Viper Mk. IV Purpose

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Viper Mk. IV Purpose

Postby DuskCrane » Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:49 pm

Okay, I gotta ask, what's the niche for this thing? I thought, based on the description that the mk. IV could chew up Sideys, Eagles, and Cobras. I mean, "heavy fighter" is in the in-game description. I have heard it's good for preying on the bigger, heavier ships like T7s, T9s, and Condas, but is that all it can do?

I'll admit, I last used this thing before horizons was more than a rumor, much less CQC and SRV, so maybe the stats have been tweaked to let it compete with the more maneuverable ships. Should I treat this thing like a mini-Python instead of a beefed up Eagle or Sidey?

I'm alternating between T6 for trading and an Eagle for bounty hunting, but the Eagle just can't take a punch from anything. No offense to anyone who swears by the Viper mk. IV, but I just can't see the point.
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Re: Viper Mk. IV Purpose

Postby Cmdr Kharma » Sun Oct 16, 2016 2:14 pm

There is no point.....

I've flown it for a while on two occasions.....

Last time I really tried to get on with it and give it a bit of love.....

But nah......

It's a piece of shite.....

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Re: Viper Mk. IV Purpose

Postby Orkekum » Sun Oct 16, 2016 5:18 pm

oh dear god.

Lets do a small comparison.
Viper mk3 has optional internals: 3, 3, 2, 1
Viper mk4 has optional internals: 4, 4, 3, 2, 2, 1.

So already mkiv can carry either more cargo, more shields, more SCB, more armor already

How about this.
Powerplant FSD and thrusters on mkiv are class 4.
While on mkiii are only class 3.

So yes, heavier ship, more armor, more shields, more options for outfitting.

Oh and mkiv can explore, sure 25ly. but engis help tremendously.
while mkiii has max range 19ly

Trading, mkiv max cargo is 50tons
mkiii is 22

IN addendum.

Mkiii is a dedicated combat vessel, light maneuverable. but not for long ranges.
Mkiv is a longer range heavier combat vessel. a little slower. and can be used as a multipurpose combat ship.

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Re: Viper Mk. IV Purpose

Postby Cmdr Kharma » Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:07 pm

Still shit........

:lol:
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Re: Viper Mk. IV Purpose

Postby Orkekum » Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:54 pm

Cmdr Kharma wrote:Still shit........

:lol:


In your opinion maybe.
Many old timers expected a mkiv of the viper to be agile instead of tanky. Hm
I built a viper mkiv i wanna test. 4A shields and one 4A orB and A or B scb.

But many younger open minded people enjoy it. Me included

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Re: Viper Mk. IV Purpose

Postby TorTorden » Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:31 pm

Orkekum wrote:
Cmdr Kharma wrote:Still shit........

:lol:


In your opinion maybe.
Many old timers expected a mkiv of the viper to be agile instead of tanky. Hm
I built a viper mkiv i wanna test. 4A shields and one 4A orB and A or B scb.

But many younger open minded people enjoy it. Me included


Thing is, it's not tanky or agile, it's just useless.
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Re: Viper Mk. IV Purpose

Postby Orkekum » Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:53 pm

Jesus what ships do you fly. Yes it requires skill to fly. There is no "push to win" button

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Re: Viper Mk. IV Purpose

Postby TorTorden » Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:02 pm

Orkekum wrote:Jesus what ships do you fly. Yes it requires skill to fly. There is no "push to win" button


All of them.

Well those worth owning at least.
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Re: Viper Mk. IV Purpose

Postby Cmdr Kharma » Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:54 pm

Orkekum wrote:
Cmdr Kharma wrote:Still shit........

:lol:


In your opinion maybe.
Many old timers expected a mkiv of the viper to be agile instead of tanky. Hm
I built a viper mkiv i wanna test. 4A shields and one 4A orB and A or B scb.

But many younger open minded people enjoy it. Me included


Open minded has nothing to do with it......

Experience does.......

Same as life........
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Re: Viper Mk. IV Purpose

Postby Orkekum » Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:09 pm

If we are taking life into this grandpa.
Dont get rusted in one spot saying everything was better before. Dare to try somethikg new in life and elite and find good things in life and elite. Dont get sour


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