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Do we know when the corvette will be arriving?

I'm not sure if there has been an official announcement, but it's likely going to be a part of the 1.5 "Ships" patch, which will be released concurrently with Horizons. Probably end of the year.
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Well that was a fairly profitable few days.

Did the pirate hunting at Robigo, and cashed in on 15m of rewards (plus 5m worth of bounties). That went nicely with the 500k that I made in exploration data on the way there.

Then I hauled a Python full of palladium over to Kaushpoos, made ~1m on exploration data, ~200k on selling the palladium, and that one load was enough to get me a cool 7m* (I think, not checked today) on the community goal rewards.

Almost 29m credits in a couple of days...


....without exploiting the ridiculous smuggling missions.


Edit: *8m, if I stayed in the top 70%. 3m if I didn't. Still, a nice little bonus for a quick trip, and I get to see an Ocellus starport under construction.
Edited by GingerJohn - 10/28/15 at 2:59pm
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One python load is probably top 70%. I managed top 40 with 2.something thousand delivered.
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Hoping that max tier reached will mean the new station will be built sooner rather than later; I'm itching to make the Pleiades one of my home systems.

Some sightseeing/scanning on my way to collect my 15 million from Robigo: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Why I've always thought the FDL will eventually get a small (32T/class 5, for a Condor or the like) hangar module: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Originally Posted by GingerJohn View Post

Did the pirate hunting at Robigo, and cashed in on 15m of rewards (plus 5m worth of bounties). That went nicely with the 500k that I made in exploration data on the way there.

Did most of my pirate hunting in a HIP system with five HighRES and a HazRES between Robigo and the civilized bubble. Same Sirius Corp minor faction, so the bounties counted. Also wound up with a bit over 5 million in vouchers and top 15%.

I'm currently top 5% in the Tabaldak and Namarii CGs for Emperor's Dawn (all in Open Play, of course, and about a million in bonds from opposing CMDRs) so that will be another 22.5 mil in an hour.

Should be good on cash for a while...might go out for some relaxing exploring or scout more worlds for possible SRV fun.
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Annnnnd... I knew this would happen:

https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/5631f8ea9657bafb4ac8185c

Two more CG's - pirate hunting and trading Palladium, and this time the system has a bunch of HazRES's.

Plus, I can do both in my trusty Python biggrin.gif

Edit: Well, that was perhaps the easiest 20m I've ever made. Plus 8m worth of bounty vouchers, and I'm happy.
Edited by GingerJohn - 10/30/15 at 9:09am
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Annnnnd... I knew this would happen:

https://community.elitedangerous.com/galnet/uid/5631f8ea9657bafb4ac8185c

Two more CG's - pirate hunting and trading Palladium, and this time the system has a bunch of HazRES's.

Plus, I can do both in my trusty Python biggrin.gif

Edit: Well, that was perhaps the easiest 20m I've ever made. Plus 8m worth of bounty vouchers, and I'm happy.

I did a couple of hours and notched up about 3 mill in bounties. Got me into the top 40% bracket. I will go back tonight and try for the next one.
Easy taking 200K pirates in my Python.
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Nice screen.

So for these bounty CGs this past week, I bought a FDL to try my hand at. I can honestly say that I hate the thing. I just can't get a loadout I like. The FAS is absolutely better and can destroy so much faster than I can with the FDL. I am really really trying to like the FDL but the 1 huge hardpoint just isn't worth it to me. I can out maneuver in my FAS, never worry about power, and with the 2 large hardpoints and 2 medium, I can dish out damage faster. All this at a cost cheaper than the FDL? I am going to sell it and try my hand at the Python.
   
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The FDL probably has the highest skill floor of any ship in the game. You really need to know how to use it, especially with regard to vertical and lateral thruster control, to get the most out of it.

I absolutely consider it a superior combat ship to the FAS, and 19 out of 20 of my encounters with hostile FAS CMDRs result in an exploding or fleeing FAS.

For most non-novelty setups, I have a large laser in the huge hardpoint. Only reason I'm using a PA in the above image is because that's my explorer FDL and it doesn't have any room for SCBs, so I have surplus for gaudy token weapons like a huge PA.
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Sudden realization - the Python, being 87.9m long, 58.1m wide, and 18m tall, is roughly the same size as my apartment complex (a little taller but as long and as wide).

Just to put it in scale, I'm going to go outside and imagine flying these two buildings through space:


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