The Caterpillar has been advertised as one of the primary pirate ships in the pledge lineup, which is pretty cool on its own. That said, I've seen a lot of people passing on the Cat because they aren't interested in boarding. I think that is a shame since Ben mentions the Cat will also be the best ship (of the current batch) for salvage and repair:
So, here are some of my lingering questions about the ship that I really wish CIG would answer soon:
1) Ben mentions concept art for a Cat configured for salvage. Could you describe what a salvage-configured Cat would look like? Would there be special salvage modules or would this just be cargo modules and a tractor beam?
2) Some concept art shows modules that hold 6 crew. Does this mean the max crew of the Cat could be upgraded to be MUCH higher than the spec says? Similarly, does the cargo capacity assume a certain number of cargo modules? If not, what's the real max / min?
3) How do the Cat modules work? How many are there (I count ~4 n the concept art)? Do they take up upgrade slots? Do any modules come with the base ship?
So, depending on where CIG goes with these 'modules', the Cat could end up being the best all around board, salvaging, ship repairing, and mining vessel of the current pledge list.
If you have some thoughts on this, feel free to leave a comment here or in the thread I made over on RSI: