Attack of the Cargo Cannister

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Attack of the Cargo Cannister

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I have just had a very strange experience:

In an Anarchy rated system (Rebees of Gal 3) I was approaching a rock hermit who released a hostile craft attacking me. After finishing the rock hermit (receiving a 100 cr. bonus) I realised I had been attacked by a cargo cannister (status: Offender)???? Destroying the cannister awarded me a kill and an 18 cr. reward.

I am using ver. 1.70 (at a G5 iMac, OS X.4.11) with plenty of OXP's installed; among them Anarchies, Random Hits.

I assume it is somehow unintentional though I must admit I was quite amused :)

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Post by Ark »

You are not the first one that had this encounter

http://aegidian.org/bb/viewtopic.php?t=4049

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Post by Eric Walch »

I am using ver. 1.70 (at a G5 iMac, OS X.4.11) with plenty of OXP's installed; among them Anarchies, Random Hits.
This is some bug in 1.70 I assume as I never saw this before. But somehow the result is also related to OXP's.

I also have a lot of OXP's installed, and say this attacking canister near the pirates cove.

From an other OXP I saw his ships near the witchspoint changing in canisters with his ship AI.
And now I have installed Random Hits I have encountered parts of the bas throughout the universe. Two times a part of the bar was just flying on short distance of the main stations docking port. On launching I just flew through a hole in the thing.

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Why not?

Post by JonB »

If you think about it, equipping a cargo cannister with an automatic attack system, a laser and an engine is a pretty neat idea. It would be like a Tharglet. I mean, it's obviously a bug but if this were a real world that sort of thing would make sense. I'd be hacking bombs into my cannisters if I could, so I could make them into mines. The cannister itself is supposed to be pretty tough, so it would make a superb remote controlled attack craft.

Just a thought...

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Post by LittleBear »

Some traders are known to carry "Worm Remote Attack Craft" and will spit worms armed with pulse lasers out of the cargo eject hatch if provoked....
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Post by Star Gazer »

Well, it may be a bug, but it does make a kind of sense to put particularly valuable cargo in a pod that can defend itself against 'unauthorised' vessels in its vicinity!! Quite a neat twist, in fact! :twisted:
Very funny, Scotty, now beam down my clothes...

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Post by Captain Hesperus »

Star Gazer wrote:Well, it may be a bug, but it does make a kind of sense to put particularly valuable cargo in a pod that can defend itself against 'unauthorised' vessels in its vicinity!! Quite a neat twist, in fact! :twisted:
It's a Honey Trap! A cargo pod that looks to contain something valuable, but really is only containing a missile targeting system and a HMX5 Hardhead!
A bit like the Q-ships used by the Allies in WWII.

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Post by Svengali »

Yupp. Honeypod. hehe...

Maybe you should take a look into the localhero.oxp. hehe...

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