But that will be late in the game. In the meantime I need to figure out how to make money and to see if my "bar" in space is feasible.
Technically, there is no late in the game since SC is basically a MMO. Running a bar in space may be as simple as joining one of the bigger orgs that have every intention of taking control of a space station and funding your own little watering hole as part of the deal.
Of course, the Phoenix might be what you want if you want to travel and sell drinks.
Has plenty of room for the hard alcohol on the shelves, even has shadows of bottles already:
A nice little kitchen set up for beer in the fridge and glassware in the cabinets:
Has ample seating including this nice little hottub.
Just needs mirrors to snort coke off of
We'll have to wait and see what the 890 Jump has to offer since that's supposed to be a luxury yacht.
My goodness you have an impressive collection of ships. You're hanger must be huge and probably take you 10 minutes to get from one end to the other (with that buggy). I hope to find you out in space, just to see this impressive collection
There's a "Giggity" and a "That's what she said!" in there somewhere. Just post friend codes here and when we can visit hangars, hopefully I'll have one of mine all tricked out and looking pretty bad ass with a bunch of different rooms to hang out it. And the buggy takes less then a minute to get from the starting point to the jumps on the stunt track on the far end of it. It's pretty quick.
My little aurora will just be a fly on the wall when you fly that merchantman.
The Merchantman supposedly has it's own storefront on it that you can sell from, which adds to it's size. But yeah, 6000 freight units is pretty massive. Can't wait to get inside of it.
The frigate will be HUGE twice the size of the merchantman. Will there be a bigger player own-able capital ship at release?
Difficult question to answer because it's based on your definition of 'player own-able', and 'release'.
There will be ships like the Bengal Carrier (estimated at 1 kilometer long) seen in the original promo video that are persistent in the universe (meaning you must staff it 24/7 or risk losing it without a fight since it doesn't log off when you do). Battleships, cruisers, and frigates will be persistent as well, though the number of these is unknown. We've been told 3 Bengals and nothing on the other ones. I believe the Idris will be the largest non-persistent ship, but that was back when it was smaller and classed as a corvette, so things may have changed. Probably not, but you never know, everything is still WIP. Kind of also why I've been holding off on making that decision to buy it. Want to know if I'm going to be paying PMC's to staff it with a couple of people in the Asian and European time zones when I can't be on. If I have to do that, then I'm probably not going to want it. My battleship on the other hand will have people begging me to be on it, so that shouldn't be a problem.
So when the beta of the PU is opened up to all of us, players will be able to grab these ships and hang on to them until the beta has been completed, and since there will not be a wipe when the game is considered to be 'Released' yes, players will be in control of much much bigger ships, no they won't actually own them, unless you consider a group being in control of them ownership, then the answer would be yes, in that case. Same with space stations. Orgs can take over, but they'll have to be staffed 24/7 to protect them from others looking to own them.