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Salvaging Wrecked Neutral Ships

Discussion in 'Survival' started by Snapper75, Feb 21, 2020.

  1. Snapper75 Trainee Engineer

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    Started a new solar system game, spawned on the moon, got my base going. Flying around looking for ores, I came across not one, but two wrecked ships owned by two different neutral factions. I don't want to lose faction standing with the owners by grinding them down, but I want to salvage the ships for the components that are laying in my back yard!

    Is there a way to release the ownership of those ships so I can salvage them? Playing vanilla survival.
     
  2. Calaban Junior Engineer

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    Unfortunately, taking a hand grinder to a block you clearly never owned= a crime.

    Fortunately, using a ship based grinder counts as legal salvage.
     
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  3. DCam2016 Trainee Engineer

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    That's handy to know :)
     
  4. Spaceman Spiff Senior Engineer

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    Pillage and plunder! That’s what all successful pirates do. Ya-a-a-a-a-a-r-r-r-r-r-r-r!!
     
  5. Stardriver907 Master Engineer

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    Arrr, truth be told, tis pillage be what makes a pirate. It be the act of taking booty by force. Ye be not much of a pirate by just askin' politely. Plunder be what happens when armies battle. The winnin' side picks over what's left, but that's not what the fight was about.

    Now there be no shame in fetching some loot durin' someone's else's fight when the opportunity presents itself, but the pickins' are much better when you can find a big, fat galleon filled to the gunnals with treasure all yours for the takin, and no one's left to tell.

    There'd be yer successful pirate, matey ;)
     
  6. Spaceman Spiff Senior Engineer

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    Ya-a-a-a-r-r-r-r-r! Shiver me timbers! I be corrected, I am. No plunder for me. Pillaging is what I do best. I be a lover, not a fighter.
     
  7. Stardriver907 Master Engineer

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    Avast, ye swab! If there be plunder for the takin' (and you can get away with it ;)) there's no profit in leavin' it for someone else. My druthers are the sooner the plunder site is abaft the port beam though, the better.
     
  8. Mollymawk Apprentice Engineer

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    If you use nanites, park next something neutral, set the nanites to only grind power blocks, tonnes of free fuel.. Once done, I've never really done it again though, it seemed to like a lazy exploit that left me with a dirty feeling.
     
  9. Calaban Junior Engineer

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  10. Spaceman Spiff Senior Engineer

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    But you got over that "dirty feeling" quickly I bet!
     
  11. Stardriver907 Master Engineer

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    For your listenin' pleasure, me whole crew gives a hearty recommendation for this little sea chanty by Greg Lake performed by Emerson, Lake and Palmer. Puts wind in my sails whenever I hear's it.

    Blow me down, but that's a pirate's anthem if there ever was one. Makes me want to grab a parrot and a swash buckle.

    (The lyrics are included. Me, I got the whole thing memorized. Fer reference ;))
     
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  12. SirConnery Apprentice Engineer

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    Remember that other faction ships may disappear with the trash collection so your best bet is to claim them for yourself before that happens.

    If you can find all the control blocks you can just "hack" those parts, and the ship will become yours. Remote Controllers, active programmable blocks and control seats is all you need. You'll lose a bit of reputation but not enough to make a difference.
     
  13. Sirhan Blixt Apprentice Engineer

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    Ugh. That's almost a pun.
     
  14. Spaceman Spiff Senior Engineer

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    I think that was punintentional.
     
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  15. Calaban Junior Engineer

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    If we're looking for pirate heavy metal amp obliterating music (and who isnt?)



    And if it didnt blow your socks off, your amps werent obliterated enough
     
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  16. Snapper75 Trainee Engineer

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    Wow, I didn't know that. Thanks for clearing that up for me!
     
  17. Soup Toaster Apprentice Engineer

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    Part of my new game strategy is (especially for a space start) making sure I get a small ship with a large container built as fast as I can so as soon as a neutral ship spawns I can go over and steal parts off it. You can lose 500 rep before they become an enemy, and you can grab a lot of components before you hit that limit. Military Escorts are great for that as you get 2 reactors, a gravity generator and a bunch of thruster components off one ship. I'm not sure if that's a cheap exploit on my behalf or if it falls under the ancient Maritime Code of "Everything's fair if nobodies lookin'."
     
  18. Spaceman Spiff Senior Engineer

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    Personally, I find Mining Carriages a much easier take than Military Escorts.
     
  19. Soup Toaster Apprentice Engineer

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    That's why you steal the parts off Neutral ships Spiff, they don't shoot at you at all unless you take too much. It's not so much theft as a kind donation to your latest effort to colonize the system. :)
     
  20. Spaceman Spiff Senior Engineer

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    Good point. I'd forgotten about that.
    --- Automerge ---
    I caught up with a Minelayer, ground out the entrance door, and hightailed it away from that hulk. A few seconds later it detonated it's booby-trap. Plunder, baby...lots and lots of plunder...enough to build a complete ship: two intact nuclear reactors, a small and large cargo container, two assemblers, nearly a dozen ion thrusters, lots and lots of heavy armor. What a haul!
     
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