Posted By: Domestos

Noob... - 09/15/16 12:41 PM

Mustang or Aurora?
Posted By: Master

Re: Noob... - 09/15/16 01:41 PM

Mustang is a little better in combat. Aurora is a little better with cargo.

Personally I'd go with the Aurora but I just dont like the mustang at all.
Posted By: K6_Scorpion

Re: Noob... - 09/16/16 10:29 PM

I'd go Aurora.
Aurora take more of a hit and is more versatile (can carry a cargo box). Mustang is more streamline and has more agile flight characteristics, but it's not as durable. Starting with an Aurora, you can earn UEC (in game credits) to buy other ships, once the game gets to that point (it's not yet).

Getting the Aurora, if you don't like it after trying it out, you have the ability to buy a CCU (upgrade) to a Mustang (for real money). The CCU thing is just while the game is in development though. That being said, there's no rush, you've got plenty of time before the commercial release.

Just looked at both the Aurora MR and Mustang Alpha starter packs and they're both $45, so you could buy either and if you didn't like it, just 'melt' it and buy the other one with the store credit you get from melting the package.

Getting in and playing the PTU (Universe in the game menu), most people are happy to spawn a ship for you and let you fly it around. There are also free fly weeks/days from time to time which let you try out other ships.

Have fun and stay safe out there!
Posted By: Master

Re: Noob... - 09/17/16 01:05 AM

That is a really good point. There is almost always another free ship to fly. Currently they the gladator and the retaliator (both bombers) are free to fly.

Posted By: K6_Scorpion

Re: Noob... - 09/17/16 04:51 PM

At the moment, there is a Poll going on which allows users to fly a couple of ships, while it's going on...

Posted By: Para_Bellum

Re: Noob... - 09/19/16 08:03 PM

I switched from an Aurora LN to a Mustang Beta and found the latter a FAR more capable combat ship. The Mustang's agility just make it a better dogfighter IMO. Of course at this time in development nothing is yet 100% finished, so things might change in the future.

I'm now sitting in a Freelancer BTW... wink
Posted By: K6_Scorpion

Re: Noob... - 09/20/16 12:55 AM

Originally Posted By: Para_Bellum
... Of course at this time in development nothing is yet 100% finished, so things might change in the future.

Para_Bellum hit it right on the mark, things have, are and will change from patch to patch. Tweaks to the flight models, durability and balancing between ships is typical and even some size/purpose and looks have changed on a few ships which were developed first. Just keep that in mind... game is 'Alpha' and there's a lot of balancing that still needs to be worked on via testing/us playing.

My favorite ship to fly so far is the M50, but my plan all along is to take an Aurora or 315P (depending on what I'm doing) to start playing the game. Again... no rush on choosing "the" ship, there's still a ways to go before they remove the ability to buy different ships (with real money) i the game. Most of the ships will be available during special offerings throughout the year. In November, most ships will be available to everyone to purchase during the Anniversary Sale (Game's anniversary... and they're not reduced in price, they're just available for purchase).

Enjoy the free fly days... take advantage of people in the universe offering to let you fly their ships... have fun.
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