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If we did get hold of it then a lot of new issues would have to be considered.

1) Some kind of shift rota for keeping it crewed 24/7.

2) Trust issues of all kinds. Who is in charge during their shift crewing it and can we trust them not to do something silly or selfish. ie crashing it into a star "Test Squadron style" or give it to a different guild and then defecting to that guild. I remember all the stories from EVE online about guild spies selling out organisations. Of course in reality it was just bored idiots causing trouble, but with an asset like this those issues would have to be considered. 

3) Running costs who's paying?

4)  How can we maximize our use from it both for profit and fun. 

5) Guild recruitment would most likely go through the roof as every glory seeker this side of Alpha Centauri would want to join us. Again some of these people would be alts from other guilds with the sole purpose of being spies to let them know where it was so they could mount an attack. 

6) Tactical Advance would break Youtube with all his new videos pulling millions of views :)

 

Just my paranoid ramblings take no notice nothing to see here move along.....Nicotinee 

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What do you mean with if we get a hold of one? We will get one eventually. Heard that uee wamt em back though. But if not we just park it in a safe place in uee space and take it out if someone threaten us. Maybe it would be better to get a hold of a panther though. The bengal has a max crew of 1000 people. I think the panther (not named panther anymore)had a max crew of 200. If the uee claims it i guess we turn it in, if we cant park it somewhere safe. Already heard there is spies in difrent orgs so no bengal needed for that. 

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2 hours ago, Vect said:

What do you mean with if we get a hold of one? We will get one eventually. Heard that uee wamt em back though. But if not we just park it in a safe place in uee space and take it out if someone threaten us. Maybe it would be better to get a hold of a panther though. The bengal has a max crew of 1000 people. I think the panther (not named panther anymore)had a max crew of 200. If the uee claims it i guess we turn it in, if we cant park it somewhere safe. Already heard there is spies in difrent orgs so no bengal needed for that. 

Hopefully we will get one. But I think we be better off selling it to a ORG we are friendly with, than spending million or billions of UEC and weeks of time fixing it up and guarding it 24/7. Like you said thousand crew and I think that was not counting the crew needed for the ship it holds. 

I did hear somewhere the UEE would claim it if they find you with it. You can hand it over (might get a finders fee, but just a guess) or they take it. That why I say sell to a friendly Org. Unless we get good reputation with the UEE military opening up option and mission for them. High paid mission for the UEE. 

 

I think the Panther you are talking about is the Pegasus now. Escort carrier next thing down from the Bengal in the UEE fleet, that we know about at this time. 

 

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Actually if we are hardcore and 1000 members i think we can pull a bengal off. Guess we have to see what uee does about it though. Would probably be better to have 2 or more pegasuses (or in that size) though as we probably need to transport ships to and from battlefields with ease. And 2 pegasuses has the same capasety as 30 idrises. probably more as it can carry bigger ships aswell. 

 

I actually think it is a must to have a carrier if we shall fight any war, be it vandul or another org. 

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As far as I know, Bengals will not be sold to players. CIG promised that players will be able to find 3-4 abandoned and damaged Bengals in neutral space. 3-4 Bengals for the whole galaxy. So first we need to find a Bengal. Only after that will it make sense to talk about how to use it.

 

In any case, if we'll be lucky enough to found a Bengal, I think that it would be best to invite ORGs, we are friendly with, to make the Alliance and then strengthen the Alliance, into which we are entering, by joint use of such a ship. That is, to transfer the Bengal under the joint management of those organizations from our Alliance, which will pay us the corresponding part of their ownership of the Bengal.

 

P.s. Sorry for my bad English ;-)

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2 hours ago, Vect said:

 

I actually think it is a must to have a carrier if we shall fight any war, be it vandul or another org. 

We do have Krakens. Yes it not the best carrier out there but it the best we can get at this time. Yes it is only 6 small ship and 2 medium ship it can hold at a time. Not bad compared to all other ships players can buy at this time.  

 

I think FoggyEagle is right. If you use it with other Org's jointly then running and crew needed would be much less. This org has what 1,300 members at this time. Yes that will grow before the game go live and I am hoping by a lot. Even if we grow to 3,000 member Org how many will be on at the same time giving time zones. How often would we need a Bengal Carrier? If the crew cost of the ships on the Bengal is not added to that 1,000 man crew, then you are talking you could need 1,300 people to man and fly it and all the ships on it affectively. 

 

Most capital ships can hold at least 1 fighter. As fighting any large force will probably be helped by having capital ship or close to capital ships (hammerhead) small fighters will play a large role but not something like new Star Wars, where they can cripple capital ships with ease. So with Starfarer that I think CIG said a bit of time ago could refill was it 20 fighters, Then the Kraken that can hold 8 ships at the same time, then other capital ship holding 1 to 3 ships. You could have a sizeable force of fighter with our fleet. Even more so if you swop then in and out when at half fuel. Yes it means your movement if slowed a little on longer trips. 

 

I think the Pegasus would be the sweet spot for us as a Org if we don't want help for other Org's. Bengal I think will be to costly and need to much to run. Not after we got it repaired and working, that probably will not be easy if we cant take it to safe space. 

 

But I am just guessing at this time, as we are only got odd little things they have said years ago, to go on. So I might be wrong and we might be able to handle it. If we can or we cant, I bet we need a lot of UEC to repair and run that monster. It would be good to see the enemy turn and run when that thing jumps in and one or two shots a Javelin with that main gun. 

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Yae the krakens might be good enough in the start. But it feels more like something you have as an eskort on exploration missions etc. Get the feeling its kind of weak compared to idris and the javelin. But i dont know. 

 

And yes the pegasus havent been mentioned in a few years. The bengal is on the road map atleast. And a server can only hold 50 ppl at the moment so i guess its all speculations at this time.

 

 

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Depends what Idris and what ships you have with them. But carrier should not be in the fight. The should be sitting back and refuel, rearming and then sending ships back out. Yes the Kraken got some bite with them 2 size 8 weapon and the other size 6 and 5 turrets. At beast you don't want to put that in a fight with a Idris. Idris P I think it be a fair fight, Idris has better armor and shield, but less fire power. Idris K only if it can close the distance to the point where they can use that size 10 weapon or take that main weapon out with is smaller ships. Idris M with it better armor and weapons on top of that, Run and then keep running. Again a guess and we see in game. 

 

Yes the Javelin would kill the Kraken easy and it kill a Idris easy to. That thing will be hard to take down at the start of the game. I think it be less trying to kill it and more trying to cripple it ability to fight to the point where they pull it back to get repairs. The size 12 torpedoes on that thing will make the Polaris size 10's look small. Then them size 8 and 6 turrets all over the ship. You don't want to part your weak armored Kraken next to that. 

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