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Posted: Sep 19th 2010 10:04AM DrewIW said

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Primae Noctis *groan*

Posted: Sep 19th 2010 10:34AM ScottishViking said

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HAHAHAHAHA...

I really hope that was an intentional joke on their part. Like, REALLY hope.

If I ever re-sub to EVE, I will name my salvage ship Droit de Seigneur.
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Posted: Sep 20th 2010 11:00AM Xilmar said

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about bloody time if you ask me.been waiting for one for a couple of years now...

salvaging is decent these days in a destroyer, but a ship with bonuses to tractor beam ranges...salvaging a battleship filled lvl 4 mission is really time consuming

tbh this might arguably be the best news of the expansion so far...

Posted: Sep 19th 2010 10:59AM (Unverified) said

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Actually, I think at level 5 the tractors should work to 80km, unless I did my math wrong, which is very possible.

No Bonus: 20km, 500m/s

L1: 32km, 800m/s
L2: 44km, 1100m/s
L3: 56km, 1400m/s
L4: 68km, 1700m/s
L5: 80km, 2000m/s

60% of 20 = 12, so add 12 every level.

Posted: Sep 19th 2010 11:06AM Brendan Drain said

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I believe you're right, Joe! It would be a 300% bonus at level 5, but I failed to add the initial 20km. I'll correct the article now.
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Posted: Sep 19th 2010 11:25AM (Unverified) said

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Dedicated gas miner would be nice too...

Posted: Sep 19th 2010 11:57AM Unverfied B said

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Didn't one of the exhumers have bonuses to gas mining? I think it was the same one that had bonuses to ice mining and was otherwise useless.. don't remember the name.

But i might be hallucinating :P
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Posted: Sep 19th 2010 12:07PM Lamthara said

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yes please... really....
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Posted: Sep 19th 2010 4:22PM Dblade said

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That would be the skiff, but it is just a bonus to mercoxit, and I think its only to prevent damaging gas clouds to forming. Most people use battleships due to the fact you need something to tank wormhole rats anyways, since gas pockets aren't worth much outside of there. The mackinaw is the ice miner.

As for this, meh. It's just going to cause people to shift from marauder class ships to faction battleships now that their alt can be cheap, and bonused for tractors.

The ship isnt that useful because tractor beams dont work on wrecks that aren't abandoned or claimed by you, which is what a lot of ninja salvagers and people who salvage wrecks left drifting in space.
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Posted: Sep 19th 2010 12:17PM Rendiff said

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It's so pretty

Posted: Sep 19th 2010 1:09PM EdmundDante said

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Great concept and idea. Really looking forward to the Noctis!

Maybe they might throw in something extra - like a new salvaging module as well.

Posted: Sep 19th 2010 4:15PM (Unverified) said

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They already have T2 salvage devices, which will probably be more useful on the Noctis than other ships up until now.

I wouldn't be surprised if the standard loadout for a Noctis will 4 tractors, 4 t2 salvagers, and 3 salvage tackle rigs (assuming it has 3 rig slots). Probably cargo expanders in the lows and a MWD in the mids if there's room.
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Posted: Sep 19th 2010 5:55PM EdmundDante said

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I was thinking more along the lines of having a new salvager type that would specialize for certain types of salvage you might find on different ships ...

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Posted: Sep 19th 2010 1:45PM Joshua Przygocki said

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Is this gonna be a common, craftable ship that people can mass produce? Or is it going to be like the Primae and Zephyr? If its like one of those I wouldn't dare take it out of a station...

Posted: Sep 19th 2010 2:05PM (Unverified) said

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There's a tech 1 blueprint original displayed in the Devblog, so it will be player-constructed from basic minerals. The BPO is going to be harder to get hold of than normal - Greyscale says it will be seeded on the market in the ORE corp's null-sec region.
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Posted: Sep 19th 2010 3:48PM (Unverified) said

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This will make the niche that destroyers occupy even smaller. Probably make marauders even less useful.

Posted: Sep 20th 2010 1:13PM (Unverified) said

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Somehow I don't think this will eat frigates alive like a destroyer can. Just a thought.
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Posted: Sep 20th 2010 2:56PM Dblade said

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Only the thrasher can eat frigs alive, the other 3 destroyers will have serious issues trying to. The coercer can't even tackle a frig, the catalyst needs to get in very close, same as the cormorant. Even then, thrashers were really only useful in wolfpacks due to their high sig radius and dramiels being common frig types. Most cruisers can nail frigs just fine.

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Posted: Sep 19th 2010 4:16PM slash beast said

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I agree with ij70. This ship will make Destroyers virtually useless.

Posted: Sep 19th 2010 4:20PM Scuffles said

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Can't wait for (Dedicated salvage ship)ageddon to roll around ....

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