it goes on sale but I need to save money for a place to buy so it's going to take a monumental amount of will power but I'm going to skip the sale. The ship does sound like it's going to be amazing and I'm very interested to see how much CIG charges for it as well as if they plan to release the ship with limited hulls. What ever you decide to do mate I wouldn't melt the 890, I think it's the most incredible ship in the game and it's also the one that's featured in the logos of the mile high club.
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Re: Concept Art Sale (not actual sale)

Postby briguy » Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:08 pm

I'm at a crossroad because Kamikaz1 made some sound arguments about replacing the Gladius with the Buccaneer. I purchased the stand-alone version of the Buccaneer before I read those arguments; after I read them I purchased a Gladius to Buccaneer upgrade just in case. The problem that I'm having is I love the style of the Gladius too much but, just like Kamikaz1, I found that the armaments were a bit lacking. Until recently, it would take soo long to take down most of the ships, with the default armament, which extended TTKs to ridiculous times. Sure you could mono-boat with the Tarantulas or the AA Mass Drivers but that doesn't negate the other shortcoming of the Gladius which is lateral maneuverability.

Lateral thrust just sucks on the Gladius even with COMSTAB on. The only two ways I've been able to overcome that drawback was by either manually firing my thrusters towards the direction I want to go or throttle down and allow the ship to catch up to where I want it to go then throttle back up.

I suppose I could wait until the Buccaneer is flyable before melting it and then ccu-ing the Gladius up to the Buck, but damn to love how the Gladius looks!

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As an aside, anyone know if CIG will be doing a solo-esque scavenger ship sort of like how the Prospector is to the Orion? I would love to melt my Reclaimer because I much rather have a soloable scavenger ship than something huge.
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Re: Concept Art Sale (not actual sale)

Postby Deliverence » Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:43 am

The Gladius looks bad if you compare it to the Super Hornet or Gladius but it's hardly a fair comparison as both ships are way more expensive and pretty much the best combat ships civilians can fly at launch. Against a Mustang, Aurora, Avenger and so forth it's not such a bad ship and it easily wins on the style points. I did melt mine though as I felt the Sabre is pretty much an upgrade to the Gladius and can out preform the Gladius as an escort fighter, which was its intended role.

I have a number of ships that I'm holding onto simply because I like how they fly or look so I firmly believe if you like something there is no harm in hanging on to it. I enjoy walking around my hangar and thinking that's a dam good looking ship. :)

As far as a solo scavenger ship I would reckon so, even if it's not solo-able something considerably smaller like a 2 man ship.
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Re: Concept Art Sale (not actual sale)

Postby Kamikaz1 » Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:56 am

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The pic says it all. Anyone considering it?

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Re: Concept Art Sale (not actual sale)

Postby Elfwyn » Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:55 pm

Not me this time... It's a bit over the top - even for me...
I imagine my Redeemers in the boarding role currently.
It has to be some huge boarding ship to cost this much...
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Re: Concept Art Sale (not actual sale)

Postby Deliverence » Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:49 pm

I would have thought along the same lines Elfwyn, however after the Terrapin sale I dunno. During the Terrapin sale CIG set the price to $195 and for if you compare it's size at least in length it's actually smaller than the $60 Gladius. This might simply be the Esperia surcharge because if you take a look at the Esperia Glaive at $300 it doesn't really represent good value compared to other combat ships. This is probably just CIG's way of trying to limit the sale of the ship so that not everyone has one, instead of putting the quantity restrictions on it.
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Re: Concept Art Sale (not actual sale)

Postby Kamikaz1 » Fri May 19, 2017 6:36 am

The -REDACTED- is for sale starting today...or yesterday for some of us. The information on the -REDACTED- is pretty slim. It looks cool but I can't imagine a dedicated stealth bomber being particularly durable. The big issue is the images I've seen of the -REDACTED- don't show any guns whatsoever. I'm beginning to think CIG has either come up with a cleaver gun deployment system, mounted them somewhere on the bottom where we can't see...or it just doesn't have any guns at all (maybe not any shields either) and relies totally on stealth for protection. Despite having a Polaris and a Harbinger I've decided to pick up a -REDACTED- as I'm a sucker for a nice looking military ship. I'm really hoping the -REDACTED- is a single seat bomber. If it doesn't have any guns I want to adjust energy levels, monitor emission signatures, play the stealth game and prep for my bombing run. Why should the other guy get to have all the fun while I play chauffer? What do the rest of you think about it?
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Re: Concept Art Sale (not actual sale)

Postby Deliverence » Sat May 20, 2017 8:29 pm

Congrats mate on picking up the ship, it looks amazing. I thought about picking one up, but couldn't justify it as I felt my Harbinger and Polaris are enough for me to fill this role. Additionally I know the 600 series concept sale is coming up, so I'd rather keep fresh money aside for this as I'm hoping it ends up being a multi role ship similar to the Constellation series, just more luxurious.
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Re: Concept Art Sale (not actual sale)

Postby Kamikaz1 » Sun May 21, 2017 12:13 pm

Yeah I really liked how it looked and I can't imagine these will be easy to pick up in the 'Verse with all the security fluff they had surrounding the event. I can understand the decision not to get such a specialized ship as it pretty much is a one trick pony. But it's one heck of a trick to bring half a Retaliator's bomb load to a fight in a single, stealthy, one man ship. But beyond that my fleet's been in a minor state of flux over the last week. I've been swapping some stuff around and upgraded a Constellation Taurus to the Banu Merchantman after hearing it might become some sort of capital ship and just last night I upgraded another ship into the Vanguard Hoplite to go with my Vanguard Harbinger.

I had upgraded a pair of Reliant Mini Haulers into a Mustang Delta and a Reliant Tana but after watching some recent reviews I realized neither of those craft were worth holding on to and I melted one to help turn the other into the Hoplite. I didn't realize that the power plants for each of the Reliant's engines were located in each wing. One review pointed out that if a Reliant loses a wing the corresponding engine that's beside it in landed mode loses power causing it to go into a unrecoverable spin. Lose both wings and you lose both engines and all maneuvering thrusters which is a shame as I'll never use one of them now.
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