The Freelancer MIS is a BEAST!

BUTUZ

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BUTUZ
#1
What a beast!

I've been waiting for this ship for a long time. I always loved the idea of a missile boat that could also haul a bit of cargo, be played single player, yet can have 3 friends along for the ride.

CIG delivered.

4 x S3 Guns on the front (firepower of a Sabre Military Fighter)
2 x S2 guns on the turret (firepower of an extra Aurora)
28 x S3 Missiles that can be fired rapidly. (that's like 90% of a hammerhead's total missile firepower)

AND!! you can still fit 36SCU of toxic waste in the back which is nearly as much as a cutlass!

Awesome. I love the loadout it comes with too, all dakka dakka and no apologies! It cuts through small ships like a knife through butter. Cutlasses and connies don't fare much better either.

MUHAHAHA

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glockjs
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was playing around with mine last night a little bit. i don't think ballistic weapons are a right fit for it. once somebody get's up in your personal space it's kinda gg cause of how slow it moves. think i'm gonna go for longer range energy. i think its gonna be my tootin around the verse ship still. i also think it'll make a decent escort ship.
 
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ZapperWeisman
#5
As a special militarized variant it should have military components. Or else it's a normal lancer with a bunch of missiles to me.

Edit: Overall I feel the variants were rushed out and need far more polish and thought. A glaring example is the rear turret and those damn bars that hang down. Those need to go. So far the variants leave me feeling a bit meh...
 

Phil

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Bungtater
#7
As a special militarized variant it should have military components. Or else it's a normal lancer with a bunch of missiles to me.

Edit: Overall I feel the variants were rushed out and need far more polish and thought. A glaring example is the rear turret and those damn bars that hang down. Those need to go. So far the variants leave me feeling a bit meh...
But to be honest that is exactly what it is a Freelancer with a missile rack which is basically what the brochure says its a commercial ship with a heavy weapons platform you make it anything else and its just not a freelancer anymore its Redeemer or something. But I do agree the turret has always been an issue on this ship.
 
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SullyQuindarius
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The lore said that the militray took these and militarized them. I don't feel just adding missiles really meets that expectation. It needs a bit more to it than just the missiles and a green pain job. Just how I feel about it.
Lore also says that they only made a few then gave up because of issues with the missile autoloading system.

I love the Lancer variants, but yeah, they are a bit rushed. I just wish they changed that rear turret, at least on the MAX/MIS, and maybe a little bit of the interior design on the MIS.

I dropped my MIS - too expensive, too much credit on a ship I'd only use as a soft escort. Kept my MAX, going to go for a Vulture instead (let me know if anyone has a DUR - Vulture CCU...or a CCU to the Hull C from a Terrapin or above).
 
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NaffNaffBobFace
#12
The lore said that the militray took these and militarized them. I don't feel just adding missiles really meets that expectation. It needs a bit more to it than just the missiles and a green pain job. Just how I feel about it.
Don't forget the chinboobs.
 

marcsand2

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marcsand2
#18
4 x S3 Guns on the front (firepower of a Sabre Military Fighter)
Damn, last time I checked it still was 4x S4 guns, but that was over a year ago, before the new ship matrix went live.

s a special militarized variant it should have military components. Or else it's a normal lancer with a bunch of missiles to me.
Agreed
The latest PTU patch updated the MIS to military grade components.
Finally some sense 👌
 
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AstroSam
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The MIS will surely become important to clear the front rows in later conflicts between organizations or the like. But as a single player I can hardly imagine a real benefit: it is too slow to be a serious opponent in dogfighting, and the rockets are (or will be) much too expensive for a "fun event" - as said, later in the SC live universe. Thus the MIS will probably be financed by a community, just like the big ships like Polaris, Idris & Co.

That being said, all in all, I'm very happy with the revision of the variants and that they're finally available in verse!