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Come ye all good TESTies and take a seat by the heat of the smouldering furnace that is the Star Citizen Ship Showdown 2952!

The final 16 have been announced and already we have sacrifices for the flames! Last years mighty winner the Argo Cargo has not made the cut! The Caterpillar, winner of the first ever 2949 Showdown, nowhere to be seen! And the GreyCat PTV retired from the competition due to technical limitations of being able to add a prize skin to the technically out of date model! Warm yourself next to the glow of these smouldering wrecks and watch on as 16 fan favourites and new contenders run the gauntlet to see who... will take the 2952 crown!

Every day this first post will be updated with the results of the next round, so pull out the popcorn and join us here on TEST for unofficial commentary, hype and discussion of the days new contenders!

PRIMARY ROUNDSECONDARY ROUNDSEMI FINALSFINALSWINNER
Aegis Redeemer 15793 >>>
Aegis Gladius 12177Aegis Redeemer 17009
RSI Scorpius 13392 >>>RSI Scorpius 11138
Aegis Vanguard Warden 9302RSI Scorpius 17379 >>>
Origin 600i ex 13692 >>>
Anvil Carrack 14726 >>>
Anvil Terrapin 12235Origin 600i 10749
Anvil Carrack 15733 >>>Anvil Carrack 15106 >>>
Origin 400i 10545Anvil Carrack 17535 >>>
Drake Cutlass Black 8909
Anvil Carrack!
Crusader Mercury 15396 >>>Crusader Mercury 16481 >>>
Misc Freelancer Max 10966Crusader Mercury 15861 >>>
Argo Raft 14189 >>>Argo Raft 8262
Aegis Avenger 13256 >>>
Crusader Mercury 14440
Aegis Eclipse 12348Aegis Avenger 10974
Anvil Pisces 18805 >>>Anvil Pisces 13175
Drake Mule 6945Anvil Pisces 14281 >>>
 
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Roll up! Roll up!

Make your choice for the inaugural round of this years Ship Showdown!

Group A - Round 1, and it is a pugilistic standoff between two Aegis stablemates, the Gladius and the Redeemer!

One already a winner of The Next Great Starship, the paintbrush of choice and famed location of the most monumental breakdown of a certain Jax McCleary, the other the spine of the Empires light fighter forces usilised from one side of the UEE to the other!

View: https://youtu.be/U2Jl5WnoVpA?t=69


Only one can advance to the next round, Voting opens in just under 11 hours!

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A minor detail: Isn't it the Freelancer MAX, not the base Freelancer (or generic Freelancer family of ships) which is in the contest (In the same way a specific Vanguard, 600i, Cutlass, Carrack, and Avenger are listed, not that "family" of ships)?

On a side note, I wonder if the colours of the "ship showdown" logo is indicative of the colour of any skins that will be produced for the final 4, too. I'm not convinced that an orange and grey skin would look too good on some of these ships (And would make little difference to others).
 

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A minor detail: Isn't it the Freelancer MAX, not the base Freelancer (or generic Freelancer family of ships) which is in the contest (In the same way a specific Vanguard, 600i, Cutlass, Carrack, and Avenger are listed, not that "family" of ships)?

On a side note, I wonder if the colours of the "ship showdown" logo is indicative of the colour of any skins that will be produced for the final 4, too. I'm not convinced that an orange and grey skin would look too good on some of these ships (And would make little difference to others).
On the Freelancer, I dunno, which is probably why I'm in Test :-)

Orange and grey are excellent contrasting colours, if i got that I'd be pleased.
 
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A minor detail: Isn't it the Freelancer MAX, not the base Freelancer (or generic Freelancer family of ships) which is in the contest (In the same way a specific Vanguard, 600i, Cutlass, Carrack, and Avenger are listed, not that "family" of ships)?

On a side note, I wonder if the colours of the "ship showdown" logo is indicative of the colour of any skins that will be produced for the final 4, too. I'm not convinced that an orange and grey skin would look too good on some of these ships (And would make little difference to others).
Hmm, according to this screenshot: Inconclusive

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A minor detail: Isn't it the Freelancer MAX, not the base Freelancer (or generic Freelancer family of ships) which is in the contest (In the same way a specific Vanguard, 600i, Cutlass, Carrack, and Avenger are listed, not that "family" of ships)?

On a side note, I wonder if the colours of the "ship showdown" logo is indicative of the colour of any skins that will be produced for the final 4, too. I'm not convinced that an orange and grey skin would look too good on some of these ships (And would make little difference to others).
I think @Brictoria is right, it's the Misc Freelancer MAX. From Ship Showdown - Let's Enter The Finals! - Roberts Space Industries | Follow the development of Star Citizen and Squadron 42:
View attachment 23357

Thanks for staring and maintaining this thread - great idea.
Kind thanks for the info everyone, original post updated for accuracy :like:
 
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...

On a side note, I wonder if the colours of the "ship showdown" logo is indicative of the colour of any skins that will be produced for the final 4, too. I'm not convinced that an orange and grey skin would look too good on some of these ships (And would make little difference to others).
Nope, so far the skin colours has been determined by the IAE banner color, the event that will follow SS in October.
Considering also we are talking about GIC that trend is not to take as granted....
 

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Terrapin for the win!
 
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With only 3k votes between them both have passed the 10 thousand votes stage but having taken the early lead the Redeemer remains stubbornly in the fore!
Interesting that the difference stayed at around the 3k mark throughout the voting period (The first "scores" I saw were 10k Vs 7K).

I'm sure nothing untoward was going on there...
 
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The Gladius - Gone! The Redeemer - Fights on!

The first post has been updated to show the winner, but who will stand along side and take its place as contender in Round 9... the RSI X-shaped Scorpius newcomer or the tried, tested and very trusted Vanguard Warden?

They can both bring the noise but only your votes will do the talking!

 
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Interesting that the difference stayed at around the 3k mark throughout the voting period (The first "scores" I saw were 10k Vs 7K).

I'm sure nothing untoward was going on there...
Its really interesting, I've seen some rounds in the past where they were leapfrogging all the way with only a few hundred votes to separate and sometimes one takes and keeps a clear lead... In this case I'm not surprised, New Hotness tends to take the crown over Old and Busted no matter how well it is maintained and the Gladius is one of the linchpin ships which gets a lot of care and attention.

View: https://youtu.be/ha-uagjJQ9k?t=9
 
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The Scorpius scoops an easy win with the Vanguard vanquished, not making it to the 10k votes mark - the RSI will face the Redeemer in Round 8!

Round 3 and the first contenders of Group B: X marks the spot for these Explorers as two old hands step up to the plate! The Lavish 600i faces the rugged compactness of the Terrapin!

The 600 is bigger... but which has the bigger following... your votes will decide!

 
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