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This guide serves to cover the Nefantar Thrasher special edition ship in the MMO video game EVE Online, covering details on the ship's attributes and details on its origin and where it can be found.
The Nefantar Thrasher is a limited-run, unique reskinned version of the regular Minmitar Destroyer. The Thrasher has a pronounced white on black theme versus the base variant's mostly brown color scheme.
Date First Introduced: 5/01/2013
As of long ago, the Collector editions—and thus the Nefantar Thrasher as a purchase reward—are no longer available. This guide has been left mostly intact for historical reference.
How to Acquire a Nefantar Thrasher
This special edition ship is a digital reward given to players who preorder the Second Decade Collector's Edition box set. There are a slew of other items in the collector's edition; however, this ship will only be provided to those who purchase the box set before the release date of October 2013, at which point it's expected to no longer be distributed. In addition, the Nefantar Thrasher is provided upfront, before the full release of the set. At the time of this writing in early May 2013, they have just started to show up in game, meaning they are immediately available.
From the EVE Market
There are a handful currently on the market; however, their current price range sits at about one billion isk, and it is likely that due to their limited distribution and the price of the set, few of them will remain on the market for long—especially once the set itself releases and the number of existing copies only decreases afterwards.
Buying the CE Set
There are currently two sources for the collector's edition. The first is from EVE's official Musterband store. The second possible source, which is probably a cheaper option for most people who can get the item shipped to them (either being a US resident or having a third party reroute the package), is to order from Amazon.This is because both sources sell the set for 149.99, yet EVE's store charges in Euros whereas Amazon has the box set priced in USD.
Notes on Preorder Code: Apparently there has been some delay in Amazon orders receiving their preorder codes; however, CCP staff have personally confirmed that players will get their own code for Amazon orders and will receive it prior to the actual release date as mentioned above. The delay is being looked into and should be fixed soon.
The Nefantar Thrasher shares the exact same specs as the base version, so there are no special attributes to this hull besides its unique skin. Something worth noting, however, is that special ships such as this one are generally not changed stat wise when the base version is modified in a patch—meaning, should the Thrasher itself receive an update in the future, the Nefantar variant is likely to stay the same as it is now. It is still possible for this to happen, but there is precedence to confirm this theory with such ships as the Magnate.
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