Highlander Fleet time

Black Sunder

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#1
When Jared was doing his Highlander question for ships in the various Ship Shapes to the devs it it seems like an interesting idea.

If your current fleet was going to be taken away but you were allowed to keep ONE ship, which ship would you keep and why?

All things being equal I would keep the Prospector because with it I know for a fact I can start to rebuild my wealth with it and acquire other ships.
 

Stevetank

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Jun 3, 2016
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#2
I would melt everything except for the Kraken.

The Kraken is a large cargo ship that can carry 8 other ships plus snubs. It's a trade hub and a place for people to gather. It's essentially a mobile base.

It's not a war ship like the Idris, though it us a light attack carrier. It has good weaponry but not the best shielding or armor.

I want to play Star Citizen with friends and this ship is the ultimate ship for me to do that with. I can grab 10 NPCs and run the Kraken while 8 of my friends fly around in their favorite ships.

We can mine with their Prospectors, salvage with their Vultures, combat with their fighters, destroy with their bombers, host news shows with the Mako, deliver info with Heralds, bring racing teams with racing ships, deliver cargo with Freelancers, and much more.

There are plenty of rooms for everyone to log out as well, which can clear up some planning nightmares.

The Kraken is just the ship for me.
 
Mar 10, 2016
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Crymsan
#3
The prospector is a sound build your fleet ship, and somewhat easier currently than a vulture would be I think (more minerals than wrecks). I think I would prefer either to a hauler though. So realistically why not the orion or reclaimer will we be able to NPC crew them seems the decided but we do not know yet. So when they are available it would be medium sized miner or scavenger.

The cutlass and freelancer both work as jobbing ships but I doubt they will have the income of the specialised ships and the fighters well 1000 credit repeat missions ummm.

The terrapin is my favourite looking ship but no way for it to earn any cash currently maybe exploration will work at some point (not favourite from the outside the second seat is stupid).
 
Jan 5, 2016
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NaffNaffBobFace
#17
My Heart: 350R - As it is as of this moment pre-rework. Just so much fun to fly and has taken me on all of my adventures so far. A true pilots ship.

My Head: Connie Taurus - If I have to have only one ship to operate in the 'verse to make a living, it's the Big T.
 
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#20
Hands down the Javelin. You might say that's impractical, that it doesn't even show up with guns, that it's too big and takes too much crew but... That's exactly why I want it. There are a lot of TESTies out there looking for a challenge. Outfitting the Javelin and taking it out on missions will bring everyone together and that's my number one goal for Start Citizen.