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Shuttles

It just so happens that I've never flown around in a shuttle before I wrote this post.

I'm not perfect.  Today I shall confess sins.

I often times autopilot empty pods for neutral alt characters that I am sending across the galaxy to do various things that I need.

Today, while doing so, it was suggested that I get into a shuttle because the route I was taking was camped with -10 pod poppers.  These are people that wait for autopiloting pods and pew them for fun and tears.  Even if you don't cry, it can be a great inconvince.

Normally I just dock for a noobship.  However, he told me to go and get a shuttle.  I groaned, looked on the market and debated shuttles.  Unlike almost everything else, shuttles do not require a racial skill to fly.  Therefore I picked by the only sensible method.  Which one was the most attractive.


  1. The Minmatar one looked like a confused inspect.
  2. The Amarr one had bulbous weirdness.
  3. The Caldari one appeared to be a confused fish hybrid.
  4. The Gallante one was just right.



It was empty.  I cheerfully puttered from one part of the universe to the next consolidating my industrial assets and contracting them for a move to a new home system.  It was fun in this useless scrap of fast metal.

Its like a cheap go-kart.

Edited to Add:

Detta is like, "You forgot to add that shuttles have a 500ms sub warp speed a 6au warp speed and a 1.5 second align time."

All that means its very fast for getting to from point A to point B.   Speed won't always save you.  A instalocking thrasher locks in under a second and a smart bomb sucks no matter what.  Shuttles have a lot of value but there are plenty of shuttle kill mails with large ISK amounts in them.  Don't be silly, just have fun with the go-kart.

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