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  1. Richard Bong

    She's been sober for 6 months...

    Am I in the wrong place? To solve the "sober for six months" problem, just arrive at the bar before last call. The obvious order is "one bourbon, one scotch and one beer." View: https://youtu.be/sDf0IwXoOmY
  2. Richard Bong

    WTB Digital Bounty Hunter or cheapest LTI game package

    My best starter package in buy back is only 60 months. Sorry I can't help. Of course you can do what I did until I bought the Scroundel Pack, turn it into a Dragonfly and put any LTI ship that makes sense into the account.
  3. Richard Bong

    2020 AnniVERSEary Sale...THIS YEAR!

    After losing another cargo load today, I give up on large cargo running. 600i explorer it is. And I'll put my stealth Scout/Org Anti-Cap Ship raider back into the fleet. This should be me after the sale. (And that Mercury better be awesome.) LOL.
  4. Richard Bong

    2020 AnniVERSEary Sale...THIS YEAR!

    https://testsquadron.com/threads/fleet-repository.15451/ and https://testsquadron.com/threads/test-fleet-inventory-link-in-first-post.10301/ but I doubt either is current, accurate or comprehensive.
  5. Richard Bong

    2020 AnniVERSEary Sale...THIS YEAR!

    I'm trying to decide between getting a Hercules C2 plus a 600i Explorer or getting a Carrack.
  6. Richard Bong

    Need some hanger advice - a "fighter" ship

    It shows intent. We won't know the extent of the intent until the ship is flyable, and some of systems that are supposed to be there are in game.
  7. Richard Bong

    Need some hanger advice - a "fighter" ship

    From the Ares Inferno ship page, first line: "Whether heading up a crew or hunting big ships solo, the Ares Inferno is a force to be reckoned with. This ballistic Gatling-equipped variant tears through gunship armor and turns smaller fighters to dust in seconds." Seems while the primary target...
  8. Richard Bong

    Need some hanger advice - a "fighter" ship

    It has a few kinks in it, like most times the marker is in the middle of a bunch of big rocks. LOL.
  9. Richard Bong

    Need some hanger advice - a "fighter" ship

    The problem is when they spawn, and where quantum dumps you. With my Vanguard, I tend to do a high speed pass on the marker, and pick them up just fine at 5+ when I turn around. :)
  10. Richard Bong

    Need some hanger advice - a "fighter" ship

    The Q&A talks about being effective at 8+ KM. If you start at that range you get more than one shot before your target even gets in range, especially if you don't oblige by closing the gap yourself. The current problem is most of the time Quantum drops you out at about 2KM from your target.
  11. Richard Bong

    Need some hanger advice - a "fighter" ship

    I suspect much will depend on starting range. The single Size 5 on a Vanguard and especially the 4 size 4 on a Connie are extremely effective above 4000 meters. Most small and medium fighters go pop before they can get in range.
  12. Richard Bong

    Need some hanger advice - a "fighter" ship

    The Ares is supposed to have armor and maneuver about the same as a Vanguard or Freelancer. My impression, from the Q&A, is the Inferno is supposed to have thicker armor than the Ion. While the Ion has 3 shields vs. 2 on the Inferno. They should both be fairly survivable, though, like the...
  13. Richard Bong

    Need some hanger advice - a "fighter" ship

    Current limitations is one missile per rack with a max of four missiles of the same type. The Connie has 8 racks with 2 different missile types, so a max of 4 at the moment. With the current state of missiles I wouldn't bother. Yes that is supposed to change, especially for missile boats.
  14. Richard Bong

    Need some hanger advice - a "fighter" ship

    Yes, you don't even need to be in the same party. And they can even be in game purchased ships. :)
  15. Richard Bong

    Need some hanger advice - a "fighter" ship

    The additional sensors, missile rack and missile load could account for the mass difference. Or it could be a typo. I wouldn't count on additional armor then.
  16. Richard Bong

    Need some hanger advice - a "fighter" ship

    Along those lines, I have a pair (At least until I figure out what I am going to do with the Redeemer) of Vanguards, that you can fly, or we can fly together to get the feel for it.
  17. Richard Bong

    Need some hanger advice - a "fighter" ship

    I don't get a "Heavily Armored" impression from any of the sales literature. I get a trade cargo space for missiles and give the ship a better chance to explode due to the ad hoc missile storage impression. Every other ship, where armor is a feature, says so on the sales page. What did I MISs?
  18. Richard Bong

    Need some hanger advice - a "fighter" ship

    I am going to point out one other minor thing. I don't see a major advantage of the MIS over the base Freelancer. Yes you have more missiles with the MIS, but with the missile load out of the base Freelancer you generally have the target dead before you get to the point where you are using the...
  19. Richard Bong

    Need some hanger advice - a "fighter" ship

    I have had a Sabre, an Eclipse, a Hornet, a Hornet Ghost, and recently added a Hawk. My better half has a 325, and Super Hornet. The Eclipse and Sabre were both just melted. The Hornet is a loaner. The Hornet Ghost is getting melted during the Anniversary sale. I have found myself using my...
  20. Richard Bong

    Did CIG just tease Theaters of War?

    It is too hot and humid to be nice. :)
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