Without the industry to mass produce ships themselves, pirates need to make do with what they can get their hands on. That often means repurposing their enemies' ships and adding their own piratical flare. This is true of the new pirate cruisers and destroyers being introduced for Havoc: the Guristas' Alligator uses the hull of the Caldari Drake while the Mamba is based on the Corax.
So, we want to know which existing ships you'd like to see get a marauding makeover? Which beloved empire ships should be re-imagined in the hands of swashbucklers?
We also want you to tell us what stats and bonuses it might have. Which ships might benefit, for example, from the Angel Cartel's warp speed bonuses?
CCP has expressed a desire to create variants for the Serpentis, Blood Raiders, and other pirate factions. Maybe your design will be the inspiration.
This is a two-tiered bounty with both $4 prizes and $15 prizes to be won.
To win one of the six $4 prizes:
Share an image of your empire ship
Tell us what visual modifications you'd make
Tell us why a pirate variant would be cool
Describe its pirate variant's potential bonuses and stats
To win one of the three $15 prizes:
Complete the steps above
Design the new ship using image-manipulation software or by sketching out a blueprint or illustration