"Interstellar tourism took off when the Hypergate system was instituted (particularly from Earth, which benefits from quick and easy transport from surface to orbit via the Kane Band). The mainstay of the industry is a fleet of vessels bearing a remarkable resemblance to the luxury liners of pre-Band times. A typical complement of crew and passengers is about three hundred. The ships themselves are speedy through hyperspace, and have mild shielding for protection against asteroids and to enable them to get close to some of the more spectacular phenomena." ― Buying a Star LinerThe Star Liner is a luxury civilian craft produced by Sigma Shipyards for the ultimate in hyperspace tourism. Capable of carrying approximately 300 passengers and crew in comfort throughout the stars, the ships provide a big boost to tourism throughout the Federation. They have a great deal of shielding for protection against asteroid impacts, and to allow them to get close to some of the more spectacular phenomena to be found in space.
"A pretty cool ship, both in looks and in functionality, this isn't a bad ship to get. When you get it, you can begin running charter missions to various places, which can be quite profitable. Somewhat slow, however, so make sure you purchase some upgrades so you're not pirate food." ― EVula Survival GuideThe Star Liner's expansive crew (highest in the stock game) is great for tourists, but also works for boarding and capturing ships. Limited firepower makes it difficult to capture more powerful warships without using escorts.
Flying a Star Liner enables you to access a pair of repeating Sigma Shipyards "Charter Flight" mission, wherein one carries a large number of passengers for 50k or 100k, depending on which mission is accepted. Some of the more rewarding missions involve carrying a large number of passengers between Federation and Auroran space, across the border. Not surprisingly, neither government appreciates having ships carry citizens from the enemy to their planets, so these missions will decrease your legal reputation with the recieving governemnt.
However, the missions within Federation space will give a fairly small boost to your legal rating; which is good if you want to stay on good terms with the Federation.
|Civilians|| Civilian Ships: Cargo Drone (v) (i) 2k as escort only, Shuttle (v) (i) 10k, Heavy Shuttle (v) (i) 17.5k, Viper (v) (i) 80k, Asteroid Miner (i) 150k, Terrapin (v) (i) 150k, Lightning (WG) (v) (i) 250k, Thunderhead (v) (i) 300k, Valkyrie (v) (i) 350k, Star Liner (v) (i) 500k, Starbridge (v) (i) 600k (Modified (v) (i) 750k), IDA Frigate (v) (i) 750k, Pegasus (v) (i) 2M, Leviathan (v) (i) 12M |
Civilian Outfits • Civilian Weapons • Federation Licenses
|Side Missions||Cunjo Hunt • Escort Band • GLi-Tech (Missions) • Launch Probe • Sigma Shipyards (Main Missions • Repeatable Missions) • Temmin Shard • Terraforming • Tutorial • United Shipping (Main Missions • Repeatable Missions)|
|Other Missions||Derelicts • Duels • Revenge • Punishment • Blow Stuff Up|
|Bounty Hunters||Bounty Hunters Storyline (Minor Storyline • Auroran Link • Rebel Link)|
|Wild Geese||Wild Geese Storyline (Preamble • Intro Missions • Path 1 • Path 2 • Auroran Link • Association Link)|