The Freelancer is a medium-sized long range cargo hauler manufactured by MISC. The Freelancer's modularity, versatility, and firepower have made it extremely popular among owner-operators and major corporations alike. The chassis also serves as the base for several specialized variants. The Freelancer was the first ship class to be developed as part of a unique technology-sharing agreement with the Xi'an government.
|Freelancer DUR||Focused on exploration & discovery. It has an enhanced jump drive, a more advanced scanner, and an expanded fuel tank.|
|Freelancer MAX||Focused on cargo transportation. With up to 120 SCU capacity, the cargo hold is also capable of carrying a various range of different ground vehicles.|
|Freelancer MIS||Focused on combat & militia. Features an automated missile storage and reloading system.|
The following paints (skins) can be used on all variants of the Freelancer.
|Image||Paint Name||Description||Price (aUEC)||Price ($)|
|"Auspicious Red"||Red colour with gold & dark grey accents and gold ram's head decals.||[not available]||9.00|
|"Black"||Dark grey colour with grey accents.||85,000||5.00 |
|"Foundation Festival"||Metallic silver in colour with teal & white accents and a Foundation Festival logo.||[not available]||(Reward)|
|"Storm Surge"||Blue camo colouring with dark grey accents and Invictus logos.||86,500||7.00 |
|New Deal||Lorville||1,697,600 aUEC||3.19.1-LIVE.8526421|
|Shop||Location||1 day rental price||3 days rental price||7 days rental price||30 days rental price||Game build|
|Traveler Rentals||Baijini Point||33,952 aUEC||89,124 aUEC||178,248 aUEC||636,600 aUEC||3.19.1-LIVE.8526421|
|Traveler Rentals||Everus Harbor||33,952 aUEC||89,124 aUEC||178,248 aUEC||636,600 aUEC||3.19.1-LIVE.8526421|
|Traveler Rentals||Port Tressler||33,952 aUEC||89,124 aUEC||178,248 aUEC||636,600 aUEC||3.19.1-LIVE.8526421|
The Freelancer follows the MiSC-HI concept of extreme modularity on a smaller, more distinctive hull. Initially marketed as an efficient long-haul merchant ship for private enterprises, the Freelancer quickly became the ship of choice for dedicated explorers. With the range of a transport plus room to install advanced scanning and jump technology, Freelancers have enabled their captains to chart a number of new jump points in recent years. With a noted engine upgrade capacity and the ability to maneuver better than any other dedicated transport ship, it is no wonder the Freelancer's roles continue to expand.
It can also be said of the Freelancer that it has inspired more debate than any other spacecraft on the market. Detractors claim the hull is unattractive, that the cockpit's field of view is unnecessarily limiting and that on paper it is not suited to the roles it has expanded to fill. The Freelancer's supporters, however, are equally dedicated to the ship. They argue vehemently that the ship is the secret of their business success: that rare cost-effective ship that fulfills many of the same roles as the RSI Constellation, but requiring far fewer crew.
In some sense, the Freelancer image has begun to appear at odds with that of MISC itself: dashing space captains charting new frontiers on a wing and a prayer versus heavily organized corporate governance. The truth is, the Freelancer project would not exist without that governance. Every aspect that makes the design popular for independent pilots was carefully researched, analyzed, tested and produced. From the optimal radar package placement to the vacuum form cupholders, the components of the Freelancer went through hundreds of thousands of man-hours in an effort to produce a design that comes together seamlessly.
- Galactapedia: Freelancer. Galactapedia
- Red Festival 2951. Transmission - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2021-02-11
- Freelancer Black Paint. Pledge Store. Retrieved 2022-05-23
- Foundation Festival 2952. Transmission - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2023-07-11
- Freelancer Storm Surge Paint. Pledge Store. Retrieved 2022-05-23
- MISC Galactic Guide. Transmission - Comm-Link
- Portfolio: Consolidated Outland. Spectrum Dispatch - Comm-Link