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Unread post best starter ship tradein
this again is posted for newer players.

Ever see in the logs, at the begining of the game:
"joe blows" merchant cruiser was destroyed by deployed fighters ???
guess you thought ... "too bad for joe blow"
Not!
joe blow self pod'd to get the pod which is (sometimes) trading at a better price than the merchant cruiser.
Here is how:
1.) your on your way to the dock to trade your starter ship (MC) in for a more efficient freighter
2.) you hit enemy defence fig/figs, you retreat and drop all your figs in the adjacent sector... now your completely vulnerable.
3.) you advance and hit the enemy fig again and retreat
4.) a lot of the time your MC is destroyed by the enemy fig when you retreat... now your in a pod and have flee'd back to your figs.
5.) if your ship survives the retreat... do it again
6.) you can pick up your figs and head to the dock... drop your figs adjacent to the dock.
7.) sell the pod at the dock, for your freighter
The important thing here is knowing the game edit: are the pods carrying SHIELDS and figs?
I am playing in a game today and my exchange price on the pod was 153k creds, because it had 1000 shields... beats the snot out of the Mcruiser's worth, as a trade in ship.
This technique is not for the faint of heart... the owner of the fig you hit may warp in and kill ya, and a pod is often a oneway trip to disaster.
So, be smart and pick your game and pick your right moment.

cc bee... out


Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:25 am
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Unread post Re: best starter ship tradein
perhaps the best possible situation would be:
you make it to the dock in your MC
drop your figs in an empty adjacent sector, quick back to the dock
port at the dock and get a density scanner
back out and scan for an enemy adjacent fig
hit / retreat (back to dock) until your MC is destroyed
nice thing here is your pod warps back to the dock (safety)

cc bee... out


Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:11 am
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Unread post Re: best starter ship tradein
Have a corpie place a personal fig next to dock.
Walk against the fig and surrender.
This will pod u back to dock.
Your making some of this too complicated.

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Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:40 pm
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Unread post Re: best starter ship tradein
thanks again Parrot,
your keeping me on my toes and streamlining the information... right on

cc bee... out


Sat Nov 13, 2010 4:26 pm
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