Awww yeessss! Eclipse unveiled!

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  1. Thalstan

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    3 S9 Torpedoes
    2 S2 Fixed mounts
    2 TR2 engines
    8 TR1 Thrusters
    S1 power plant
    2x S1 shields
    21m long
    17,000 lbs
    1 person crew

    Retaliator is the loaner
     
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    What? I don't see no ship.
     
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    This is the same opinion I came up with. I like the way it looks, very sexy. But I don't know if I can justify my melting my Gladiator for it.
     
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    This is my problem too. If only wifey didn't do the accounting at my house.
    Maybe I should buy her some flowers.

    I never thought of that. What a great idea. Install some tanks in the missile bays to get refilled by a high orbiting Beerfarer. A stealth bootlegger to get in and out of dry areas quickly.
    This is getting harder to turn away from.
     
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    I wonder why I found an extra Xian Scout in my garage last night?
     
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    LOTS of Retaliators out in the 'verse right now
     
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    I'm not seeing the issue? TALI HO!
     
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    Do it! Better to ask forgiveness than beg permission. Haha
    You go right ahead. I'll be right behind you. ;)
     
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    I'm just getting a mild chuckle at people calling this a ship for "solo play" because it's stealthy.


    This is like literally the worst solo play ship in the game. 1 person and some torps. Even if you do get a kill on something, then all you did was maybe get a bounty on someone. Big whoop. Can't salvage, can't steal any of their stuff, can't do anything except torpedo stuff.

    Which it should excel at, but us people making a living need someone to grab those nummy cargo holds and strip off the delicious scrap.
     
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    No, this is the ultimate solo GRIEFER ship...

    It's make for one player to kill bigger ships without warning...sounds like something for that exact sort of gameplay...
     
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    I know some folks in the community have been ragging on the Eclipse because "why do we need another bomber!?!?!?!?!!lol19819413!!! We already have the retaliator and gladiator!" Folks aren't looking at this and seeing her for what she is. She's a Night Hawk. Full stop.

    She's been made for those of us who want to park off the border of space-Iraq and wait for the go-order to bomb space-Saddam for the space-Gulf War or the space-gulf war 2. She's the perfect blend of sexy and stealthy.

    The Retaliator and the Gladiator may have larger payloads, but their missions are different. The Retaliators are the B-17 flying fortresses of Star Citizen. They're built for heavy fleet combat, there to hammer away at capital ships in the middle of the fray. The Gladiator is the SBD Dauntless, a dive bomber and patrol fighter. The Vanguard bomber variant is a beefier long range fighter bomber. Think of the B-24. The Eclipse? The Eclipse is there to make sure that someone has a very, very bad day.

    The Eclipse is the F-117 of Star Citizen. It's not going to be particularly maneuverable. It'll be shit in a dogfight, and it'll be paper-thin. What it will do, is deliver ordinance with pinpoint precision under cover of night (or, you know, in space 'n shit) without being detected. This isn't a dog-fighter or a fighter-bomber, it's a dedicated first strike spacecraft. Get in, blow shit up, get out. Quick, quiet, and clean.

    Is anyone else hoping we get some non-torpedo bombs? I'd love to get some legitimate bombing runs in once planets drop.
     
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    So eloquent. I'm glad I picked up a CCU.
     
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    Eloquent might be a bit generous, but hey I'll take it.
     
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    You used words with more than 5 letters: eloquent.
     
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    Logical.
     
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    There you go, doing ir again.
     
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    Ya know, I'm glad I haven't given up on my Scout yet. I think it is a pretty cool ship. Under powered and under gunned? yes. But still a cool space ship.
     
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    This is literally the ship I've been waiting for.... every day I stop by the ship page and gaze at its beauty.

    My will power can only stop my hands from entering my credit card information for so long.
     
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    Buy it .
     
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