Vanguard Sale

Discussion in 'Star Citizen' started by Cirsphe, Mar 22, 2015.

Vanguard Sale

Discussion in 'Star Citizen' started by Cirsphe, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. Cirsphe

    Cirsphe Veteran Member

    It was stated last week that, barring there are no issues, that the Vanguard, the deep space fighter, would be going up for sale at $250.

    I don't know much about the Vanguard, but if it is that price it means that it is probably be the biggest fighter, maybe the size of a lancer. My guess is that it is 2x the size of the hornet. I imagine that the Vanguard would be the fighter escort used for a squadron of Talis and thus it interests me. Possibly having a crew of 2-3 and bunks. What other features or drawbacks do you think it may have?

    I am curious to hear why other people may or may not be getting it or what other uses they think it might be good for and how it might or might not complement the rest of the AoA fleet.
  2. Thrack

    Thrack Veteran Member

    It has to be something special to cost more than the super hornet. I'm very intrigued by it to say the least. More inline with the Gladiator look?
  3. Cirsphe

    Cirsphe Veteran Member

    here's the description

    "Strike hard from a distance! The Vanguard, a recent design from Aegis, has quickly become Earth’s premier deep space fighter. Deep space fighters are typically used to pursue engagements in outlying areas when support from a carrier is not available. Vanguards are usually flown by ground- and station-based naval forces, and are widely used by militia squadrons. Specifically designed to operate from planetary bases and engage targets up to a star system’s distance, the fighter trades some maneuverability for an extended supply of fuel and munitions as well as basic survival accommodations for a pilot and radar operator. The Vanguard’s RIO operates a turret, the ship’s missile loadout (optionally) and its highly advanced sensor suite. This distinct scanning array gives the Vanguard a particular advantage when fighting in and around an obstacle such as an asteroid field or nebula! Finally, the Vanguard is known to be an extraordinarily sturdy spacecraft, with multiple backup systems not commonly found in single-seat ships; stories of Vanguards limping back to base with a single engine and half their fuselage exposed to vacuum have become common as the battle against the Vanduul has heated up.[2]"

    "At $59 million, you voted for the Twin-Engine Deep Space Fighter, the first pure fighting ship we’ve seen added to the lineup in quite a while. The deep space fighter was inspired by the twin-engine aircraft of World War II, like the de Havilland Mosquito and the Messerschmitt 110. While there’s no “night” in space, there are reasons for wanting a ranged fighter… and the ability to fight in all-weather conditions take on an entirely new meaning in an environment with meteor storms and sensor-dampening nebulae![2]"


    So we know 2-people and 2 engines and a mannable turret.
  4. Fell

    Fell Guild Admin Staff Member

    I always thought this ship would be hardened enough for large targets in space or in atmosphere, like space stations, carriers and the like. My interest in this ship isn't all that high because i'm just not certain yet how often, in the PU,w e'd need a ship to take down those kind of (assumed) targets.
  5. Thrack

    Thrack Veteran Member

    There's pictures of it in "Around the Verse". Was based off the P38 Lightning.
  6. Cirsphe

    Cirsphe Veteran Member

    yeah it looks pretty beefy. can't wait to see the info tomorrow. Getting it would round the 2-seater miltary fighter trio of SH, Gladi, and Vanguard though.
  7. Morgis

    Morgis Officer

    DAMNIT, its not up for sale yet, bout to head out to work. It should be up there when I return tho, cant wait to buy this, have actually been waiting for this ship since the stretch goal. Better get that spreadsheet updated(havent looked if it has been already) cause I am adding this to our fleet tonight.
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  8. Fell

    Fell Guild Admin Staff Member

    Yeah these sales seem to have a history of elevating at end of day on Fridays (west coast)
  9. Fell

    Fell Guild Admin Staff Member

    ok finally took a loot at AtV, yeah that ship will be mine. freakin awesome build. probably will get rid of my connie package but have to check if there's anything else in there i will miss since there's like 10 items or something like that in with the connie.
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  10. Morgis

    Morgis Officer

    AAAANNNNNDNDDDDDDD, it's mine.
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  11. Cirsphe

    Cirsphe Veteran Member

    Nice Morgis! I updated the Spreadsheet last week and just updated this morning so that it properly shows crew and who has it.

    Got to figure out if I should melt my $20 Aurora package and my LTI 350R to to making it a little cheaper. Buying this ship would put me over the limit I set for this game... by three times :(
  12. Fell

    Fell Guild Admin Staff Member

    +another VG
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  13. stat

    stat Division Leader

    I would, but i'm already past more than I was going to pledge for the game ten times over. Still looks better than I was expecting it to.
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  14. syberghost

    syberghost Guild Admin Staff Member

    Yep; I'm at double, and even if I win the lotto I'm not going more until they show they can deliver.
  15. stat

    stat Division Leader

    Aye, at this point I am going to be genuinely suprised if the game even comes out in 2016 at all. I am now expecting 2017 for the game at the earliest.
  16. Fell

    Fell Guild Admin Staff Member

    Such pessimism!!

    May be true though and I get the caution. I'd still rather wait for a really good game that plays well at launch. I wouldn't be hurt at all if they had some kind of roadmap that said, yeah, we're still going to do all these features, but you're only going to get this that and the other thing for PU launch, and here's what's in the pipeline to be added to the live universe later. I hope they do spend some time figuring out what has to be in the launch gate vs. later gates and get something out to the community. It's really hard to sustain enthusiasm for the future of the title given the amount of information that's been released so early in the dev cycle.
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  17. syberghost

    syberghost Guild Admin Staff Member

    Well you should have pulled that leaked info from their JIRA before it got yanked down then. :)
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  18. Signal Warden

    Signal Warden Officer

    She's beautiful but I've decided to trim down my hangar to 4 and maybe a couple of loaner fighters or 1 loaner fighter and 1 loaner racer. I think I'll want this ship, but it's going to be another I'll chase in the PU.
  19. Cirsphe

    Cirsphe Veteran Member

    I caved in the final hour...
  20. Fell

    Fell Guild Admin Staff Member

    Welcome to the VOC (vanguard owners' club) :D

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