I would like to get ppls input as to what they think the Connie is best suited for. For example, exploration, transport, mining, ect?
Well, I think the beauty of the Connie is that it can do a little of everything. It’s definately a jack of all trades ship, but it does not master any of the crafts. I see the E. G the Andromeda as a crossmatch between a combat and a cargoship.
There will be cargo vessels who can carry more than the Andromeda, and fighters that would be better for combat, a lot of people make the assumption when discussing cargo runs that a Hull B/C would outmatch the Connie when hauling because of a much larger cargo space and therefore the Connie would seem redundant.
If you look at the math, it is true. The Cargo hold is a lot bigger, but the Hulls does not offer NEAR the weapons loadout or defenses that the Constellation does. So the Hulls might be able to carry more, but they are definately a lot more vulnerable to pirates so you might need an escort to do hauling in the Hulls and split your profit. I would much rather have less cargo hold, but be able to defend that cargo properly. Pirates should think twice before attack the Andromeda. I think if you are looking to do ONLY cargo hauling, the hull might be a great idea but you will be a sitting duck if attacked by anything dangerous. That means the Connie can do more dangerous missions, and probably go further than a Hull.
I also hear people say that there are far superior combat vessels than the Andromeda – again true. But how many combat vessels can carry 134 CCU’s of cargo, have a snub, 4 beds, 48 friggin’ missiles, 4 x s4 front guns, 2 turrets and can go long range? Many combat vessels are amazing, but they offer no bed, no cargo hold, no extra seats, most have short range. So you would be pretty much “stuck” in that business.
I see it this way (Just my own oppinion on the matter)
Andromeda : 50% cargo / 50 % combat ship
Aquila: 33% explo / 33% cargo / 33% combat ship
Taurus : 75 % cargo / 25 % combat ship
Phoenix : 75 % combat / 25% cargo ship
All ships are modular so you can swap out parts, I am very sure that both the Andromeda and Taurus can be equipped for exploration as it says in the Connie Brochure, however they would probably never be quite as effective as the Aquila. But if you want an exploration ship with a lot of guns instead, maybe upgrading the Andromeda with extra scanners and science station will be an amazing idea.
The Connie can be anything you want it to be, you can start out and do a little bit of everything and then buy upgrades to specialize your ship further when/if you find out that you want to be more focused in one branch.
That is the beauty of a Connie, and also why I own one myself.
@Apollo May 3, 2016 at 8:58 am – @kenlee June 3, 2016 at 8:38 am
Damn! One month and only 20minutes difference, this could have been a cool moment! 😀
Must say though, the Connie is a jack of all trades and that makes it weaker in every department compared to the dedicated ships.
The Taurus makes an amazing hauler compared to the dedicated hauler Hull B/C
Phoenix makes for an amazing luxury ships compared to the 890 jump.
And the Aquilla is a solid explorer compared to the Carrack.
Only overall ship would be the andromeda and that’s well…. good at everything and nothing. I wouldn’t wanna be caught in a proper dogfight and in a bigger ship. Just way they move but it’ll not die from one hit of a hornet / sabre.
They’re ok on all parts.
Must say i feel this has been covered a lot of times already on the forums.
My response came from the 1month 20minute difference between you two posting 😀
@taeja nice spotted, I should have waited 20 mins!! 😉
And I agree regarding dogfights in the Connie, you shouldn’t be in a fight unless it’s the last resort. AND yes, it has been covered a lot but I felt like replying 😀
@taeja “The Taurus makes an amazing hauler compared to the dedicated hauler Hull B/C” The Taurus can hold 243 units of cargo. The Hull B and C can hold, 384 and 4,608 prospectively.
@heam really expected the B to be lower and the C to be slightly higher, but not that much.
Still think it’s valid though but maybe best compare the Freelancer MAX and Hull B with it then.
Those were in the same price range when they went on sale also i believe.
The comparison of the hull series I use is this:
A: Pickup truck…a series of trips to move your house.
B: U-Haul truck…1 or 2 trips and you’re done.
C: 18 Wheeler…you can build a house or two and stock a grocery store.
D: Barge…you’re moving stuff around thats heavy and slow, but it’ll get there.
E: Super-tanker/hauler: You’re moving a lot, slowly, across a large distance but once you get there, lots of money.
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I originally got the constellation as part of the starter package and I never got rid of it because it has all the alpha perks on the package. I can’t think of anything it can do my other ships can’t do now.
For combat I have all range of ships from the Superhornet to a Idris-P
For exploration I have the small Tarrapin all the way up to the Endeavor.
The only thing I don’t have is medium sized cargo ships and I guess that’s where the Constellation comes in. I have a hull-D but that may be too big for any practical daily use.
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