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aggro
Minmatar
devil's reborn
Posted - 2006.06.21 12:53:00 - [1]
 

why are the carrier skill books 450 mill and dreads only 90 mill.

dreads are twice the price of the carriers to build.

please can someone explain

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SolarKnight
Gallente
ORIGIN SYSTEMS
Posted - 2006.06.21 12:54:00 - [2]
 

Simple, carrier skillbook works for motherships as well.

SonOTassadar
Dreddit
Test Alliance Please Ignore
Posted - 2006.06.21 19:29:00 - [3]
 

Dreadnaughts kill stationary targets.

Carriers kill everything.

Any other questions?

ReaperOfSly
Gallente
Underworld Protection Agency
South Pole Dancers
Posted - 2006.06.22 00:10:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: SonOTassadar
Dreadnaughts kill stationary targets.

Carriers kill everything.

Any other questions?


Hardly Rolling Eyes

Dahak2150
Arm of Orion
Posted - 2006.06.22 03:49:00 - [5]
 

I have absolutely no idea, and as such, will share a quote I saw elsewhere.

"Carriers are like the most expensive swiss-army knife of space"

Can't verify that...I just bought a battlecruiser, but hey....

Why did I post here?

Ab Initio
Evolution
KenZoku
Posted - 2006.06.22 04:28:00 - [6]
 

* Is used for Carriers AND Motherships.
* More expensive skill to balance out ship price (compared to Dread, expensive, but cheap skill).

Personally, Id rather the skills for all ships were more expensive if it meant a drop in ship prices.

F'nog
Amarr
Viziam
Posted - 2006.06.22 07:55:00 - [7]
 

Dread skillbooks really should have cost more.

MachZERO
Minmatar
Spricer
Raiden.
Posted - 2006.06.22 08:57:00 - [8]
 

I guess everyone pretty much covered all the reasons for ya.Twisted Evil

I thought the same for about 2 seconds and then it hit me...

Capital ships are big boy toys.. suck it up..

good thing is... you only have to buy it once. Laughing

betazero
Posted - 2006.06.22 13:10:00 - [9]
 

Edited by: betazero on 22/06/2006 13:11:38
Edited by: betazero on 22/06/2006 13:10:39
costs 925mil to buy every skill to fly a carrier if you never had any of the cap ship skills Shocked
this is taking into account fighters skill , jump drive ops , cap armor rep skill etc btw

just because its the skill for motherships to doesnt make it right btw , 90% of people who fly carriers probably will never have a mothership

PredatorPT
Unbound.
Posted - 2006.06.22 19:54:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: betazero
Edited by: betazero on 22/06/2006 13:11:38
Edited by: betazero on 22/06/2006 13:10:39
costs 925mil to buy every skill to fly a carrier if you never had any of the cap ship skills Shocked
this is taking into account fighters skill , jump drive ops , cap armor rep skill etc btw

just because its the skill for motherships to doesnt make it right btw , 90% of people who fly carriers probably will never have a mothership


I know it sounds a bit expensive, but if you plan on flying a carrier, the cost of the skillbooks shouldn't be that great, unless you plan on keeping the carrier docked or you think it will never get destroyed.

pshepherd
Caldari
Subach-Tech
Posted - 2006.06.22 20:53:00 - [11]
 

if you can afford to buy a carrier (cost of 1 bil), it isn't that hard to raise another billion to buy the skills.

I like the current system, because otherwise it would be far too easy to fly a capital ship ugh

Brisi
Caldari
Posted - 2006.06.22 23:37:00 - [12]
 

Two words:

Isk sink.

BustyBounty
Caldari
Vengeance of the Fallen
Curse Alliance
Posted - 2006.06.23 00:33:00 - [13]
 

Quote:
I know it sounds a bit expensive, but if you plan on flying a carrier, the cost of the skillbooks shouldn't be that great, unless you plan on keeping the carrier docked or you think it will never get destroyed.

i allready have them on my other character so even if they did change the price of carrier skill it wouldnt benefit me in anyway.
i just thought i would mention the total cost incase some people didnt realise just how expensive it is

Bjoern
Gallente
Posted - 2006.06.23 14:32:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: pshepherd
if you can afford to buy a carrier (cost of 1 bil), it isn't that hard to raise another billion to buy the skills.

I like the current system, because otherwise it would be far too easy to fly a capital ship ugh


Slight change: if you can afford to lose a carrier (and all its fittings) ....

Its really not that bad in isk prices for the skillbooks for a character who has been around long enough to genuinely be gearing up to purchase, fly and replace capital ships and their fittings. The cost is there as a bar to players who can't really afford to fly them. If you want to be among the best - pay up!

(PS: no carrier pilot that I personally know who actually flies one regrets paying the price - that in itself should tell you something). Laughing

Kelgen Thann
SUBLIME L.L.C.
SMASH Alliance
Posted - 2006.06.24 06:43:00 - [15]
 

Capital ships are used for alliances. They are your Big guns. The skills should cost a fortune.

Dreads arn't as useful as Carriers imo, and the skill makes you mothership compliant. If the skill were 90 million or less then an alliance would have a lot of potential mothership piltos to choose from.

I like the skill price where it is. I currently own and can fly dreads, but I haven't bought the carrier skill yet. When I'm about to get a carrier I'll buy one.

The skills are just out of the price range for the small corp that can just sc**** enough cash together to buy a carrier...

The carrier is not meant for those players, no capital ships are.

GlimmerMan
Amarr
Posted - 2006.06.25 15:59:00 - [16]
 

It's a lazy way to attempt to curb inflation on the part of the devs, they can't come up with a real solution, so make skills uber expensive. ISK Sink, nothing more to it.


 

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