Hyperion

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Super Capital Ship

This ship is classified as a Super Capital. It is one of the most powerful Capital Ships and can be built on the build menu.

The Hyperion is one of the six Super Capital Ships in the game. This enormous ship can easily stand up to other large ships.

Description

Built from the ring world Hyperant, the home of the Osiris Legion Shipyards. With unparalleled long range potential, the Hyperion makes for a fantastic Siege ship. Featuring a heavy array of both Turrets and Spinals, the enormous Hyperion can easily stand up to other large ships. It features a great quantity of detailing in a similar fashion to ships such as the Osiris.

Interior

A small teleporter pad teleports you into a orange decorated hallway. Moving forward you enter a small room with a orange glowing orb with the Osiris Legion Insignia. There are 2 paths to the control room which has 3 seats and decorated walls. The pilot's seat is in the middle and has a orange screen with the Osiris Legion insignia.

Advantages

  • Variety of both Turrets and Spinals give it massive damage output and range.
  • Turret mount gives good line of sight to defend the ship from almost every angle.
  • Very strong explosion value of 1500 (The same as Prototypes, an 87.5% larger nuke than Prometheus, coming in at a radius of 15,000 studs).
  • Can take out large Alien fleets easily with support.
  • Extremely high alpha damage with its spinals and turrets.
  • Can siege bases from afar with its huge torpedoes since it outranges starbase turrets. Additionally, a large portion of its turrets can outrange a starbase's main heavy-hitting turrets (aside from railguns), further reducing risk.
  • Effective at destroying large and sluggish ships due to the high damage output.
  • Has a high cargo hold of 2500 making it able to loot wrecks.
  • Ridiculous efficiency in sieges, due to the long range, massive damage, high health, and status as a Super Capital, which can scare off most enemies.

Disadvantages

  • Likely to be swarmed by smaller Ships due to its large size.
  • Turrets are inaccurate, being unable to hit ships smaller than a Dreadnought, and have long reload times.
  • You have to point directly at targets to shoot all turrets and Spinals.
  • The Huge Torpedoes move at a snail's pace(300 studs/second), making it rather difficult to hit moving targets unless you're within very close range of them, or they are very large.
  • Additionally, the huge torpedoes have a very long reload time.
  • Very expensive, being the 2nd most expensive supercapital putting it behind the Lucifer (except the prototypes) and requiring an SC Build Permit.
  • Very slow.
  • Has a long hallway from the pilot's seat to the exit, increasing the time for you to despawn. Additionally, due to issues with the interior, the player can get stuck inside the body of ship, and the teleporter may break for certain players (usually not the pilot). Both of these are refundable if sufficient evidence is provided.

Strategy

  • Travel in fleets so you are defended from other fleets or swarms.
  • Focus on larger targets at close range when you can to ensure that your weapons can land accurately.
  • In a Siege, you can defend from large ships that attempt to break up the fleet. You can also outrange Starbases with the Spinals, and some of the turrets.
  • Most ships will avoid combat with a Hyperion due to its high Alpha damage, and high damage output.
  • While you could use this for trading in war, it isn't always a good idea to do so; as Super Capital Ships are high priority targets. Beware experienced teams or groups of players in the server that may be targeting your ship if you do decide to trade in war. If you do become under attack from a large/powerful fleet, retreat to your Starbase or another base/planet with heavy defenses; such as Frion I or Derelict Station.
  • Even though this ship has a strong nuke, it is almost certainly not worth doing a suicide mission in this ship due to the expense.
  • Pick your battles: Unless you know you have a fleet you can trust and that the enemy team has neither lots of competent and coordinated players or tricks up their sleeve, it is almost always better to use a cheaper alternative.

Version History

  • Added in version .65b
  • Disabled in .66b along with the other Super Capital Ships due to Weapons Part and Alien Device duplication.
  • Reactivated in .66b shortly after being disabled but now with a Credit cost.
  • Price moved down from 7.5 Million to only 2 Million along with all the other Super Capital Ships in .66b.
  • Model fixed in version .67e.
  • Remodeled and received unique turrets in version .68e
  • Received a buff to Armament, Mobility, Health and Explosion Size in version .72f
  • Cargo hold reduced from 2500 to 500 in version .72f
  • Heavy Quantum Lasers replaced with Hyperion Lasers in version .72f
  • Hyperion Lasers and Hyperion Triple Heavy Lasers nerfed in version .73b, they now have the same stats of a Triple Heavy Laser.
  • Hyperion Laser and Hyperion Triple Heavy Laser nerf reverted in version .73b3.
  • Hyperion Lasers and Hyperion Triple Heavy Railguns nerfed in version .73c(?), with both turrets losing one barrel.
  • Reworked to be more siege-focused in version .73d7; health lowered from 14020/12020 to 12000/12000, Top Speed increased from 55 to 65, Acceleration increased from 5 to 25; turret loadout changed from 2 Hyperion Triple Heavy Lasers, 2 Hyperion Lasers, 2 Hyperion Triple Heavy Railguns, 4 Hyperion Dual Heavy Railguns to 3 Super PDLs, 2 Hyperion Triple Heavy Lasers, 4 Hyperion Dual Heavy Railguns; Spinal loadout changed from 4 Huge Phasers, 3 Huge Torpedoes to 9 Huge Torpedoes, gained 2 HyperionShield fighters, explosion radius was also reduced from 1270 to 1250 (but the explosion radius nerf was only revealed in-game).
    • Reworked yet again in version .74b12; Shields increased from 12000 to 13000, Top Speed reduced from 65 to 55, Acceleration reduced from 25 to 20, Turn Speed increased from 0.11 to 0.13, Loadout changed to 2 Hyperion Triple Heavy Lasers, 2 Heavy Quantum Lasers and 4 Hyperion Dual Heavy Railguns; Spinal Loadout changed from 9 Huge Torpedoes to 4 Huge Phasers and 4 Huge Torpedoes, lost 2 HyperionShield fighters, explosion radius increased from 1250 to 1270 (explosion radius buff only revealed in-game).
    • Shield increased from 13,000 to 13,100 in an unknown version.
    • Received Hyperion Lasers in an unknown version. (Only revealed in-game.)
  • Received an explosion value increase to 1370 in unknown version.
    • Received yet another explosion value increase to 1500 in version .75a5.
    • Taken off-sale in version .75a5 to reduce permit prices.
  • Reintroduced to the LBM for a class A permit (Version ???)
  • Taken off the LBM and added to the regular SC build menu for a SC build permit. (.75a)

Trivia

  • The Hyperion has the biggest ship nuke with the Lucifer, Prototype X-1 and Prototype X-2
  • Parts of this ship's original model were teased during April Fools, with the images being described as pictures of the Prototype X-3.
  • The Hyperion has its own unique Turrets.
  • The first player to lose this ship was Goodbroly3. It was the first true Super Capital Ship to be destroyed (excluding the Prototypes)[citation needed].
  • This ship has a "sister," named the Theia. The Theia is a PvP based variant of the Hyperion more focused on spinal firepower.
  • The "Huge Photon Torpedoes" are a re-skin of the Huge Torpedoes and look like "Fire Cannons"
  • This ship was previously broken and mostly invisible due to meshing issues.
  • One of the best ships in the entire game for sieges, due to the insane DPS, range, and health.
  • Its core is also used to power the Jackal, according to the Jackal's description.
  • The small insignia of an eagle with a star could be a reference to Stellaris' Commonwealth of Man.