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Piracy is the act of capturing, or 'capping', of NPC ships by the player. There are two types of capture - claiming and boarding.
There are several reasons for a player to engage in piracy:
- Some of the most powerful or unique ships in their class are not sold or rewarded to the player, and thus can only be obtained via capture. Popular targets include:
- Capturing a ship leaves the cargo hold intact (for most item types). Some rare items, such as the Incendiary Bomb Launcher or the Jump Beacon, can be easier to obtain via capturing, rather than destroying the carrying ship and hoping the cargo survives.
- Captured ships, especially larger ones, can sell for a large amount of credits.
- Some Plots involve capturing ships.
|Small Ships||Bailing • Claiming|
|Large Ships||Boarding • Boarding Pods • Boardable Ships • Boarding Ships|
|Marines||Marine • Marine Training Barracks • Military Outpost • Rehabilitation Facility|