Invictus Launch Week 2951 - Hercules Starlifter Thread

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Crusader Hercules Starliter due to be released in around 3 weeks. All aboard hype train!

Starlifter Story --

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Hercules ATV Episode --

View: https://youtu.be/iqVnBrYu2Ns?t=475
 
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I bought one of these as soon as I saw the first picture. It's just fab looking.

I've always been a cargo primary but cargo is so monumentally broken at the mo I am having to revaluate my life.
 

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I bought one of these as soon as I saw the first picture. It's just fab looking.

I've always been a cargo primary but cargo is so monumentally broken at the mo I am having to revaluate my life.
Same here, I actually managed to shut down someone on Spectrum who was saying Traders and Miners should just hire Escorts to defend them from PvPers by asking what their rate was.

They said 15% of profits or 10k UEC minimum whichever was higher, and then I told them my return on my favorite trade run was 16k for a 45 minute round trip.

They could make litterally double that in 30 mins playing Mobiglas missions, and considering I'd need 3 escort ships to defend my Starfarers fat ass it would work out to be 3 hours of running that trade route before I could pay them their 10k each and 6 hours running the route before it made it worth my while to cover fuel, repairs and make a decent return for myself.

I offered them their 10k in return for 6 hours of escort duty I'd need them for. Yeah, the discussion ended there.
 

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Same here, I actually managed to shut down someone on Spectrum who was saying Traders and Miners should just hire Escorts to defend them from PvPers by asking what their rate was.

They said 15% of profits or 10k UEC minimum whichever was higher, and then I told them my return on my favorite trade run was 16k for a 45 minute round trip.

They could make litterally double that in 30 mins playing Mobiglas missions, and considering I'd need 3 escort ships to defend my Starfarers fat ass it would work out to be 3 hours of running that trade route before I could pay them their 10k each and 6 hours running the route before it made it worth my while to cover fuel, repairs and make a decent return for myself.

I offered them their 10k in return for 6 hours of escort duty I'd need them for. Yeah, the discussion ended there.
Nice...
Well I agree with the escort thing, but I dont' think at the current state of the game it's an actuall worth taking job: trade rooute are short and profit are not that much hight especially becouse more long-run job are not worht the risk, not due to pirate, but due to 30k and bugs.
Once SC will be more stable and with a bit more system I agree that long-run trader should lean moe toward hiring escort insead of using heavy armored/armed ship, after all the HULL series is crated for that...
 

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Once SC will be more stable and with a bit more system I agree that long-run trader should lean moe toward hiring escort insead of using heavy armored/armed ship, after all the HULL series is crated for that...
Kind of random...not fully thought out yet.
The Hull series is going to present a challenge on many fronts. A Hull E is capable of over 98,000 SCU of cargo. It would take something around 820 trips of a Freelancer Max to move as much cargo. That's not even taking what that would do to the economy in the system into account, or the reaction of other players when it arrives.
 

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Two weeks!

Alpha 3.13.1

Whether you're excited for the upcoming Starlifter line from Crusader, the fearsome Tumbril Nova, or if you're just looking for a different way to disembark from your favorite space station, Alpha 3.13.1 has all this and more.




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so...how many?
Ehm... assembled or not? Becouse we are TEST we can fit as many as you want if you don't care of the ship state when you'll retrive it...

BTW have you seen the last mail from CIG?


This looks defenetly a Crusader ship... but I can't associate it with the Starlifter, they looks more like jump seat, the kind of you'll find in a dropship...
Maybe they are for troop trasnport in the military variants?
 

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Ehm... assembled or not? Becouse we are TEST we can fit as many as you want if you don't care of the ship state when you'll retrive it...

BTW have you seen the last mail from CIG?

This looks defenetly a Crusader ship... but I can't associate it with the Starlifter, they looks more like jump seat, the kind of you'll find in a dropship...
Maybe they are for troop trasnport in the military variants?
Those are M2 Hercules jump seats.
 

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I have concluded my testing with the most important test:

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---- Aurora Pocket Carrier 🎉 🥂
Aurora Carrier!?

I can imagine the scene now:

Some crummy org lackie "Sir, five Hucs incoming!"
Some crummy org leader "Pffft we can handle Hurcs."
Lackie: "But their cargo, sir! Scans indicate 10 Auroras!"
Leader: "Auroras?!"
*Hurc front ramps open*
Leader: "But that can only mean TEST!"
*Auroras fly forth and dog their shields with our debris*
Lackie and Leader "Aiaaiiiiieeeeeeeeeee!"
*Hurcs also crash into them*
Lackie and Leader "Yarrrrrgh!" *KABOOM*
*Montoya looks upon the destruction and knows it to be good.*

That's exactly how this is going to end!
 

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Aurora Carrier!?

I can imagine the scene now:

Some crummy org lackie "Sir, five Hucs incoming!"
Some crummy org leader "Pffft we can handle Hurcs."
Lackie: "But their cargo, sir! Scans indicate 10 Auroras!"
Leader: "Auroras?!"
*Hurc front ramps open*
Leader: "But that can only mean TEST!"
*Auroras fly forth and dog their shields with our debris*
Lackie and Leader "Aiaaiiiiieeeeeeeeeee!"
*Hurcs also crash into them*
Lackie and Leader "Yarrrrrgh!" *KABOOM*
*Montoya looks upon the destruction and knows it to be good.*

That's exactly how this is going to end!
All I can say is, "I'll drink to that!"
 

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