Hijacked Starships

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What do you do with hikacked starships?

Scrap them for credits.
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Add them to existing fleets to give them advantages they would otherwise lack (cloaking, etc).
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Use them as cannon-fodder on the front lines.
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Why steal ships when you can build your own?
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Hijacked Starships

Post by Elim » Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:48 pm

I have recently discovered that one of the myriad forms that sabotage can take in the game is through the theft of ships. Personally, I find it a delightful addition for the novelty value alone. By my lights, it hearkens back to many a great moment in the series in which a stolen starship plays a pivotal role in the course of Galactic events.

My enthusiasm notwithstanding, however, I am curious as to whether anyone on these forums distributes their espionage priorities such as to gain ships in this manner and, if so, how (if at all) are said ships then employed?

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Post by ZeroChance » Sat Feb 20, 2010 2:36 pm

It depends greatly on the situation. As Fed or Cards I would try to focus on stealing ships that have cloak so that eventually I could have a small cloak-able task force.

If the stolen ships in question are a lower tech level I scrap them for credits.

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Post by DOT » Sat Feb 20, 2010 4:31 pm

that depends on the advantage of the hijacked ship.
for example the cardassian battle ships survive normally orbital fire better than romulan ships do, in such a case I keep the ship.
on the other hand a cardassian destroyer don't really fit to the romulan cloakec destroyer fleets so I scrap them.
Cloakable scouts I keep always, especially if I play a major which lacks the cloaking technology.
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Post by Peter1981 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:20 pm

all of the above depend what i capture always keep cloaking scouts if playing as feds but scrap if cheap/low tech, somtime play to make a squad of captured ships to confues the enemy

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Post by Elim » Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:54 pm

Peter1981 wrote:somtime play to make a squad of captured ships to confues the enemy
I have been meaning to try that myself. Incidentally, which of the espionage specializations would include hijacking in its brief? Sabotage with a military emphasis?

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Post by Martok » Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:35 am

Elim wrote:Incidentally, which of the espionage specializations would include hijacking in its brief? Sabotage with a military emphasis?

Yes. Military sabotage is what gives you the best chance to steal ships.
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Post by Sela » Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:58 pm

is there any way to increase the chance of hijacking a ship besides military sabotage?

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Post by Badbru » Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:09 am

Sela wrote:is there any way to increase the chance of hijacking a ship besides military sabotage?
Yes, by making sure you have some in visable range. Try to keep some of your forces within scanner range of enemy fleets, or build and power scanner structures on your border worlds.

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Post by usane » Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:45 am

Badbru wrote: Yes, by making sure you have some in visable range.
Hm. Good to know. I didnt know that. However, i usually play Rom, so not many stolen ship i can use, sometimes play other major then i keep the cloakable ships, or stronger than mine ships.

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Re: Hijacked Starships

Post by brianmcfa » Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:42 am

Anyone had to battle their own hijacked ships? Anyone had to battle their own hijacked ships with ships you've hijacked yourself?

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Re: Hijacked Starships

Post by Martok » Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:10 pm

brianmcfa wrote:Anyone had to battle their own hijacked ships? Anyone had to battle their own hijacked ships with ships you've hijacked yourself?

Yes and yes. ;) The latter situation is especially surreal when it happens.
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Re: Hijacked Starships

Post by adi » Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:38 am

brianmcfa wrote:Anyone had to battle their own hijacked ships? Anyone had to battle their own hijacked ships with ships you've hijacked yourself?
I see how this could happen, but not to me because i always sell the hijacked ships for scrap; they just ruin the feng shui of my fleet; and that's not good for morale. :wink:

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Re: Hijacked Starships

Post by brianmcfa » Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:28 pm

The real test is when you battle one on one with identical ships.

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