Exploration requires a serious vessel. While I admire the skill of some to optimize for jump range and therefore weight, I would like to point out: some ships out there are anything but. Not being combat ready is thinkable, also potentially dangerous, but omitting basic ship safety? Taking only sub-par sensory? Smaller fuel tanks?
Well. Not my choice for exploration. I choose to fly ready. And that meant to switch ships. The ‘Probable Choice’, my ASP-X, earned my trust and carried me safely to some places I always wanted to see up close, like Bernard’s Loop. But it has it limits, so I cannibalized it and started to outfit the ‘Probably Gone’. A ship set to stay in the background, to get there, get it done, and then fade away, never getting to much undesired attention from the powers that be. Had to be a Phantom.
First impressions? Cruises through tough situations like the best board does through choppy waters. Has a mean kick to it, too, once you unleash it’s power. Carries all I need. Just one problem: It does not come in black!
A Phantom in a universe full of stations without the option for decent hull job.
Are they honestly telling me that I need to shave a sun and burn in some star dust to get that Midnight Black?