Here's what I am rolling at the moment...Python loadout
This ship is...weird. The interior is straight from the 80s...red-orange stripes on tan, baby! It also takes heat damage starting at 130% instead of 150%. I don't know if that's from the ship, or because I don't have an 'A' grade shield yet.
Also, the python has the most finicky docking I've ever seen. The clipper is a joy...you literally just need to get over the pad and you dock. The python...you have to be basically touching the ground and perfectly level for the station to "grab" you. I logged in and out several times because I thought the station went "stupid". Turns out, it seems to be the ship itself has really stringent docking requirements.
Each 1% hull damage costs $10k to fix. Fuel is also obscenely expensive, hence the scoop.
However, it is an over-sized viper. It flies exactly the same. I need to buy upgraded thrusters (shudder 6A will cost $16m)...as of now there's a lot of drift. And, unlike the clipper, the hardpoints are fucking spot on. It's murder-death-kill. The cockpit has almost the same feel as the viper...except a bit bigger...there's an extra chair to your right. Like the viper it also has that predatory stretched nose that is designed for you to fly straight at targets.
So far, I'm digging it. I've got 196t of cargo space and GUNS. My jump range is terrible (14-11 ly), but will improve with some upgrades. The fuel tank is actually the same as the Asp, so it's quite substantial. AND...this is a medium sized ship!
I feel really sorry for anyone daring to mess with me. I put on all of the weird lasers just to see what they do. I get pulse and beam, but have not every really used burst.
Jesus christ on a stick! This thing melts enemies so fast! Three class 3 lasers equals no shields for you! And...then you have about five seconds to live.This comment was edited on Jan 31, 2015, 22:40.