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The exposed fighters might make asteroids a little more trickier too.  My thought about pocket carriers has always been using them as support craft and not as combat craft. IE: use the fighters to find targets and destroy them and keep their home secret and safe. I have some friends who will likely never begin to be comfortably in fighters and would honestly enjoy being crewmen (Heck, I enjoy it...it is really, really relaxing). My thoughts have always centered around having the Idris crewed by just one person or a handful. With the kraken, you could bring a much larger gang due to the number of ships it can dock..and it takes far less crew.  More fun?

Another problem of the IDRIS is that it is made for Squadron 42, and it has a lot of things that are cool...but not necessary.  There is a gym, a briefing room, the second walkway to the bridge, and huge double showers that could be used for munitions, loot, and stuff I actually could use as a player.  Honestly the rail gun would be better spent for fuel, but maybe there will be events that will take that kind of firepower...seems hard to imagine with the server state now...but It would be cool. I cases like that, The Idris might be worth it. But it is really, really hard to imagine that it would be better to have players as crewman instead of in fighters. Unless fighters suck. 

Hey did you see the TTKs of fighter vs fighter in the trailer?  Actual game footage...right?  Alas.

 

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I think of the kraken as a portable space station. You can’t expect a space station to go through an asteroid field nor would I attempt it with the kraken. 

It’s a support vessel, a big one, where fighter craft can come back refuel restock and repair before heading out again. 

 

Its not a front line vessel neither, more like behind the front line supporting the forward assault.

 

 

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Only fighters and gunships are front line in this game (and bombers in an offensive role), anyone wanna guess where they usually come from? Correct from a carrier (or a landbase). No carrier (or forward air base) = no long range offensive capabilities. Why do you think the chinese are building carriers at the moment? The Kraken is more valuable than an Idris, no big offensive far from your home base can work without a carrier. An Idris is an escort for a carrier like a Kraken in big offensive actions otherwise an Idris would only be used for light patrol duties against pirates or maybe convoy protection but not against the vanduul. If you want long range offensive capabilities then you need carriers and the kraken is quite capable when escorted by support vessels. A fully loaded single Idris (without railgun) is probaly less capable than a fully loaded kraken. 

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Drake is now known to deliver its products with top of the line components, but once fully upgraded componentwise AND armorwise (i have read not so long ago that armors can also be upgraded) i assume this baby will be a hell of a support ship :)

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Just saw a picture of landed Kraken being using as a mobile base which interested me a lot. Originally I have no intention of getting one but this functionality definitely interested me. Idris probably is not a good mobile base when landed, but Kraken definitely is.

Kraken_Landed_Concept.jpg

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Any clue if the vulcan would fit into the internal hangar of the kraken?

 

anybody knows if we can spawn multiple ships at the same time?

 

in that case i'd be such an happy guy if it was possible.. i would fit my kraken (if ever CIG lets me purchase one) with my eclipse, redeemer , vulcan, vulture and prospector.

 

The swiss army knife on its way!

 

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4 hours ago, Amy Babe said:

Any clue if the vulcan would fit into the internal hangar of the kraken?

 

anybody knows if we can spawn multiple ships at the same time?

 

in that case i'd be such an happy guy if it was possible.. i would fit my kraken (if ever CIG lets me purchase one) with my eclipse, redeemer , vulcan, vulture and prospector.

 

The swiss army knife on its way!

 

The vulcan has the same length than the cutlass so it will have to stay on the deck ‚ėļ

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I really feel like they rushed this ship. I really, really don't like the look. It seems a bit.... off from what we expect from Drake. Eh, oh well. I'll pass on this one. It looks like they plopped an aircraft carrier on top of a partially constructed Idris frame and gave it Star Wars engines and called it a day. Hope the holiday sale doesn't disappoint. 

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I put an interest request in, simply because I think it may be a cool ship. However, the price-point will be a huge thing for me. Even with a 20% off coupon (capped at $100) if they put it far above the $1000 price point, it's going to be a no no for me.

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