T2 versions of specialized haulers

Seems it’s been a while since this has been suggested.

We have Transport Ships as T2 versions of haulers, but what we lack is T2 versions of the specialized Gallente haulers Kryos, Epithal and Miasmos. I propose these get based on the Transport Ships skill similarly to the Occator.

T2 Kryos:
Mineral capacity 50,000 m³, Ice capacity 30,000 m³
Gallente Hauler bonuses (per skill level):

  • 7.5% bonus to Armor Repairer amount
  • 5% bonus to ship max velocity

Transport Ships bonuses (per skill level):

  • 20% bonus to mineral and ice holds
  • 4% bonus to all armor resistances
    Role Bonus:
  • 2+ bonus to ship warp core strength
  • 100% bonus to the benefits of overheating Afterburners, Microwarpdrives, Local Repair Modules, and Resistance Modules
  • 90% reduction to effective distance traveled for jump fatigue

T2 Epithal:
Planetary Commodities capacity 50,000 m³, Command Center capacity 6,000 m³
Gallente Hauler bonuses (per skill level):

  • 7.5% bonus to Armor Repairer amount
  • 5% bonus to ship max velocity

Transport Ships bonuses (per skill level):

  • 20% bonus to planetary commodities hold
  • 4% bonus to all armor resistances
    Role Bonus:
  • 2+ bonus to ship warp core strength
  • 100% bonus to the benefits of overheating Afterburners, Microwarpdrives, Local Repair Modules, and Resistance Modules
  • 90% reduction to effective distance traveled for jump fatigue

T2 Miasmos:
Mining capacity 50,000 m³
Gallente Hauler bonuses (per skill level):

  • 7.5% bonus to Armor Repairer amount
  • 5% bonus to ship max velocity

Transport Ships bonuses (per skill level):

  • 20% bonus to mining hold
  • 4% bonus to all armor resistances
    Role Bonus:
  • 2+ bonus to ship warp core strength
  • 100% bonus to the benefits of overheating Afterburners, Microwarpdrives, Local Repair Modules, and Resistance Modules
  • 90% reduction to effective distance traveled for jump fatigue

This would give each ship a maximum capacity of 100k m³ (60k for Ice). That may sound like a lot, but bare in mind that a DST gives almost double the amount of m³ compared to a generic T1 hauler. These are specialized ships so they deserve a good bonus in what they’re specifically made for, at a price of 10 times that of their T1 equivalent.

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I don’t think we need any specialized T2 Gallente haulers, IMHO.

If it came down to adding any other four (etc.) ships I’d rather see the Mordu Legion lineup expanded to include a destroyer and battlecruiser, and maybe a HAC and AF.

For that matter, AF, HAC and even Marauder (maybe?) for all the other Pirate factions might be welcome additions.

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Thanks, but your reply has zero to do with what I’m proposing and you don’t offer arguments why it’s not a good idea. If you have proposals for additional ships I suggest making a separate post about it.

On the assumption there would be limited (CCP) resources available to allocate to new ships, I’m suggesting this would be better spent elsewhere than a handful of niche hauling ships (hence some of the alternate suggestions as an example).

I could go further and suggest that Pirate haulers would be a better addition as opposed to a few more Gallente-specific ones.

TLDR: Pirate Faction (T1) haulers might be a more interesting addition.

your ideas…

They are called an Orca…
as already in game.

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TIL that an Orca has a PI hold…
Completely incomparable ships. Please come with genuine arguments.

Also the Occator/DST ships in general with their 50,000 fleet cargo space holds.

It would be nice to see more haulers, across all factions, be given specializations.

Each faction has a basic generalized hauler, then either T1 or T2 specialized that fits lore and needs.

It would be nice, but I do not see it being to high on the priority lists of things the devs will be doing.

I feel like more specialized haulers wouldn’t really be a good thing nor a bad thing. It would just be a thing. I’d imagine someone would use them, but I doubt it’d be enough to justify the change. I would like to see a trig hauler. I’m curious what that’d look like, or what it’d do

(cough) … Pirate haulers… (cough)

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