why is a miner ship equipped with all these extra devices, driving up its price and size? I can slap a whole bunch of needless extra devices on a ship and call it the best too. Raider is way too big and trying to do too many things. The only way its a good miner is because of the amount of drill lasers, too bad the ship is way too big and way too expensive.
Not a good combat ship because the drills and missiles are not spread out and are directly on the nose, it’ll lose many drills, turrets, and missiles right away in any combat. It should also be made of combat steel, but that would make the price even more ridiculous. A combat SV does not need atm, repair pad, multi turret, drill turret, 10 drills. Many of those turrets and drills will be gone after a single engagement. The repair pad will be gone after a single hit. Why would I rebuild the Raider when I can by an X7 for half the price and be a better driller. Or just rebuild a Maur or V-wing for way better combat…or just buy a Fenrir or Mjolnir.
DarkMiracle is right in that the ships are trying to do too much.
The Expedition farm can only make 3 cans of vegetable from a full harvest. We get: 24 durian, 28 corn, 24 wheat, 12 tomato, 12 pumpkin, 20 fiber. The tomato and durian sprout amounts should be swapped, and corn, wheat, and fiber amounts adjusted.
The thruster positioning on the expedition is completely blinding. The inside lights and grow lights are blinding, to the point that being inside the ship is actually causing lag. The Expedition has more multi turrets than there are seats on the ship. Nobody with the cash to buy this uses multi turrets anyway (recycle). Drill turrets and asteroids are also pretty bad and if you plan on using them, you might as well be in a CV.
“Combat” and “Miner” should never been in the same thought when making a ship. If you want to make an expensive defensible miner ship, just give it couple (2 each) flak/missile/cannon turrets + drill lasers + combat steel and call it a day. Edit*turrets don’t fire on SV sooooo
Expedition is a luxury ship
The farm, waygate, devices, and repair on the Expedition is awesome. The extra weaponry, turrets, and drills take the space of more valuable devices. It also literally hurts to look at. I was looking forward to buying it. For a 20m luxury SV I would want the constructors + fridge/food + forges + waygate + farm + extended warp tank (or CV warp range) + a couple turrets.
What is in the Explorer?