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Re: X REBIRTH SHIP MANAGEMENT

Post by oceanway » Thu, 31. Dec 20, 11:44

SUBTOPIC #13: CHOOSING EMPLOYEES FOR A POSITION


Most employers hire employees according to their skill. But sometimes skills aren't enough. Therefore, they hire or place employees according to their aptitude.

For example, which employee would be suitable for a Captain position when all have five star leadership skill rating? A Teladi, Canteran, Split, Abion or Argon?

Another example, which employee would be suitable for a Manager position when all have five star morale skill rating? A Teladi, Canteran, Split, Albion or Argon?

Still another example, which employee would be suitable for an Architect position when all have five star science and engineering skill ratings? A Teladi, Canteran, Split, Albion or Argon?

In the first question, I would choose a Canteran from the Devries system for a Captain position because politically they're in a neutral position where neither the Argon nor Teladi would be in conflict with them and for diplomatic reasons by Argon and Albion who let them fly some of their ships to establish the Argon Federation. In the second question, I would choose a Teladi because they possess the managerial skill and are often civil, shrewd and business minded as well as traders and financial experts. And lastly, in the third question, I would choose Argon because they design the best looking stations.

An employee having the skill for the position is good. But one who also have the aptitude is best.
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Re: X REBIRTH SHIP MANAGEMENT

Post by oceanway » Thu, 7. Jan 21, 07:04

SUBTOPIC #14: ASSIGNING A SUPERIOR

There are two ways to assign a superior: Assign to escort a ship and assign to support a ship. This is creating a squad separate from the Albion Skunk's squad. In the Admiral's case, his squad is an escort for his shuttle if he has one or more equal or larger ships in it. A frigate on the other hand, would have fighters or equal or smaller ships supporting it, thus fighters in the frigate's case are support ships.

If you want a ship escorted such as a mining ship, open Property Owned window in the menu, select a ship you want to protect it, select comm, then select Assign a Superior. The captain and Yisha (Ren's co-pilot) will guide you through the steps in the assignment. In this example, a Balor would be under the Dwalin to protect it while the Dwalin mines. This is escort assignment.

If you want a ship to have support ships such as fighters, open Property Owned window in the menu, select the ships you want carried in a carrier (you will have to do this one at a time before you can use the broadcast option), select what was comm that is now broadcast, then select Assign a superior. The captain and Yisha will guide you through the steps in the assignment. In this example, the fighters would be under a Rahana or Sanahar on the list in CDR to support it during a skirmish battle. This is support assignment.

Note that Assign a Superior command is aside from Patrol command. The ships would behave like they're patrolling when assigned to a superior, but are either escorting or supporting their superior. The patrol command on the hand is for the superior to execute or carry out that precise command, thus patrol while being supported. A combination of a patrol ship and its assigned ships is possible. Hence, patrol squad and patrol wing.

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Re: X REBIRTH SHIP MANAGEMENT

Post by paxis » Tue, 12. Jan 21, 12:51

oceanway wrote:
Sun, 20. Sep 20, 19:38
With A Carrier

To command squads with a carrier is to select the carrier on the list in the Property Owned window if you have a carrier, click the addition button on the left to drop down or show the list of smaller ships that are carried by the carrier. The Albion Skunk is the main ship on the top of the list that does not carry any ship, but incorporated them instead under it.

Separating the carriers is done the same way squads are set up without a carrier. The exception of course is that the squad is in the carrier and you can have a group of carriers as a squad as part of a larger wing which is the fleet.
To use the ships as a carrier you need a special mod (Carriers - Arawn S/M Launch- and Docking - Mod), right?

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Re: X REBIRTH SHIP MANAGEMENT

Post by oceanway » Thu, 14. Jan 21, 17:07

SUBTOPIC #15: ASSIGNING A SUPERIOR

There are two ways to assign a superior: Assign to escort a ship and Assign to support a ship. This is creating a squad separate from the Albion Skunk's squad. In the Admiral's case, his squad is an escort for his shuttle if he has one or more equal or larger ships in it. A frigate flown by a captain on the other hand, would have fighters or equal or smaller ships supporting it, thus fighters in the frigate's case are support ships.

If you want a ship escorted such as a mining ship, open Property Owned window in the menu, select a ship you want to protect it, select comm, then select Assign a Superior. The Ren and Yisha will guide you through the steps in the assignment. In this example, a Balor would be under the Dwalin to protect it while the Dwalin mines. This is escort assignment.

If you want a ship to have support ships such as fighters, open Property Owned window in the menu, select the ships you want carried in a carrier (you will have to do this one at a time before you can use the broadcast option), select what was comm that is now broadcast, then select Assign a superior. Ren and Yisha will guide you though the steps in the assignment. In this example, the fighters would be under a Rahana or Sanahar on the list in CDR to support it during a skirmish battle. This is support assignment.

Note that Assign a Superior command is aside from Patrol command. The ships would behave like they're patrolling when assigned to a superior, but are either escorting or supporting their superior. The patrol command on the other hand is for the superior to execute or carry out that precise command, thus patrol while being supported. A combination of a patrol ship and its assigned ships is possible. Hence, patrol squad and patrol wing.

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Re: X REBIRTH SHIP MANAGEMENT

Post by oceanway » Thu, 14. Jan 21, 17:13

paxis wrote:
Tue, 12. Jan 21, 12:51
oceanway wrote:
Sun, 20. Sep 20, 19:38
With A Carrier

To command squads with a carrier is to select the carrier on the list in the Property Owned window if you have a carrier, click the addition button on the left to drop down or show the list of smaller ships that are carried by the carrier. The Albion Skunk is the main ship on the top of the list that does not carry any ship, but incorporated them instead under it.

Separating the carriers is done the same way squads are set up without a carrier. The exception of course is that the squad is in the carrier and you can have a group of carriers as a squad as part of a larger wing which is the fleet.
To use the ships as a carrier you need a special mod (Carriers - Arawn S/M Launch- and Docking - Mod), right?
That is an option. In this thread, we only use ships 'as is' without using mods. Some players don't use mods nor know how to modify the game.

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Re: X REBIRTH SHIP MANAGEMENT

Post by oceanway » Thu, 21. Jan 21, 18:33

SUBTOPIC #16: GETTING YOUR SHIP TO FLY OUTSIDE ZONE

When you want a ship to fly deep in empty space remotely but can't do so on the CDR, you can have a superior positioned at a coordinate by first flying to that coordinate in the Albion Skunk, have the superior Fly to Position or Fly to Current Position near you and command it to Hold Position after they've reached the coordinate. Then have any ship you want to go to that location by selecting one on Property Owned window, select Comm, select Assign a New Superior and follow the instruction to assign that ship to that superior in position. The ship will then fly to that superior to the location in empty space therefrom. Select the ship after it arrived, select Comm, have them Join your squad, Hold position and then Leave your squad if you do not want it to follow you. The selected ship can now travel deep in empty space by remote as long as the superior is in position set by the Albion Skunk there.

Remember that when you command a captain to fly or patrol in another zone around the highway area and you're inside a station, they will disregard those commands and follow your Skunk automatically if they are in your squad. Have them leave your squad and they will carry out accordingly without following you. Also, wait for the ship to finish the current order before issuing a new one. Again, they would disregard the new command when they're busy with the current one.

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Re: X REBIRTH SHIP MANAGEMENT

Post by oceanway » Thu, 28. Jan 21, 15:41

SUBTOPIC #17: COMMANDING SHIPS AT WILL


In order to manage your ships more effectively, you will have to improvise commands to make your ships do what you want them to do by using a combination of Join my squad, Leave my squad and Assign a new superior commands. Doing Courier (Delivery) Missions will give you the experience in using mixed commands as I demonstrate how to use them effectively in the end below.

If any of the ships you have are in your squad, have all of them leave your squad for clearance. While in your squad, your ships will follow you automatically and meet up with you regardless of where you are. For example, send a ranger (Talorcan) to a zone in the sector other than the zone you're in. After it arrive there, try moving the ranger to another location in the same zone by using the Fly to position command on the New Order window. You will get to this window by selecting the ranger in the Property Owned window and then click on 'Show on Map' button on the bottom to get the CDR displayed. On the CDR, select 'New Order' button on the bottom to get the New Order window. Select Fly to position command and click Select button on bottom. The CDR will switch to a zone where you are located. Navigate the CDR to the zone where the ranger is located. Position the yellow crosshair where you want the ranger to move to and then confirm it. Click the back button on bottom one time and you will see the ranger moving. But if you click the back button again, you will see that on top left corner on the Property Owned window where the word 'Command' under Shield is showing Follow Albion Skunk. If it does not show Follow Albion Skunk, then it's carrying out your order. However, if it does show that, then have the ranger leave your squad and try again. The ranger should go where it was ordered to go this time without following the Albion Skunk. Otherwise, it would wait and not do anything until further orders.

Also, while out of your squad, your ships will not follow another ship including the Albion Skunk. To get them to move to another location without using the Fly to position, Fly to my Current Position or Follow me again commands is to assign them to another ship. Sometimes Fly to position command does not execute properly on Property Owned or New Order window. The result would be 'Fly to Albion Skunk' indicated on Property Owned window on top left corner. You will have to use the Assign to New Superior command to have your ships rendezvous to a superior or larger ship instead of the Albion Skunk when Fly to position command fails.



Here's what a typical Courier Mission using a combination of ship commands look like:

Before I begin to obtain the product asked for by a mission client and deliver it to them, I search the zones for the station that makes the product by first scanning the zones through navigation icon on the menu. After finding the candidate station, I send out the rangers to the zones in the sector by using the 'Fly to position' command and position them on top of the station where its turrets would cover them from enemy threat. Then I communicate with the stations for deeper scanning through 'Details' button to see what products the station makes, their resources are and the time produced in Ship Menu. When satisfied with the information, I then assign the rangers to return to their superior.

Now that I know which station makes the product and where, I send one of my wing escorts (a squad of Lyranea escorted by two Balors) to patrol the zone of interest and then engage the assigned wing command ship (Sanahar with three rangers as escorts) I'm on that's carrying my Otani Shuttle (Albion Skunk) to that zone while the second escort (another squad of Lyranea escorted by two Balors) follow right behind me and all three squads are in my Otani Shuttle's wing: Escort 1, Escort 2 and Wing Command.

At the zone, I have the wing command ship hold position and the second escort leave my squad and patrol the zone. The first escort patrolling is free to pick up the product and is escorted by wing command and second escort by assignment thus temporarily making the first escort their superior. When finished, I have it patrol the zone once again by having the wing command and it's second escort to join my squad and unassign them from escorting the first escort. This freed the second escort to jump to the zone where the product is to be delivered. Next, I have the wing command ship jump carrying its assigned rangers in its squad (ships without jump drive will rendezvous using the highways) to that zone. Then I have the first escort to follow me to the zone by having it join my squad. At the deliver zone, I have the wing command hold its position, assign both the wing command and the patrolling second escort to escort the first escort carrying the cargo and arrange to have it deliver the product to the designated station. Courier Mission is accomplished! Then I unassign wing command and its second escort from the first escort and have first and second escorts follow the command ship (Otani Shuttle) inside wing command ship without assignment to wing command by having them join my squad. This give the appearance of wing command ship escorted by the squads, but it isn't protected by them, only Otani Shuttle inside it. Hence, 'escorting' is to protect the superior while 'following' is just to follow and rangers were already assigned to escort wing command.



The above demonstration is wing management involving three squads. A fleet management would be another wing where each squad separately patrol a jump gate (three squads for three jump gates) and another wing where each squad separately patrol certain troubled zones or jump beacons making a total of three wings which equals a fleet.

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Re: X REBIRTH SHIP MANAGEMENT

Post by oceanway » Fri, 5. Feb 21, 03:46

SUBTOPIC #18: IMPROVISED DOCKING STATIONS

If you want to dock your ships that you're not using for the time period, you can post them by assignment. Select a sector you want your ships to post. Travel to the middle of the sector, not zone, and ascend 120 kms by boosting upwards or until you don't see any ships in the ECR or see the words 'Empty Space' on the monitor. Have a ship that will act as a posting station (preferably a construction ship in the system), Fly to your Current Position. Command it to hold position after arrival. Rename it 'Sector Post' with zone's name (hence: Otani Sector Post - AL - Far Out) in the Ship Menu's General Information. Assign any ship you want posted to that post ship in the sector using the Assign a New Superior command.

This improvised docking station not only act as a post for assigned ships to tie onto, but it is also a micro storage station to store goods up to 290,000 cubic meters if using an Onil or a Lyranea. And of course, it too is a docking station for the Albion Skunk!

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Re: X REBIRTH SHIP MANAGEMENT

Post by oceanway » Thu, 11. Feb 21, 18:38

SUBTOPIC #19: ORDERING SHIPS TO JUMP SIMULTANEOUSLY

There are two ways to jump: Separately or together. Regardless of using the broadcast command which are the square boxes next to each ship in the Property Owned window that can be clicked on and the 'Broadcast' button pressed, the ships will either jump together or one at a time.

Jumping through the Jump Beacon allow ships to jump into the sector simultaneously. Because it is not a jump gate, broadcasted ships can jump together at the same time. However, jumping through a jump gate is a different story.

Jumping through the Jump Gate allow ships to jump into the sector one at a time or individually. This can be a problem because the gate tends to bottleneck multiple ships into a single file. Which means it will take several seconds if not a few minutes for the next ship to jump through and assist the first ship being attacked by an enemy on the other side of the gate if attacked.

Therefore to counter the bottleneck situation is to always have a patrol ship or squad patrolling the Jump Gate in the zone if possible. Enemies would be dealt with before the first ship let alone the second ship arrive through it. Also, have the first ship wait for the second ship after jumping through by immediately patrol the gate. Then continue to target sector together with the second (or more) ship.

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Re: X REBIRTH SHIP MANAGEMENT

Post by oceanway » Thu, 25. Feb 21, 08:45

SUBTOPIC #20: CONVERTING DRONES INTO CARGO UNITS

When drones are purchased at the shipyard from the dealer, they come assembled and ready for use. but what if you want to store them to later sell them in the market or put them away for a time period? You can't store them in assembled form. Therefore they must be converted into cargo form before they can be stored in the cargohold or storage station.

Let's say you have five Intrepid URV Mk 1 drones on a large jump capable trade ship. They're in the URV Launch Bay after purchased at the shipyard and you want them in the cargohold. To do this, you'll need another ship to transfer it for conversion. For example, you have two Balors and one has five Intrepid URV Mk 1 drones in the launch bay. Transfer two or three of them by clicking on Comm in the Property Owned window for Balor A, select transfer wares in the interaction list through Balor A to get the cargo transfer window, select Balor B to receive the wares, then look for and select store as cargo in the transfer window, click next and press Delete to close window. The drones in Balor A will automatically convert the drones into cargo during the transfer into Balor B. Confirm the conversion by opening the Ship Menu on Balor B, click on storage addition button and see the converted Intrepid URV Mk 1 drones in the cargohold. In this form, they can be traded in the market or reserved for later use.

Keep in mind that the drones will launch on their own when its ship is being attacked. It's a good way to lose drones after purchase. Therefore, convert the drones into cargo form as soon as possible. Below are definitions of cargo transactions for your convenience:


1. Transfer as Drone - to transfer unpacked, assembled drones to another ship's drone bay as active drones.

2. Store as Cargo - to store unpacked, assembled drones into cargohold as cargo.

3. Equip Drones - to transfer from stored cargo drones to unpacked, assembled drones onto another ship.

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