What Ship are you currently piloting?

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What Ship are you currently piloting?

Post by Duggan » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:06 pm

Just out of interest, I guess we get a little attached to our craft for a great many reasons. OXP ships are included.

I am still very much attached to the Falcon S, for speed, for cargo space and an adequate 8 pylons which is more than enough for most witch bouy to station bouy journeys. Though I have been spying out fora Naval energy grid equipped model. I have tried the Leviathan known as Krinim, I have flown a Boa and a Python. All great ships but not as nippy as the Falcon.

Anyway, I started off the thread with my preferred ride and why. Anyone feel like sharing their current ship.. My Alterior motive should be quiet transparent..I am on the scout for a superior vessel , and there aint no better folk to ask than travel worn space farers :)

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Re: What Ship are you currently piloting?

Post by snork » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:12 pm

I am currently (and for the next weeks or months?) flying a Moray Medical Boat - I never did before.

Atm. I have not yet fully adapted to its reactiveness and high speeds, and sometimes still crash into whatever I was flying towards to. :lol:
What surprised me most is that I am actually able to sometimes kill a lonely enemy with my mining laser. 8) I have whopping 3 kills on my record now.
It is mostly fast enough to run away, and small enough to allow a wild docking style, cutting off other ships right at the dock entrance. :D

The one ship I was looking out for (but never found) in my previous longtime game was the Purple Haze - looks good in unshadered, and is so very rarely to be found in shipyards that I thought, should I ever find one on offer I'll have to buy it.

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Re: What Ship are you currently piloting?

Post by DaddyHoggy » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:36 pm

Cobra MkIII - now and forever.

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Re: What Ship are you currently piloting?

Post by Cody » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:39 pm

DaddyHoggy wrote:Cobra MkIII - now and forever.
Aye... the same here.

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Re: What Ship are you currently piloting?

Post by maik » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:52 pm

DaddyHoggy wrote:Cobra MkIII - now and forever.
Yep. Though I wouldn't subscribe to the forever bit.

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Re: What Ship are you currently piloting?

Post by CaptSolo » Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:18 pm

Cobra Mark III as well with a personalized paint job.

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Re: What Ship are you currently piloting?

Post by Yah-Ta-Hey » Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:45 pm

Currently flying a Vortex.... ugly, mean, has high cargo capacity, holds 25 missiles in rotary magazines(5 in each)so you can mix and match... I always keep one filed with extra fuel just in case I make a misjump. Currently have cloak, triple laser, naval unit,sniper sight, iron hide, naval iron hide, flight planner. In other words, just about the equal of a caddy omega. I started out as trader but realized there is money in offender and fugitive scalps... this vessel is ideal for that. some will think, Uber ship but I still get battered around when on a misson and often come in on a wing and a prayer.
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Re: What Ship are you currently piloting?

Post by Ironfist » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:00 pm

Used to be a Vortex - it got me to Elite - now fly a Kracken, one of my own ships.

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Re: What Ship are you currently piloting?

Post by Okti » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:10 pm

Not Wonderworm :lol:

I fly a custom Vortex, with a higher cargo and missile capacity, but I usually play the game only to test OXP's now adays. I have some special OXP's that makes it almost indestructable. But one of my NPC ships achieved to get me the message 'Press Space'.
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Re: What Ship are you currently piloting?

Post by Cmdr. Maegil » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:20 pm

Yah-Ta-Hey wrote:Currently flying a Vortex(...) some will think, Uber ship but I still get battered around when on a misson and often come in on a wing and a prayer.
That's to bring back my point about niches and balance - there are some ships which can make even a hard(ish) lane encounter become trivial, thus unchallenging and not fun... but feel right at home in situations where the normal lane dweller wouldn't last a minute.
Just because they're overwhelmingly powerful for the lanes it doesn't mean that the player isn't having fun - in their own way, seeking their own niches.

What's more needed than new ships, are more missions - and not only for the higher-specced fighter or awe-inspiring battleship niches, but mainly for all the old spacers out there still (and always) faithful to their heirloom Cobbies.


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Re: What Ship are you currently piloting?

Post by Okti » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:29 pm

Cmdr. Maegil wrote:What's more needed than new ships, are more missions
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Re: What Ship are you currently piloting?

Post by Gimi » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:55 pm

Griff Multidecal Cobra Mk 3 with paintjob modified to my liking. Not likely to change any time soon.
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Re: What Ship are you currently piloting?

Post by JazHaz » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:00 pm

Currently flying a standard Python, but my preferred ship is a Boa Class Cruiser. I love the cargo capacity plus the scoop view, makes it a ship that can do everything I want.
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Re: What Ship are you currently piloting?

Post by CommonSenseOTB » Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:44 am

Wouldn't you all like to know. 8)
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Re: What Ship are you currently piloting?

Post by Killer Wolf » Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:47 am

i would love to do missions, i have a load of ideas, but i don't know JS. what we need is someone to create a Mission Editor where you can assemble items and it'll compile it into JS for you.

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