SHIPS: Advice - Which Ship To Buy After The Sidewinder - #00031

A multi role is a multi role is a multi role

One of the most often asked questions by newbies at an early stage is about the best successor to their Sidewinder.

Before providing ship type information and some general features of potential 'next step' ships, there should be some praise for the Sidewinder:

This little ship has far more potential than most newbies think it has. There is a reason why even highest ranked (and filthy rich) CMDRs still use a Sidewinder for certain tasks.

Your Sidewinder is agile, it's cheap and it's a lot of fun if equipped wisely. Do not aim for the next ship to compensate for your lack of experience and skills. Go for a bigger ship out of demand like more cargo, more jump range, more offensive or defensive powers.

I want a new ship. Stop talking and tell me what to buy!

No answer on that kind of question, sorry. It all depends on what you wish to do.

I can give you a rough overview of the least expensive ships and what you can expect them to be capable of. Read on.

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