Asymmetrical Ship Designs

Here's a fantasy one from 24 years ago. It might provide an idea for the ship designers.
Back when Elite had player operated mining machines...

"A favorite with the mining companies, the Mystic provides dual remote control pods.
This allows placement and pickup of mining machines while the main craft is in orbit
around the planet. As a weapons platform, the Mystic allows multiple trajectory attacks,
making it a formidable attack craft."


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Millennium Falcon is asymmetrical! It has a cockpit in the side of the ship. And is in the top 1% of all freighters out there! And "made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs!"
The freighters in Star Wars obviously have poor jump range. 12 parsecs is only about 39 ly. Half the freighters in ED could probably do the Kessel run in a single jump, making the record moot. :unsure:
 
Never really understood the love some people have for asymettric ships. Maybe its something to do with the millenium falcon.
You might be right but in ED taking out that exposed cockpit on a Millennium Falcon designed ship would pretty well make a bad day for a player flying it.
 
For specialised roles like mining barge, fleet carrier, base building construction ship, salvage tug, etc... it would make perfectsense for the cockpit to be off to the side of the machinery, but hooplah does have a point, such an exposed cockpit would be very vulnerable to being targetted for being sniped or rammed etc.
 
For specialised roles like mining barge, fleet carrier, base building construction ship, salvage tug, etc... it would make perfectsense for the cockpit to be off to the side of the machinery, but hooplah does have a point, such an exposed cockpit would be very vulnerable to being targetted for being sniped or rammed etc.
Would it be in any worse position than most of the current Lakon ships, with their glass bubble canopy/bridge sticking out from the rest of the ship front and center?
 
Not just no but HELLLLLNO!

I get absolutely triggered just by assymetric seating where I'm not on the centerline (e.g. Python) an entire assymetric ship will probably kill me... argggggggghhhhhh
Agreed as hell. I AM THE DAMN COMMANDER AND PILOT OF MY SHIP, I SIT FRONT AND CENTER FOR MOST ACCURATE FLYING, DODGING, BOOSTING INTO/OUT OF MAIL SLOTS, AND COMBAT. The offset seats and cockpits irk me, especially FDL
 
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This little baby caused a lot of people a lot of pain when I was commanding it's awesome power while thrashing around inside in my pod of foul and slithery juicings.
 
Configuration 7 ships (distributed structures) would have a distressingly short lifespan in a combat area. Sniping individual modules would be simple in Elite.

You would not want to be stuck with the battle rider framework assembly, with no cover.
 
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