Intergalactic Aerospace Expo 2951
|Intergalactic Aerospace Expo 2951|
|Organizer||Intergalactic Aerospace Expo|
|Location||Tobin Expo Center, New Babbage, microTech|
|Date start||November 19, 2951|
|Date end||December 1, 2951|
|Concept sales||Odyssey, RAFT, Spartan|
|Commemorative items||Jackets, paints, shirts (see Commemorative items)|
|Free rentals||Yes (48 hours)|
The Intergalactic Aerospace Expo 2951 was a 12-day ship exposition event held at Tobin Expo Center in New Babbage. The expo is an annual event that brings ships of all different manufacturers together to be displayed at several expo halls. As in previous years, the event was coupled with a free-fly event, allowing players without a Game Package to play the game for free, and also offering free rentals of ships on display to all players.
The event succeeds the annual Ship Showdown. During the showdown, backers were able to vote on their favorite ship in each round during the month of September. The winning ships of this year were the MPUV-1C, followed by the C2 Hercules, 600i Explorer, Mercury Star Runner. These ships were highlighted at the expo on the 10th day.
Stock limited ship sale
Almost every ship was on sale on the Pledge Store at some point during the event. Specific stock limited ships (usually large or capital size ships) were for sale during specific timeframes covering all the time zones:
- Wave 1: 1600 UTC
- Wave 2: 0000 UTC
- Wave 3: 0800 UTC
- IAE Day 2 - November 20: Constellation Phoenix
- IAE Day 3 - November 21: Aegis Idris-P, Aegis Javelin
- IAE Day 6 - November 24: Origin 890 Jump
- IAE Day 7 - November 25: Consolidated Outland Pioneer
- IAE Day 8 - November 26: Drake Kraken, Drake Kraken Privateer
- IAE Day 9 - November 27: MISC Hull E
Owners of one (or more) of the ships that made it to the Ship Showdown semi-finals received a free limited-edition ship livery and leather jacket. Also, all backers received an Argo themed backpack.
|Cataby Backpack MPUV-1C Edition||Attributed to all backer accounts|
|MPUV-1C Flight Jacket||Attributed to owners of a MPUV-1C or MPUV-1P|
|600i Flight Jacket||Attributed to owners of a 600i Explorer or 600i Touring|
|Hercules Starlifter Flight Jacket||Attributed to owners of the C2 Hercules Starlifter|
|Mercury Star Runner Flight Jacket||Attributed to owners of the Mercury Star Runner|
|IAE 2951 T-shirt Blue||For sale at the in-game event lobby||820 aUEC|
|IAE 2951 T-shirt White||For sale at the in-game event lobby||820 aUEC|
|IAE 2951 Hat Blue||For sale at the in-game event lobby||820 aUEC|
|IAE 2951 Hat White||For sale at the in-game event lobby||820 aUEC|
|MPUV-1C 2951 BIS Paint||Attributed to owners of a MPUV-1C or MPUV-1P|
|600i 2951 BIS Paint||Attributed to owners of a 600i Explorer or 600i Touring|
|Hercules Starlifter 2951 BIS Paint||Attributed to owners of the C2 Hercules Starlifter|
|Mercury Star Runner 2951 BIS Paint||Attributed to owners of the Mercury Star Runner|
Special Badges were handed out for use on a player's Spectrum profile, obtainable by logging in to the game at each specific day of the event. See Showcase schedule. Badges were attributed to accounts at the end of the event.
Starting on November 19, each day a different ship manufacturer took over one of the expo halls for 48 hours. Switches occurred at 1600 UTC daily. Each manufacturer displayed their ships at the expo halls at the New Babbage Tobin Expo Center on the planet microTech for overlapping 48-hour blocks.
In the 2951 edition of Whitley's Guide, CIG offered not only a look at the show segments themselves, but also took a glimpse behind the scenes at Jax McCleary's relationship with Jimmy as they struggled with the show's ratings decline.