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Tartiflette

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Alex's tweet [18/12/21]
« on: December 22, 2018, 10:16:43 AM »

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Re: Alex's tweet [18/12/21]
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2018, 10:44:51 AM »

Looks like a Talon and a Broadsword flying past a new capital ship of some sort, perhaps something a bit like an upscaled Falcon if the orange bit in the center is the bright side of a planet 'below' the ship rather than part of its hull. I see a Mark IX Autocannon, a Hellbore, two Heavy Autocannons, and three Vulcans.
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Re: Alex's tweet [18/12/21]
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2018, 10:45:51 AM »

I see a single large turret and three mediums with at least one fighter bay (there is a broadsword there)

I think that is a Mauler and not a hellbore
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Re: Alex's tweet [18/12/21]
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2018, 10:47:23 AM »

Two larges, two mediums... Not bad for a cruiser. 2 fighter bays in addition to that seem unlikely, so those fighters probably were caught here by an accident.

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Re: Alex's tweet [18/12/21]
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2018, 10:48:49 AM »

Hellbore, autocannons...defs either a new low tech or drone ship. Judging by the random weapon placements and hull shape, probs the latter.
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Re: Alex's tweet [18/12/21]
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2018, 10:49:49 AM »

It looks like an oddly lopsided low-tech ship, judging from the armor plates on the sides looking like those from the Onslaught.  Wouldn't say it's an upscaled Falcon.
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Re: Alex's tweet [18/12/21]
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2018, 10:55:21 AM »

It looks red to me. Red means Pirate or Tanker. Plus it has the Prometheus round front and the same overall hull style. My money is on a Pirate refurbished assault tanker.
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Re: Alex's tweet [18/12/21]
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2018, 10:56:53 AM »

It’s not a cruiser if those are both larges. No way a cruiser gets two large slots of the same type.

Pirate capital makes more sense especially as Alex said he tweaked pirate fleets to have fewer ships with similar power level
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Re: Alex's tweet [18/12/21]
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2018, 10:59:54 AM »

That WAS a pirate capital.
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Re: Alex's tweet [18/12/21]
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2018, 11:03:38 AM »

I was banking on a combat tanker - there eventually has to be one, no? It appears to be converted Atlas, it's got the spine. However, it looking at the weapon layout, it's definitely not the same ship as in the OP.

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Re: Alex's tweet [18/12/21]
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2018, 11:25:12 AM »

That is absolutely a Prometheus with a bunch of armor bolted to the sides, the lumpy orange bow gives it away. The second tweet is clearly a combat-converted Atlas; it's still got the signature Atlas spine and bow. It looks like we're getting a pair of combat-converted freighters in 0.9.1.
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Re: Alex's tweet [18/12/21]
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2018, 11:48:37 AM »


https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/187635036525166592/526122303378030602/2018.12.22-20.41_01.mp4
Thanks Tartiflette.
Concealing conversions is pretty hard, since we have something we can compare them. They have to be similar to something already in the game.

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Re: Alex's tweet [18/12/21]
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2018, 11:53:50 AM »

That one is definitely an Atlas. You can tell from the spines out of the side and the lack of a bulbous asymmetric front.



plus you can still see the little faint glow of the blue ring

Edit: So two pirate capitals? F yea i am ready
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Re: Alex's tweet [18/12/21]
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2018, 11:58:57 AM »

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It looks like an oddly lopsided low-tech ship, judging from the armor plates on the sides looking like those from the Onslaught.  Wouldn't say it's an upscaled Falcon.
Coloration of the armor plate looks more midline to me, though it's a bit hard to say with the noise on the image. Still, the visible armament fits with low-tech.

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That is absolutely a Prometheus with a bunch of armor bolted to the sides, the lumpy orange bow gives it away.
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Plus it has the Prometheus round front and the same overall hull style.
I don't see the resemblance. There's a hard straight line on the left side of the "lumpy orange bow" that simply isn't there on the Prometheus, the Prometheus tank body is more of a red than an orange color, and, while it might just be the image quality, the orange bit doesn't seem to have features consistent with the Prometheus tank body.

I agree that the other one's definitely an Atlas conversion, though. Looks like maybe a Hephaestus, a pair of Heavy Autocannons, and a launch bay on it.
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