to the Goat throwing Viking Ships. It's the Vaygr's answer
to the Ion Beam Frigates." - Josh Mosquiera,
"How far can a Viking ship throw a goat?
10 parsecs if the solar winds are right. You're going to get some radically different results depending on breed of goat used. It also depends on whether or not Sajuuk, He Whose Hand Shapes What Is, has blessed your Viking longboat."
- Dan Irish, Executive Producer
"I was able
to get an exclusive picture of the infamous Vagyr Goat
Throwing Viking Ship (or Longboat)! I realize that the
picture quality is rather poor, but rest assured, this is
the real deal! Dmille risked life and limb in order to
smuggle this shot out, but here it is, in full color for
your enjoyment." - Langy,
the Mutant Dwarf
a lockdown on display of that content - it's an E3
exclusive. You're all in big trouble." - Morgan
you can see, this screenshot (which is fuzzy because it was
shot from dmille's spycam) depicts the longboat in the
moment of firing a Goat. According to Langy's information,
this type of Goat ammunition is a Death Goat, which
reportedly has an explosive warhead. Langy also mentioned a
Red Goat ammunition type that allegedly has the Beast
Infection ability, but we can't independently verify this.
The second, clearer image, shows that the rate of fire of
the Goat Thrower is extremely high, as it is overwhelming
the depicted Carrier with goats.
Unfortunately, the Goat Thrower appears to have been removed from the final release of the game. It may be that with the removal of Transport Frigates, proper Goat munitions could not be kept at acceptable levels.