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  1. There actually IS a valid reason for some (maybe not all, but some) of this discussion. The practice of arming a cargo ship, and turning it into a military vessel (usually one that still looks like a cargo ship on the outside) is a time-honored military tradition, meant to lure in enemy vessels, commerce raiders, and pirates into attacking a ship that ostensibly still looks like a cargo ship ripe for the taking, but secretly has enough teeth to hold off an enemy ship until help arrives (or better yet, defeat the enemy all by itself). One of the best known examples of this concept were the Q-Ships of WW I & WW II fame (although actually the concept existed long before then).
  2. The closest thing to what you're talking about is the Endeavor, with it's detachable bride/landing module, and its main body swap-able modules, that include everything from science labs, hospital units, agricultural domes, and ship tuning (applied physics labs), to yes, a landing bay for small/medium sized ships (Cutlass - confirmed to fit, Freelancer - probably fits, Connie - maybe fits, Carrack - extremely improbable, Javelin - are you smoking crack?)
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    Titan Suit

    To my knowledge, the 'Tali module is the only mention of a Drop Ship and Titan Armor in the same description... That's not to say that other Drop Ship's can't handle Titan Armor... It's just the only time I've actually seen it called out in the design specs (assuming that CIG doesn't retroactively change anything of course) Edit: In re-reading the CIG Sale page/article itself, it now refers to the front Drop Ship Bay as "power armor" which could be Titan Armor, or could just be the "Marine Heavy" armor.... They do still refer to Titan Armor, but only in a vague way when they talk about "other modules" that they (once upon a time) had planned:
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    Titan Suit

    I just remember our first mention of the Titan Armor (besides the original Armor Doc).... When they sold the swappable modules for the Retaliator Bomber... and you could buy a Titan Armor Drop Ship module so you could carry a fire team of Titan Armored Marines and drop them into a Drop Zone like you were making a bombing run... (Spoiler: You can bet I bought that module for my 'Tali)
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    Aegis Idris Frigate

    I was under the impression that a CIG Dev had already answered that.... while the kit doesn't have LTI in it's own right, it will inherit the LTI status of the ship that it's applied to (thus becoming LTI).... I can't say why they didn't list it that way, but (and this is just a guess) maybe they didn't list it as LTI off the bat, because some of the items could be scavenged and put on to other (smaller) ships that don't automatically have LTI, and thus there would be no LTI status for the upgrade kit to inherit.
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    Aegis Idris Frigate

    Calm down guys. This thread is to discuss the Idris-class Frigate. We shouldn't go too far off topic talking about either the Drake Kraken (although I realize that I too brought it up.... but in my defense, it was only to contrast it with the Idris), OR talking about CIG's pricing strategy. If you want to air your frustrations about CIG's pricing policy, please do it in another thread. If you want to talk about the Drake Kraken (or what CIG should do with the Kraken 2.0 to make it better than the Idris-K), then the obvious place for that is in the Drake Kraken thread. Thanks!
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    Aegis Idris Frigate

    Honestly, I'm not really surprised at all by the $250-300 price for the upgrade kit. Originally the Idris (P or M) was the toughest Capital Ship in the game. Sure, a lucky few got Javelin's, but those are more like "project cars" sure , they might be super cars when you're done, but they're going to take a lot of work to get to that point.... The Idris was the Capital Ship to beat when you fly it off the lot. ANYHOW, back to the Idris... Back in the day the Idris was the bad boy on the block. It might have cost $1250 - 1300 to buy an Idris-P, but that was pretty much the toughest ship you could get out of the gate. Then along comes CitizenCon 2018 with the Drake Kracken for $1500, and suddenly the Idris isn't the toughest ship out there anymore. But wait! If you buy an upgrade kit for your Idris, then it'll be a match for the Kraken (better in weapons, but still lagging in ship carrying capacity)... and what should they charge for the kit? Why coincidentally, it's almost exactly the difference (both in the warbond variant and the credit variant) in price between the Idris-P and the Drake Kraken. So, yeah... sure I might have wanted the kit to cost less, but given that it brings the Idris-K in line (price-wise) with the Kraken that it competes with... I can't say that I'm surprised one bit.
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    Aegis Idris Frigate

    FYI for any Idris-P owners that upgrade to the Idris-K variant. The Idris-K was added to the Portal earlier today, in preparation for tomorrow's sale. Be sure to update your hangar entries so the correct variant is listed. Thanks! 😎
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    Aegis Idris Frigate

    My takeaway from that video is: "Holy $h*t!!! The Idris can even have a reactor explosion and the hull is still (mostly) intact! That thing is damn near indestructible!"
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    300i rework

    The only 300-series that was known for it's speed was the 350R.... As long as the keep that one fast as hell, then they haven't really violated any of the ship roles , even if the others do slow down a little bit.
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    300i rework

    Looks like we'll get our first in-game look at the Origin 300-series rework during this year's Intergalactic Aerospace Expo...
  12. SO.... now that 3.3.5 is Live, I went into the hangar, but sadly it doesn't seem to want to let me spawn anything bigger than a Hammerhead If anyone else is reporting that they can spawn the Idris still, maybe there's a trick to it that I'm just missing.... If there is, please find out how & let me know!
  13. Let us know as soon as you hear anything, because I've deliberately held off on buying this ship, just because I didn't think I'd be able to land it on any of Imperium's Cap Ships.... If that changes, then I might actually want one. 😎
  14. Given that Size comparison (if accurate) posted on Spectrum, you sure would think that the Valkyrie could fit into the Javelin.... But the official answer is still "no" so I wonder if the Devs knows something that they aren't telling us (or if maybe that size comparison isn't quite accurate)?
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