Magnaguard Manufacturing
  2110 active members
  273 are online

Year

19

Day

302

Time

16:31:55

Guest
Login
snewsgnewsmessagegeneralfactioninventorycombatroom
Year 15 Day 17 20:00
Xavier Ramone

Why were they made? Who owns them?


____________

20g18q1.jpg
Year 15 Day 18 0:24
Same reason any ships were made, I suppose. Rostar owned one, and I think he left it to Togan at some point.


____________

swcforumsig

Year 15 Day 18 2:43
I believe Togan owns the only Herdship and it is modded to boot.


____________

Ellias_sig6.png
Year 15 Day 18 6:08
A lot of the rare ships that weren't CPable were admin rewards during various contests.


Year 15 Day 18 8:36
Jesfa


As far as I'd always herd (see what I did there?!), there was only 1 actual Herdship in the game. Rostar owned it for a while and used it for Centrepoint Mining to move some materials around. When he left it went to Togan I believe.

There are a few wrecks out there, I know Tycho owns one or two, and I seem to recall Asa/Terra Strikers Inc owning one, but I'm not sure where that one went to.

Shame about the limited number of them, they're among my favorite ships and are awesome for roleplaying purposes.


____________

LoraxSig3copy.png
Year 15 Day 18 14:18
Ben Camden

Well, then maybe it's time to start championing that 1-1.5 million CP ship?

>_


____________

gold1.gifRGC-3.pnggold2.gif
Senior Governor Ben Camden
Regional Government
Year 15 Day 18 14:40
To be honest, I'd love to get the datacard for it ;)


Year 15 Day 18 16:49
If you'd love to see them Jesfa, why not do something about it? =P


____________

Benedicta Per Gratiam Jou
MeandMine.png
--> Lvl 5 FI Operator - Free Service <--
Year 15 Day 18 18:46
Jesfa


Because the instant the DC is handed out, the handedee will begin whoring out the DCs for 100m+ a piece.

R&D will alleviate the lack of Herdships.


____________

LoraxSig3copy.png
Year 15 Day 18 20:12
Kyran Caelius

Because the instant the DC is handed out, the handedee will begin whoring out the DCs for 100m+ a piece.

- Jesfa
 


Give it to a handful of factions?

>_>
<_


____________

gif
Year 15 Day 19 2:22
It amazes me that while the game is generally moving forward, when it comes to DCs the thinking is as old fashioned as it was 15 years ago =P The fact a single faction can dictate prices for a product without any sort of competition was a factor in the inflation. You only have to look at how prices dropped for Medical Nebulon after the DC was available in unlimited numbers.


____________

Benedicta Per Gratiam Jou
MeandMine.png
--> Lvl 5 FI Operator - Free Service <--
Year 15 Day 19 2:47
I certainly understand the desire to keep Herd Ships a bit less common. It doesn't make sense for there to be TOO many out there.

Yet at the same time, perhaps it's something that could be considered as an award for community games or events? Similar to what Redbat used to do with modifications for the yearly anniversary/Christmas.


Year 15 Day 19 15:22
Jesfa


The reason (I'm assuming) Rostar was given the herdship was the fact Centrepoint not only held Ithor, but he was also one of/the only prevalent Ithorians at the time.

Lilith, its hardly old fashioned if it makes sense. It's simple supply and demand. If I own the entire supply, I can demand whatever the hell I want, and people do so. The way to eliminating that is as you mentioned, handing it out to multiple groups. Given the type of ship we're dealing with, that's a fairly terrible idea. They're pretty much entirely used for RP and shouldn't as Weylin said be common.

Per community games, I'd be very hesitant to give out prizes as large as Herdships or Mods. Winning a uno tournament shouldn't result in a prize that could be the equivalant of billions of credits, which either of those rewards would amount to.

I wouldn't mind doing smaller rewards/prizes or some kind of community event, but they take a lot of planning, a lot of time to run, and a level of activity that I don't think is possible right this moment.


____________

LoraxSig3copy.png
Year 15 Day 19 17:39
You know Jesfa, you could link it in with the quests. Already there are plans for smaller items to be gifted out, so maybe a more expansive, epic quest that would result in such a thing being given out. If sufficiently long winded not everyone will have the time or will to go and do it, but for those that do, it would be a very nice reward.


____________

Ellias_sig6.png
Year 15 Day 20 3:23
Ben Camden

Ellias: As soon as the first curious person went through it and got the awesome price - everyone would jump at it.
Then again, it wouldn't be a ship worth billions by then, because pretty quickly, everyone would have one >_


____________

gold1.gifRGC-3.pnggold2.gif
Senior Governor Ben Camden
Regional Government
Year 15 Day 20 10:23
Why not deposit a few around the galaxy, and have players find them - like hidden systems. He who finds it, gets it.


____________

Signed, Jaster Krent.
Year 15 Day 20 18:06
Ben, hence why I said to make it an epic long quest. Ie something that would take several months just working at it to make it finish. Not the ones that are being looked at that would take maybe a few days.


____________

Ellias_sig6.png
Year 15 Day 20 18:56
Because a quest on such an epic scale requires an equally epic time commitment to develop. Quests will be used for minor trinkets, various Force-related items, and the like. Not massive starships.


Year 15 Day 21 14:15
Xavier Ramone

I'd like to see a quest with maybe a cool small freighter, gunboat, or fighter. Might be a cool collectible! Can we expect another Christmas quest.


____________

20g18q1.jpg