I don't know if it can be used as a shuttle for missions, but I have determined you can access it from the transporter room from your primary ship's engineering deck. Meaning you don't have to go back to a starbase to swap over to it. In that respect, it behaves like a small craft.
Hey I'll totally take credit for the 400M bug, Promise you that 500M Frators' not mine, if it was I'd sell thousands of them for 1Mil a piece and retire. Its a real good ship for a player who likes to trundle round Doffing and making things to sell. As before Next payday, perhaps?
Wish I could think of something wise and cool, and all That!
just got the freighter other day, great ship for Doff missions, but i decided to also set it up to run explorer and patrol missions...works pretty good defeating the other npc's in those types of missions, so it "can" fight, some at least.
Its very cool, but that will depend on what you like to be doing while in game also. Enjoy all!
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