Long Live the Confederation!
I just kind of wanted to see this thread in a forum where people aren't replying to it every ten seconds.
Can I link back to this thread from the RSI forums?
That sounds like an interesting idea. I had been expecting something more like in Privateer 2, where you hire a large (unarmed) freighter to haul cargo and you escorted it to its destination. The barge idea is neat, and perhaps more expensive barges have better shields and armor or even point defense turrets.LOAF, I had an interesting thought. Will we be able to use barges for cargo transport. That is rent or buy large 10,000 to 1,000,000 ton capacity cargo bays that only have maneuvering thrusters that the player can dock his Lancer, Constellation, or similar transport ship to as a tug in order to move very large loads. I was thinking very slow acceleration and maneuverability but massive cargo capacity. If attacked a player's best option would be to undock and let the barge drift while engaging the enemy unless one has an escort of course.