I sold my Anaconda

After a long while of using my Anaconda… I got fed up with it.

It's too big to park in many valuable stations, very slow to maneuver for mining or combat, even just using super cruise felt sluggish. I would rather fly my Mamba for bounty hunting, I can actually catch up with fleeing targets, dogfight smaller ships more easily, and I have the option of boosting away from a bad fight.

So I sold it, "downgraded" to a Python which has much better handling in and out of super cruise, easier and faster to park at a station, while being capable of parking at any station I need to be. Jump range is about the same with 30LY from an engineered FSD. I can still carry over 100 tons of cargo without having to compromise on shields, fuel scoop, collector limpets, or the SRV bay… And I bought the ship and fully A-rated everything for less than it would cost just to A-rate an anaconda's reactor.

To all other new commanders, bigger isn't always better. Consider your needs carefully before you decide to invest in something. Just because it's more expensive doesn't mean it's objectively an upgrade. You might be better off using the money to buy two smaller and more specialized ships.

Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/EliteDangerous/comments/l3ll61/i_sold_my_anaconda/

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