Diplomatic Corps Ships

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Diplomatic Corps Ships

Post by montana05 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:07 pm

A question to the community:

Which ships would be best to be used by a representative (diplomat ?) of a government for the visit to another system ? Which government type would prefer which class of ship ?

Personally I intended first to use a Ophidian Class Yacht or a Commissar Limousine but I am very curious what other ideas/opinions will pop up. :wink:
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Re: Diplomatic Corps Ships

Post by Smivs » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:54 pm

A couple of suggestions from the Classic Ships stable.

For ultimate luxury for a small diplomatic mission, the beautiful Mussurana
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or maybe something a bit bigger (a space-faring AirForce One?) like the Python ET special which with suitable mods could be a veritable mobile embassy.
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Re: Diplomatic Corps Ships

Post by Norby » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:06 pm

Anarchy: Renegade Viper
Feudal: Zerstörer
Multi-Government: Ophidian Class Yacht
Dictatorship: Imperial Censor
Communist: Commissar Limousine
Confederacy: Starseeker Personal Shuttle
Democracy: Trident Executive Shuttle
Corporate State: Galaxy Liner

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Re: Diplomatic Corps Ships

Post by montana05 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:33 pm

Thank you for your suggestions.

@Smivs:
While I have the Mussurana installed for long time I totally forgot about this ship, indeed it would fit great for this purpose.

@Norby:
Great ideas, I admit I never had a look at Executive SpaceWays OXP or at the Galaxy Liner so I guess now is the time for it.
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Re: Diplomatic Corps Ships

Post by cbr » Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:21 am

I believe Auric Goldfinger had a Mussurana :wink:

Beautiful but expensive..

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Re: Diplomatic Corps Ships

Post by Smivs » Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:02 pm

Top bling! :D
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Re: Diplomatic Corps Ships

Post by Redspear » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:53 pm

montana05 wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:07 pm
A question to the community:

Which ships would be best to be used by a representative (diplomat ?) of a government for the visit to another system ? Which government type would prefer which class of ship ?

Not strictly matching your criteria (see below) but maybe suitable for the more dangerous systems would be the Asp MkII.
According to the original elite manual...

Intended for reconnaissance and the transport of high-ranking military personnel from combat

Could be approriate with a few escorts.
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Re: Diplomatic Corps Ships

Post by montana05 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:13 am

Redspear wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:53 pm

Not strictly matching your criteria (see below) but maybe suitable for the more dangerous systems would be the Asp MkII.
According to the original elite manual...
Intended for reconnaissance and the transport of high-ranking military personnel from combat
Good thought, I was planing to use the Asp Mark II as an escort but thanks to gsagostinho's Texture Pack: Asp Mk II there are plenty of appearances to chose from, so using it as main craft for some systems makes much sense.
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Re: Diplomatic Corps Ships

Post by montana05 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:45 am

Well, it took a while to catch up with old ideas, however since I am on sick leave 3 h flight from home it seems now I have plenty of time to continue working on my code.

Zerstörer and Commissar Limousine are logical choices if the relevant OXZ's are installed.

I struggle with Anarchy, for my believing no government, the systems are run by warlords, criminals and "influential" person and organizations. Diplomats yes or no ? :?

Multi-Government is the exact opposite, a lot of leaders, united or hostile, a wide range of ships could be possible. Actually this type of government has a great potential to be improved, it seems it was always underestimated.

Dictatorships, with Dictators.oxz installed. For junta (agricultural) Python ET Special or Asp Mark II. Imperial (tech) a Mussurana would be perfect, rich and powerful leaders want to show off.

Would it make sense to get a different display color for diplomat ships, including a heavy bounty for everybody attacking ?

@cbr, do you have additional textures ? I really liked your gold variant :wink:
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Re: Diplomatic Corps Ships

Post by montana05 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:54 am

Here the first drafts:


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D.T.T. Galaxy Liner (new blue texture)

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Navy Asp-X (should actually be XXL, this ship is about same size like an Anaconda)

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Ophidian Class Yacht (Neolite, new blue texture)

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Python ET Special (Neolite, new blue texture)

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Prinz-Klasse Zerstoerer (Feudals.oxz, new texture)
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Re: Diplomatic Corps Ships

Post by cbr » Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:06 pm

For the moment I cannot access any of my textures,
but if you want a (really) golden dictator Mussurana perhaps 'the new light and material system' could be of use.

Painting with light so to speak instead of textures as shown by Another Commander on several occasions!

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Re: Diplomatic Corps Ships

Post by Day » Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:18 pm

For the richest systems, the Sport Edition of the Veloce E Appuntita: http://wiki.alioth.net/index.php/Mvm_veloceeappuntita

It's one of my prefered ships :p

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Re: Diplomatic Corps Ships

Post by montana05 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:53 pm

Some more for the collection: :D


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Commissar Liner (Commies.oxz)

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as alternative Comunist-Ophidian-Class-Yacht (Neolite)

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Asp Mark II as alternative for Prinz-Klasse Zerstoerer (gsagostinho's textures never fail to amaze me)

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Imperial Mussurana (Neolite, new blue texture)

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Ophidian-L-Class-Yacht (another great ship of Griff, randomhits.oxz)
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Re: Diplomatic Corps Ships

Post by montana05 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:00 am

Rescue of the escape pod of a diplomat, works a bit different than the common insurance. Depending on the origin and the location you drop him various scenarios can happen:

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A communist commissar in a communist system

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same commissar at a seedy spacebar
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Re: Diplomatic Corps Ships

Post by montana05 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:27 am

Day wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:18 pm
For the richest systems, the Sport Edition of the Veloce E Appuntita: http://wiki.alioth.net/index.php/Mvm_veloceeappuntita

It's one of my prefered ships :p

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Something like that ? Inspired by the great golden Mussurana's from cbr and a_c :wink:
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