For those that even semi regularly follow the blog you know I recently returned from a trip to Sagittarius A, the center of the galaxy. When I got back I decided to buy a combat ship and take part in the current community goal in Kaal by turning in bounties. So i picked up a Vulture and outfitted it which cost way more than expected. What I got tho was a small ship with way more fire power than I expected for only having 2 hard points even tho both are large. I quickly racked up a few kills and made a few hundred thousand credits and moved up to the top 75% of participants which if I can stay there will give me around 4 million more credits. Ok so I will admit that is not even close to what my vulture cost me, but long term it should pay for itself .
With all that being said I highly suggest every commander get themselves a combat ship and try it out. Its a nice break from trading and exploring and there is some nice money to be made. As always thanks for your time and may the gaming gods bring you glory.