an armed ship owned and officered by private individuals holding a government commission and authorized for use in war, especially in the capture of enemy merchant shipping. verb 1. engage in the activities of a privateer. Kinda a good guy pirate. . .you get to kill things and take their treasure, but you don't have to feel badly about it afterward, squeek ARRRRR. . .ARRRR. . .wear an eyepatch or drool uncontrollably. You can be sauve and debonaire and artful, as you kill things and take their treasure. As noted in another thread, "The Descendents of Orion" are paying cash in Vega to hunt Vandal in Virgil and Tyber, and in another thread we have the Vanduul flying the very cool Void Bomber against a refueling depot in Oberon. It seems to me if you want to be able to steal player owned ships in UEE space and put them to good use, you need to be stationed outside UEE controlled space, and if you're gonna do that, why not kill Vanduul and steal their very cool ships? I can imagine a tight group of a few dozen folks keeping a task force with stollen Starfarer, Reclaimer, and Crucible for use as a group, hidden on some world in Oberon or Leir, but that primarily specializes in stealing stuff from the Vaduul. Reclaimed ship stuff can be sold at highest prices in Stanton, I believe. One could make a decent living off that and not run afoul of the UEE. If you want to punish The Corporation, you can take a ship in UEE space and jump out of their space before anyone is the wiser. You can stockpile fleets of Retaliators, Vanguard, Redeemers as much as you like, but when you fly into UEE space, take your Vanduul ship. If you specialize in taking ships, you don't need to buy them. Your finances are available for lots of other things, and you can get friends to play without having to pay much. Maybe I'm liking it just because I fancy putting Void Armor on a Void Bomber, improving the reactors, shields and weapons and using them to kick ass in UEE space. Maybe I'm just loving the idea of beating the Vanduul at their own game. They have proprietary boarding craft that fly off the Void Bombers, but they fight hand to hand with knives, and they make BIG targets for your electric shotgun. I say lets be pira. . .I mean heroes. One Cutlass and one Warlock is probably all you need to take down a Void Bomber and have all that Corvette kicking ass for you. Would be great fun to try.