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2950 Intergalactic Aerospace Expo (IAE)


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Thought I was done with new ships, but I was never really happy with the Kore, so.....

 

Upgraded it to a Nomad for 4 times the SCU (6 to 24) plus real guns and missiles. Cost was five bucks.

It is a long hauler (700+ QT fuel), very fast, good pickup, and best of all the view.

I usually take the LN to new spots because you can see below and all  around. Makes figuring out a new landing zone easy.

I will be taking the Nomad to new spots now. - DRUM out

 

EDIT: Here is the expo schedule location if you have not seen it yet.

https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link/transmission/17856-IAE-2950-Schedule

 

 

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Here are the reward skins for the winners of the Ship Showdown. Compared to last year CIG will apparently do something different and these will be actual paint instead of skin upgrades. So you won't lose the original paintscheme and can just add/remove the paint whenever you want. You will get the special livery paint for each ship you own in your hangar at the end of the event. Note that having a ship in buyback or CCU won't be enough to get the paint; you need to have the actual ship in your hangar for it to get the respective IAE-paint attributed. :)

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Who will get the Best in Show liveries?

The final four ships in our recent Ship Showdown event will receive the Best in Show liveries. They are the:
  • Anvil Carrack
  • Anvil Valkyrie
  • Aegis Eclipse
  • Drake Cutlass Black

If you already own one of these ships, you'll receive the IAE-exclusive paint on the 10th day of the Expo at no cost. To be eligible to receive the paints, the ships need to be in your hangar - having them in your Buyback List won't be granting you the Best in Show Liveries. Everyone pledging for a Best in Show 2950 ship during the IAE will receive the paint, too.
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Today is the Best in Show where the winners from the Ship Showdown are on display. If you already own one (or more) of the winners you should receive the respective IAE paint for free. 😍

NOV 29 - DEC 2 BEST IN SHOW

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Who will get the Best in Show liveries?

The final four ships in our recent Ship Showdown event will receive the Best in Show liveries. They are the:

  • Anvil Carrack
  • Anvil Valkyrie
  • Aegis Eclipse
  • Drake Cutlass Black

If you already own one of these ships, you'll receive the IAE-exclusive paint on the 10th day of the Expo at no cost. To be eligible to receive the paints, the ships need to be in your hangar - having them in your Buyback List won't be granting you the Best in Show Liveries. Everyone pledging for a Best in Show 2950 ship during the IAE will receive the paint, too.

The Best in Show ships will also be available to fly for free between November 29 and December 2.

 

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Final verdict on the event: Huge improvement on layout of the Expo compared to last year's but often felt like there was a lot of wasted space for some manufacturers that had little to show. We know they like to tie the event with daily sales, but maybe next year they could combine more manufacturers, or showcase vehicles that share a common theme, to make use of the space. It's also a shame they didn't make more use of showing the ship commercials until halfway through the event, where it looks like someone hastily erected a screen at the entrance. Perhaps they could have had the tv screens on some of the ships show some of these ads instead or have some interactivity where hitting a button next to a display could activate a small excerpt of commentary from the dev behind that particular model - anything to give people a little more to do than just run around renting ships.

With New Babbage being one of the most open landing zones in the system, I would have thought they would have made more of the location, perhaps including a small temporary race/site-seeing track incorporating an easily accessible alternative entrance to the event. At least then it wouldn't feel like the whole event takes place below the surface of one the most picturesque vistas in the game. At least the entrance to the Bevic Convention centre, with its dedicated transit line, seemed like it was part of the surrounding area. 

Overall, the IAE did it's job, capping another record year for funding for CIG. I'm looking forward to the next one on Orison(?) 

(Sidenote: I never thought I'd be ending the event with a brand new G9 Ultrawide, but the black Friday sale discount was just too much to resist! Time to update the screenshot scrapbook...)

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