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Freighter skills.

Anke Eyrou
Hades Sisters
#1 - 2015-11-20 23:20:31 UTC
Can someone please explain to me why to fly any racial freighter you need Advanced space ship command at level 1 and also level 5 which is required for the respective racial freighter skill? Thanks

I expect to get this post deleted or locked. So much for freedom of expression.

Do Little
Bluenose Trading
#2 - 2015-11-21 11:10:39 UTC
The skills required to fly a ship usually have prerequisites and those may include different levels of the same skill. To actually fly the ship you will need the skill to the highest level required. Over time, as skill requirements and prerequisites change, I suspect the database has collected some "loose ends". As long as they aren't causing a problem there isn't much incentive to invest the time and effort to clean them up.
RaVeN Alliance
#3 - 2015-11-21 16:22:56 UTC
You need level V to inject the next book.
Once the book is injected, with the old SP mechanics, you could have lost skill points and still be able to pilot the ship.

Not sure if that's the "why" but it was a mechanic at one point. It worked the same for marauders, Carriers, etc

As Do Little mentioned, the mechanic is outdated now and probably needs a spring cleaning.
Anke Eyrou
Hades Sisters
#4 - 2015-11-21 17:22:42 UTC
Many thanks for the explanation

I expect to get this post deleted or locked. So much for freedom of expression.

Tau Cabalander
Retirement Retreat
Working Stiffs
#5 - 2015-11-23 02:30:22 UTC  |  Edited by: Tau Cabalander
As has been pointed out, only the first skill (left-most) under primary / secondary / tertiary / quaternary / etc. are required to use an item, the others are prerequisites for skill-book injection.

Example: I can pilot a Rorqual, but I cannot pilot an Orca, as I never trained Industrial Command ships.

A better question is, "Why don't racial jump freighters require racial freighter 5, as they are T2, and all T2 requires level 5?"

The answer is also related:

And largely stems from: