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Hears a copy of a request I did over a year ago I think its quite a reasonable option. While not as tanky as requested buy this thread I thinks it would be a good starting point.
MID RANGE FREIGHTER
Mass 300-500,000 kg
Cargo capacity 200-400,000 m3
Warp Speed 2.5 to 3.00 AU/s
Although these are rather lose requirements there are some possible existing presidents to work with.
Remodelling of Chimera class carrier.
This ship was evolved from an existing bulk carrier so it may be fitting that it might form the bases of a new class of ship.
1 Removal of excessive Armour by 80% should take the ship down to about the required Mass
2 Removal of Jump drive will also relive the ship of considerable mass and provide much needed volume although it should be taken into consideration that a later J-drive version may be required.
3 Replacement of Power plant with a unit 20-25% of the existing should provide ample power though its final size must be dictated by the speed performance required.
4 Shield capacities should be reduced by 80% inline with the power plant reduction. This would also bring it into line with the shield strength of the Charon. Removal of the extensive emitter arrays and there subsystems will make a dramatic effect of CPU load and final cost
5 Fitting points should be reduced to 2-3 High 2-4 mid and retain the existing 4 low if possible.
6 Cargo space to be carved out of whatever volume is available with the possibility of retaining a drone bay of no more than 100m3 along with the bandwidth to operate 5 drones.
7 The Chimera has extensive link abilities and fighter control facilities, which are no longer, needed and should be removed. Some ECM ability will be helpful and if it can be retained without too much cost it would be useful. Triage module ability is not required but if any practical use for it can be proven in the freighter roll them some accommodation may be made.
8 Mastery Requirements should be reduced to no more or less than the requirements for a Charon
9 Acceleration to warp is an important factor and should take advantage of all necessary power to reach warping speed within a short a time as practically possible.
10 Cost Ideally the ship cost should fall in the 250-600,000,000-isk brackets.
CCP Ship Design Team
Hello I know this is probity just another load of work for you but taking control of the game is what you want the players to do so this is what I want. Many players cannot even half full a freighter and most chugs slowly around less than half full while the small industrials donG«÷t hold enough.
Working of the existing ship should help simplify the 3D modelling although I know nothing of the technical aspects I suspect that you have earlier 3D models that were never used somewhere on file. I want to this ship to look like a simplified ship less sticky-out bits, Simple boxy keel additions. This is a strip out, bolt on rebuild which I expect to evolve over several years into a more refined craft.
Please take this request seriously and reply even if it is just a refusal.
The existing Charion is a large bulk freighter costs 1.2 billion ISK
The Chimera is a fleet super carrier with extensive EW fit and technical bays cost 0.9 billion ISK
(note these were the prices when I first wrote this ticket over a year ago)