|4th September 2013, 01:27 PM||#11 (permalink)|
Oh god, why so intense.
I will have to take some time to read this all and work out what is the best.
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|4th September 2013, 11:06 PM||#12 (permalink)|
|21st October 2013, 10:21 PM||#13 (permalink)|
Thats exactly what I needed to understand.
I want to buy the best initial ship for each role, so I can trade/haul, then bring out a fighter to defend/escort/interdict an enemy trade route.
The reason to buy up now is to get LTI, so its an expendable ship I can learn to use without fear of having to grind up cash to keep it operational while learning to play.
I will buy in my own name as I may as well get Concierge for myself.
After all I spent over A$1K on StarTrek Online for lifetime membership before it went free to play.
So I am sure I can get to US$1K in virtual goods before launch.
So based on the suggested best initial ships.
Misc Freelancer US$110
Anvil Aerospace Hornet US$110
Drake Interplanetary Cutlass US$100
Constellation (Rear Admiral Pack) US$275
So I think that covers all the roles required in an initial disposable fleet for US$595-00 before remelting to get the LTI.
Is it worth skipping the Freelancer if I already have the Constellation?
So do I need a smaller faster trading vessel?
Would picking up the 350r in the High Admiral Pack make more sense than the 325a or the Hornet?
If I buy a Hornet, do I really need the Cutlass?
Or the Cargo Variant Hornet? F7C?
Is it worth actually going Grand Admiral Pack to get 10 ships? Though not sure I would want variants to fill the same role. US$2500 is a lot to pay for a game I haven't actually played yet!
I want to keep my options open and minimise my initial spend to around US$1K, especially after buying STO and Aliens Colonial Marines before the games actually launched to great disappointment for me!
So what do you think?
Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast.
Last edited by Ace Rimsey; 21st October 2013 at 11:21 PM.
|22nd October 2013, 01:01 AM||#15 (permalink)|
Well for "serious" player (or dreamer) like many of us the situation is not that clear cut - my 2 cents:
High level Trade/Craft:
A. Rear Admiral [Connie] + min 3 packages(not individual ships) to have NPCs
B. Digital Freelancer [Freelancer] for the lonely days when you cannot be bothered to group up /or Starfarer - not currently available/
Fun PvP (~1v1; dogfighting)
C. Digital Colonel [Hornet F7C - F7A not available] short range PvP
D. Pirate [Cutlass] boarding PvP /double as smuggling ship/
Serious group PvP (~ sPVP)
E. Caterpillar /not currently available/ or Retaliator /not currently available/
F1. Arbiter [325a] Defence support - Connie/Starfares convoys/Idris
F2. Digital Pathfinder [315p] Scout, classical PvE
F3. M50 Scout, Small goods smuggling
F4. Gladi sPvP v Idris
F5. Aurora LN Mainly for interchange of parts with Connie and extra NPC slot
So @ this moment depending on what you are interested: A,B,C,D or B, C, (D or F1) & waiting for E. For support ship you need to pick up what your heart is telling you. In any case you will probably end up with 5 ships and hole in your credit card....
Now about cons of some of the ships in basic term ( my opinion obviously & super simplified):
Connie - MMO Tank: will need support to be efficient
Hornet - MMO Meele: short range/no jumps & its civilian form too weak
325a - MMO Range: jack of all trades master of none
Cutlass - MMO Thief: currently underpowered for effective boarding
The ships are in my opinion purposely not made to fit perfectly to the roles: you have to earn it through the play, in game credits & upgrades. It's up to you what you think would be your main income in first few months....
Good luck in choosing & welcome !
EDIT: Keep some money on side for ship variants....
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Last edited by Wenceslaus; 22nd October 2013 at 05:07 PM. Reason: Hornet adding info
|22nd October 2013, 08:15 AM||#16 (permalink)|
I think just a Connie and a Super Hornet.
The Freelancer is the equivalent of an StarWars Imperial Shuttle so I think I will only need a Connie which is the equivalent to a StarWars Millennium Falcon.
I will save up for an Idris or other combat orientated ship variant at a later date.
Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast.
Last edited by Ace Rimsey; 24th October 2013 at 06:17 AM.