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  1. ArkadiaBot

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    What's under the veil?


    Reports have surfaced of strange activity by Intercolonial Transport Authority (ITA) officials at an undisclosed space station. The image above, leaked from the space station's internal security matrix, shows an ITA inspector examining an unknown small-hulled spacecraft.

    Attempts by station pilots and crew to gain more information about the mysterious vessel were met with gruff silence and a cordon by the ITA.

    The lack of official information has led to wild speculation over what could be hidden beneath the veil.

    Continue reading...
     
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  2. sinkillerj

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    Whatever it is, its going to make things very interesting.
     
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  3. Neil

    Neil Adviser Pro Users Arkadia Adviser

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    It has the same overall shape as an ordinary quad. If you look at the cockpit area, there appears to be only one bubble instead of the normal two... that could indicate it might be a single passenger vehicle. Perhaps the removal of the rear seat (actually the pilot seat in the normal quad) allows for more cargo capacity.

    Of course, the removal of the 2nd seat could also provide room for equipment like a tiny warp drive or cloaking device.
     
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  4. sinkillerj

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  5. Neil

    Neil Adviser Pro Users Arkadia Adviser

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    Remember that the quad's wings change orientation when it's in flight and the "square bits" look square because of the blanket. This appears to have the same basic structure and same size as the ordinary quad. One difference is how the wings connect to the fuselage. In the normal quad, the swept back part of the wing attaches to the middle of the fuselage, the bits that hold on the small (fake) guns. In the picture above, these are clearly connecting to the top of the structure. It also looks like the nose might be a little less pointy.

    So, it's a one seater, most likely a cargo ship, but the extra space could also house extra equipment (engines, defenses, scanner, could be anything).

    MA also mentioned mining and other new stuff in space in future VUs, though I'd expect a mining ship to be bigger.
     
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    Not sure what they are planing to release but that there is just a Quad under the cover. But I do hope that it's a new ship from Arkadia!
     
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    What-does-it-have-in-it's-pocketses?
     
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    Don't look under the veil - Galactic Santa will not be happy!
     
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    What's under the veil?

    - The new war ship... specially made for space pirates.
     
  11. sinkillerj

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    That's my only fear, that I have to buy a new ship to outrun them. But with the great changes coming to space I'm excited regardless.

    MOVE, THAT, VEIL!
     
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    Ship of Dropping
     
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    My guess it is a cargo ship of quad style. It would need better SI than a quad. I doubt it will be warp capable as that would really impact Privateer and Mothership owners.
     
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    Instead of a medium fighter, maybe it's a heavy fighter. ;)
     
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    A quad warp capable would be something or either UL faster quads.
     
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    i think it' s a quad wing, but maybe with another skin, like a smuggler edition :)
    (or a customisable quad !!!)
     
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    My guess is it would be a drop ship as they have been previously added in world to see. If its a functioning transport for the new space set up you can bet yer ass there is something detrimental built into it at MA because of a certain persons views on thievery as fun in the MAHQ.
     
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    We have been advised previosly that drop ship would be on planet only and that planet partners were previosly ( unless things have changed ) not able to have there vehicles adapted for use in space as Mind Ark control space.

    Drop ships seen in the underground would be similar to helicopter styles and drop multiple personel off but it has previosly been advised these would be planet side only.

    I would love to see Planet Partners to be able to get there own space vehicles available in game as this would make space really cool and also allow players to show the craft of there home planet - with the recent normalisation on the trade terminals then Mindark appear to be making some changes and we can live in hope that one day this might happen.

    This would need to be very carefully handled as there are a lot of privateer / mothership owners that have invested many a many a ped to get there vehicles - I was around just as CND was sold and it costs 25 ped up and 25 ped down sometimes you could get this to 20 peds - you had to actually go to the hanger then get in the ship - the hanger needed to have several parts in place to get the ship - unfortunatly calypso hangers are now unused and the origenal owners and ship owners have lost out a fair amount already. now a return trip with landing fees / fuel and shortest distances between planets is 6-10 peds extreamly cheep.

    It would also be cool to have some space hangers and things I know we have the landing pads but how cool would it be to have some other things - I dont often visit calypso but when i do its still fun and cool to see the space craft flying in the sky.

    Mindark have previosly stated that space is on the roadmap for future expansion / redevelopment and so looking forward to seeing what they come up with and will guess they will want to get the taming release 2 and political system out of the way early 2015 and then we might see more on space.

    We know that they are bringing in the Developer Notes #10 - Galactic Transport Entropia Universe Version Update 15.1

    but doubt they will work more on space until they have compleated the other parts they mentioned (Planned for Early 2015 Release)
    and MA seams to be pretty quite about compets and no recent announcments on the buzz feed and so would guess as there selling deeds for these then people are going to want to see some revenue from deeds that they own.

    http://www.entropia-universe.com/bulletin/buzz/
     
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    I agree, we need a lot of vehicles in space with different functions and stats to make it interesting. But they need someone with experience who understands this kind of balancing. Up to now, space hasn't been balanced very well.

    I wouldn't say that. They all received free stock privateers to continue their flight businesses.
     
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