Piracy Privateer

Discussion in 'Professions' started by Shadow Reaper, Jun 14, 2016.

  1. FluffyVonRage

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    Though after the release of the eclipse, i suspect people might struggle to find some of us :smile:

    oooo...

    Eclipse piracy..
     
  2. Shadow Reaper

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    Yeah, I always thought the main weakness the Prowler has is no missiles, and really you need significant spike capability to drop a ship all at once. Team a single Eclipse with 3 S9 spike torps with a single Prowler and really almost any unescorted ship is at your mercy up to the Polaris class. Add a Ghost Tracker or two as spotters and you have a force to be reckoned with. I am thinking of getting rid of the handle "Shadow Reaper" just because I want to name a group "Shadow Company" after the group in the Lethal Weapon movie. Just seems too much fun. I may have to go back to my original TK.
     
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    Yeah, eclipse piracy thoughts are leading me to think about Prowler piracy. I think a Prowler would be an awesome ship, although I do already have a Redeemer.

    Oh life ship choices are hard. Haha.
     
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    I do like the name Shadow Company. What was your original handle?
     
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    Ghosts, Sabres, Conets, Ravens, Eclipse, Prowlers... Oh my!
     
  6. Blind Owl

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    Ahhhhh, this is what it was in reference to. Yes, yes, evil. Mwaahahaha
     
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    Tyberius Kain has been my gaming handle pretty consistently for about 20 years. Friends usually call me "TK" or "Ty".
     
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    Nothing wrong with that handle whatsoever.
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    I have a separate player account called AlabamaJack that will be my privateer after PU launch.
    I am making the assumption that he will be able to borrow my ships for his robin hood adventures.
    Also making the assumption that his less then model citizen ways will affect his reputation and not that of the person that owns the ship.
    I expect he will have a short but exciting life span.


    Your Ideas on how we will be able to keep track of who's who and what's what after PU launch and the fur starts to fly?
    Your thoughts on characters, accounts and family lineage.
     
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    I will have Stevetank, the immortal demon pirate goddess of misfortune and debt!

    Muahahahaaahahahaaaaa
     
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    CR made some public statements a couple years ago about the criminal justice system, that people would not be able to skirt around criminal status by associations with friends, loaning ships, multi-characters, etc. Obviously there is something important planned because CIG makes their money selling spaceships, and each time someone steals one that is insured, they do not get paid. So ship theft, though planned to be integral to the game, is not something they will take lightly.

    If you could multi-char easily, you could simply steal ships from yourself and each time you did, you would multiply your assets. CIG is not foolish enough to allow that. I don't know what the plan is, but certainly it concerns the criminality issue at its core, and since they made a way for you to reduce your criminal status, it is probably wiser to get good at that than to plan to use alts.

    But who knows? They simply have not said enough yet for us to guess much.
     
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    Yes... I believe it... You are after all... The Tank.
    I'm just kicking around the idea of being the family "Boss". You know..the "God Father" as a path to imortality.
     
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    Yes.. Thank you... Your insight is greatly appreciated...
     
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    I reckon that if there's not something built into the game, IE spectrum, to track division and group members, as well as enemies and conflict data, we'll end up using a data set outside the game. Although for me this ruins immersion. I do honestly think that if Spectrum is done right, we'll be able to, meet, plan and execute missions or ops from within game. That's an exciting prospect.

    As for alt accounts, I'm not sold. I think Shadow Reaper hit the nail on the head with his post. There will have to be something in place to keep people from misusing insurance. Although the thought is intriguing in Alpha. Keep in mind that cash sales for ships will also be ending once the game goes to beta, so the only time this could be am issue is in alpha.

    I think everything would be reset either via patching or when the game goes to beta. I would guess that even if you had managed to steal ships, only the ones registered to your account on RSI would be the ones that carry forward.

    As for lineage etc: I like the idea. My account carries on once Blind Owl is blasted away. Blinder Owl takes over. Haha. Gives incentive to try and keep your character alive. I think they may be leaning away from that though. I can't be certain, but I think I read that somewhere. The perma-death thing that is.

    For me, if I have an alt account, it'll be solely to have a character that starts with an Aurora and builds from nothing. We shall see.
    This.
     
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    Thank you wise Owl.

    Yes.. I am thinking about Alpha Release.
    Come final release... I'm toying with a corporate structure concept.
     
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    With which we shall all be involved..

    Also, wise?!? Me? Thanks. I think. Haha. Kidding. Thanks man.
     
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    Looks fun! I haven't read them. The author had his books splashed up on my Facebook page now on several occasions and they at least look like they're worth having. I am due for some fiction sometime soon so I may get it and load it into my phone. I have not done that yet but when I replace the current phone with a plus size, will be time. Seems much better than loading in the kinds of games that fit in a phone--something to pass the time standing in line, etc..
     
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    My endeavor has a science lab, hangar, hospital, biosphere, fuel pod, telescope...
     
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