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Gothars

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Civilian Liner
« on: October 26, 2015, 06:18:34 AM »

David posted this on twitter:


Interesting design, isn't it? Seems inspired by actual cruise liners. Also, while the hull proper seems clearly expansion epoch, the ballistic turret platforms don't fit that and might me post-collapse additions.

And what is that red ring on the new frigate? Probably the Luddic Path faction symbol.
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Re: Civilian Liner
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2015, 06:35:38 AM »

Ballistic mounts have different color and looks a bit... off with the rest of the hulls. I'd say it's modified.

And I believe I've never seen that missile weapon on the firgate before.
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Re: Civilian Liner
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2015, 06:37:35 AM »

The flames have either low-tech or midline color.  High-tech ships have blue flames.  The blue on the hull is probably a Tri-Tachyon or default paint job, like on the Buffalo.

EDIT:  Shield has low-tech color, like the Venture.  It is a low-tech ship.
« Last Edit: October 26, 2015, 06:47:43 AM by Megas »
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Re: Civilian Liner
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2015, 06:42:39 AM »

It seems like David's two new ships are sort of in an epoch of their own - both seem much more aluminum and steel colored and shaded than the normal Midline ships - they're more of a dull grey than the shiny and more white versions of the Civilian Liner and the new frigate (and when I say the new frigate, I don't mean the colored version here - the original one seen a quite some months ago).
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Re: Civilian Liner
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2015, 06:49:26 AM »

And I believe I've never seen that missile weapon on the firgate before.
That looks like the new Hammer torpedoes featured in a screenshot in the 0.7 topic.
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Re: Civilian Liner
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2015, 06:59:37 AM »

I wonder what its in-game function will be. At the moment there's no use in shipping large quantities of people. Maybe missions will introduce some? Evacuation or refugee transport maybe.


And I believe I've never seen that missile weapon on the firgate before.

Those are the new low-tech Hammer torpedoes.

The flames have either low-tech or midline color.  High-tech ships have blue flames.  The blue on the hull is probably a Tri-Tachyon or default paint job, like on the Buffalo.

EDIT:  Shield has low-tech color, like the Venture.  It is a low-tech ship.

Yeah, you're probably right. Flame color is low-tech, too. The paint job had me fooled.
« Last Edit: October 26, 2015, 07:26:11 AM by Gothars »
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Re: Civilian Liner
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2015, 07:04:06 AM »

The flames have either low-tech or midline color.  High-tech ships have blue flames.  The blue on the hull is probably a Tri-Tachyon or default paint job, like on the Buffalo.
Huge smoke, that would make it low-tech, witch kinda match the smooth-but-not-too-smooth look of the new enforcer, and the shuttle-like engine section.
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Re: Civilian Liner
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2015, 07:35:47 AM »

We really do need more civilian type ships and in game fleets.  With industry i wana see ventures with talons vs mules and sheppards. Even Hermes joining the fight
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Re: Civilian Liner
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2015, 07:49:34 AM »

WHOO! Those look awesome!
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Re: Civilian Liner
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2015, 08:52:47 AM »

Is that middle part a flight deck or drone bay?
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Re: Civilian Liner
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2015, 09:07:13 AM »

That liner looks fantastic and very 'real' and three-dimensional. There's actually another ship with a similar colour scheme - the Apogee.
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Re: Civilian Liner
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2015, 09:08:04 AM »

Is that middle part a flight deck or drone bay?

I'd say a flight deck, since the fight seems to have just started and no drones are visible. Besides, combat drones are not a mastery epoch technology (aside from the Shepherd, which is modified).
« Last Edit: October 26, 2015, 09:13:58 AM by Gothars »
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Re: Civilian Liner
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2015, 09:23:19 AM »

Apogee has support drone. Combat utility isn't main purpose, tho.
And seems that liner already had undergone some modification, so... I'd open the possibility for both.
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Re: Civilian Liner
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2015, 09:27:54 AM »

Atlas has a flight deck.  This ship could have it.  Maybe it traded cargo space for more guns and maybe some other stat.

P.S. Remember that Prometheus, the fuel version of the Atlas, has more guns but no flight deck.  However, the Prometheus does not have a clear runway for its LMG drones system.  Atlas has a clear runway for its flight deck, and this new ship appears to have a flight deck just like the Atlas.
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Re: Civilian Liner
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2015, 10:26:40 AM »

I think your breakdown is correct. Flight deck for escorts makes the most sense. Drones would give too much combat capacity to a luxury liner in my mind.

I wonder if there will ever be civilian "fighter" squadrons. Like scout or recreational pods or something.

EDIT: overuse of methinks.  :p
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