EnglishGermanFrenchRussianPolishItalianSpanish
Log inRegister
 
X3TC: TS recommendation for player ship
Post new topic This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies. Goto page 1, 2  Next
View previous topic :: View next topic
Author Message
mad mat





Joined: 06 Nov 2002
Posts: 72 on topic
Location: Swansea, UK
Thank you for registering your game
PostPosted: Wed, 5. Nov 08, 17:46    Post subject: X3TC: TS recommendation for player ship Reply with quote Print

If your prepared to splash out abit for a TS class transport for yourself, try a OTAS Minstral. Purchased from the OTAS shipyards in Legend's Home at 287,366 cr. SuperFreighter version available at 1,498,187 cr

I bought one to replace my Mercury.

Its a well rounded ship with 4 turrets (1 gun for Front and back, 2 guns for Up and Down) and limited to the following turret mounts

Impulse Ray Emitter
Particle Accelerator Cannon
Mobile Drilling System
Tractor Beam Repair Laser
Phased Repeater Gun
Iron Disruptor

It is fast at 130 m/sec with the same cargo capacity as the Mercury (4000 units) and can have upto 4 25MJ shields compared 3 on the Mercury.

PS... Try not to put anything too fancy on the turrets. I had put PACs on the turrets and the twin turret used 6% of the power supply.


_________________
Commander Mad Mat Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Yahoo Messenger
phoenix-it



MEDALMEDAL

Joined: 27 Mar 2007
Posts: 556 on topic

Thank you for registering your game
PostPosted: Wed, 5. Nov 08, 18:04    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Yes, they're very good. I've been using the super freighters fully upgraded. (Be prepared to spend about 3M more upgrading that cargo bay.) You should take a look at the Zephyrus as well, it's second only to the split TM in speed, and has much better shields; makes a great mobile base if you prefer to fly an M5 when looking for trading deals like me.

The turret configurations are a little different on the TM and super freighter. There's 2 guns on two turrets and 2 forward guns. I saw some pirates jump a Zephyrus IS and they failed miserably. The PRGs seemed to force them into braking off their strafing runs while the M4 escorts tore them up.

You might want to spoiler tag the location of the shipyard though...

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Elucca





Joined: 30 Oct 2007
Posts: 621 on topic

Thank you for registering your game
PostPosted: Wed, 5. Nov 08, 18:25    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

It's not really a spoiler, as you can get it by checking any OTAS ship's homebase.

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
pjknibbs



MEDALMEDALMEDAL

Joined: 06 Nov 2002
Posts: 28255 on topic
Location: UK
Thank you for registering your game
PostPosted: Wed, 5. Nov 08, 18:56    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

I have a superfreighter variant as my e-cell supplier...does 80-odd m/s with an UNUPGRADED cargo capacity of 10k. I could upgrade it to 15k, if I wanted...

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
delray



MEDALMEDALMEDAL

Joined: 23 Oct 2008
Posts: 4394 on topic

Thank you for registering your game
PostPosted: Wed, 5. Nov 08, 20:28    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

OTAS is rocking really. Best M4, best TS, best SF, best corvette... All their ships are extremely good-looking and usually best or close to best in their class.

Haven't tried Boreas yet but it looks extremely sexy too.

I wish you could buy OTAS M3s though... Tried to cap one for ages.

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
phoenix-it



MEDALMEDAL

Joined: 27 Mar 2007
Posts: 556 on topic

Thank you for registering your game
PostPosted: Wed, 5. Nov 08, 21:09    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

delray wrote:
OTAS is rocking really. Best M4, best TS, best SF, best corvette... All their ships are extremely good-looking and usually best or close to best in their class.

Haven't tried Boreas yet but it looks extremely sexy too.

I wish you could buy OTAS M3s though... Tried to cap one for ages.


I suspect that their M3's and the M7/M7M are quest rewards, but the chain is currently broken.

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jannix



MEDALMEDAL

Joined: 01 Dec 2004
Posts: 711 on topic

Thank you for registering your game
PostPosted: Thu, 6. Nov 08, 00:19    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

I bought a Mistral SF too, cargo fully maxed out. It is an excellent ship - and as the poster above says, I love the industrial / functional / no-nonsense look!

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jannix



MEDALMEDAL

Joined: 01 Dec 2004
Posts: 711 on topic

Thank you for registering your game
PostPosted: Thu, 6. Nov 08, 00:20    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

phoenix-it wrote:

I suspect that their M3's and the M7/M7M are quest rewards, but the chain is currently broken.


I think I saw the Aquilo missile frigate (M7M) for sale at Legend's Home. This is without doing any plot so far. But yea, I can't wait to try out the Otas M7.

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
phoenix-it



MEDALMEDAL

Joined: 27 Mar 2007
Posts: 556 on topic

Thank you for registering your game
PostPosted: Thu, 6. Nov 08, 07:25    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

jannix wrote:
phoenix-it wrote:

I suspect that their M3's and the M7/M7M are quest rewards, but the chain is currently broken.


I think I saw the Aquilo missile frigate (M7M) for sale at Legend's Home. This is without doing any plot so far. But yea, I can't wait to try out the Otas M7.


That's the M7, the Sirokos is the M7M... I've tried it in my cheat save and it's sadly impotent like the M7M class in general.

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Sandalpocalypse





Joined: 02 Dec 2003
Posts: 4019 on topic

Thank you for registering your game
PostPosted: Thu, 6. Nov 08, 07:38    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Aquilo is a m7m and available from legends home. It's cheaper than most m7ms and it mounts stronger shielding, but it can't fire boarding pods. best m7m for AI use. Looks awesome too.

You can also buy the m6. I forget what it's called.

"Venti" (m3) and "Eurus" (m4) and the boarding cruiser (?) are the only ships that arn't available.


_________________
Irrational factors are clearly at work.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jannix



MEDALMEDAL

Joined: 01 Dec 2004
Posts: 711 on topic

Thank you for registering your game
PostPosted: Thu, 6. Nov 08, 08:02    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Sandalpocalypse is correct. The boarding cruiser (M7) is the Sirokos. That's the one I am looking forward to.

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
phoenix-it



MEDALMEDAL

Joined: 27 Mar 2007
Posts: 556 on topic

Thank you for registering your game
PostPosted: Thu, 6. Nov 08, 19:30    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Yea, I saw that last night... I assumed he Aquilo would be their M7 since the Sirokos is an M7M.

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Painman





Joined: 06 Apr 2007
Posts: 1582 on topic

Thank you for registering your game
PostPosted: Thu, 6. Nov 08, 22:51    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

The little Mistral looks cool, but the big one reminds me of an interstellar vacuum cleaner or something. I still own a pair of them in my main game, though -- fully upgraded. One is my ecell freighter/equipment storage rig, the other is a MORT.

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Incubi





Joined: 02 Jan 2006
Posts: 1855 on topic

Thank you for registering your game
PostPosted: Fri, 7. Nov 08, 02:27    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

how does the otas one compare to the caiman superfreighter ( small version ) ? as a personal ship I mean.

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
KiwiNZ



MEDALMEDALMEDAL

Joined: 06 Nov 2002
Posts: 3351 on topic
Location: Vienna
Thank you for registering your game
PostPosted: Fri, 7. Nov 08, 02:37    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

It is better. Bigger cargo hold and marginally faster.

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies. Goto page 1, 2  Next
 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum
Control Panel
Login Data
The time now is Sun, 22. Oct 17, 08:30

All times are GMT + 2 Hours


Board Security

Copyright © EGOSOFT 1989-2017
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
Template created by Avatar & BurnIt!
Debug: page generation = 0.34605 seconds, sql queries = 29