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Thread: Top tier trade ship fun discussion

  1. #16
    Out of my experience I can tell you that T9 < Anaconda as a trader. I managed to build an Anaconda that had a jumprange of ~45ly laden. I don't remember how much cargo it was able to carry but I believe it was aroun 800-900 tons. I made quite a lot of money with Sothi-runs since it took me about 15min to go one way. Save your money for an trading Anaconda, you are better off.

  2. #17
    Originally Posted by Un1k0rn View Post (Source)
    That's the joke. I'll take my leave now.

    Though what's wrong with vans? You big-rig drivers, thinking you own the road...
    I own a hauler I'll have you know, even if it is just a glorified taxi service lol. I just like to let out my Jeremy Clarkson side once in a while. POWER!

  3. #18
    Originally Posted by Mrat View Post (Source)
    You've made a lot of posts about the python, is it your favourite ship in elite? I've noticed a lot of people like that ship. Shame I'm a hipster . Gotta be different.
    i think there is no ship which can excell in so many roles and comes close to specialised ships. did you know that the python has one of the best jumpranges in game, when fitted with a srv and shield? somehwere above 40ly when engineered. can't do that with a hauler, adder, scouts, courier, cobra etc. pp.

    i own and engineered 3 pythons. my good old multirole/mission running python - which can run a passenger mission, has cargo, and still do a massacre mission in a CZ at the same time. a trade python - see above. and a heavy frag combat python, which performs as good as my FDL.

    as for the hipster-thingy - i actually like the pythons cockpit a lot, as it feels very cosy somehow. a mobile living room. even if i mostly fly DBE, and currently a FDL often (yes, i have a travelling multipurpose FDL with 25 ly jumprange now!)... that luxury cockpit with the muffled sound is just so great.

  4. #19
    Originally Posted by Al33 View Post (Source)
    Out of my experience I can tell you that T9 < Anaconda as a trader. I managed to build an Anaconda that had a jumprange of ~45ly laden. I don't remember how much cargo it was able to carry but I believe it was aroun 800-900 tons. I made quite a lot of money with Sothi-runs since it took me about 15min to go one way. Save your money for an trading Anaconda, you are better off.
    I thought 468 cargo was max for the Anaconda if you run it shieldless.

  5. #20
    Originally Posted by Al33 View Post (Source)
    but I believe it was aroun 800-900 tons.
    more like 400. a conda can have 468T of cargo without shields. a t9 532T of cargo - even if i think nobody is crazy enough to fly those two without shields regularly.

  6. #21
    Originally Posted by Un1k0rn View Post (Source)
    That's the joke. I'll take my leave now.

    Though what's wrong with vans? You big-rig drivers, thinking you own the road...
    Oh. That's taken the wind from my sail. I thought you were mining the Suziki Carry Van seam of infinite calm?

  7. #22
    Originally Posted by SP_Predicador View Post (Source)
    I agree with you. Not in the ship itself, but in your general idea. For me Trade and FUN has only a name: Imperial Clipper. I't even faster (and safer), even more agile, even cheaper. Although it can land in medium pads, your point. But if you like trade and fun, this ship is the only choice for me. I prefer not to be so rich as if I was owning a cutter, because I have so much fun, piloting my ferrari clipper. Trade ships use to be flying bricks...
    You smaller ship owners are coming out in force it seems. Swarming the bigger ships .

    Also I actually can't keep up with this thread lol.

  8. #23
    Originally Posted by goemon View Post (Source)
    more like 400. a conda can have 468T of cargo without shields. a t9 532T of cargo - even if i think nobody is crazy enough to fly those two without shields regularly.
    Well it would help if people weren't always in a rush. Can't remember the name of the thread but it talked about the difficulty of docking big ships. Then someone pointed out how big the mail slot is. My own conclusion, people are just in too much of a rush to dock slow and steady, which means they inevitably crash and need shields to save their ship.

    Oh and I suppose they need shields to keep them from being shot to death while they run away from pirates .

  9. #24
    Originally Posted by Al33 View Post (Source)
    .....I don't remember how much cargo it was able to carry but I believe it was aroun 800-900 tons. ....
    erm... nope.

    Even the Cutter can not carry 800T and it carries more than an Anaconda.

    A 'Conda with no shields and just cargo is 468T http://www.edshipyard.com/#/L=A060,,...200720072003w0
    A Cutter built the same way is 792T http://www.edshipyard.com/#/L=A0_0,,...c008c0072005U0

    @OP I have the Cutter and love it. It's fast (in a line, but doesn't turn so well), and I have flown the T9 and Anaconda.
    If you do not have the rep with Imperials to get the Cutter, I'd use a T9 to get an Anaconda. Even with shields and guns, you can carry over 400T and fight back really well.

    I will say though, the T9 makes you feel like a trucker and it's a really great feeling. The Anaconda while being a nice ship doesn't have the same feeling to it. It feels more like a patrol craft to me than a haulier of any type.

  10. #25
    My top tier trader? Cutter. My go-to battle brick, too.
    Looks good, can outclass everything else, and still has a good jump range.

    I don't care about medium pads and neither does overall profit/hour. Top tier.

    Answers will vary, regardless. Top tier doesn't mean the same thing to all of us. :3

  11. #26
    For Trading and long Haul CG's like Maia based ones I fire up my Annie. For doing missions and mining its my go to ship the Python. Using the Annie for that stuff I miss out on a lot of missions that need medium pads. For exploring / passengers the Asp X is the one.

    I bought a T9 months ago and used it for about 2 hours before I sold it. A rated it but not engineered. I hated it. it was a slug. I own about 9 ships and plan on buying more but the T9 will be the last ship I add to my collection. [/T9 rant over]

    Caliber_az

  12. #27
    Originally Posted by Jockey79 View Post (Source)
    erm... nope.

    Even the Cutter can not carry 800T and it carries more than an Anaconda.

    A 'Conda with no shields and just cargo is 468T http://www.edshipyard.com/#/L=A060,,...200720072003w0
    A Cutter built the same way is 792T http://www.edshipyard.com/#/L=A0_0,,...c008c0072005U0

    @OP I have the Cutter and love it. It's fast (in a line, but doesn't turn so well), and I have flown the T9 and Anaconda.
    If you do not have the rep with Imperials to get the Cutter, I'd use a T9 to get an Anaconda. Even with shields and guns, you can carry over 400T and fight back really well.

    I will say though, the T9 makes you feel like a trucker and it's a really great feeling. The Anaconda while being a nice ship doesn't have the same feeling to it. It feels more like a patrol craft to me than a haulier of any type.
    I actually didn't expect so much love for the type 9. I've heard a lot of complaints. It's nice to know people respect a purpose built ship.

    Originally Posted by TGC Brony TO View Post (Source)
    My top tier trader? Cutter. My go-to battle brick, too.
    Looks good, can outclass everything else, and still has a good jump range.

    I don't care about medium pads and neither does overall profit/hour. Top tier.

    Answers will vary, regardless. Top tier doesn't mean the same thing to all of us. :3
    The whole point of this thread is to discuss opinions. It's fascinating to see how different people play the game. Oh, and knowing I'm not crazy for liking the type 9s utilitarianism and size is nice too.

  13. #28
    Cool thread, I have done so much trading in the Python, so it's kind of a favourite, medium pads capability is very nice to have and fast enough to boost away from heat.

    For FUN, I do like to trade in this rig, get me thumbs ups from loading crews everywhere I like using the Corvette as a jack of all trades ship, even though it's propably not the best there is for anything I use it for

    https://eddp.co/u/qpuZFJft

    Always wanted a T9 though...

  14. #29
    Originally Posted by Caliber_az View Post (Source)
    For Trading and long Haul CG's like Maia based ones I fire up my Annie. For doing missions and mining its my go to ship the Python. Using the Annie for that stuff I miss out on a lot of missions that need medium pads. For exploring / passengers the Asp X is the one.

    I bought a T9 months ago and used it for about 2 hours before I sold it. A rated it but not engineered. I hated it. it was a slug. I own about 9 ships and plan on buying more but the T9 will be the last ship I add to my collection. [/T9 rant over]

    Caliber_az
    I'd suggest you could throw a brick at it to make you feel better, but that would involve smashing two type 9s together lol. Actually you'd probably like that.

    T-series jokes are great.

  15. #30
    Originally Posted by mosteen View Post (Source)
    Cool thread, I have done so much trading in the Python, so it's kind of a favourite, medium pads capability is very nice to have and fast enough to boost away from heat.

    For FUN, I do like to trade in this rig, get me thumbs ups from loading crews everywhere I like using the Corvette as a jack of all trades ship, even though it's propably not the best there is for anything I use it for

    https://eddp.co/u/qpuZFJft

    Always wanted a T9 though...
    I think I've heard enough python praise to last me a life time. You'd think it was the second coming of christ.

    I'd like to see a pirates face when they interdict you in the 'vette. "I have you in my sigh....Oh ****!". Priceless.

    First day I get a type 9, I think I'll start an owners club

    Oh, and thanks for the support.

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