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Passenger Ship

Post by Hans Olo » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:08 pm

I was thinking. Is there a good ship for passenger carrying? I mean a ship that is preferably fast, good for fighting through to wherever is needed, and has enough space for a passenger berth? I don't see much of this in the original ships. The Cobra MkIII is fits this description and is great, but it might be nice for a little variation. My souped-up Adder is fun, but I will be glad to upgrade when I have the money. And the Asp doesn't have a cargo hold. Are there some good OXP ships that aren't game changers? I feel like vanilla Oolite doesn't have a great variety in ships as far as player options go. I mean, does anyone really fly in a Star Boat?

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Re: Passenger Ship

Post by Cody » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:11 pm

The Python is a pretty good ship for its price.

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Re: Passenger Ship

Post by Hans Olo » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:16 pm

Cody wrote:The Python is a pretty good ship for its price.
It is indeed! I have spent a decent amount of time in one. It is a little cumbersome, however. I would love something small, maybe even as small as a 10 ton hold, but also fast and powerful

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Re: Passenger Ship

Post by cim » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:19 pm

Hans Olo wrote:It is indeed! I have spent a decent amount of time in one. It is a little cumbersome, however. I would love something small, maybe even as small as a 10 ton hold, but also fast and powerful
~10T hold, small, fast, powerful... maybe you're looking for a Fer-de-lance?

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Re: Passenger Ship

Post by Zieman » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:45 pm

Asp Explorer (Z-ships) does have a cargo hold, and with with Large Cargo Bay you can fit a passenger berth in it :).
Same applies to Sunracer (Far Arm ships).
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Re: Passenger Ship

Post by Hans Olo » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:51 pm

I like these suggestions, thanks!

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Re: Passenger Ship

Post by Cody » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:54 pm

The Wolf Mk II is also a good ship - though it's flown by some very disreputable pilots.

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Re: Passenger Ship

Post by Hans Olo » Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:01 pm

Cody wrote:The Wolf Mk II is also a good ship - though it's flown by some very disreputable pilots.
I've heard rumours of this ship, I'm surprised I didn't look into it! Definitely on my wishlist now. I got in a bit of a financial crisis and couldn't afford a Cobra Mk II at this point, but I am working on fixing that!

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Re: Passenger Ship

Post by Smivs » Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:06 pm

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Re: Passenger Ship

Post by Dawn Trader » Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:14 pm

I use a veloce e appunita MvM Veloce e Appuntita OXP ver. 1.0

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Re: Passenger Ship

Post by Shipbuilder » Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:30 pm

You could also look at one of my OXPs, the Arachnid Mark 1, follow the link on my signature strip for the Wiki page and download link.

It's a ship based on an Elite style and is similar in specification to a Cobra Mark 3 (A little less cargo space but slightly faster. Full specs are on the Wiki page).
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Re: Passenger Ship

Post by Disembodied » Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:06 am

Cody wrote:The Wolf Mk II is also a good ship - though it's flown by some very disreputable pilots.
This is all too true … your genuine quality flies a Wolf Mk II SE. :D

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Re: Passenger Ship

Post by JazHaz » Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:17 am

Maybe someone ought to design a proper passenger ship OXP with non-removeable passenger cabins? ALA the Orca or Dolphin from ED.

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Re: Passenger Ship

Post by Cody » Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:37 pm

Disembodied wrote:
Cody wrote:The Wolf Mk II is also a good ship - though it's flown by some very disreputable pilots.
This is all too true … your genuine quality flies a Wolf Mk II SE.
Damn! I forgot to add the SE suffix to Doc's Wolf Mk II.

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Re: Passenger Ship

Post by Mad Dan Eccles » Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:48 pm

I have to say, the old BCC takes some beating. Not particularly fast, more of a luxury liner than a black cab, but a whole heap of convertible cargo space ... and those 7 energy banks are not to be sniffed at.
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