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    [  X2: The Threat                  ]
    [  Ships and Stations Statistics   ]
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    [   By: Wai Yen Tang               ]
    [   Updated: September 3 2004      ]
    [   Version 1.1                    ]
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    Table of Contents
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    1) Introduction
    2) Ships statistics
    3) Stations statistics
    4) Ship Acquisition
    5) Ship equipment outline
    6) Commentaries
    7) Credits
    
    1) Introduction
    ---------------
    
    
    This document is created for my own personal purpose and to others in 
    determining which ships and stations to buy.
    
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    Note: I'm playing now X2 version 1.4 U.S. version, if you don't have it. 
    Please download it at its homepage at www.egosoft.com or www.enlight.com
    However, there are differences between version 1.3 and 1.4, mainly transports 
    ships stats.
    
    
    2) Ships Statistics
    -------------------
    
    These ships are expensive, that includes upgrading them to its full 
    potential, that is their speed, cargo space, steering, weapons, shields, 
    command softwares and accessories. It is wise to have some extra cash to 
    equip a ship to full readiness.
    
    In your hands, any ships would accomplish anything, just a matter of 
    difficulty and planning. In the hands of the computer, luck or greater 
    numbers must be at your side. 
    
    Assuming you have played the game, the weapons loadout should be familiar to 
    you and I'll just omit to add the legends(too lazy). Ships recommended are 
    merely suggestions and should not be viewed as an absolute rule.
    
    Warning: Changes by version 1.4 will be marked by asterisks '*'.
    
    M5-class ships: These ships are fast and highly manoeuvrable. They are ideal 
    for explorations only. They are useless in combat against anyone, even 
    pirates. So, don't waste your money on them and spend your money instead on 
    M4 and M3-class ships. They are very useful for courier missions in which 
    requires rapid delivery of goods.
    
    Argon Discoverer
    ----------------
    
    Speed: 81 (490)
    Acceleration: 11 m/s
    Steering: 25.00 (150.00)
    Cargo:(small) 10 (50)
    Power Generation: 100 MW
    Missiles: Wasp missiles
    Shields: 3*1MW
    Weapons: Alpha to Gamma IRE (2 forward mounts)
    
    Boron Octopus
    -------------
    
    Speed: 270 (540)
    Acceleration: 184 m/s
    Steering: 170.49 (681.99)
    Cargo: (small) 5 (15)
    Power Generation: 100 MW
    Missiles: Wasp
    Shields: 2*1 MW
    Weapons: (3 Forward Mounts) Alpha to Beta IRE
    
    Teladi Harrier
    --------------
    
    Speed: 174 (349)
    Acceleration: 60 m/s
    Steering: 44.99 (89.99)
    Cargo: (small) 19 (104)
    Power Generation: 150 MW
    Missiles: Wasp
    Shields: 1*5 MW
    Weapons: (2 Forward Mounts) Alpha to Gamma IRE, Alpha PAC
    
    Split Jaguar
    ------------
    
    Speed: 135 (540)
    Acceleration: 45 m/s
    Steering: 41.99 (117.59)
    Cargo: (small) 10 (30)
    Power Generation: 100 MW
    Missiles: Wasp
    Shields: 2*1 MW
    Weapons: (2 Forward Mounts) Alpha to Gamma IRE, Alpha PAC
    
    Paranid Pegasus
    ---------------
    
    Speed: 252 (1009)
    Acceleration: 45 m/s
    Steering: 100.00 (200.00)
    Cargo: (small) 5 (10)
    Power Generation: 50 MW
    Missiles: Wasp
    Shields: 3*1 MW
    Weapons: (2 Forward mounts) Alpha to Beta IRE
    
    
    Recommended ship: The Argon Discoverer. Because it's well-balanced like the 
    manual said. You did read the manual did you? The discoverer is good for 
    several reasons for exploration and self-defence, the Paranid Pegasus however 
    is the best ship in courier missions in part of being the fastest ship in the 
    game.
    
    
    M4-class ships: Now that's a better ship than those puny M5s. Armed with PAC 
    guns and better missiles. You can kick some pirates' ass and steal their 
    ships. But they are vulnerable to the Khaaks' ships and ships higher than M4. 
    A single Hornet missile can destroy an M4, be careful when fighting TS-class 
    pirate ships. Ideal for group defence.
    
    Argon Buster
    ------------
    
    Speed: 55 (176)
    Acceleration: 8 m/s
    Steering: 16.49 (74.24)
    Cargo: (medium) 23 (108)
    Power Generation: 100 MW
    Missiles: Silkworm
    Shields: 3*5 MW
    Weapons: (2 Forward Mounts) Alpha to Gamma IRE, Alpha to Gamma PAC and Mass 
    Driver
    
    Boron Mako
    ----------
    
    Speed: 70 (245)
    Acceleration: 10 m/s
    Steering: 50.00 (110.00)
    Cargo: (medium) 28 (108)
    Power Generation: 150 MW
    Missiles: Silkworm
    Shields: 2*5 MW
    Weapons: (2 forward mounts) Alpha to Gamma IRE and PAC, Ion disruptor
    
    
    Teladi Buzzard
    --------------
    
    Speed: 69 (181)
    Acceleration: 45 m/s
    Steering: 44.49 (116.99)
    Cargo:(medium) 35 (140)
    Power Generation: 150 MW
    Missiles: Dragonfly
    Shields: 3*5 MW
    Weapons: (2 Forward mounts) Alpha to Gamma IRE and PAC
    
    Split Scorpion
    --------------
    
    Speed: 109 (329)
    Acceleration: 15 m/s
    Steering: 59.99 (239.99)
    Cargo: (medium) 38 (108)
    Power Generation: 100 MW
    Missiles: Dragonfly
    Shields: 1*5 MW
    Weapons: (2 forward mounts) Alpha to Gamma IRE and PAC. Alpha HEPT and Mass 
    driver.
    
    Paranid Pericles
    ----------------
    
    Speed: 74 (209)
    Acceleration: 12 m/s
    Steering: 19.99 (65.99)
    Cargo: (medium) 30 (110)
    Power Generation: 150 MW
    Missiles: Silkworm
    Shields: 3*5 MW
    Weapons: (2 forward mounts) Alpha to Gamma IRE and PAC, Alpha PSG.
    
    Recommended ship: Paranid Pericles. It is fast, equally powerful among in its 
    class. Except the Split Scorpion, but its weak shields is what makes it 
    undesirable. You don't want to throw away your money on short-lived fighters.
    
    
    M3-class ships: Major kickass ships. Your main battle fighter. Armed with 
    HEPT guns and Hornet missiles, there is no worries for Khaaks' ships and much 
    less about pirates. Slow and less manoeuvrable than M4s, but who cares when 
    you have a gun that shoots green death rays. Your chances of survival are 
    considerably raised with them. Ideal offensive ship.
    
    Argon Nova
    ----------
    
    Speed: 65 (163)
    Acceleration: 12 m/s
    Steering: 19.99 (99.99)
    Cargo: (large) 86 (236)
    Power Generation: 150 MW
    Missiles: Hornet Missiles
    Shields: 3* 25 MW
    Weapons: (2 forward Mounts) Alpha IRE, Alpha to Beta PAC, Alpha to Beta HEPT, 
    Mass driver and Ion disruptor
    (Rear turret) Alpha to Gamma IRE and PAC, and Mass driver
    
    Boron Barracuda
    ---------------
    
    Speed: 60 (204)
    Acceleration: 9 m/s
    Steering: 19.99 (79.99)
    Cargo: (medium) 63 (208)
    Power Generation: 250 MW
    Missiles: Hornet
    Shields: 2*25 MW
    Weapons: (2 forward mounts) Alpha to Gamma IRE and PAC. Alpha to Beta HEPT. 
    and Ion disruptor.
    
    Teladi Falcon
    -------------
    
    Speed: 71 (315)
    Acceleration: 7 m/s
    Steering: 22.49 (101.24)
    Cargo: (large) 53 (283)
    Power Generation: 150 MW
    Missiles: Hornet
    Shields: 3*25 MW
    Weapons: (2 forward mounts) Alpha to Gamma IRE and PAC. Alpha HEPT. Alpha 
    PSG. Ion disruptor.
    
    Split Mamba
    -----------
    
    Speed: 114 (286)
    Acceleration: 11 m/s
    Steering: 25.00 (100.00)
    Cargo: (large) 84 (224)
    Power Generation: 200 MW
    Missiles: Silkworm
    Shields: 1*25 MW
    Weapons: (2 forward mounts) Alpha to Gamma IRE and PAC. Alpha to Beta HEPT. 
    Mass Driver
    
    Paranid Perseus
    ---------------
    
    Speed: 105 (210)
    Acceleration: 15 m/s
    Steering: 20.49 (75.84)
    Cargo: (medium) 60 (76)
    Power Generation: 200 MW
    Missiles: Hornet
    Shields: 3*25 MW
    Weapons: (3 forward mounts) Alpha to Gamma IRE and PAC. Alpha HEPT. Alpha to 
    Beta PSG.
    
    Recommended ship: The Argon Nova, justified by its rear turret for shooting 
    down missiles and again balanced stats.
    
    M2-class ships: Capital ships. Expensive, slow, and I haven't bought 
    one yet. Weapons not included.
    
    Argon Titan
    -----------
    
    Speed: 135 (175)
    Acceleration: 6 m/s
    Steering: 0.99 (3.99)
    Cargo: (Extra Large) 3500 (3500)
    Power Generation: 10,000 MW
    Ship Bay: 4 ships
    Missiles: Hornet 
    Shields: 5*125 MW
    Weapons: (Front Turret (3)) Gamma IRE, Beta to Gamma PAC, Alpha to Gamma PPC, 
    Mass Driver and Ion Disruptor
    (Right (3) and Left turrets (3)) Beta to Gamma HEPT, Alpha to Gamma PPC, Mass 
    driver and Ion Disruptor
    (Back turret(3)) Alpha to Gamma IRE PAC and HEPT, Alpha PSG, Alpha PPC, Mass 
    driver and Ion Disruptor
    (up (3) and Down turrets (3)) Gamma IRE, Gamma PAC, Beta and Gamma HEPT, 
    Alpha to Beta PPC and Ion Disruptor
    
    
    Boron Ray
    ---------
    
    Speed: 180 (234)
    Acceleration: 15 m/s
    Steering: 0.99 (2.99)
    Cargo: (Extra Large) 2500 (2500)
    Power Generation: 10,000 MW
    Ship Bay: 5 ships 
    Missiles: Hornet 
    Shields: 5*125 MW
    Weapons: (Front turret (3)) Gamma IRE, Beta to Gamma PAC, Alpha to Gamma PPC, 
    and Ion Disruptor
    (Right (3) and Left turrets (3)) Beta to Gamma HEPT, Alpha to Gamma PPC, and 
    Ion Disruptor
    (Back turret(3)) Alpha to Gamma IRE PAC and HEPT, Alpha PSG, Alpha PPC and 
    Ion Disruptor
    (up (3) and Down turrets (3)) Gamma IRE, Gamma PAC, Beta and Gamma HEPT, 
    Alpha to Beta PPC and Ion disruptor
    
    Teladi Phoenix
    --------------
    
    Speed: 90 (153)
    Acceleration: 14 m/s
    Steering: 1.74 (4.37)
    Cargo: (Extra Large) 5000
    Power Generation: 10,000 MW 
    Ship Bay: 5 ships
    Missiles: Hornet
    Shields: 6*125 MW
    Weapons:(Front turret (3)) Gamma IRE, Beta to Gamma PAC, and Alpha to Gamma 
    PPC
    (Right (3) and Left turrets (3)) Beta to Gamma HEPT, Alpha to Gamma PPC
    (Back turret(3)) Alpha to Gamma IRE PAC and HEPT, and Alpha PPC
    (up (3) and Down turrets (3)) Gamma IRE, Gamma PAC, Beta and Gamma HEPT, 
    Alpha to Beta PPC
    
    
    Split Python
    ------------
    
    Speed: 225 (292)
    Acceleration: 13 m/s
    Steering: 0.95 (2.85)
    Cargo: (Extra Large) 3500
    Power Generation: 10,000 MW
    Ship Bay: 1 ship 
    Missiles: Hornet
    Shields: 4*125 MW
    Weapons:(Front turret (3)) Gamma IRE, Beta to Gamma PAC, Alpha to Gamma PPC, 
    and Mass Driver
    (Right (3) and Left turrets (3)) Beta to Gamma HEPT, Alpha to Gamma PPC, and 
    Mass Driver
    (Back turret(3)) Alpha to Gamma IRE PAC and HEPT, Alpha PPC and Mass Driver
    (up (3) and Down turrets (3)) Gamma IRE, Gamma PAC, Beta and Gamma HEPT, 
    Alpha to Beta PPC and Mass Driver
    
    
    Paranid Odysseus
    ----------------
    
    Speed: 150 (225)
    Acceleration: 23 m/s
    Steering: 0.99 (3.69)
    Cargo: (Extra Large) 3000
    Power Generation: 10,000 MW
    Ship Bay: 4 ships
    Missiles: Hornet
    Shields: 5*125 MW
    Weapons: (Front turret (3)) Gamma IRE, Beta to Gamma PAC, Beta To Gamma PSG, 
    and Alpha to Gamma PPC
    (Right (3) and Left turrets (3)) Beta to Gamma HEPT, Beta to Gamma PSG, and 
    Alpha to Gamma PPC
    (Back turret(3)) Alpha to Gamma IRE PAC and HEPT, Alpha to Beta PSG, Alpha 
    PPC
    (up (3) and Down turrets (3)) Gamma IRE, Gamma PAC, Beta and Gamma HEPT, 
    Alpha to Beta PSG, and Alpha to Beta PPC
    
    
    Recommended ship: Paranid Odysseus, when it comes to military strength. The 
    Paranid have what it takes to put up a good fight. But this is in theory, I 
    haven't got a destroyer yet.
    
    
    M1-class ships: These ships are your carriers. However, they don't have much 
    firepower of a destroyer and is relied on its fighter escorts. Weapons not 
    included.
    
    Argon Colossus
    --------------
    
    Speed: 108 (162)
    Acceleration: 8 m/s
    Steering: 0.99 (3.99)
    Cargo: (Extra Large) 2900
    Power Generation: 10,000 MW
    Ship Bay: 130 ships
    Missiles: Hornet
    Shields: 6*125 MW
    Weapons: (Front Turret (1)) Gamma IRE, Beta to Gamma PAC, Alpha to Gamma PPC, 
    Mass Driver and Ion Disruptor
    (Right (1) and Left Turret (1)) Beta to Gamma HEPT, Alpha to Gamma PPC, Mass 
    Driver and Ion Disruptor
    (Back Turret (1)) Alpha to Gamma IRE PAC and HEPT, Alpha PSG, Alpha PPC, and 
    Mass Driver
    (Up and Down turret (1)) Gamma IRE, Gamma PAC, Beta to Gamma HEPT, Alpha PSG, 
    Alpha to Beta PPC, and Mass Driver
    
    Boron Shark
    -----------
    
    Speed: 117 (199)
    Acceleration: 13 m/s
    Steering: 0.99 (2.99)
    Cargo: (Extra Large) 2900 (2900)
    Power Generation: 10,000 MW
    Ship Bay: 100 ships
    Missiles: Hornet
    Shields: 6*125 MW
    Weapons:(Front Turret (1)) Alpha IRE, Beta to Gamma PAC, Alpha to Gamma PPC, 
    and Ion Disruptor
    (Right (1) and Left Turret (1)) Beta to Gamma HEPT, Alpha to Gamma PPC, and 
    Ion Disruptor
    (Back Turret (1)) Alpha to Gamma IRE PAC and HEPT, Alpha PSG, Alpha PPC, and 
    Ion Disruptor
    (Up and Down turret (1)) Gamma IRE, Gamma PAC, Beta to Gamma HEPT, Beta to 
    Gamma PPC, and Ion Disruptor
    
    Teladi Condor
    -------------
    
    Speed: 90 (126)
    Acceleration: 4 m/s
    Steering: 2.99 (7.49)
    Cargo: (Extra Large) 6900
    Power Generation: 10,000 MW 
    Ship Bay: 60 ships
    Missiles: Hornet
    Shields: 7*125 MW
    Weapons:(Front Turret (1)) Gamma IRE, Beta to Gamma PAC, and Alpha to Gamma 
    PPC
    (Right (1) and Left Turret (1)) Beta to Gamma HEPT, and Alpha to Gamma PPC
    (Back Turret (1)) Alpha to Gamma IRE PAC and HEPT, and Alpha PPC
    (Up (1) and Down turret (1)) Gamma IRE, Gamma PAC, Beta to Gamma HEPT, Alpha 
    to Beta PPC
    
    Split Raptor
    ------------
    
    Speed: 135 (243)
    Acceleration: 7 m/s
    Steering: 1.45 (4.35)
    Cargo: (Extra Large) 2900
    Power Generation: 10,000 MW
    Ship Bay: 150 Ships
    Missiles: Hornet
    Shields: 5*125 MW
    Weapons:(Front Turret (1)) Gamma IRE, Beta to Gamma PAC, Alpha to Gamma PPC, 
    and Mass Driver
    (Right (1) and Left Turret (1)) Beta to Gamma HEPT, Alpha to Gamma PPC, and 
    Mass Driver
    (Back Turret (1)) Alpha to Gamma IRE PAC and HEPT, Alpha PPC, and Mass Driver
    (Up (1) and Down turret (1)) Gamma IRE, Gamma PAC, Beta to Gamma HEPT, Beta 
    to Gamma PPC, and Mass Driver
    
    Paranid Zeus
    ------------
    
    Speed: 121 (194)
    Acceleration: 5 m/s
    Steering: 1.49 (5.54)
    Cargo: (Extra Large) 3900
    Power Generation: 10,000 MW
    Ship Bay: 81 Ships 
    Missiles: Hornet
    Shields: 6*125 MW
    Weapons:(Front Turret (1)) Gamma IRE, Beta to Gamma PAC, Beta to Gamma PSG, 
    and Alpha to Gamma PPC
    (Right and Left Turret (1)) Beta to Gamma HEPT, Beta to Gamma PSG, and Alpha 
    to Gamma PPC
    (Back Turret (1)) Alpha to Gamma IRE PAC and HEPT, Alpha to Beta PSG, Alpha 
    PPC
    (Up (1) and Down turret (1)) Gamma IRE, Gamma PAC, Beta to Gamma HEPT, Alpha 
    to Beta PSG, Alpha to Beta PPC
    
    
    Recommended ship: The Paranid Zeus is highly recommended for a good balance 
    of speed and defences. Equipped with PSG guns to defend against enemy 
    fighters and missiles. The Zeus can handle by itself and may stand against 
    other capital ships. But this is in theory, I haven't got a carrier yet.
    
    
    M0-class ships: Battleships, never seen one. Probably never will. If there's 
    any sighting please inform me and provide information to the e-mail I 
    provided earlier.
    
    
    M6-class ships: Corvettes. You'll get to try a Boron Hydra for a mission, but 
    only once.  These are fast capital ships because you can equip it with 
    everything you need for exploration and carries your scout ship around. Just 
    like in Star Trek, you send a shuttle to dock with a station while the 
    Enterprise orbits the planet or station. These ships are deadly because of 
    their armaments and its turrets, which helps in destroying Khaak swarms and 
    any stations in no time. Best capital ship for your corporate security.
    Weapons not included.
    
    Argon Centaur
    -------------
    
    Speed: 90 (207)
    Acceleration: 12 m/s
    Steering: 5.24 (10.49)
    Cargo: (Extra large) 750 (1250)
    Power Generation: 900 MW
    Ship Bay: 1 scout
    Missiles: Hornet
    Shields: 2*125 MW
    Weapons: (2 forward mounts) Alpha to Gamma HEPT and Mass driver
    (Turrets up(2) and down(2)) Alpha to Gamma IRE, Beta to Gamma PAC, Alpha to 
    Beta HEPT, Mass driver
    
    Boron Hydra
    -----------
    
    Speed: 94 (302)
    Acceleration: 18 m/s
    Steering: 2.99 (5.99)
    Cargo: (Extra large) 500 (1500)
    Power Generation: 900 MW
    Ship Bay: 1 scout
    Missiles: Hornet
    Shields: 2*125 MW
    Weapons: (1 Forward Mount) Alpha to Gamma HEPT, and Ion Disruptor
    (Turret Back (1)) Beta to Gamma IRE, Beta to Gamma PAC, Alpha to Beta HEPT, 
    and Alpha PSG
    
    Teladi Osprey
    -------------
    
    Speed: 85 (171)
    Acceleration: 15 m/s
    Steering: 7.24 (14.49)
    Cargo: (Extra Large) 500 (1500)
    Power Generation: 1000 MW
    Ship Bay: 1 scout
    Missiles: Hornet
    Shields: 3*125 MW
    Weapons: (2 Forward Mounts) Gamma IRE, Gamma PAC, Alpha to Gamma HEPT, Alpha 
    to Beta PSG
    (Turret Up (1) and Down (1)) Beta to Gamma IRE, Beta to Gamma PAC, and Beta 
    to Gamma HEPT
    (Turret back (1)) Beta to Gamma IRE, Beta to Gamma PAC, Alpha to Beta PSG
    
    Split Dragon
    ------------
    
    Speed: 135 (324)
    Acceleration: 24 m/s
    Steering: 6.49 (17.54)
    Cargo: (Extra large) 475 (875)
    Power Generation: 1000 MW
    Ship Bay: 1 scout
    Missiles: Hornet
    Shields: 1*125 MW
    Weapons: (1 Forward Mount) Alpha to Gamma HEPT, Alpha PPC, and Mass Driver
    (Turret Up (2) and Down (2)) Beta to Gamma IRE, Beta to Gamma PAC, Alpha to 
    Gamma HEPT, and Mass Driver
    
    Paranid Nemesis
    ---------------
    
    Speed: 100 (260)
    Acceleration: 17 m/s
    Steering: 3.49 (11.89)
    Cargo: (Extra Large) 191 (413)
    Power Generation: 1000 MW
    Ship Bay: 1 scout
    Missiles: Hornet
    Shields: 2*125 MW
    Weapons: (1 Forward Mount) Alpha to Gamma HEPT and PSG
    (Turret Up (1)) Beta to Gamma IRE, Beta to Gamma PAC, Alpha to Beta HEPT, 
    Alpha to Beta PSG
    (Turret Back (1)) Beta to Gamma IRE, Beta To Gamma PAC, Alpha to Beta HEPT, 
    Alpha to Beta PSG
    
    Recommended ship: Split Dragon, a fast and most manoeuvrable corvette, 
    equipped with Gamma HEPT turrets up and down. It has enough space for 
    anything and enough energy cells to jump to the farthest point of the 
    universe and back.
    
    
    Transports
    ----------
    
    Transports are your lifeline and are essential in creating your financial 
    empire. There are two types of transports that you will consider, the TS-
    class and TP-class ships.
    
    TS-class ships: Bulky and slow freighters. Cost a lot to upgrade to their 
    full cargo space potential, so keep a lot of money if you want a fully 
    prepared freighter. Recommendations for starters are always upgrade their 
    speed to maximum and keep them in safe territories. Weapons and shields 
    matter little and should kept at a minimum standard at your discretion. I 
    equip my ships with some IRE guns and a 5MW shield. But, upgrade your fleet 
    if you can afford the loss in cargo space. SPEED and CARGO SPACE is what 
    matters in economics. The bigger the cargo space, the further away you can 
    trade while keeping the stations operational. The faster the ship, the faster 
    you get to good opportunities because prices change and a slow fat ship can 
    miss that opportunity.
    
    Argon Mercury
    -------------
    
    Speed: 50 (130) *(150)
    Acceleration: 12 m/s
    Steering: 5.99 (23.99)
    Cargo: (Extra Large) 500 (1500) *900 (1800)
    Power Generation: 500 MW
    Missiles: Mosquito
    Shields: 3*25 MW
    Weapons: (Turret Back (1)) Alpha to Gamma IRE, Alpha PAC, Alpha PSG, and Ion 
    Disruptor
    
    Boron Dolphin
    -------------
    
    Speed: 46 (102) *(120)
    Acceleration: 3 m/s
    Steering: 2.49 (7.49)
    Cargo: (Extra Large) 1500 (3000) *2000
    Power Generation: 100 MW
    Missiles: Mosquito 
    Shields: 3*25 MW
    Weapons: (Turret Back (1)) Alpha to Gamma IRE, Alpha PSG, and Ion Disruptor
    
    Teladi Vulture
    --------------
    
    Speed: 49 (123)
    Acceleration: 3 m/s
    Steering: 4.49 (8.99)
    Cargo: (Extra Large) 800 (2000) *1600 (2500)
    Power Generation: 100 MW
    Missiles: Mosquito
    Shields: 2*25 MW
    Weapons: (Turret Back (1)) Alpha to Gamma IRE, Alpha PSG, Mobile Drilling 
    System
    
    Split Caiman
    ------------
    
    Speed: 75 (158) *(189)
    Acceleration: 4 m/s
    Steering: 6.49 (11.69)
    Cargo: (Extra Large) 300 (1300) *600 (1500)
    Power Generation: 200 MW
    Missiles: Mosquito
    Shields: 2*25 MW
    Weapons: (1 Forward Mount) Alpha to Gamma IRE
    (Turret Back (1)) Alpha IRE, Alpha to Gamma PAC, Mass Driver, Mobile Drilling 
    system and Ion Disruptor
    
    Paranid Demeter
    ---------------
    
    Speed: 58 (117) *(175)
    Acceleration: 3 m/s
    Steering: 5.99 (17.99)
    Cargo:(Extra large) 666 (1500) *999 (1665)
    Power Generation: 200 MW
    Missiles: Mosquito
    Shields: 3*25 MW
    Weapons: (1 Forward Mount) Alpha to Gamma IRE, Alpha PSG, and Mobile Drilling 
    System
    (Turret Back (1)) Alpha to Gamma IRE, Gamma PAC, Alpha PSG, and Mobile 
    Drilling 
    System
    
    Recommended ship: Teladi Vulture. Good balance between speed and cargo space. 
    With 1.4, The Boron Dolphin is now a more viable choice.
    
    
    TP-class ships: Useless in its intended role as personnel transports. It is 
    because YOU transport people when you take a mission displayed in bulletin 
    boards and it's boring ferrying around people. No, there is no transportation 
    industry as far as I know, meaning there is no airline industry. If you want 
    to transport people,Go play Railroad Tycoon. But it has some use as a fast 
    cargo ship. I have found use in them for transporting expensive cargo to or 
    from locations far, far away. That is according to my speed and cargo space 
    doctrine. A side note is that you cannot expand their cargo space. You don't 
    see them anywhere in the universe, what a waste of a class ship.
    
    In 1.4, you see them with passengers. But, there are still no airline business.
    
    Argon Express
    -------------
    
    Speed: 120 (216)
    Acceleration: 10 m/s
    Steering: 11.99 (23.99)
    Cargo: (Large) 750
    Power Generation: 250 MW
    Missiles: Mosquito
    Shields: 3*25 MW
    Weapons: (Turret Back (1)) Alpha to Gamma IRE, Alpha to Beta PAC, Alpha PSG
    
    Boron Manta
    -----------
    
    Speed: 72 (216)
    Acceleration: 5 m/s
    Steering: 5.49 (10.99)
    Cargo: (Extra Large) 1000 *(large)
    Power Generation: 200 MW
    Missiles: Mosquito
    Shields: 2*25 MW
    Weapons: (Turret Back (1)) Alpha to Gamma IRE, Alpha to Beta PAC, and Ion 
    Disruptor
    
    Teladi Toucan
    -------------
    
    Speed: 90 (180)
    Acceleration: 13 m/s
    Steering: 8.99 (17.99)
    Cargo: (Extra Large) 900 *(large)
    Power Generation: 100 MW
    Missiles: Mosquito
    Shields: 3*25 MW
    Weapons: (Turret Back (1)) Alpha to Gamma IRE, Alpha to Beta PAC, Alpha PSG
    
    Split Iguana
    ------------
    
    Speed: 162 (308)
    Acceleration: 8 m/s
    Steering: 7.99 (15.99)
    Cargo: (Large) 450
    Power Generation: 200 MW
    Missiles: Mosquito
    Shields: 2*25 MW
    Weapons: (3 Forward Mounts) Alpha to Beta IRE, Alpha to Gamma PAC, and Ion 
    Disruptor
    (Turret Back (1)) Alpha to Beta IRE, Alpha to Gamma PAC, and Ion Disruptor
    
    Paranid Hermes
    --------------
    
    Speed: 67 (250)
    Acceleration: 9 m/s
    Steering: 17.99 (66.59)
    Cargo: (Large) 697
    Power Generation: 250 MW
    Missiles: Mosquito
    Shields: 3*25 MW
    Weapons: (Turret Back (1)) Alpha to Beta IRE, Alpha to Gamma PAC, Ion 
    Disruptor
    
    
    Recommended ship: Boron Manta. Fast as an Argon Express and hold more cargo, 
    therefore more passengers. Weapons and shields matter little, since it can 
    outrun heavy ships.
    
    
    TL-class ships: Mobile construction ships, except you need buy stations from 
    shipyards in order to build them. Expensive and utterly useless. You can hire 
    a TL for less than the amount you buy it and you would use TL rarely and for 
    the sole purpose of station construction. For military use, it has probably 
    the merit of being fast, but loses in a fight against capital ships or heavy 
    fighters.
    
    Argon Mammoth
    -------------
    
    Speed: 112 (225)
    Acceleration: 6 m/s
    Steering: 0.80 (2.00)
    Cargo: (Station) 21000
    Power Generation: 1000 MW
    Missiles: Hornet
    Ship Bay: 12 ships
    Shields: 5*125 MW
    Weapons: (Front Turret (1)) Alpha to Gamma IRE PAC and HEPT and Mobile 
    Drilling System
    (Left and Right Turret (1)) Alpha to Gamma IRE PAC and HEPT
    (Back Turret (1)) Alpha to Gamma IRE PAC, Alpha to Beta HEPT
    
    Boron Orca
    ----------
    
    Speed: 112 (247)
    Acceleration: 13 m/s
    Steering: 0.64 (1.61)
    Cargo: (Station) 17000
    Power Generation: 1000 MW
    Missiles: Hornet
    Ship Bay: 10 ships
    Shields: 5*125 MW
    Weapons: (Front Turret (3)) Alpha to Gamma IRE PAC and HEPT, Mobile Drilling 
    System
    (Left (1) and Right Turret (1)) Alpha to Gamma IRE PAC and HEPT
    
    Teladi Albatross
    ----------------
    
    Speed: 58 (234)
    Acceleration: 7 m/s
    Steering: 0.74 (1.86)
    Cargo: (Station) 14000
    Power Generation: 1000 MW
    Missiles: Hornet
    Ship Bay: 10 ships
    Shields: 6*125 MW
    Weapons: (Front Turret (3)) Alpha to Gamma IRE PAC and HEPT, Alpha to Beta 
    PSG, Mobile Drilling System
    (Left (1) and Right Turret (1)) Alpha to Gamma IRE PAC and HEPT, Alpha PSG
    
    
    Split Elephant
    --------------
    
    Speed: 57 (303)
    Acceleration: 7 m/s
    Steering: 0.32 (1.70)
    Cargo: (station) 11000
    Power Generation: 1000 MW
    Missiles: Hornet
    Ship Bay: 30 ships
    Shields: 5*125 MW
    Weapons: (Front Turret (1)) Alpha to Gamma IRE PAC and HEPT, Mobile Drilling 
    System and Ion Disruptor
    (Back Turret (1)) Alpha to Gamma IRE PAC, Alpha to Beta HEPT, Ion Disruptor
    
    Paranid Hercules
    ----------------
    
    Speed: 56 (227)
    Acceleration: 6 m/s
    Steering: 0.64 (1.61)
    Cargo: (Station) 13000
    Power Generation: 1000 MW
    Missiles: Hornet
    Ship Bay: 27 ships
    Shields: 1*125 MW
    Weapons: (Front Turret 1)) Alpha to Gamma IRE PAC and HEPT, Mobile Drilling 
    System
    (Left (1) and Right Turret (1)) Alpha to Gamma IRE PAC and HEPT
    
    
    Recommended ship: You're buying one? I'm just going pick the ship that has a 
    lot of space. The Argon Mammoth would be the choice. But this is in theory, 
    don't have a TL yet.
    
    
    Pirate Ships
    ------------
    
    There are only 4 types of pirate ships found in X2.
    
    These ships can be acquired by shooting at them and getting their pilots 
    ejected from their cockpit. Of course, the reasons are that they lost 
    firepower, or defenses to fight you. But, most of them blow up pretty nice.
    
    M5: Mandalay
    ------------
    
    Speed: ??? (260)
    Acceleration: 27 m/s
    Steering: ??? (75.74)
    Cargo: (small) ?? (90)
    Power Generation: 50 MW
    Missiles: Wasp
    Shields: 4*1MW
    Weapons: (2 Forward Mounts) Alpha to Beta IRE and PAC, Alpha PSG
    
    M4: Bayamon
    -----------
    
    Speed: ??? (206)
    Acceleration: 8 m/s
    Steering: ??? (134.99)
    Cargo: (medium) ?? (158)
    Power Generation: 50 MW
    Missiles: Silkworm
    Shields: 2*5MW
    Weapons: (4 Forward Mounts) Alpha to Gamma IRE, Alpha to Beta PAC, Alpha PSG, 
    Ion Disruptor
    
    M3: Orinoco
    -----------
    
    Speed: ??? (174)
    Acceleration: 7 m/s
    Steering: ??? (68.99)
    Cargo: (Large) ??? (374)
    Power Generation: 100 MW
    Missiles: Silkworm
    Shields: 2*25 MW
    Weapons: (2 Forward Mounts) Alpha to Gamma IRE and PAC, Alpha HEPT, Alpha to 
    Beta PSG, Ion Disruptor 
    
    TS: Pirate Ship
    ---------------
    
    Speed: ??? (168)
    Acceleration: 4 m/s
    Steering: ??? (14.99)
    Cargo: (Extra Large) ??? (800) *(1000)
    Power Generation: 200 MW
    Missiles: Mosquito
    Shields: 1*25 MW
    Weapons: (1 Forward Mount) Alpha to Gamma IRE and PAC, Alpha to Beta HEPT, 
    Alpha to Beta PSG, Ion Disruptor
    (Turret Back (1)) Alpha to Beta PAC and PSG, Ion Disruptor
    
    Recommended ship: The Orinoco, you're going to need a lot of protection and 
    firepower. But, why fly something you beaten?
    
    Xenon Ships
    -----------
    
    Xenon ships are pilotable ships, but difficult to obtain. Because unlike 
    pirates who tell you they'll eject from their ship, giving you a pause from 
    firing. You might accidentally destroy a ship that could be yours.
    
    Note: You can fight Xenon ships from their sectors and its neighbour or from 
    missions involving them. It may be possible to capture their capital ships, 
    but this has not been confirmed. Until then, it is not included in this list.
    
    M5: Xenon N
    -----------
    
    Speed: ??? (464)
    Acceleration: 16 m/s
    Steering: ??? (301.98)
    Cargo: (Small) ??? (62)
    Power Generation: 100 MW
    Missiles: Wasp
    Shields: 1*5 MW
    Weapons: (2 Forward Mounts) Alpha to Gamma IRE
    
    
    M4: Xenon M
    -----------
    
    Speed: ??? (229)
    Acceleration: 13 m/s
    Steering: ??? (229.72)
    Cargo: (small) 114
    Power Generation: 150 MW
    Missiles: Silkworm
    Shields: 4*5 MW
    Weapons: (2 Forward Mounts) Alpha to Gamma IRE and PAC
    
    
    M3: Xenon L
    -----------
    
    Speed: ??? (159)
    Acceleration: 11 m/s
    Steering: ??? (181.99)
    Cargo: (Large) ??? (234)
    Power Generation: 200 MW
    Missiles: Hornet
    Shields: 3*25 MW
    Weapons: (2 Forward Mounts) Alpha to Beta IRE and PAC, Alpha HEPT
    
    
    Unknown Enemy Ships Aka Khaak
    -----------------------------
    
    Thanks to Rain, I have expanded the list to include these annoying purple 
    ships. Now to read his exploits, go to the ships acquisition section. They are 
    nigh impossible to capture, be careful. In order to obtain these information, 
    you need to be at least an Argon Hero, or Boron Kings Knight, or Teladi Company 
    Shareholder, or Split honoured Friend of Rhonkar, or higher than Paranid Friend
    of Priest King.
    
    M5: Khaak Scout
    ---------------
    
    Speed: ??? (569)
    Acceleration: 38 m/s
    Steering: ??? (157.48)
    Cargo: (small) ??? (27)
    Power Generation: 100 MW
    Missiles: Sting
    Shields: 3*1 MW
    Weapons: (1 Forward Mount) Alpha Kyon Emitter
    
    M4: Khaak Interceptor
    ---------------------
    
    Speed: ??? (310)
    Acceleration: 20 m/s
    Steering: ??? (104.99)
    Cargo: (small) ??? (78)
    Power Generation: 100 MW
    Missiles: Needle
    Shields: 2*5 MW
    Weapons: (2 Forward mounts) Alpha Kyon Emitter
    
    M3: Khaak Fighter
    -----------------
    
    Speed: ??? (198)
    Acceleration: 17 m/s
    Steering: ??? (104.99)
    Cargo: (medium) ??? (150)
    Power Generation: 200 MW
    Missiles: Thorn
    Shields: 3*25 MW
    Weapons: (3 Forward mounts) Alpha to Beta Kyon Emitter
    
    Other Ships
    -----------
    
    These ships are not under your direct control, aside from the goner ship. 
    Although, never attempted to capture a Goner ship. According to Rain, you can 
    capture a goner ship without any loss in reputation.
    
    Warning: The lasertower fires at any hostile ships, including pirates. It is 
    unfortunate for those who want to do business with the pirates by selling 
    illegal products and protecting its stations from them.
    
    Goner Ship
    ----------
    
    Speed: ??? (216)
    Acceleration: 3 m/s
    Steering: ??? (119.99)
    Cargo: (Large) ??? (430)
    Power Generation: 100 MW
    Missiles: Silkworm
    Shields: 3*25 MW
    Weapons: None
    
    Lasertower
    ----------
    
    Speed: 0
    Acceleration: 0 m/s
    Steering: ??? (5.99)
    Cargo: (Extra Large) 50
    Power Generation: 1000 MW
    Missiles: none
    Shields: 1*25 MW
    Weapons: 1 Laser Tower Weapon
    
    Fighter Drone
    -------------
    
    Speed: ??? (405)
    Acceleration: 225 m/s
    Steering: ??? (5.99)
    Cargo: (small) 2
    Power Generation: 100 MW
    Missiles: None
    Shields: None
    Weapons: (1 Forward Mount) Alpha IRE
    
    UFO
    ---
    
    Statistics unknown
    
    Speed (observed): ~450
    
    They looked like UFOs from TV. They're probably Easter eggs, as they are 
    elusive and fast. No rewards comes from destroying them as far I know. Keep 
    your eyes peeled for them anyway.
    
    3) Stations Statistics
    ----------------------
    
    Stations are what provides money and a home. Except they don't repair any 
    ship damages or hold any of your loot, which is a shame. I wish I could build 
    a home base, like owning my starbase. Stations have heavy shields 
    and strong hull, but unarmed so stay close or assign defense ships to your 
    stations. Anyway, attacks on your stations are quite rare, but still 
    possible.
    
    Actually, a single Khaak fleet of one M3 and several M5 demanded my attention 
    when it attacked my ore mine and the station's shields were failing. 
    Thankfully, I was fast and powerful enough to intervene.
    
    Many stations have needs to produce; the most common are energy cells. 
    Stations, like silicon or ore mines, from different species have the same 
    needs to produce. However, the divergence begins in the manufacturing 
    industry where specific food types for a species is required. For example, 
    Argons require cahoona meatsteaks, in which to produce these meatsteaks 
    require delexian wheats and Argnu beef. And so on. Therefore, basic resource 
    requirements, such as energy, ore and  silicon, are the same. Meanwhile, the 
    food requirements are different by quantity. By using the Argons as the 
    median, the  Teladi consume the same amount, while the Borons require  a 
    quarter. The split consume about one-sixth. The Paranid consume about one-
    fifth.
    
    One of the most frustrating aspect of trading in the game is the automation 
    of TS ships looking for  the best prices to buy wares, especially energy 
    cells. When they arrive too late to their destination, they often head to 
    stations that seems to be the farthest, which wastes a lot of time. If anyone 
    knows on fixing this problem, please e-mail me. I had to monitor some ships 
    in sectors where energy prices are high and constantly changing.
    
    Note: Some stations statistics are not empirically verified and are based on 
    comparative findings. If there are any differences between the statistics in 
    this faq and the actual game, please notify me. But be very certain about it.
    I don't want to verify again the stats on big items such as the HEPT and PPC.
    
    Note: All stations have identical shield and armour strength.
    
    Note: The statistics below are player-owned stations. Computer-controlled 
    stations differ from the players as they have secondary demands or different 
    primary demands. The stations are ordered from basic resources to 
    manufactured goods.
    
    
    Common Stations
    ---------------
    
    -Solar Power Plant-
    
    Produces: Energy Cells (276)
    Needs: Crystals (2)
    Time: Relative to sunshine, 1:30-1:58
    
    -Ore Mine-
    
    Produces: Ore (Relative to asteroid value, commonly 1 to 5)
    Needs: Energy Cells (48)
    Time: Relative to asteroid value
    
    -Silicon Mine-
    
    Produces: Silicon Wafers (Relative to asteroid value, 1 or 2 at most)
    Needs: Energy Cells (24)
    Time: Relative to asteroid value
    
    Argon Stations
    --------------
    
    -Wheat Farm-
    
    Produces: Delexian Wheat (10)
    Needs: Energy Cells (15)
    Time: 1 Minute
    
    -Cattle Ranch-
    
    Produces: Argnu Beef (3)
    Needs: Energy Cells (15)
    Time: 1 minute
    
    -Cahoona Bakery-
    
    Produces: Meatsteak Cahoonas (10)
    Needs: Energy Cells (15)
           Argnu Beef (3)
    Time: 1 minute
    
    -Rimes Factory-
    
    Produces: Cloth Rimes (3)
    Needs: Energy Cells (18)
           Delexian Wheat (12)
    Time: 1:12
    
    -Crystal Fab-
    
    Produces: Crystals (8)
    Needs: Energy Cells (120)
           Meatsteak Cahoonas (80)
           Silicon Wafers (5)
    Time: 8 minutes
    
    -Quantum Tube Fab-
    
    Produces: Quantum Tube (4)
    Needs: Energy Cells (120)
           Meatsteak Cahoonas (80)
           Silicon Wafers (5)
    Time: 8 minutes
    
    -Chip Plant-
    
    Produces: Microchip (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (120)
           Meatsteak Cahoonas (80)
           Silicon Wafers (5)
    Time: 8 minutes
    
    -Computer Plant-
    
    Produces: Computer Components (2)
    Needs: Energy Cells (24)
           Meatsteak Cahoonas (16)
           Silicon Wafers (1)
    Time: 1:36
    
    -Satellite Factory-
    
    Produces: Navigation Relay Satellite (2)
    Needs: Energy Cells (120)
           Majaglit (160)
           Silicon Wafers (5)
    Time: 8 minutes
    
    -Advanced Satellite Factory-
    
    Produces: Advanced Satellite (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (120)
           Meatsteak Cahoonas (160)
           Silicon Wafers (5)
    Time: 8 minutes
    
    -Lasertower Factory-
    
    Produces: Lasertower (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (1650)
           Meatsteak Cahoonas (1100)
           Ore (275)
    Time: 1 hour and 50 minutes
    
    -Drone Factory-
    
    Produces: Fighter Drone (4)
    Needs: Energy Cells (72)
           Massom Powder (96)
           Silicon Wafers (3)
    Time: 4:48
    
    -Shield Production Facility 1 MW-
    
    Produces: 1 MW Shild (2)
    Needs: Energy Cells (90)
           Meatsteak Cahoonas (60)
           Ore (15)
    Time: 6 minutes
    
    -Weapon Component Factory-
    
    Produces: Warheads (9)
    Needs: Energy Cells (18)
           Cloth Rimes (3)
           Ore (3)
    Time: 1:12
    
    -Mosquito Missile Factory-
    
    Produces: Mosquito Missiles (6)
    Needs: Energy Cells (18)
           Meatsteak Cahoonas (12)
           Ore (3)
    Time: 1:12
    
    -Wasp Missile Factory-
    
    Produces: Wasp Missiles (2)
    Needs: Energy Cells (18)
           Meatsteak Cahoonas (12)
           Ore (3)
    Time: 1:12
    
    -Silworm Missile Factory-
    
    Produces: Silkworm Missiles (2)
    Needs: Energy Cells (90)
           Meatsteak Cahoonas (60)
           Ore (15)
    Time: 6 minutes
    
    -Mass Driver Forge-
    
    Produces: Mass Driver (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (2400)
           Meatsteak Cahoonas (1600)
           Ore (400)
    Time: 2 hours and 40 minutes
    
    -Ammunition Factory-
    
    Produces: Mass Driver Ammunition (2)
    Needs: Energy Cells (24)
           Meatsteak Cahoonas (16)
           Ore (4)
    Time: 1:36
    
    -Mobile Drilling System Factory-
    
    Produces: Mobile Drilling System (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (1200)
           Meatsteak Cahoonas (800)
           Ore (200)
    Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes
    
    -Alpha IRE Forge-
    
    Produces: Alpha Impulse Ray Emitter (2)
    Needs: Energy Cells (24)
           Meatsteak Cahoonas (16)
           Ore (4)
    Time: 1:36
    
    -Gamma IRE Forge-
    
    Produces: Gamma Impulse Emitter (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (60)
           Meatsteak Cahoonas (40)
           Ore (10)
    Time: 4 minutes
    
    -Alpha PAC Forge-
    
    Produces: Alpha Particle Accelerator Cannon (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (120)
           Meatsteak Cahoonas (80)
           Ore (20)
    Time: 8 minutes
    
    -Alpha HEPT Forge-
    
    Produces: Alpha high Energy Plasma Thrower (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (1200)
           Meatsteak Cahoonas (800)
           Ore (200)
    Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes
    
    -Beta HEPT Forge-
    
    Produces: Beta High Energy Plasma Thrower (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (2400)
           Meatsteak Cahoonas (1600)
           Ore (400)
    Time: 2 hours and 40 minutes
    
    -Gamma HEPT Forge-
    
    Produces: Gamma High Energy Plasma Thrower (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (4800)
           Meatsteak Cahoonas (3200)
           Ore (800)
    Time: 5 hours and 20 minutes
    
    -Alpha PPC Forge-
    
    Produces: Alpha Photon Pulse Cannon (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (4500)
           Meatsteak Cahoonas (3000)
           Ore (750)
    Time: 5 hours
    
    -Beta PPC Forge-
    
    Produces: Beta Photon Pulse Cannon (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (9000)
           Meatsteak Cahoonas (6000)
           Ore (1500)
    Time: 10 hours 
    
    -Ion Disruptor Forge-
    
    Produces: Ion Disruptor (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (2250)
           Meatsteak Cahoonas (1500)
           Ore (375)
    Time: 2 hour and 30 minutes
    
    Boron Stations
    --------------
    
    -Bio Gas Factory-
    
    Produces: BoGas (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (18)
    Time: 1:12
    
    -BoFu Chemical Lab-
    
    Produces: BoFu (3)
    Needs: Energy Cells (18)
           BoGas (1)
    Time: 1:12
    
    -Plankton Farm-
    
    Produces: Plankton (15)
    Needs: Energy Cells (15)
    Time: 1 minute
    
    -Stott Mixery-
    
    Produces: Stott Spices (10)
    Needs: Energy Cells (15)
           Plankton (15)
    Time: 1 minute
    
    -Crsytal Fab-
    
    Produces: Crystals (8)
    Needs: Energy Cells (120)
           BoFu (20)
           Silicon Wafers (5)
    Time: 8 minutes
    
    -Quantum Tube Fab-
    
    Produces: Quantum Tubes (4)
    Needs: Energy Cells (120)
           BoFu (20)
           Silicon Wafers (5)
    Time: 8 minutes
    
    -Chip Plant-
    
    Produces: Microchips (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (120)
           BoFu (20)
           Silicon Wafers (5)
    Time: 8 minutes
    
    -Computer Plant-
    
    Produces: Computer Components (2)
    Needs: Energy Cells (24)
           BoFu (4)
           Silicon Wafers (1)
    Time: 1:36
    
    -Satellite Factory-
    
    Produces: Navigation Relay Satellite (2)
    Needs: Energy Cells (120)
           Majaglit (160)
           Silicon Wafers (5)
    Time: 8 minutes
    
    -Drone Factory-
    
    Produces: Fighter Drone (4)
    Needs: Energy Cells (72)
           Massom Powder (96)
           Silicon Wafers (3)
    Time: 4:48
    
    -Shield Production Facility 1 MW-
    
    Produces: 1 MW Shield (2)
    Needs: Energy Cells (90)
           BoFu (15)
           Ore (15)
    Time: 6 minutes
    
    -Shield Production Facility 125 MW-
    
    Produces: 125 MW Shield (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (7500)
           BoFu (1250)
           Ore (1250)
    Time: 8 hours and 20 minutes
    
    -Weapon Component Factory-
    
    Produces: Warheads (9)
    Needs: Energy Cells (18)
           Cloth Rimes (3)
           Ore (3)
    Time: 1:12
    
    -Mosquito Missile Factory-
    
    Produces: Mosquito Missiles (6)
    Needs: Energy Cells (18)
           Bofu (3)
           Ore (3)
    Time: 1:12
    
    -Dragonfly Missile Factory-
    
    Produces: Dragonfly Missile (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (18)
           BoFu (3)
           Ore (3)
    Time: 1:12
    
    -Hornet Missile Factory-
    
    Produces: Hornet Missiles (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (90)
           Bofu (15)
           Ore (15)
    Time: 6 minutes
    
    -Alpha IRE Forge-
    
    Produces: Alpha Impulse Ray Emitter (2)
    Needs: Energy Cells (24)
           BoFu (4)
           Ore (4)
    Time: 1:12
    
    -Beta IRE Forge-
    
    Produces: Beta Impulse Ray Emitter (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (24)
           BoFu (4)
           Ore (4)
    Time: 1:36
    
    -Alpha PAC Forge-
    
    Produces: Alpha Particle Accelerator Cannon (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (120)
           Bofu (20)
           Ore (20)
    Time: 8 minutes
    
    -Gamma PAC Forge-
    
    Produces: Gamma Particle Accelerator Cannon (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (600)
           BoFu (100)
           Ore (100)
    Time: 40 minutes
    
    -Alpha HEPT Forge-
    
    Produces: Alpha High Energy Plasma Thrower (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (1200)
           BoFu (200)
           Ore (200)
    Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes
    
    -Beta HEPT Forge-
    
    Produces: Beta High Energy Plasma Thrower (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (2400)
           BoFu (400)
           Ore (400)
    Time: 2 hours and 40 minutes
    
    -Beta PPC Forge-
    
    Produces: Beta Photon Pulse Cannon (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (9000)
           BoFu (1500)
           Ore (1500)
    Time: 10 hours
    
    -Gamma PPC Forge-
    
    Produces: Gamma Photon Pulse Cannon (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (18000)
           BoFu (3000)
           Ore (3000)
    Time: 20 hours
    
    -Ion Disruptor Forge-
    
    Produces: Ion Disruptor (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (2250)
           BoFu (375)
           Ore (375)
    Time: 2 hours and 20 minutes
    
    Teladi Stations
    ---------------
    
    -Flower Farm-
    
    Produces: Sunrise Flower (15)
    Needs: Energy Cells (15)
    Time: 1 Minute
    
    -Sun Oil Refinery-
    
    Produces: Nostrop Oil (10)
    Needs: Energy Cells (15)
           Sunrise Flowers (15)
    Time: 1 minute
    
    -Dream Farm-
    
    Produces: Swamp Plant (2)
    Needs: Energy Cells (15)
    Time: 1 minute
    
    -Bliss Place-
    
    Produces: Spaceweed (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (60)
           Swamp Plant (8)
    Time: 4 minutes
    
    -Space Fuel Distillery-
    
    Produces: Space Fuel (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (15)
           Delexian Wheat (10)
    Time: 1 minute
    
    -Teladianium Foundry-
    
    Produces: Teladianium (2)
    Needs: Energy Cells (15)
    Time: 1 minute
    
    -Crystal Fab-
    
    Produces: Crystals (8)
    Needs: Energy Cells (120)
           Nostrop Oil (80)
           Silicon Wafers (5)
    Time: 8 minutes
    
    -Quantum Tube Fab-
    
    Produces: Quantum Tubes (4)
    Needs: Energy Cells (120)
           Nostrop Oil (80)
           Silicon Wafers (5)
    Time: 8 minutes
    
    -Chip Plant-
    
    Produces: Microchips (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (120)
           Nostrop Oil (80)
           Silicon Wafers (5)
    Time: 8 minutes
    
    -Computer Plant-
    
    Produces: Computer Components (2)
    Needs: Energy Cells (24)
           Nostrop Oil (16)
           Silicon Wafers (1)
    Time: 1:36
    
    -Satellite Factory-
    
    Produces: Navigation Relay Satellite (2)
    Needs: Energy Cells (120)
           Majaglit (160)
           Silicon Wafers (5)
    Time: 8 minutes
    
    -Drone Factory-
    
    Produces: Fighter Drone (4)
    Needs: Energy Cells (72)
           Masson Powder (96)
           Silicon Wafers (3)
    Time: 4:48
    
    -SQUASH Mine Factory-
    
    Produces: SQUASH Mine (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (150)
           Nostrop Oil (100)
           Ore (25)
    Time: 10 minutes
    
    -Lasertower Factory-
    
    Produces: Lasertower (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (90)
           Nostrop Oil (60)
           Ore (15)
    Time: 6 minutes
    
    -Shield Production Facility 1 MW-
    
    Produces: 1 MW shield (2)
    Needs: Energy Cells (90)
           Nostrop Oil (60)
           Ore (15)
    Time: 6 minutes
    
    -Shield Production Facility 5 MW-
    
    Produces: 5 MW Shield (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (390)
           Nostrop Oil (260)
           Ore (65)
    Time: 26 minutes
    
    -Weapon Component Factory-
    
    Produces: Warheads (9)
    Needs: Energy Cells (18)
           Cloth Rimes (3)
           Ore (3)
    Time: 1:12
    
    -Silkworm Missile Factory-
    
    Produces: Silkworm Missile (2)
    Needs: Energy Cells (90)
           Nostrop Oil (60)
           Ore (15)
    Time: 6 minutes
    
    -Alpha IRE Forge-
    
    Produces: Alpha Impulse Ray Emitter (2)
    Needs: Energy Cells (24)
           Nostrop Oil (16)
           Ore (4)
    Time: 1:36
    
    -Beta IRE Forge-
    
    Produces: Beta Impulse Ray Emitter (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (24)
           Nostrop Oil (16)
           Ore (4)
    Time: 1:36
    
    -Gamma IRE Forge-
    
    Produces: Gamma Impusle Ray Emitter (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (60)
           Nostrop Oil (40)
           Ore (10)
    Time: 4 minutes
    
    -Alpha PAC Forge-
    
    Produces: Alpha Particle Accelerator Cannon (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (120)
           Nostrop Oil (80)
           Ore (20)
    Time: 8 minutes
    
    -Alpha HEPT Forge-
    
    Produces: Alpha High Energy Plasma Thrower (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (1200)
           Nostrop Oil (800)
           Ore (200)
    Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes
    
    -Gamma PPC Forge-
    
    Produces: Gamma Photon Pulse Cannon (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (18000)
           Nostrop Oil (12000)
           Ore (3000)
    Time: 20 hours
    
    -Alpha PSG Forge-
    
    Produces: Alpha Phased Shockwave Generator (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (1890)
           Nostrop Oil (1260)
           Ore (315)
    Time: 2 hours and 6 minutes
    
    -Ion Disruptor Forge-
    
    Produces: Ion Disruptor (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (2250)
           Nostrop Oil (1500)
           Ore (375)
    Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes
    
    Split Stations
    --------------
    
    -Scruffin Farm-
    
    Produces: Scruffin Fruits (15)
    Needs: Energy Cells (15)
    Time: 1 minute
    
    -Massom Mill-
    
    Produces: Massom Powder (20)
    Needs: Energy Cells (15)
           Scruffin Fruits (15)
    Time: 1 minute
    
    -Chelt Space Aquarium-
    
    Produces: Chelts Meat (3)
    Needs: Energy Cells (15)
    Time: 1 minute
    
    -Rastar Refinery-
    
    Produces: Rastar Oil (2)
    Needs: Energy Cells (20)
           Chelts Meat (4)
    Time: 1:20
    
    -Crystal Fab-
    
    Produces: Crystals (8)
    Needs: Energy Cells (120)
           Rastar Oil (12)
           Silicon Wafers (5)
    Time: 8 minutes
    
    -Quantum Tube Fab-
    
    Produces: Quantum Tubes (4)
    Needs: Energy Cells (120)
           Rastar Oil (12)
           Silicon Wafers (5)
    Time: 8 minutes
    
    -Chip Plant-
    
    Produces: Microchips (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (120)
           Rastar Oil (12)
           Silicon Wafers (5)
    Time: 8 minutes
    
    -Computer Plant-
    
    Produces: Computer Components (10)
    Needs: Energy Cells (120)
           Rastar Oil (12)
           Silicon Wafers (5)
    time: 8 minutes
    
    -Drone Factory-
    
    Produces: Fighter Drone (4)
    Needs: Energy Cells (72)
           Massom Powder (96)
           Silicon Wafers (3)
    Time: 4:48
    
    -Advanced Satellite Factory-
    
    Produces: Advanced Satellite (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (120)
           Majaglit (160)
           Silicon Wafers (5)
    Time: 8 minutes
    
    -SQUASH Mine Factory-
    
    Produces: SQUASH Mine (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (150)
           Rastar Oil (15)
           Ore (25)
    Time: 10 minutes
    
    -Shield Production Facility 1 MW-
    
    Produces: 1 MW Shield (2)
    Needs: Energy Cells (90)
           Rastar Oil (9)
           Ore (15)
    Time: 6 minutes
    
    -Shield Production Facility 25 MW-
    
    Produces: 25 MW Shield (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (1650)
           Rastar Oil (165)
           Ore (275)
    Time: 1 hour and 50 minutes
    
    -Weapon Component Factory-
    
    Produces: Warheads (9)
    Needs: Energy Cells (18)
           Cloth Rimes (3)
           Ore (3)
    Time: 1:12
    
    -Wasp Missile Factory-
    
    Produces: Wasp Missile (10)
    Needs: Energy Cells (90)
           Rastar Oil (9)
           Ore (15)
    Time: 6 minutes
    
    -Dragonfly Missile Factory-
    
    Produces: Dragonfly Missile (5)
    Needs: Energy Cells (90)
           Rastar Oil (9)
           Ore (15)
    Time: 6 minutes
    
    -Silkworm Missile Factory-
    
    Produces: Silkworm Missile (2)
    Needs: Energy Cells (90)
           Rastar Oil (9)
           Ore (15)
    Time: 6 minutes
    
    -Beta IRE Forge-
    
    Produces: Beta Imnpulse Ray Emitter (5)
    Needs: Energy Cells (120)
           Rastar Oil (12)
           Ore (20)
    Time: 8 minutes
    
    -Gamma IRE Forge-
    
    Produces: Gamma Impulse Ray Emitter (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (60)
           Rastar Oil (6)
           Ore (10)
    Time: 4 minutes
    
    -Gamma PAC Forge-
    
    Produces: Gamma Particle Accelerator Cannon (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (600)
           Rastar Oil (60)
           Ore (100)
    Time: 40 minutes
    
    -Beta HEPT Forge-
    
    Produces: Beta High Energy Plasma Thrower (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (2400)
           Rastar Oil (240)
           Ore (400)
    Time: 2 hours and 40 minutes
    
    -Gamma HEPT Forge-
    
    Produces: Gamma High Energy Plasma Thrower (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (4800)
           Rastar Oil (480)
           Ore (800)
    Time: 5 hours and 20 minutes
    
    Paranid Stations
    ----------------
    
    -Soy Farm-
    
    Produces: Soja Beans (12)
    Needs: Energy Cells (15)
    Time: 1 minute
    
    -Soyery-
    
    Produces: Soja Husks (2)
    Needs: Energy Cells (15)
    	 Soja Beans (12)
    Time: 1 minute
    
    -Snail Ranch-
    
    Produces: Maja Snails (2)
    Needs: Energy Cells (15)
    Time: 1 minute
    
    -Space Jewellery-
    
    Produces: Majaglit (20)
    Needs: Energy Cells (15)
           Maja Snails (2)
    Time: 1 minute
    
    -Crystal Fab-
    
    Produces: Crystals (8)
    Needs: Energy Cells (120)
           Soja Husk (16)
           Silicon Wafers (5)
    Time: 8 minutes
    
    -Quantum Tube Fab-
    
    Produces: Quantum Tubes (4)
    Needs: Energy Cells (120)
           Soja Husk (16)
           Silicon Wafers (5)
    
    -Chip Plant-
    
    Produces: Microchips (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (120)
           Soja Husk (16)
           Silicon Wafers (5)
    Time: 8 minutes
    
    -Computer Plant-
    
    Produces: Computer Components (10)
    Needs: Energy Cells (120)
           Soja Husk (16)
           Silicon Wafers (5)
    Time: 8 minutes
           
    -Drone Factory-
    
    Produces: Fighter Drone (4)
    Needs: Energy Cells (72)
           Massom Powder (96)
           Silicon Wafers (3)
    Time: 4:48
    
    -Lasertower Factory-
    
    Produces: Lasertower (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (1650)
           Soja Husk (220)
           Ore (275)
    Time: 1 hour and 50 minutes
    
    -SQUASH Mine Factory-
    
    Produces: SQUASH Mine (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (150)
           Soja Husk (20)
           Ore (25)
    Time: 10 minutes
    
    -Advanced Satellite Factory-
    
    Produces: Advanced Satllite (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (120)
           Majaglit (160)
           Silicon Wafers (5)
    Time: 8 minutes
    
    -Shield Production Facility 5 MW-
    
    Produces: 5 MW Shield (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (390)
           Soja Husk (52)
           Ore (65)
    Time: 26 minutes
    
    -Weapon Component Factory-
    
    Produces: Warheads (9)
    Needs: Energy Cells (18)
           Cloth Rimes (3)
           Ore (3)
    Time: 1:12
    
    -Wasp Missile Factory-
    
    Produces: Wasp Missile (10)
    Needs: Energy Cells (90)
           Soja Husk (12)
           Ore (15)
    Time: 6 minutes
    
    -Hornet Missile Factory-
    
    Produces: Hornet Missile (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (90)
           Soja Husk (12)
           Ore (15)
    Time: 6 minutes
    
    -Mobile Drilling System Factory-
    
    Produces: Mobile Drilling System (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (1200)
           Soja Husk (160)
           Ore (200)
    Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes
    
    -Gamma IRE Forge-
    
    Produces: Gamma Impulse Ray Emitter (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (60)
           Soja Husk (8)
           Ore (10)
    Time: 4 minutes
    
    -Alpha PAC Forge-
    
    Produces: Alpha Particle Accelerator Cannon (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (120)
           Soja Husk (16)
           Ore (20)
    Time: 8 minutes
    
    -Beta PAC Forge-
    
    Produces: Beta Particle Accelerator Cannon (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (240)
           Soja Husk (32)
           Ore (40)
    Time: 16 minutes
    
    -Alpha HEPT Forge-
    
    Produces: Alpha High Energy Plasma Thrower (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (1200)
           Soja Husk (160)
           Ore (200)
    Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes
    
    -Beta HEPT Forge-
    
    Produces: Beta High Energy Plasma Thrower (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (2400)
           Soja Husk (320)
           Ore (400)
    Time: 2 hours and 40 minutes
    
    -Beta PPC Forge-
    
    Produces: Beta Photon Pusle Cannon (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (9000)
           Soja Husk (1200)
           Ore (1500)
    Time: 10 hours
    
    -Alpha PSG Forge-
    
    Produces: Alpha Phased Shockwave Generator (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (1890)
           Soja Husk (252)
           Ore (315)
    Time: 2 hours and 6 minutes
    
    -Beta PSG Forge-
    
    Produces: Beta Phased Shockwave Generator (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (3750)
           Soja Husk (500)
           Ore (625)
    Time: 4 hours and 10 minutes
    
    -Gamma PSG Forge-
    
    Produces: Gamma Phased Shockwave Generator (1)
    Needs: Energy Cells (7500)
           Soja Husk (1000)
           Ore (1250)
    Time: 8 hours and 20 minutes
    
    4) Ship Acquisition
    -------------------
    
    This is just a side note on how to acquire new ships.
    
    1- You can buy them legally from shipyards and docks or...
    2- ...You can ask the pilot to surrender his ship, by shooting at him/her.
    
    Of course, shooting ships will affect your reputation with the affected 
    group. Unless you're a pirate that is, but I've never been one. I'm still 
    playing my first game though. So, concentrate mainly on pirates and you can 
    buy your proper ships with the dirty and hard-earned money from selling the 
    stolen ships. The more intact, the higher the price (Duh!).
    
    If you want to capture a ship relatively undamaged, use Ion Disruptors. 
    However, they will take an eternity to eject a pilot out. So, much patience 
    you must have.
    
    It is possible to capture a xenon ship, however these xenon pilots do not 
    warn you that they would eject unlike the pirates. So, it is very frustrating 
    that you might destroy your newly acquired ship by accident. Likewise, 
    Emphasize ion disruptors and patience to capture a xenon ship. But, I advise 
    against piloting these ships yourself because the cockpit does not give a 
    good view. Trust me. Observe a Xenon fighter's exterior cockpit to know what 
    I mean.
    
    Of all my battles with the Khaak ships, it is not possible to capture them.
    
    However, Rain has sent me an e-mail detailing his exploit.
    
    "Thank you very much for the FAQ, I found it informative, appreciated the 
    opinions, and just plain out wish there were more out there as there are with 
    Freelancer. I would like to add, however, that I routinely capture Unknown 
    ships with a couple of PSG's on my Osprey, you can hit them just when they 
    are separating and usually nab 3-4, but getting them to the nearest base 
    alive is nigh impossible. However, with a couple hours of save and reload, I 
    managed to capture 3 M5 class ships worth a little over 18k total, and the 
    'mother" M3 class Unknown ship, with two intact "Unknown Objects" still 
    attached (lasers.) It can carry three 25Mw shields and the little guys carry 
    three 1Mw shields, but they are best sold. It is easy to capture them with a 
    PSG, but it is very hard to get one intact. Anyway, enjoyed the FAQ, best of 
    times... Rainy"
    
    He's playing the latest version of X2 (v 1.4) in which allowed the 
    capture of khaak ships.
    
    
    5) Ship Equipment Outline
    --------------------------
    
    This section is a list of standardized equipment on different ships. This is 
    served probably for my own purpose because I'm often forgetful of what my 
    ships are equipped with. Components do get destroyed during a fight, 
    especially in collisions.
    
    Player Specific: In any ships you use, they must be equipped with the 
    following:
    
    -SETA
    -Trading System Extension
    -Docking Computer
    -Boost Extension
    -Rudder Optimization (50%)
    -Best Scanner
    -Ecliptic Projector
    -Video Enhancement Goggles
    -Cargo Lifesupport system (optional)
    -Transporter Device
    
    For all ships in your fleet:
    
    -Navigation Command Software
    -Fight Command Software MK 1 & 2
    -Cargo Bay Extension (Max)
    -Engine Tuning (Max)
    
    M5: With the above mentioned equipment with the additional:
    
    -Mineral Scanner
    -Duplex Scanner
    
    M4, M3, M2, M1: Applied to them are:
    
    -Freight Scanner
    -Triplex Scanner
    -Jump Drive
    -Strafe Drive Extension
    
    TS: Applied to this class are:
    
    -Cargo Extension (Max)
    -Fight command MK 1 only
    -Trade Command MK 1 & 2
    
    
    6) Commentaries
    ---------------
    
    This section is where I put my thoughts on the various aspects of the game. 
    Such as the economic aspect, missions or combat. Some of these aspects get 
    tedious after some time and some are very frustrating despite the fun in 
    managing an empire. But these are my gaming thoughts, so read or don't read 
    it doesn't matter.
    
    The economics in X2 was an answer to my boredom with another game called 
    Freelancer, A Microsoft game. Freelancer is similar to X2, however the 
    economy is too simplistic. The prices in that game are static and you have 
    only one ship. Nevertheless, it was fun to play. When considering placing a 
    station, you must be aware of the local sectors needs and what it can supply. 
    For example, sectors at Argon Prime has a high demand for delexian wheat and 
    has high supplies of energy cells in which means there is considerable profits 
    to be made. Other parts of the universe are less obvious, the demand may be 
    there, but the supply's prices may not be low enough for a profit.
    
    The game's manual is incomplete as it does not provide all the keys or 
    shortcuts. For example, when placing a station, I accidentally hit a key on 
    the keypad (The one with the numlock). I have discovered that they served to 
    position the stations placement horizontally and vertically (If you pressed 
    insert for a vertical view). It is possible they may have forgotten about it 
    or just so that you seek help among their X2 community to referred on page 26 
    (US version). Either way, the manual is just poorly done if something 
    important is missing.
    
    About supply, the most common supply for factories is energy cells. However, 
    solar power plants are quite few in some sectors that their prices might 
    prevent investors from establishing a factory. As a business person may think 
    that by alleviating the high prices by providing more solar power plants can 
    he establish his desired factory. But he must be aware that these power 
    plants must be supplied by crystals, another highly demanded commodity which 
    is expensive. These crystals may be acquired by crystal fabs or trading 
    ports, but the amount is quite few that would present a very small profit 
    margin for the player. If he relied on trading stations for such supplies, a 
    considerable amount of time is wasted upon. It is a lesson learned when I 
    established two solar power stations at Akeela's Beacon.
    
    The missions in X2 are more diverse than my previous game, Freelancer. There 
    are courier missions, combat missions and transport missions. 
    
    In courier missions, it is divided into three: Gambling runs, Office runs and 
    cargo runs. Gambling and office runs are not different, just the context and 
    perhaps the difficulty of the mission are different. Simply the mission 
    involves the transportation of a person from station to another within a time 
    limit, and then you may continue until you refused because of an impossible 
    run like a 1 mizura run through 6 sectors. An M5 is required. Cargo runs are 
    one-way transportation of goods from one station to another, if you succeeded 
    within a certain time limit a bonus is awarded.
    
    Combat missions are slightly difficult to find than courier missions, they 
    just don't show as often as the previous. Basically, you face your target in 
    a transport and some escorts ranging from M5 to M3, then maybe M6s. In higher 
    combat ranking, some of these have specifications beyond their maximum such as
    speed or steering. Combat missions are divided into two: Personal and 
    governmental. Personal is a request to kill a certain individual for revenge. 
    That is if you kill someone, you may lose your police licence to that someone's 
    species, if you are in that species territory. Losing your licence is not funny 
    at the beginning of one's career, but it will be a mere nuisance later on, when 
    a player has a lot of money. Governmental jobs are much better, because it is 
    the government that requested your help and so you will not lose your licence or
    your reputation points with the target species, if done right. It appears that 
    the target is always in a transport and is escorted by fighters from M5 to M3. 
    You must destroy the escorts first, then the target if you want to improve your 
    reputation with the target species or you find yourself at the same or lower 
    level. Don't know why, but these are rules in a game. Another one is bringing a 
    person to a station while under attack by Xenon ships. The rewards are the 
    client's offer and anything you can salvage from a battle with the Xenon. I 
    particularly liked this mission, because it gives an opportunity to capture a 
    ship, or gain bounties, if you bought a police licence and of course reputation 
    gain.
    
    A side note, sometimes the reward goes into the negative. Is it a bug? 
    Obviously needs to be patched, no reward is worth this. Another comparison to 
    be made with Freelancer is job availability and content. In X2, you must look 
    for a job while Freelancer always provides one wherever you go, all 
    conditions being right, but it does make X2 more realistic since we in the 
    Real World must find jobs. Speaking of bounty, how about a bounty hunter 
    guild?
    
    I wish the combat missions were more than just assassination. How about 
    escort missions, guard missions, reconnaissance missions, station-destruction 
    missions, pirate-related missions like scanning ships for illegal contents or 
    finding a missing person, or how about a space-age Amber alert. (Amber alert 
    originated from the US where it warns local drivers of a certain vehicule or 
    person just hours from a kidnapping, I believed the alert was named from a 
    girl who was kidnapped and rescued due to fast actions. Well, the Internet 
    will tell more.) Perhaps industrial espionage would be nice or working for a 
    corporation. A game will lose its playing value if we explored everything and 
    all we have left is motivation to buy a carrier. But it is quite impractical 
    when you are just facing fighters, or perhaps the game changes difficulty 
    accordingly by adding capital ships. But I'm not there yet.
    
    Transport missions required you to pilot a TS or TP. TS missions involves a 
    station short of a resource such as energy cells and would pay for the 
    required amount at a fixed prices, along a reward if done within a time 
    limit. You can fill part of the mission or complete it in one run. But, it is 
    boring flying a slow ship across a sector in 5 minutes. TP missions involve 
    obviously passengers. One of which is a one-way trip within a time limit. The 
    other is more common is the "time of your life" tour missions, involving you 
    to fly to as many sectors as possible as your fee. This tour is, of course, 
    within a time limit. Although, I've never done TS missions, but I've done 
    some TP missions. Although, you must fly to each sector without using 
    jumpdrives or the sectors you visited will not count. These missions can be 
    found mainly in trading stations.
    
    The weapons choices are okay, but some really need to change. For example, 
    the ion disruptors are good at getting rid of shields, but they don't damage 
    systems really well and therefore ineffective at capturing ships. It takes 
    too damn long to eject a pilot. Another weapons is the Mass driver, limited 
    by ammunition and its availability in some parts of Argon and Split sectors. 
    The Phased shockwave generator seemed effective but dangerous when 
    dogfighting among neutral ships, the weapon's wide arc could hit a neutral 
    ship and may risk the ship being hostile to the one who fired. Photon Pulse 
    cannons has a longer range, but I question its damage potential. Is it weaker 
    than HEPTs or was it just my imagination?
    
    I wished there would be more use of my combat ships. One thing is security 
    across several sectors: I hate assigning escorts to every freighter, which is 
    costly and adds up to my ship list. So, I'm asking for a patrol command where 
    ships would go through designated sectors and seek out any enemies and 
    destroy it. And, of course, avoid any confrontations with pirates unless 
    attacked. Also, lasertowers should at least leave the pirates alone until they 
    attacked their homebase(s). Defence ships are too dumb to defend and liable to 
    more damage to themselves than to their enemies. Lasertowers are cheaper and 
    more powerful in relation to defence ships.
    
    There are secret containers in the universe and they are no secret at all. 
    These containers can be found inside stations; all you have to do is look 
    around and you get some goodies, well just commodities like energy cells, 
    crystals and the like. But it's free!! Yipee!!
    
    After months of playing the game, I noticed that stations and ships are 
    constructed by a series of modules. For examples, the cockpit of each race is 
    identical and is simply attached to parts to form the class ship. This 
    applies the same to stations. My point is that I want to model my own station 
    to differentiate the rest. In any case, anyone who knows a program or a 
    modder, please tell me about it.
    
    I was thinking of Star Trek, when I was looking at some capital ships and was 
    wondering if we could see the name of the ships unto their hull and maybe 
    some other aesthetic features to give them a little more grandiosity. Yeah, 
    paint my ships black, the ghost fleet. Muhahaha!!
    
    Now that I patched my game to version 1.4, it fixed some bugs, like the 
    negative reward. We now have the ability to build your own trading and 
    equipment station, but no station to service your destroyer or carrier. 
    Stations needs are now displayed rendering my stations section almost 
    obsolete. At least, there are some foresight in considering what and where to 
    place. TS are now faster and holds more cargo, therefore more money. Combat 
    is now more challenging than facing M3s and a transport. I now faced several 
    M6s, and quite possibly some capital ships as I go up in ranking, and most 
    assuring, no loss in reputation. The Xenons are more savage than before, 
    invading sectors with capital ships. However, I have some grievances despite 
    these enhancements. First, I no longer hear warnings of ships being attacked 
    during a mission, so that means I might lose a TS costing several hundred 
    thousands credits for such oversight. Satellites are no longer notified to 
    the player of they're being attacked; they are quietly noted in the message 
    journal. Second, despites the numerous mods out there, none seem to be there. 
    No automining, no patrol and no improvement in A.I. trading. Finally, I can't 
    order a fleet to jump or give orders effectively when 'broadcasting to ships 
    in sector'. In greater detail, when giving orders to a fleet to fly to a 
    sector, the universe pop up with the player's position and not the ships' 
    position, thus giving distant commands difficult. The fleets cannot be formed 
    into a cohesive unit, which means a squadron of fighters would break in all 
    directions in pursuit of enemy ships.
    
    7) Credits
    ----------
    
    Credits to the creators of the game, Egosoft, for such a frustratingly 
    addictive game.
    To Gary 'WerePanda4th' Plested, whom he also wrote statistics on the ships in 
    which I could verify.
    Credits to Rain whom he expanded the faq to include the Khaak ships, without 
    him, we miss the occasion of flying these purple triangles.
    
    My Pilot Stats as of date
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    Shipping Magnate (def: a person of rank, influence, or distinction. Not bad)
    Combat ace 2nd grade (I prefer admiral, sounds like I have an armada by my 
    side)
    Argon Hero (where's my parade?)
    Boron Kings Knight (How about naming me lord?)
    Paranid Friend of Priest king (no comment)
    Split Honoured Friend of Rhonkar (That's a long title)
    Teladi Company Shareholder (Does it mean I get extra dividends?)
    Goner Preacher (Don't have a goner ship, how can I preach?)
    
    Copyright 2004 Wai Yen Tang
    

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