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Bene El Nov 15, 2013 @ 1:09pm
How to board a ship?
Has someone already done some boarding? If so please describe what must be done to even start it.
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Shelledfade Nov 15, 2013 @ 1:10pm 
lol ship boarding ... ?

You're kidding right? What makes you think you can board another ship when all you can do is fly 1 ship in the entire game.
CanadianMan Nov 15, 2013 @ 1:11pm 
@Shelledfade
Read the manual.
Bene El Nov 15, 2013 @ 1:11pm 
My mission description of the main story line.
[SG] Bdcoll Nov 15, 2013 @ 1:11pm 
Originally posted by Shelledfade:
lol ship boarding ... ?

You're kidding right? What makes you think you can board another ship when all you can do is fly 1 ship in the entire game.


Given boarding is something you can do in the game, and is even part of the storyline, I have a sneaking suspision you have no idea what your on about...
Garan Nov 15, 2013 @ 1:12pm 
It as been said that you can destroy the engine and the hyperdrive (Or something like that) in order to board a ship. You'll not control it personnaly, but it'll be yours.
Mister Awesome Nov 15, 2013 @ 1:12pm 
Originally posted by Shelledfade:
lol ship boarding ... ?

You're kidding right? What makes you think you can board another ship when all you can do is fly 1 ship in the entire game.

The fact that ship boarding is a part of this game, and the old X games as well, herp derp?
GGuts Nov 15, 2013 @ 1:13pm 
You can board ships, but you cannot fly them personally, only remotely. As far as I know you have to have a crew member on board who has experience with boarding, but I'm not sure how to do it exactly.
Bene El Nov 15, 2013 @ 1:13pm 
I've tried shooting a bunch of Modules, weapons, shields etc. and ended up destroying it. Well the game does actually go on from there but i'd still like to board for once. I'll try shooting just the engine parts then.

edit: And yes, i do have a Captain, a Marine Officer and 8 marines.
Last edited by Bene El; Nov 15, 2013 @ 1:14pm
Szoreny Klepko Nov 15, 2013 @ 1:17pm 
manual says you need 20 marines, bu tthe process as described sounds pretty complicated.
Szoreny Klepko Nov 15, 2013 @ 1:18pm 
Capturing ships are an easy way to save credits and sometimes might be required for a mission.

Adding the ship to your squad will require a captain, so be sure to have one on hand. To capture a ship, follow the directions below:

First hire a marine officer. Afterwards, find a recruitment officer and hire 20 marines.

Once you have your marine officer and 20 marines hired, find a capital
ship you wish you capture. Target the ship and open the interact menu
and select board.

Be sure to be close enough to select this option and
note that note that not all ships can be boarded and captured.

Take out the jump drives and the all the engines on the target ship.

Protect your marines while they board, surely no one
is going to give up a perfectly good ship.

The ship target outline will turn green once it is captured. However it
will take a few minutes before it can be added to your squad.

Once added to your squad, dock with the ship and
instruct the captain to work the ship.

Talk to the marine officer on board the captured ship and instruct
him and the marines to return to the Albion Skunk.
If all goes to plan, you now have added a capital ship to your squad!
JizzleB Nov 15, 2013 @ 1:18pm 
I had a bit of trouble starting this in the plot. Double left click on the target and it will give the option to board (assuming you have the marines on board). Yisha then talks you through the process
Bene El Nov 15, 2013 @ 2:17pm 
@♥♥♥♥leB, were the 8 marines you had to get for the mission enough, or did you need 20 as the manual suggests? (thanks for that btw, Szoreny)
Mjahaha Nov 16, 2013 @ 3:24am 
I assume 8 for smaller ships, 20 for capital ships. Thanks heaps for the guide Krassar. I did this in they story but still had trouble figuring out what I did. Now I really want to know how to see ships. If I can steal a few like this and sell them I will be doing well :)
Garia666 Nov 18, 2013 @ 9:23am 
i have so many hostiles shooting me , i cant get trough this mission even after shield upgrades... bit strange you need to get close.. and several capital ships are shooting eat you
Mjahaha Nov 18, 2013 @ 1:06pm 
kill the drones first. they arent in a group first up so its not so hard :)
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