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The ship matrix has the cutlass veiwable in the holo veiwer, along with updated stats. More fire power than a hopilite, more nimble, and room for dragonflys?  This is my favorite non fighter (might be my favorite fighter, we will see) if all those facts are to be believed.  This looks like a wonderful ship for tooling around in the verse, with some friends, or when you want some space to ground action.  

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2 minutes ago, Scotterius said:

The ship matrix has the cutlass veiwable in the holo veiwer, along with updated stats. More fire power than a hopilite, more nimble, and room for dragonflys?  This is my favorite non fighter (might be my favorite fighter, we will see) if all those facts are to be believed.  This looks like a wonderful ship for tooling around in the verse, with some friends, or when you want some space to ground action.  

I think they are still working on it (and don't think it will eventually stack up to a Hoplite).   What I am encouraged by in its new development is that I think it will end up being an excellent raiding ship and even an excellent salvage ship.

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On 01/11/2017 at 4:05 PM, VoA said:

and even an excellent salvage ship.

Despite the Freelancer's many advantages over the Cutlass, I still think that the Cutlass is superior for raiding and salvage because it has 3 doors into the cargo bay, as opposed to Freelancer's rear door.  The front-facing turret on the Cutlass is also handy in attacks.

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A friend of mine mentioned with the new cutlass black rework; the sliding doors should open up to mounted turrets, kinda like the ones on a chopper. That this would be an interesting idea for turning the ship into a mini troop carrier. Hopefully they add some form of deplorable gun to make this a reality. Not saying it should be on from the start but something to add later.

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It's a mini troop carrier alright.

Heavy armored infantry are as close as you can get to deployable turrets about now but I expect Titan Armored infantry to top that. Those would probably fit in a Cutlass and have the role of deployable turrets since I doubt they'll be moving fast enough to assault anywhere or anything considering you can get winded pretty quickly in Heavy Armor.

Freelancer can carry more cargo so it's superior to Cutlass when used as a freighter. Freelancer MAX can almost carry triple the amount Cutlass holds so I expect to see that ship around.

Hull series carry just way too much so I expect those ships to have escorts, starting with Hull-B which carry more than 3 Freelancer MAX combined.

Hull-A can carry more than a Cutlass also but with all Hull series ships, they're defenseless and they might just not be landing anywhere that matters(eg. drug lab) and they might only run cargo inbetween stations or ships I'm guessing. These out of the way bunkers that produce super valuable, limited amount of cargo will be a good bet for ships with limited amount of cargo space like Cutlass. It's nice that something like an Aurora or Avenger can turn a higher profit when filled with super valuable, high profit margin cargo compared to a Constellation that's filled with Waste.

Black over Blue is a role thing, Black is more versatile and has more cargo space. If Cutlass insides don't end up modular, you can probably hit Blue fighting power with component, armor and engine upgrades on Black with more cargo space but you can't hit Black cargo capacity when you have a Blue. If they do, sure do pick up a Blue over a Black I guess if you have the budget.

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Imagine...... (I know it won’t happen...just let me believe)..... removing the manned turret. Make it a remote turret for the co-Pilot. Replace the removed manned turret - seat/elevator for a shower/toilet combo. 😊. Now I can shower or go number 2 before getting in my bed and logging out. 

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Again  "A jack of all trades and a master of none"

The connie is over twice the price of either freelancer or cutlass. Also the firepower and shields are more than 2x of either ship.

However, the cutlass is supposed to be cheap and expendable but we will see. years down the road... *sigh*

 

 

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