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Official CIG word!
I just asked Lead designer Rob Irving if Operation Pitchork rang a bell. Here's what he has to say. It's brief but straight to the point. I'm LoneWolf on the Chat and Rob is Designopotamus.

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I admit that I felt a small chill at reading that only to have it replaced by excitement.

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Things suddenly got a lot more interesting...

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Yeah I asked rob if we could count on them joining us for the event .... and the only reply I got back was what makes me think they aren't planning to be on the other side?

As for one I did joke around and Rob told me that if we wanted to die Valiantly then we should follow him to battle!

I am getting my my coffin ready!
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I'm so happy right now.  I want to see how many carriers they throw at us.

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Awesome.

Let's prove them wrong.

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I feel sorry for the fleet that will meet the Vanduul Carrier with the whole 100+ devs manning it in an effort to stop us before we reach Orion.

It will be glorious!

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Mind if I crop that and use it as propaganda WhiteWolf? >_>

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Mind if I crop that and use it as propaganda WhiteWolf? >_>


I don't mind at all.

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Hoorah Gentlemen. Grab your Super Hornets, your 325a's and your gladiators and lets take some Vanduul cap ships!

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It is on.

Thanks, WhiteWolf : )

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This is going to be epic.  Thanks for sharing the chat post.

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Our glorious days of of righteous struggle are coming friends! And the only word that will be uttered to describe them will be "Epic." No other will do.

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I read this out loud to my partner and she said "Oh its on now!".

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If the devs are going to be actively aiding the Vanduul side of things, this just got much more complicated.

If nothing else, we have to take and hold Orion. To the last ship, to the last Citizen.

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That's some big news =)
This operation is just getting more and more awesome each passing day!

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Gotta keep it rolling along... wouldn't want to disappoint such worthy opposition. Make 'em bacon!

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Awesome. The OP got MVP on WMH. We've gone gold, everyone. I think we can expect a lot more traffic to start showing up as today's WMH gets more views.

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Awesome. The OP got MVP on WMH. We've gone gold, everyone. I think we can expect a lot more traffic to start showing up as today's WMH gets more views.


That's fantastic news. Now that the devs are officially aware of our intentions, this looks to be turning into a real end-of-beta event.


To the last ship, to the last Citizen.


Amen.

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Sooo glad we made WMH.  And that Ben had a pitchfork - these guys didn't have to go that far...they could have said, "Pitchfork is a go and will be great fun" but they actually got a pitchfork! 

Man this game and these devs rock

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Well, if we might get some Retaliators ready we might be able punch some holes in their carriers!
I served in the Terran-Kilrathi war, don't expect me to run away from this party! :D

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i heard first what they said about it on WMH, and though 'ok, this sounds very interesting [with an small uneasy fealing]', then i read the above, and thought:

[Standing in my hanger in front of my 3 fighters] Alright ladies, fire em up, time for daddy to go to work.  :P

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My jaw dropped open when Ben wielded his pitchfork. This will be epic, but we must prove ourselves worthy of it.
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I served in the Terran-Kilrathi war, don't expect me to run away from this party! :D


I served in both the Terran-Vasudan and the GTVA-Shivan wars. After doing a solo run on a Ravana class Destroyer in a GTB Artemis D.H. and surviving, I can take anything the universe throws at me.

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I served in both the Terran-Vasudan and the GTVA-Shivan wars. After doing a solo run on a Ravana class Destroyer in a GTB Artemis D.H. and surviving, I can take anything the universe throws at me.


Terran-Vasudan and GTVA-Shivan war veterans have got to represent.

*fistbump*

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They will be ready for us will they?  This is beginning to sound like it will have more to do with chess that I would have previously expected.

I'm going to have to spend some time trying to rub shoulders with command where I can.  If the devs plan to be ready for us, I say we will have to come up with more than a few surprises for them.  Scouting out the locations and strengths of their fleets may be of utmost importance.

In short, BRING IT ON!


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I hope the systems are not set to have a certain number of Vanduul ships, and then more are indefinitely flown in as they get destroyed.  That would suck.

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I hope the systems are not set to have a certain number of Vanduul ships, and then more are indefinitely flown in as they get destroyed.  That would suck.


I think you answered that question already with, "That would suck".

We should have more faith in CR and the CIG team then that!  I'm sure this event will be meticulously planned by them for the ultimate goal of us having fun.

I hope it's hard as hell.  I hope a ton of us get blown into smitheries.  I hope we take ground and lose it to counter-attacks.  I hope this goes down the the history of SC and is never forgotten.

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I too, have the same high hopes.

If we can't succeed in taking Orion, I look forward dying in a glorious last stand, burning ships as far as the eye can see.

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and remember, in fiction, everything they do is in fiction

you can bet your asses we will have monuments with our callsigns writen on them

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I'm not afraid.

If CIG is willing to play fair (as I'm assuming they will), there's simply no way the Vanduul can win.

Think about this:

  • Earth is protected with 4 Bengal Carriers at all time (this is said in one of the lore articles somewhere).
  • Assume the Vanduul protect their capital the same way, that means 4 Vanduul carriers.
  • Each Vanduul carrier has 300 scythes in it with only 1/3 actually battle ready (according to another article somewhere).
  • Lets multiply by 3 per ship category: 4 carriers, 12 heavy cruisers, 36 cruisers, 108 destroyers, 324 minor vessels.

    That gives us an approximate number of Vanduul vessels in what could be considered a "high-value" system for them. Considering Vanduul clan behavior and logistical problems, I'm guessing it should be way less than that but lets work with full numbers for the sake of theorizing.

    Vanduul Estimate Fleet: 484 + 300 (100 scythes per carrier) = 784 vessels.
    Operation Pitchfork Estimate Fleet: 1500+ vessels and counting.

    Lets not forget that, unlike the Vanduul, our ships get replaced almost right away and the fact that - if we play smart - our supply lines are much better than theirs.

    Like Illidan said...

    They are not prepared.
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DeathCall, you just gave me a beautiful surge of confidence. This does assume they follow a *3 rule though.

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Seems they've got more heavy cap ships atm, although that could change if we make an effort to gather a few, but currently 108 destroyers vs our 16 corvettes doesn't look good. However, we do have an extremely bomber-heavy force, so I reckon we're in with a chance  ;)

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Our numbers will grow though and we 'should' have some destroyers and the like of our own by the time OPPF comes around.

I'll be interested to see how many bombers it realistically takes to guarantee the elimination of a Destroyer when Beta comes out.

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Lets not forget that, unlike the Vanduul, our ships get replaced almost right away and the fact that - if we play smart - our supply lines are much better than theirs.


I don't mean to stab that thought bubble with a hot poker. But, you do realize there is an insurance turn over rate, for claim's.

I would like to quote an article found on the RSI Comm-link release covering LTI clarification for a portion of your comment. We still have to wait for a replacement ship, not instant. As you continue to loose the same ship repeatedly you have to wait even longer for a replacement, that is covered in all Insurance Policies.

For anything on how the games Economy is planned to work please visit this comm-link:
https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link/engineering/13128-The-Star-Citizen-Economy

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We want to be absolutely clear that Standard Hull Insurance, which offers the same exact protection, is available to all players in the game. Players simply need to continue to renew it with credits earned in-game. LTI is intended to make this more convenient for our early backers, not to unbalance the game in any way. Insurance does not negate the cost of repairing, rearming or docking your ship. It protects your hull in its current condition and does not allow you to explode a beaten up ship to exchange for a fresh one at no cost.
Source: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link/transmission/12986-Lifetime-Insurance-Clarification
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At the moment we have no idea what the wait times are going to be like as we continue to lose our ships over and over. The first ship replacement could very well be instant, but after that I expect the delay to increase rapidly.
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I don't mean to stab that thought bubble with a hot poker. But, you do realize there is an insurance turn over rate, for claim's.

I would like to quote an article found on the RSI Comm-link release covering LTI clarification for a portion of your comment. We still have to wait for a replacement ship, not instant. As you continue to loose the same ship repeatedly you have to wait even longer for a replacement, that is covered in all Insurance Policies.

For anything on how the games Economy is planned to work please visit this comm-link:
https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link/engineering/13128-The-Star-Citizen-Economy
Source: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link/transmission/12986-Lifetime-Insurance-Clarification


This is why, on my battle plan, I proposed we begin stockpiling materials (ships included) way before the operation launches.

Regarding the *3 rule, I took WW2 fleet formations as an example. Frankly, with the state of current ship development, I don't think there will be as many variations of Vanduul ships for a long while, hell, we haven't even seen a Vanduul Carrier in-engine yet...
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