Welcome to Star Citizen Base

Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to contribute to this site by submitting your own content or replying to existing content. You'll be able to customize your profile, receive reputation points as a reward for submitting content, while also communicating with other members via your own private inbox, plus much more! This message will be removed once you have signed in.

WinterDragon

Banu Merchantman

629 posts in this topic

Where do you see that we will have access to it? Edit: Nevermind, I found it. Very cool. I wonder what kind of stats it will have...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Commlink says that those ships are passed sometimes from generation to generation and that they "are prized beyond all other transports".

That sale will not do anything good to my wallet...

Dezmodian and King Mohawk like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

That sale will not do anything good to my wallet...

 

Agreed.  When I read that my first thought was: whoa!  coo....ahhh damn it! <checks wallet>

 

I can't wait to get some info on it.  I wonder if anything Xi'an will also be available by then as well.

 

And just when you think you're out... they pull you back in!

Zeltchoron likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you know of a source with some info please share here. I would also like to know about this new ship.  

 

All we have until now is the letter from the chairman: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link/transmission/13368-Letter-From-The-Chairman-27-Million

 

Any subscribers here? Maybe the Vault contains more.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am prepared to live on the street until the release of the game XD I will have something bigger than a "HOME" to live in. More like "Command" in. IN-Game!!!!!!! Hopefully :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm wondering how large the Banu Merchantman will be. Because based on the description, it seems like it could be a LARGE ship. I think it will be at least be the size of a Starfarer, and possibly exceed an Idris Corvette. Even if it's only the size of a Starfarer, I think it will carry more cargo, probably over 100 tons. And because it's an alien ship, it will probably cost significantly more than a Starfarer, even if they're the same size and have similar cargo capacity. I wouldn't be surprised if the Merchantman ship is $300 to over $1000. I think it makes sense for CIG to spring a big expensive alien ship on us right before the LTI deadline. :D Trade and hauling may not be my primary interest, but I like the sound of the Banu Merchantman, and am considering buying it, IF it's reasonably priced. But if it's over $300, I'll pass, because it doesn't make sense for me to spend that kind of money on a heavy freighter I'll probably rarely use. I suppose I'm excited to learn more about the a Merchantman, and I'm eager to reach for my wallet. Once I learn more about the ship, I'll probably realize it's not for me and/or too expensive, and I'll pass. Regardless, I hope it's a great freighter for the players who decide to buy it. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

after this:

Banu Merchantman Unlocked – Banu traders are renowed for their merchant prowess, traveling the spacelanes and trading with everyone from humans to the Vanduul! Their sturdy, dedicated trading ships are prized beyond all other transports, sometimes passing from generation to generation of Banu,

 

i think ita gonna be overpriced

zerkerz and Genesis like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i cant wait to see this released. plus with the other ships and such. hopefully i can move all of our goods and materials better with this ship. i missed the starfarer back in the day. luckily i still have a connie and tali plus a few small ships.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm certain that the Banu Merchantman ship will be far superior to a Starfarer. B) And it'll be a far greater acquisition for any self-respecting merchant. :D The question is how much better, and bigger, will the Banu Merchantman ship be compared to the Starfarer? I guesstimate that the Banu Merchantman will be 100 meters long, have a mass of 150 tons, and a cargo capacity of 125 tons. No idea about the armaments because it's an alien freighter. But I predict it will be faster and have greater range than the Starfarer, despite it being larger and heavier. Consequently, the Merchantman will undoubtedly cost more than the Starfarer. I predict it will cost $300. Of course, that's all pure speculation and hope. :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We will hopefully know some of those details by the weekend. I dont expect to really be a merchant and trade to much but I do want to be able to do a little of everything. I know I can with the Connie but if the Banu is as unique as the other alien ships then having one as my go to trading ship will definitely be at the top of my list.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I look at my various ships, and I know that I'll really only use a small subset of them.

 

TBH, having an Idris, I wonder why I would want to use a starfarer.

 

Since the Idris cargo capacity is rather large, it already exceeds a starfarer.

And it has a lot of turrets for pirate protection.

Even if the defenses are manned by NPCs, it's still a lot of pew pew compared to a starfarer.

 

Unless the Banu has more appealing cargo+defenses stats, I think the Idris is still the safer merchant.

 

-scheherazade

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wonder how difficult it will be to obtain these ships in game.  Is it just a matter of amassing the appropriate number of credits or will there be a faction/reputation requirement?  ... just thinking out loud.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like that it looks sleek and alien, however dont see much use for it myself. It could be very useful for dropping in a bunch of ground forces onto a capital or something.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice ship, but just fr the looks. The stats are awful for that price imo.

Stats are listed as preliminary and I would expect / hope they get balanced...  It does look nice..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Similar Content

    • By Inferniken
      I have a Banu Defender concept pack with LTI which I would like to exchange for an Anvil Carrack with LTI.
      I will also pay the difference of $165.
      I would prefer to trade for an original concept Carrack, however this can be discussed in PMs.
      The method of my payment is flexible but i would preffer to use paypal.
       
      This is my first time making any kind of trade so please bare with me if I'm quite cautious.
    • By Weehamster
      Hi everyone /
      I think it's about time that I share my collection of ship albums that I use for The Base chat that I've had for a while now
      I only have ships that are either from lore, concept, development or being re-worked, not for ships that are flyable and I do add more to the albums. Enjoy.
      Aopoa (Xi'An) | "Capital" | Nox | "Oracle" | "Transport" | Volper |
      Aegis  | Eclipse | Idris | Javelin | Reclaimer | Retaliator (Modules) | Vanguard (Variants) |
      Anvil | A4A Hurricane | Carrack | Crucible | F7A Hornet Mk II | F8 Lightning | Terrapin |
      BIRC (Banu) | Defender | Merchantman |
      Crusader | Genesis Starliner |
      Drake | Cutlass Black (Re-Work) (Variants) | Dragonfly |
      Esperia | "Blade" | Prowler |
      Kruger | P-72 Archimedes |
      MISC | Endeavor | Freelancer (Variants) | Hull - A B C D E | Prospector | Razor | Reliant (Variants) |
      Origin | 600 | 890 Jump |
      RSI | Aurora (Re-Work) | Bengal | Constellation Aquila Mk IV (Variants) | Orion | Pegasus | Polaris  | (Ursa) |
      RSI/Aegis | Retribution |
      Vanduul | "Cleaver" | "Driller" | "Harvester" | "Hunter" | "Kingship" | "Mauler" | "Stinger" | "Void" |
      -------------------------------------------- BONUS --------------------------------------------
      Characters | Banu | Human | Tevarin | Vanduul | Xi'An | Armor, Uniforms & Clothing |
      Places  | Planetary Environments / Bases | Shubin |Stanton I II (Celin) (Daymar) (Yela) III IV (Delamar) | Star Systems | Truck-stop |
      Weapons | FPS | Ship |
      Other | Sataball | Other Vanduul Art | UI |
    • By AstroJak
       

       
      Standalone Ships                     
      ORIGINAL CONCEPT SHIPS*   (*) Concept ship with LTI unless stated otherwise.          Anniversary Sale Ships
        $45 - LTI MPUV Cargo                                                                   $75 - Hull A - 4 yr
        $45 - LTI YellowJacket                                                                   $100 - Avenger - Warlock - 4 yr
        $50 - LTI MPUV Personnel                                                              $105 - Hull B  - 4 yr
        $60 - LTI 85X                                                                               $170 - Cutlass Blue - 4 yr
        $135 - LTI Buccaneer                                                                    $375 - Orion - 4 yr
        $150 - LTI Razor                                                                          $400 - Hull D  - 4 yr
       $165 - LTI Prospector                                                                   $415 - 3 yr Conni Phoenix                 
        $190 - LTI Hurricane                                                                    $415 - 4 yr Conni Phoenix
        $210 - LTI Terrapin                 
        $225 - LTI Hull C 
        $245 - LTI Vanguard Hoplite  
        $500 - LTI Prowler
        $825 - LTI Polaris (non-warbond)
       
      All ships listed below are CCU'd unless otherwise noted and all have LTI.
      Standard CCU'd Ships with LTI                                                Rare CCU'd Ships with LTI                          
      $105 - LTI Gladius                                                                         $190 - LTI Super Hornet
      $115 - LTI Cutlass Black                                                              
      $125 - LTI Hornet                                                                         $275 - LTI Vanduul Blade
      $125 - LTI Freelancer                                                                    $295 - LTI Merchantman
      $135 - LTI Cutlass Red                                                                  $295 - LTI Retaliator Bomber
      $140 - LTI Ghost (Hornet)        
      $140 - LTI Freelancer DUR
      $155 - LTI Tracker (Hornet)
      $155 - LTI Freelancer MAX
      $165 - LTI Taurus (Conni)
      $240 - LTI Andromeda (Conni)
      $265 - LTI Redeemer
      $300 - LTI Aquila (Conni)
      (*) Concept ship with LTI unless stated otherwise.
       
      SPECIAL OFFERINGS
      3 - War Bond Polaris - $700.00 ea