You should expect they will cost at least 10,000 times that much in beta. The 100 credits is a placer holder. They're really free right now.And how they are expensive? You can restock s9 torpedo on tali for mere 100 credits... that is peanuts and should be 10 times more expensive...
The nature of exploration is such that hunting explorers will be problematic, unless you're filling your time with exploring yourself, and are merely an opportunistic explorer. If you're out there in the middle of the black, best you have something to do. Maybe you could create some sort of synthetic anomaly that appears from great range to be a wormhole in order to draw prey to you, but I would not count on it.Let me be more specific with the purpose of the query. I want to know how a player pirate would go about hunting down explorers or other likely innocuous vessels.
No clue if the Redeemer will have enough power to punch through the Carrack's shields but anything smaller then a RSI Constellation is laughed at. I have done the 890jump mission many times solo in my Carrack and easily tank the two Cutlass's attacking as they can't touch the shields.Here is my plan if I'm not trying to instakill the boat.
1. One scout: small singleman ship, stealth components of course but has firepower.
2. Redeemer/Prowler with 8 men split into 2 squads.
First the scout would locate and observe the target, see if turrets are manned, how its maneuvering, even its signature/shield status. Then get in close but still not be seen. If target still looks good then the scout will maneuver around to be on the opposite of the ship from where the dropship will come in from. The Redeemer/Prowler will come in and drop right next to the Carrack(because you drop 10km out from party members). This immediately puts the Carrack in a panic. The Redeemer/Prowler will immediately target weapons while the scout will target engines. Once it is dead in the water then the squads will disembark.
From here there is a choice. Either demand a ransom and send a couple guys aboard to collect the data too or storm it. The response depends on their action. If the 2nd then one team will head up to the top of the ship and the other by either the airlock OR the blown off turret on a wing. From here, kill everyone on board, download any data and get out. From here I'd call a Reclaimer in to cannibalize it. No sense in letting it go to waste.
And here is my plan if the goal is to just get the Carrack gone:
1 Terrapin or similar scout.
3 Eclipse Bombers.
The Carrack will never know what hit it. Out of sight and out of mind.
Yeah I would say so. It does have some hard sci fi elements but I'll consider it Space Opera and that's my jam. I like that the show/books covers some tough subjects notably politics and social economic issues.Aramsolari it is easily the best SCIFI on TV right now isn't it?