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PostPosted: Mon, 15. Dec 08, 14:20    Post subject: [X3TC] Which M6 as a personal/boarding ship? Reply with quote Print

I want to buy my first M6 in TC.

I have not finished Terran Plot (figured that I need M6 to get to the station in M1xx sector - one of missions) - no Vidar yet.
I have over 30m on my bank account
I have quite poor rep with Terran (Marchal of Mars) so Springblossom is at the moment not an option... besides Terran ships look ugly to me.
I have no M6 so I cannot cap Hyperion.
Not lots of options. Razz
Heavy Centaur or maybe Dragon?


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PostPosted: Mon, 15. Dec 08, 14:30    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

I capped my Hyperion with a P, but they are not so easily found. But you can compare a P to a Dragon. So if you want a Hyperion, I'd go for the dragon because of the speed. Then end up with the Hyperion in the end Smile That ship rocks for capturing.

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PostPosted: Mon, 15. Dec 08, 14:43    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

I use the OTAS M6 (skiron) which works well, from the looks of it the Vidar looks like it would be much better once you get that option

Heavy Centaur is more or less the same as a Skiron so that would probably be ok too

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PostPosted: Tue, 16. Dec 08, 01:02    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

btw the sptringblossom is in aldrin, so u wont be able to get one until you get there, and by then u would already have the vidar.

if u really want the vidar, then i would suggest just carrying on with the plot, it can be done in an m3


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PostPosted: Tue, 16. Dec 08, 01:12    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

The Any M6 that can mount Ion disruptors or Ion pulse generators as main weapons should do well as a capturing machine.

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PostPosted: Tue, 16. Dec 08, 01:27    Post subject: Re: [X3TC] Which M6 as a personal/boarding ship? Reply with quote Print

elayeth wrote:
I want to buy my first M6 in TC.

I have not finished Terran Plot (figured that I need M6 to get to the station in M1xx sector - one of missions) - no Vidar yet.
I have over 30m on my bank account
I have quite poor rep with Terran (Marchal of Mars) so Springblossom is at the moment not an option... besides Terran ships look ugly to me.
I have no M6 so I cannot cap Hyperion.
Not lots of options. Razz
Heavy Centaur or maybe Dragon?


You do not need a M6 to get in the M146 Sector. You could even get in ina space stui if you wanted. i finsihed all the plot with my M4 Sabre and later with the M3 you're given till you get the Vidar.

ANd the Vidar's the best M6 around, along with Sprinblossom, depends on your tastes.

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PostPosted: Tue, 16. Dec 08, 06:09    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

What kind of capacity do the different ships have...for marines?

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PostPosted: Tue, 16. Dec 08, 09:54    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

M6s always carry 5, TPs 10, and M7s 20, AFAIK.

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PostPosted: Tue, 16. Dec 08, 16:49    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

I bought a heavy osprey because the stats looked good but I'm not that happy with it as a personal ship as it seems to run out of puff fairly quickly and is slow to turn. I tried it on a Xenon Q but I couldn't do enough damage to it with any of the weapons I had equipped (4xCIGs/4xPRGs/4x whatever that energy sucking ion weapon is).

I've recently bought an M7 Panther and I'm finding it a much nicer ship, it can't dock and is a little hungry on the energy cells but with FAAs all round it'll happily beat up a Xenon Q and anything smaller.

I don't know whether I simply picked an M6 that didn't suit me or whether it's the whole class though.


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PostPosted: Tue, 16. Dec 08, 17:04    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Hi All,

A couple of points.

1.) You do not need an M6 to carry on the Terran Plot from the point you are at. Infact you get given the Vidar at a later stage when you need it.

2.) With regards an M6 for capping.. I use a Heavy Centaur fitted with full CIG's on the front and IPG's in its left and right turrets. (PBG's in the rear for missile defence). I find the heavy centaur maybe a bit slower than the skirion.. but it turns faster!! and it looks way cooler!!

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PostPosted: Tue, 16. Dec 08, 18:24    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

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I don't know whether I simply picked an M6 that didn't suit me or whether it's the whole class though.

a few considerations,

CIGs/Ion Shard Railguns are high powered weapons but they are very energy hungry compared to HEPTs. For assaulting larger ships you should have some HEPTs (or Plasma Burst Generators) equipped as you get more bang for your joule.

Ospreys slowness is also a major concern Sad


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PostPosted: Tue, 16. Dec 08, 18:36    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

pfft, forget m6's.

save up a bit more and get a Tiger. Death on a stick Very Happy

Trust me, you won't regret it...


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PostPosted: Tue, 16. Dec 08, 19:54    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

shifty_powers wrote:
pfft, forget m6's.

save up a bit more and get a Tiger. Death on a stick Very Happy

Trust me, you won't regret it...

With springblossom everything else becomes just support ships. Tigers/Panthers included (I prefer Panther and Trasher in M7 class. Ion Cannons on front rule).

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PostPosted: Tue, 16. Dec 08, 20:25    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Get an Agamemnon, Xenu's DC-8 of DEATH!!! Skull


but if you simply want a marine/boarding ship, it's hard to beat the Hyperion Vanguard. Wink This what I capped my Aggie with!


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PostPosted: Tue, 16. Dec 08, 20:30    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

H.F._Mudd wrote:
Get an Agamemnon, Xenu's DC-8 of DEATH!!! Skull


but if you simply want a marine/boarding ship, it's hard to beat the Hyperion Vanguard. Wink This what I capped my Aggie with!


I can digg that! You'd be unbeatable with those bad boys!

Bwahahahahahaha!




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