A ship outfitted for science instead of combat. While it has access to all systems, its combat capabilities are limited.
Ship Class: Science Vessel
Mission Codename: Phoenix
Mission Priority: Aleph-one-Alpha
Mission Summary: Deliver top-secret data to the Federation base and cripple the Rebel fleet.
Bluntly speaking, this ship was not our first choice for Codename Phoenix. All of our other cruiser lines are far more well-equipped, flown by personnel with military experience and outfitted for military purposes, designed specifically to break the front lines and be the most terrifying thing in the sector. Any of them would've been a far better choice for this mission.
And yet, here we are, discussing this ship. All those other cruisers are gone, out on other missions, or shot to pieces by those damn rebels.
God, how far we've fallen.
The Cloudjumper's just a science vessel that happened to be passing by in our time of need. As it happened, their voyage through space would take them close to the Federation Base--perfect for us. Ordinarily, we wouldn't reassign a science vessel to a military task, but...desperate times call for desperate measures. Besides, this vessel's got a few more tricks up its sleeve than your run-of-the-mill ship...
As the description would suggest: this is a ship that starts with every system and subsystem, but has limited combat ability. Two weapon slots, filled with rusty old lasers, and no offensive drones to speak of.
Of course, with all those systems at your side, that might not be such a problem...then again, it starts with barely enough reactor power for each system--less, if you want to use any of your drones.
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Weapons: level 2
Oxygen: level 1
Shields: level 2 (1 shield layer)
Engines: level 1
Cloaking: level 1
Hacking: level 1
Mind Control: level 1
Medbay: level 1
Sensors: level 1
Piloting: level 1
Backup Battery: level 1
Teleporter: level 1
Drone Control: level 3
-System Repair Drone
-Defense Drone MK1
30 hull, 11 reactor power
30 drone parts, 15 missiles
-AI Avatar Generator
-On-board Science Lab
1 human, 1 engi, 1 ghost
--no gibs. This is because I have no artistic talent.
Instead, the ship now does a slow cha-cha slide down and to the right, like it just sort of forgot to stay still and has to go to the bathroom, drifting steadily for the exit.
--no engine image. I uploaded one but it doesn't work for some reason??? Oh well.
--the ugliest cloak image in the world. This is because a monkey stole my previous cloak image. I tried to find the monkey, but he cloaked, so I couldn't track him down.
--didn't playtest, was too busy trying to track down the space monkey
--also this is my first mod so critique is welcome
Art Attribution: The nacelles were made with Skorpio's Spaceship Construction Kit.
The central body is courtesy of MillionthVector's free top-down sprites, which may be found here. (Scroll down to Faction6 to find the original image.)