The Q&A session discusses the refining and mining capabilities of the Arrastra ship in Star Citizen. It is revealed that the Arrastra has higher capacity refining than other ships, and its mining lasers are comparable to the Mole and Orion in terms of cracking harder rocks.
The video is a Q&A session about the Arrastra ship in Star Citizen. The host begins by mentioning that the ship ranks as the fourth most desired ship based on a Reddit poll. The first question addresses the refining capabilities of the Arrastra compared to other ships like the Expanse, Orion, and Galaxy. The Arrastra has larger reactors than the Expanse, allowing for higher capacity refining. It can refine quantanium but cannot use it as fuel like the Odyssey.
The next question focuses on the mining capabilities of the Arrastra compared to the Prospector, Mole, and Orion. The host explains that the Arrastra’s mining lasers sit between the Mole and Orion in terms of cracking harder rocks at a greater distance. The mining lasers are not bespoke and will have upgrade paths like other mining lasers. The ship can take ore bags from the Prospector or Orion for refining.
Another question asks if the mining lasers can be controlled by the pilot, but unfortunately, they are controlled via dedicated stations. The ship does have VTOL mode for planetary mining, and while not currently important, it will become more significant in future updates. The Arrastra has a dedicated vehicle bay capable of holding two rocks and two Ursa Rovers. The ship also has weapon and suit storage facilities but no dedicated medical or armory rooms.
The Q&A concludes, and the host asks viewers if the session answered their questions and if they are interested in purchasing the Arrastra. They are also encouraged to like and subscribe to the channel.