Start Choice Addenda
Updated 09 April 2018 - Version 0.6
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1aLfo2 ... 3rYc5WRfZo
This OXP expands Start Choices
Two extra scenarios added:
• Expeditor Start
Start with a Transporter and 100 credits at Lave station. The ship is equipped with a fuel injector and PLC equipment only, so try to search business on a bottom of atmosphere.
• Advanced Miner Start
Start with a Bushmaster and 100 credits at Lave station. The ship is not hyperspace capable and equipped with a fuel injector, front miner laser and fuel scoops only.
I think vanilla Transporter is a bit unbalanced. If you compare ship dimensions (30х10х35) with 1 ton cargo container (approx. 9.6x5.6), you literally have no room for declared 12 tons of cargo capacity. Transporter cargo capacity is reduced to 8 tons. Transporter is also too slow and too poorly shielded for autonomous work. It is quite adequate as light cargo shuttle, but for dangerous in-system work (Deep Space Pirates rulez!) you need another ship. Cobra Mark I may be or Python. But wait, if you already have hyperspace capable ship, you have no pressing need for mining business.
Well, if you want to try hard in-system miner scenario, you need ship without hyperspace capacity, but with more advanced specs than vanilla Transporter. Not too fast, 200+ or so, and with fair 20 tons cargo capacity.
Bushmaster is a good ship for such role. Compare specs:
Max speed 100
Max energy 150
Energy recharge rate 3
Cargo capacity 12 (8)
Laser mounts: Front
Missile pylons: no
Max speed 280
Max energy 240
Energy recharge rate 2.5
Cargo capacity 20
Laser mounts: Front
Missile pylons: 2
Lave is a not good place for mining business so I use the same trick as spara in his Miner Start scenario – friendly ship that provides wormhole to more safe nearby system.
You must have original Start Choices installed
for Expeditor scenario.
Start Choices (author spara).
Bushmaster models and texture maps from Staer9's Shipset (Staer9, Griff).
And thanks sanata for idea of expanding playable ship choice!