................................................................... |The EI500 is slow and ungraceful, but its omnidirectional laser can| |hit even the fastest gunships. | ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
- Omnidirectional laser cannon (laser, 2.5 hp @ 3.8 shots/sec)
- Class I deflector (hp 35, regen @ 2 hp/sec)
- Heavy titanium armor x4 (hp 45, upgradable to 20 ton)
25 MW EI500 reactor (note that this is a stock reactor and not a device)
.18c main drive (1.5 thrust, 3.8 manueverability)
200 ton cargo hold (not expandable)
- 6d6 (6 to 36) Helium 3 Fuel Rods
- 2d4+2 (4 to 10) Large Armor Patches
9 device slots (2 for weapons)
Used for merchant runs and relies on omni weapons due to its slow nature. However, the large cargo hold saves lots of time in terms of travelling back and forth between systems as well as being better suited for buying and selling.
The omni laser cannon you get in the beginning is a deadly weapon if used effectively, but do not rely on it throughout your whole journey to the core. The EI500 excels in cargo capacity and is the only playership capable of having this much cargo. But the cargo hold cannot be expanded as a result. Load up on valuable items and sell them to the best stations possible, and you'll be making credits/rin in no time.