Roadmap: where did the Cutty Blue go?

AntiSqueaker

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Debating why to own the Blue if I have a Mantis now? Anyone else in this predicament and if so why do you have the Blue too?
While I've stated my displeasure with the Blue, I will say that it's got several advantages over the Mantis.

Mantis Pros:
-(I believe) their Quantum Dampener has a larger range. Blue has 2km, whereas the Mantis I think has almost 10k?
- Small ship and a smaller target. Easier to outfit as Small components are cheaper to purchase.
- Single operator ship. No need for a co-pilot or gunner.
- Mantis has the Quantum Dampener AND Snare, so it can pull targets out of Quantum travel and then hold them there, whereas the Blue can just hold them. Key component for laying an ambush.

Blue Pros:
- Much more combat capable than the Mantis. Has double the firepower available to the pilot, a manned turret, and twice missile racks (two of which are upsized comparatively)
- Depending on modularity in the future, Blue may have a larger cargo capacity and space for rover/bikes.

The Cutlass isn't in a right place to be called a fighter right now, in my opinion (too big for its lack of defenses, which the Blue was supposed to be a "double tough" upshielded and uparmored version of) but it has pretty solid firepower and handles well for her size. Definitely holds a hard edge over the Mantis in combat, but Mantis is all about that Quantum Snare, which no other ship has atm.
 

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While I've stated my displeasure with the Blue, I will say that it's got several advantages over the Mantis.

Mantis Pros:
-(I believe) their Quantum Dampener has a larger range. Blue has 2km, whereas the Mantis I think has almost 10k?
- Small ship and a smaller target. Easier to outfit as Small components are cheaper to purchase.
- Single operator ship. No need for a co-pilot or gunner.
- Mantis has the Quantum Dampener AND Snare, so it can pull targets out of Quantum travel and then hold them there, whereas the Blue can just hold them. Key component for laying an ambush.

Blue Pros:
- Much more combat capable than the Mantis. Has double the firepower available to the pilot, a manned turret, and twice missile racks (two of which are upsized comparatively)
- Depending on modularity in the future, Blue may have a larger cargo capacity and space for rover/bikes.

The Cutlass isn't in a right place to be called a fighter right now, in my opinion (too big for its lack of defenses, which the Blue was supposed to be a "double tough" upshielded and uparmored version of) but it has pretty solid firepower and handles well for her size. Definitely holds a hard edge over the Mantis in combat, but Mantis is all about that Quantum Snare, which no other ship has atm.
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While I've stated my displeasure with the Blue, I will say that it's got several advantages over the Mantis.

Mantis Pros:
-(I believe) their Quantum Dampener has a larger range. Blue has 2km, whereas the Mantis I think has almost 10k?
- Small ship and a smaller target. Easier to outfit as Small components are cheaper to purchase.
- Single operator ship. No need for a co-pilot or gunner.
- Mantis has the Quantum Dampener AND Snare, so it can pull targets out of Quantum travel and then hold them there, whereas the Blue can just hold them. Key component for laying an ambush.

Blue Pros:
- Much more combat capable than the Mantis. Has double the firepower available to the pilot, a manned turret, and twice missile racks (two of which are upsized comparatively)
- Depending on modularity in the future, Blue may have a larger cargo capacity and space for rover/bikes.

The Cutlass isn't in a right place to be called a fighter right now, in my opinion (too big for its lack of defenses, which the Blue was supposed to be a "double tough" upshielded and uparmored version of) but it has pretty solid firepower and handles well for her size. Definitely holds a hard edge over the Mantis in combat, but Mantis is all about that Quantum Snare, which no other ship has atm.
Fuck. The Blue was going to be my mainstay ship, but the 12x prisoner pods have kinda killed it for me. TOO MUCH! Lol. But then Squeaker speaks and I start waffling again, haha.
 
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Talonsbane

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Fuck. The Blue was going to be my mainstay ship, but the 12x prisoner pods have kinda killed it for me. TOO MUCH! Lol. But then Squeaker speaks and I start waffling again, haha.
With 12 prisoner pods, you can profit off of up to a dozen online Ex girlfriends / mistresses as long as you've got positive reputation with the Banu. Their "morality" doesn't oppose indentured servitude, whether it was by choice or not.
 
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zelange

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Fuck. The Blue was going to be my mainstay ship, but the 12x prisoner pods have kinda killed it for me. TOO MUCH! Lol. But then Squeaker speaks and I start waffling again, haha.
I must confess, at some point I was looking to make the blue my main ship too, at some point I see the drake lore change, and the red with just two bed, etc, so I try to put my eggs in another basket.

Hope the redeemer will not sucks!
 

Blind Owl

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I must confess, at some point I was looking to make the blue my main ship too, at some point I see the drake lore change, and the red with just two bed, etc, so I try to put my eggs in another basket.

Hope the redeemer will not sucks!
Yeah, my eggs are in the Mercury StarRunner's basket. Have been since concept, haha
 
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