Frigidman™, on 02 October 2015 - 12:53 PM, said:
Yeah, I had expected the Empire ships to all be vastly different than the rest, with elaborate and garish looks to them (much like you would have seen a Nimbari ship compared to Human in B5, or Vulcan vs Human, Empire vs Rebel).
But they are just sorta ... ok. And sadly way too few of them. Only the clipper is cool, but its an impossible beast to use (from what I hear), and expensive like no other.
Like right now, I'm in the Adder, because it doesnt look like a flying wedge. It at least kind of looks like a shuttle. But its pretty low on the food chain so to speak.
The adder was one of my favorite ships and I used that ship until I saved enough for my cobra. Its not much to look at but it can kill pirates and haul much more cargo.
As for the clipper it is fairly expensive, and the outfits are so very expensive, I'm looking at you gimbaled c3 burst lasers, but I love it. I don't find it impossible to use really but it depends on what you want to do with it. I mainly do cargo runs with it but it can also do fairly well against pirates and if you get in a spot of bother it is fast enough to get away in a hurry. The only thing I hate about it is docking, the fact that it has an extremely large wing span means getting through those stupid mail slot station openings is a real pain and since it is a large ship it can't dock at the small stations. I find the auto pilot outfit is a really good idea at least in solo mode, I just wish it didn't take up a slot on my ship, and didn't on rare occasions ram into the station for no reason; always have a shield.
A warning about the imperial clipper, once you finally get the darn thing you'll find all motivation to keep playing starts to dwindle as you really have the best looking ship in the game, at least until the imperial cutter is released.
Which might be the reason why I haven't played in a few months.