Cargo Drone?

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mastercool
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Cargo Drone?

Post by mastercool » Mon, 18. May 15, 21:43

Can someone please tell me where to buy a cargo drone? I looked at all the drone dealers and found none. thanks for any help. I am slowly figuring this game out.

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Post by Night Nord » Mon, 18. May 15, 21:57

Nowhere. Drones sold at dealers are skunk-only and they are spawned out of thin air.

Drones for capships are manufactured. You may buy them (with your freighter capship) from a URV something-something factories across the galaxy (just look at some external site for more information. X-games are notorious for their complete lack of internal usable databases).

But most of time stations will have nothing at their stock, because all the drones are usually sold straight to the shipyards, where they are packed into just another random ship being built and sent into oblivion as part of resource sink.

If you managed to buy drones from a station, you'll need then to transfer them "(as drones)" from the freighter to a capship in question

You may equip drones for a capital ship on capital shipyards too by talking to a ship dealer of appropriate ship size. You may pack more drones than you need for a ship and then transfer surplus to other ships in need, thus saving time on extraordinary long docking-to-shipyard sequence for each ship. But you'll have to deal with brain-dead AI and pathfinding by probably moving out of zone, so they may finally make a deal without colliding into each other.

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Re: Cargo Drone?

Post by Luanda » Mon, 18. May 15, 22:59

mastercool wrote:Can someone please tell me where to buy a cargo drone? I looked at all the drone dealers and found none. thanks for any help. I am slowly figuring this game out.
the easiest way is to go to the capital shipyard while having the trader or whatever you wanna add the drones too in your squad, talk to the dealer, ask for modify ship - add drone or something like that and there you can choose what kind and how many drones you wanna add

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Post by YorrickVander » Tue, 19. May 15, 01:16

If/when you progress to running your own stations, or just buying direct from drone selling stations, you can now send capital ships carrying drones you make to transfer the cargo into other ships/stations drone bays. This is much nicer than the original setup of having to sell your drones to an npc shipyard and buy them back at a loss (! game design 101 fail right there).
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Re: Cargo Drone?

Post by Ranix » Thu, 6. Dec 18, 08:59

your factories can make their own drones from parts also

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