(Citizen Star News) - by Citizen Ed - 2015-03-02 - Before getting into the questions, Chris showcased and interesting gift - Systems United Navy - Consolidated Operations Codex - An impressive operations manual for things inside the universe.
(Citizen Star News) - 2014-03-29 - Hand in hand with the release of Jump Point #16 release that focuses on the Work In Progress revamped Idris, Chris Roberts released a surprise COMM-LINK declaring that the frequently controversial capital ship had been reclassified a size larger to Frigate. Many had argued that the increased size disclosed recently changed the ships classification. Apparently CIG agreed, but held off saying so until they were prepared to make the reclassification official. As Rob Irving said when asked, it is a Corvette until Chris Robert's says otherwise. CIG plans to design and deliver an actual Corvette at some point.
"Everyone who owned an Idris corvette yesterday owns an Idris frigate today." ~ Chris Roberts
(Citizen Star News) - 2014-03-04 - Pardon the pun, but there was a bit of a kerfuffle over Idris crews following the 10th episode of Ten for the Chairman, in which Chris Roberts stated he really hadn't decided whether or not the Idris would be crew-able solo. Forums lit up with polls and threads with expressions of opinions one way or another. With the occasional heated exchange even.
Full disclosure: Author pledged Space Marshal (what is now called a "War Pack") so has an Idris-P.
Clearly the Idris is a big ship. We are now being told that it has grown to 240 meters in the hands of the Foundry 42 team, who've expanded it for better story telling for Squadron 42. It's listed in the ship specs page as 140 meters, although Jump Point issue #15 "Corvette Winter" disclosed that it had grown to 180 meters quite some time ago. Initial reveal of the ship design here on June 29th 2013, had it at 140 meters.
(Citizen Star News) - 2014-02-24 - Today we got a confirmation here of what many thought was an error: The Idris Corvette has grown to 240 meters in length as depicted in the Vanduul Size Comparison Chart.
Thank you Mike Northeast of the Squadron 42 team for the clarification.
Mike went on to expand on the changes:
The original reason was to make the hangar a bit bigger but that only allowed me to add more interesting spaces for the player to use. You will have a MedBay, Mess Hall and *gasp* your very own Mission Ops room! As for other ships sure you can fill this baby up with M50's (the Aurora fits very nicely too) - I even dropped a Cutlass in there as a giggle the other day and, although tight, I reckons a skilled pilot could land one in the hangar ;)
And again further:
I don't want to go too far off topic here - this is the SQ42 design thread after all. Essentially I have been working on the military Idris i.e. the one used in the SQ42 single player campaign. DISCLAIMER: The PU Idris' deck layout *may* change when the good folk over in the US take our version of the Idris and make it ready for the PU. Any questions regarding the PU Idris should be posted on the appropriate thread.
That said the MilSpec Idris does have captain and EXO quarters.
It also can comfortably hold three Hornets :)
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