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    I don't think they do, unless the owners get creative. Look at who bought the first ones:

    The Fortune was claimed by Deathifier Emgen for 85,000 PED.
    The Victory was claimed by Miss Hof Bad for 90,001 PED.
    The Revenge was claimed by Neverdie for 90,001 PED.


    I don't know Miss Hof Bad, but Neverdie and Deathifier must have some PEDs to burn. Well, maybe Neverdie not as much with RT and NI kind of sucking...but I guess he can probably still afford a mothership.

    As some have mentioned, though, as far as generating income, it would be similar to an airline I suppose. And those don't have huge profit margins.

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    Dont know guys, but we will attack the first one flying.
    They have only 6 guners (stock) and 500 hp, they will be easy pray for our pack..
    We also bided and were overbidded by this morons, so we will look for our "Revenge", you can bet on this.

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    1. Spend $9,000 on a virtual spaceship
    2. ....
    3. PROFIT

    I don't think anyone has figured out 2 yet.
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    The speed and SI as bought are almost the same as a VTOL, and a much bigger target, so they're probably even more dangerous to fly on :P. Right now I think people are paying for their potential. (Buyers are banking on ore upgrades and attachments to give them godly SI and speeds most likely.) I think the terminals inside could be big later on if we get asteroids in deep space where you can hunt/mine on, owners could charge fees/taxes for people to use their terminals or they could gather resources themselves.

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    I can go planet-to-planet in my own VTOL quite easily, and probably quite cheaply after thruster prices settle down. For the motherships to operate in this way they would need to be able to offer some additional benefit to the passenger. What is it?
    Even if you own a mothership, I think you still need to use a small aircraft w/ a thruster to get to outerspace. So they are not even cheaper in this regard.

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    1. Spend $9,000 on a virtual spaceship
    2. ....
    3. PROFIT

    I don't think anyone has figured out 2 yet.
    2. spend a shitload of cash upgrading the mothership to make it space worthy and hire gunners and a fleet to protect your ass.. then charge insane ticket prices.

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    A few possibilities...
    Carrying cargo/passengers
    PVP'ing other Motherships carrying cargo/passengers
    Hunting giant Brain Squid with Torpedoes
    PVP'ing giant Brain Squid hunters
    Providing a mobile base for pirates/angels
    And last but not least, satisfying big egos

    But...
    Equipping a Mothership for these things requires lots of mined and crafted resources - the stock Mothership is a defenseless, imobile hull - so it should add more demand to the economy.



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    It's like asking to Hans Solo: How you make money with the Millennium Falcon?
    Probably the answer would be to smuggle valuable things from different planets.

    Or ask Captain Jack Sparrow: How do you make money with the Black Pearl?
    Probably the answer would be stealing their things from people like Hans Solo.

    Or ask the Captain James T Kirk: Why do you need an Enterprise Stellar Ship?
    Probably the answer would be to defend the Federation of Planets from the Attacks of Drones (controlled by Romulians, Klingons, Ferenji or what ever would be).

    Seriously, do not you yet know how these ships could make money? I think you have very little imagination. I see Trade, Stolen and Loots.


    But if you are not convinced by the above: You may ask to Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Why do you need an Enterprise Stellar Ship?
    His answer will be: To Explore new worlds, to pass the limits from the unknow...(Space tourism business, and complete fun).
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    who knows, these ships seem so stupidly over prices, just rich people wanting to have the toys first.

    They could of made them for 1000ped if they just kept patient, would have saved a lot of money and more people could have them !

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    doesnīt make money at all but itīs good for the ego to have the biggest space giant. Also later on it might be a good investment if the upgrades promised by MA allow for safe travels. Who knows maybe some ppl have insider knowlege on what they will be like or maybe they donīt... you never know.

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    This is really good people are paying $9000 on something no one knows how it is used in game. Now this is how I see it seeing MA did not say how it's to be used,
    you come up with a idea that seems to work MA says exploit we didn't say it could be used like that ban hammer.
    EU:you have now been kicked from EU
    Me : but you didn't say it couldn't be used like that
    EU : we did say it could either
    Me: ??????
    EU : you are banned till we decide what mother ships can be used for, we will get back to you
    Me : when?
    EU : we will get back to you


    Just being a smart ass but how do you bid on something you have no Idea how to use?

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