[TC] Syndicate ships during OTAS & Terracorp escort missions?

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[TC] Syndicate ships during OTAS & Terracorp escort missions?

Post by nponoBegHuk » Tue, 28. Apr 20, 17:10

Hi. It's been some time. Hope everyone is OK. I'm back to the game now that I have some free time on my hands.

Trying to consolidate my data on capturing some rare ships I recalled reading about Syndicate ships appearing during OTAS and Terracorp initial missions to escort their convoys: link. However, as many times as I played this, I've only had regular "Pirate ..." forces spawn, not "Pirate Syndicate ...". It doesn't seem to matter what version of the game I'm running, no "Syndicate" forces appear to attack the convoy.

I know it's an old game, but if anyone can provide any input, it would be a great help.
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Re: [TC] Syndicate ships during OTAS & Terracorp escort missions?

Post by Alan Phipps » Tue, 28. Apr 20, 17:55

IIRC, I captured my syndicate-named ships during the two corporation missions and during the Goner plot. These are not rare ships as such, just standard pirate-use models but with a sticky 'syndicate' added in the name. These RE into standard pirate-use models without the syndicate bit.
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Re: [TC] Syndicate ships during OTAS & Terracorp escort missions?

Post by nponoBegHuk » Fri, 1. May 20, 03:10

Yeah. The reason I'm asking is because I've been trying to get at least 1 of every possible combination of "Syndicate" or "Pirate Syndicate" ship for my collection. And also "Mercenary" and "Pirate Mercenary".

What I found out so far is that you can get all of the following in vanilla game: https://i.imgur.com/6glTnzW.png. But getting "Pirate Syndicate" fighters doesn't seem possible from the Goner plot alone. And said escort missions don't generate Syndicate ships for me, just plain "Pirate ..." and so on. And they don't seem to bail at al too, weird... :gruebel:
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Re: [TC] Syndicate ships during OTAS & Terracorp escort missions?

Post by zazie » Fri, 1. May 20, 13:21

Are you [still] on 1.2.1 or on 1.3 ?

As far as I remember I had several of the "Mercenary Pirate"-ships (or was is Syndicate Pirate?) bailing during the mission where you have to deliver some stuff to a pirate station. But after RE they were the simple pirate variants. That was with 1.3.

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Re: [TC] Syndicate ships during OTAS & Terracorp escort missions?

Post by nponoBegHuk » Fri, 1. May 20, 19:35

zazie wrote:
Fri, 1. May 20, 13:21
Are you [still] on 1.2.1 or on 1.3 ?

As far as I remember I had several of the "Mercenary Pirate"-ships (or was is Syndicate Pirate?) bailing during the mission where you have to deliver some stuff to a pirate station. But after RE they were the simple pirate variants. That was with 1.3.
Oh... damn, why didn't I think about that? Certainly worth trying. I finished Goner plot 5 days ago so it's a good thing I made a backup of my save halfway into it so I can try this. However, backtracking almost a week of progress to potentially get around 3 ships with "funny name" kind of puts me off... I think I'll have a day or two rest off the game before trying this.

Thanks for the replies.
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1 out of 17 *unique* ships found
1 out of 9 *limited* ships found
0 out of 16 *rare* ships found

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Re: [TC] Syndicate ships during OTAS & Terracorp escort missions?

Post by terryokc2 » Tue, 5. May 20, 19:49

Were there also not any "Mercenary Pirate" ships that attack a station you are defending for an attack job....or corporate attack job? (Station defending for both) Sorry, I can't recall right now, but I thought I saw them on one or the other or both. (sighs at his failing memory)

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Re: [TC] Syndicate ships during OTAS & Terracorp escort missions?

Post by Alan Phipps » Tue, 5. May 20, 20:00

Yes, certain corporation chain mission station defences, I think.
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Re: [TC] Syndicate ships during OTAS & Terracorp escort missions?

Post by western » Tue, 26. May 20, 14:27

Thanks so much for the guide, just to report that I have now found the 3 M3's and the Teladi M4, just the Split one to go.

I have also found a Mercury Prototype!

Good hunting.

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