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Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:37 pm

Hmm... Well I changed the Therriusians a bit...
I'll probably have pics of their smallest ship by the end of this weekend.

ATM- I'm working on a galactic map of the quarantined earth-space and the surrounding areas.
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Sat Nov 22, 2008 3:49 am

A plasma weapon, a high-level energy weapon, 3 vulcan series weapons.

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Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:28 pm

BTW- this is the imperial cruiser

2x FPG
4x Gauss
2x Ranx repellers
Class D shields


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Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:00 pm

nice work! looks better than my stuff.

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Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:07 pm

evilbob wrote:nice work! looks better than my stuff.
thanks!
(I think your custom weapon device images look really neat though. Also, I really like your pirate ships and that alien ship as well in your other thread)

I also added in a quick description

Long description:

The ranx cruiser might not be the deadliest ship out there, but it's not exactly something you'd want to anger. The ranx cruiser is nicely armed and like any ranx ship, very hard to kill with matter weapons (kinetic, blast or thermo- Fighting this ship with a kinetic weapon is sure suicide). It is relatively vulnerable to particle and ion weapons, though it can (somewhat) still outmatch an earth slaver. Although capital ships might fare better against it, fighters will easily die to its short range mass-drivers.
This ship can outmatch the warlords' destroyers (they are outfitted as more of anti-fighter ships), though it is still inferior to their battlecruisers (basically the old style dreadnought for the ranx warlords).
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Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:26 pm

looks very cool! looks really Ranx ! :)

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Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:52 pm

Crate ship:
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Weapons: light recoiless

Pretty sad ship huh? Well, it's used by the lowest of the low in CW society- often by those living in slums often working as small-time traders. A pretty common sight in St.k's- some gangs use them too, but they prey on eachother (mostly).
Such a cheap ship is often made from an abandoned Antares cargo container. Think of them as hornets, but with kinetic weapons, and less speed. They often have some VERY cheap cargo to loot- a waste of fuel.

Civilians can be seen running about from station to station, trading- since they don't have an actual home station, killing them won't cause any problems (*cough**cough*crossfire*cough**cough*)- pirating them would be a waste of time.
Gangs will usually wander around the system looking for something to kill (though usually they end up dead).
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Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:42 am

big crate ship

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Weapons: 1x omni light-recoilless

Also a cheap ship for the poor of the commonwealth, it too sees similar uses as the smaller crate ship.
Occasionally a marauding gang will use one of these ships as their come base.
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Thu Nov 27, 2008 3:29 am

Kineticore MkII

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in-game desc: The Kineticore MkII Assualt Fighter is the revised version of its predecesor. Boasting superior capacity for both armor and cargo, the trade off is one less weapon slot on the ship. Like the MkI, the MkII has a fixed number of weapon and non-weapon slots
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Thu Nov 27, 2008 3:06 pm

oooh! colours! now there's something I could add to my ships... mine are all grey :(

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Thu Nov 27, 2008 6:30 pm

I increased the size of the image, but the ship itself is still pretty much the same (I found that with the smaller canvas size, a bit of the wing tip was cut off at 90 and 270 degrees)
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Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:12 pm

Heliotrope harvesters

Smaller

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These ships for the most part orbit around heliotrope stations or wander about the system. Though they might have great loot (lots of heliotrope fuel), they tend to be well gaurded. The smaller variant has only an omni blinder, the larger variant has a pair of turbos and blinders, but has a pair of blind spots directly to it's sides.
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Fri Nov 28, 2008 12:37 am

I'm lovin' it. Looking forward to this stuff, Wolfy. I am especially looking forward to the heliotrope stuff; I am a heliotrope freak. That Kineticore MkII looks awesome; love the colors. Keep up the great work!

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Fri Nov 28, 2008 1:14 am

Branden wrote:I'm lovin' it. Looking forward to this stuff, Wolfy. I am especially looking forward to the heliotrope stuff; I am a heliotrope freak. That Kineticore MkII looks awesome; love the colors. Keep up the great work!
Look for my heliotrope harvester/cruiser to appear sometime in the next few days. :)
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Fri Nov 28, 2008 4:01 am

Well, a bit faster than I expected:

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The harvester/cruiser

Packing Heliotrope Corona shields (very good vs. energy weapons, mediocre vs. kinetic, poor vs. blast/thermo*/plasma*), and four solar flare cannons, this ship is not one you want to anger. Fortunately for those whom have blast weapons, you should be able to cut through the shields then blast away the weak solar armor. Should you kill one however, there will be a massive amount of heliotrope fuel. You might even get lucky and find an intact heliotrope reactor.**



*Not that you'd come across these types of weapons this early, except maybe a launcher or vulcan cannon.

**part of my quest to put a reactor in every ship. Some factions will have their own specific reactor lines, like the heliotropes for instance.

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It seems stupidly powerful atm... I think it has something to do with having 4 flare cannons... I'll probably reduce the firing rate or weaken the shield...
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