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Keshana
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TL;DR:
Looking to eventually repair a combat "stealth" shuttle. In essence, hybrid shuttle/pipe fighter.
- Trades some of its hardiness for a little more zippiness, stats to be detailed later.
- 2x swivel undermount pulse cannons, 2x 8-slot forward-facing rocket launchers
- Chaff box to evade signal-based projectiles and radars

This may require a multi-pronged approach. Overall cost and build points calculation needed. Details immediately after... and if this is too much or simply not possible within the System works... okay. Just let me know.

Basing off of -> http://vaxia.org/wiki/sirian-vehicle-numbers

With the 500 starting silver, plus the 500 based in economy, however, Macera will likely not have enough with that combined to actually "own" her shuttle outright from the start.

So, a background addendum could make it so that the shuttle, initially meant for planetside operations, was more or less pieced together in order to get it into orbit and onto the Station. Many of its electric and electronic components have been affected by electromagnetic radiation; the engines don't last long in the vacuum of space, unless either air tanks are added to provide limited fuel or the shuttle returns planetside;the exterior has taken one hell of a beating, both prior to planetary exit as well as some run-ins with debris on the way up (space junk ftw).

While not in critical, life-threatening condition, the Shadow of the Sands' worth has plummeted in light of its limited current functionality in space. However, this would create an opportunity for Macera to pursue several angles (and thus maybe help cure me of my boredom).

The gutting, rewiring, and reconstruction will come with the investment of whatever pay she gets, salvage she recycles, and work she does to generate the build ponits necessary to get the shuttle up and running to its former, but now leveled-up, glory.

Let me know if ... any of that was confusing or if you have questions. Thanks.

Looks like y'all have bigger collective fish to fry.

Madius
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Current costs and some suggested edits

I'll let System answer RE: the diminished-capacity cost adjustment possibility or a sort of rent-to-own situation and how they'd wanna handle something like that.

Based on the stats listed and the standard 2:1 build points cost projections, the whole kit and kaboodle comes to 3,260s:

  • Base: 1,260s
  • Pulse Cannon: 500s ea.
  • Rocket Pods: 320s ea.
  • Chaff Box: 360s

Now, that said, personal launchers are cost-less since all the cost goes into the ammunition, so you could likely work the rocket pods the same way (and just pay by the rocket). That saves 640s up front, which is nice. System may also want to revisit my math on the vehicle numbers - it may not make sense for vehicle weapons to have anything but a STR stat and/or be entirely replaced by a % damage bonus and MAP adjustment like personal weapons.

As for Chaff, again I defer to System - given the limited application of it, it almost makes more sense as a skill than a stat boost (an evasion/stealth skill for the shuttle). We have models for companion skills, and given how Mights work, it wouldn't likely need to be massively high to be useful, so that may also save a lot on the cash front.

That's one SH's take. I do think it'll make for a fun project to refit, patch up and slap together :)

Keshana
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*bump*

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Bastlynn
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Ok - finally resurfacing - we

Ok - finally resurfacing - we have an ongoing thread at that moment for calculating cost that includes how to make all of these things piece together ( http://vaxia.org/forums/sirian-vehicles-review-until-11/1 ) Based on the goal you're looking at for the shuttle I think with a relatively low occupancy and possible low damage reduction (cause if you aren't seen then not getting hit is less of an issue)... that this will be semi affordable?

We don't have any formal ways on how to go about doing a loan but sometime last year Maddy and I were kicking ideas around on how to do it b/c it had come up for real estate. At the time what we had in mind was setting a standard loan approach as follows:

* 10% down payment
* 12 months (real time) to finish paying the other 90%.
* No interest, no penalties for early repayment b/c that's not the point of this.
* Minimum payment would be 7.5% of total per month.
* You can fall behind on payments for up to 2 months before the item is repossessed, the debt still needs to be paid.
* You can't carry more than one such debt on a character at a time.

This is all in speculation spit balling mode but it seemed like a good starting point.

nezumi
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Hrm... Skittles should start

Hrm... Skittles should start loaning money.

Skittles: Roboticist, Adventurer, Loan Shark.