Duke's Freighters?

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Cker
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Duke's Freighters?

Post by Cker » Sat, 21. Feb 09, 22:10

Anyone else noticing these weird enemy freighters that float around a lot?
Dukes Freight Transport, Duke's Dangerous Goods Transporter etc etc
They are all red, and are attacked by sector defence agencies, killing them reduces no faction standing (strange for paranid), I don't recall ever having attacked them either to make them hostile.

I understand they are one of the major corporations, but why do they hate me and all the sector defence agencies so much :shock:
I just want to use their freighters for free UT's after all :D

Apparently a non-governmental organisation, why does that mean they have to hate every single government? and more importantly me.

Have I botched up my game, or is there a part in the plot relating to this (if so please don't tell me it, just say its due to plot).

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Post by MegaJohnny » Sat, 21. Feb 09, 22:14

I think they're pretty much the pirate/illegal deeds company.

Duke's Haven Wares List

As you can see the station offers some illegal wares/software, and freight scanner countermeasures.

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Post by EmperorJon » Sat, 21. Feb 09, 22:15

Most game starts have dukes as enemies. THe key is in the name: Duke Bucaneers. Although they like to refer to themselves as a 'Corporation' they're really pirates at heart, Yarrr!
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Post by bugmenot » Sat, 21. Feb 09, 22:16

The dukes freighters carry illegal goods so when the police scan them they arered
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Post by NeverSnake » Sat, 21. Feb 09, 23:10

Yeah, whether they're red or not to begin with depends on which start you choose, one or the more tolerant ones like Teladi or Goner should have them blue.
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Post by MegaJohnny » Sat, 21. Feb 09, 23:19

bugmenot wrote:The dukes freighters carry illegal goods so when the police scan them they arered
Even though all I've ever seen them carry is their shields + turret.

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Post by BigVern » Sun, 22. Feb 09, 11:22

I was about to take one down last night until I queried the Info and found it was bound for my newly established Spaceweed Complex.

Reprieve granted...

I think it's a case of being enemy by default rather than actively hostile as you can fly up close and they won't fire unless fired upon.
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Post by TTD » Sun, 22. Feb 09, 19:52

If you upset any of the Dukes minions,they can make it almost impossible to dock at Dukes Haven to buy those specialists equipment.

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Post by PQTaggart » Mon, 23. Feb 09, 13:56

MegaJohnny wrote:
bugmenot wrote:The dukes freighters carry illegal goods so when the police scan them they arered
Even though all I've ever seen them carry is their shields + turret.
What do you think the cargo shielding and sw scrabler do ? :wink:
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Post by Al » Mon, 23. Feb 09, 15:12

I've ignored the dukes ships completely in my game but maybe thats a good thing. Maybe I should see about gettin docking rights to the HQ :)
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Post by Nataku02 » Tue, 24. Mar 09, 20:20

I may have done somthing to them ages ago how ot i get them not to hate me anymore!???? (so i can dock at thier hq without being attacked by thier fleet? )
How dare you tell me robots arent cool!!!

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Post by MegaJohnny » Tue, 24. Mar 09, 20:24

Al wrote:I've ignored the dukes ships completely in my game but maybe thats a good thing. Maybe I should see about gettin docking rights to the HQ :)
You don't need to bother being friendly, just blow up the HQ. When it respawns it'll be friendly. Or so I hear.

Good old bugs, eh.

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Post by Nataku02 » Wed, 25. Mar 09, 11:47

And thier fleet? consisting on several m6 one m2 (hercules i think) and about a couple of dozen fighters? (seriously it feels almost like a xenon sector when i go there!!!
How dare you tell me robots arent cool!!!

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Post by Vayde » Wed, 25. Mar 09, 11:56

MegaJohnny your link has an active virus in the banner of your site. Please check this out.

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Post by cezarip » Wed, 25. Mar 09, 11:58

MegaJohnny wrote:
Al wrote:I've ignored the dukes ships completely in my game but maybe thats a good thing. Maybe I should see about gettin docking rights to the HQ :)
You don't need to bother being friendly, just blow up the HQ. When it respawns it'll be friendly. Or so I hear.

Good old bugs, eh.
Yeah, it will be friendly if you have enough reputation with the pirates. Do some missions for the pirates, and at a certain reputation you will see the duke's ships going blue...
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