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Friday, November 14, 2008

Getting ships together

I've had this wolf hull up in high sec for what seems like ages now. I had bought it back when I had first gotten the skill to fly assault frigates. But I had been unhappy with the various fits I had observed and come up with. So, in a container it sat for many a month.

With Quantum Rise, however, there are some changes in the mechanics of warp scramblers. A scrambler will now turn off an MWD. Also, signature now has much more of an impact in missile combat than speed. So I've finally found a fit I like. After spending a good part of last night running around getting salvage from the market and grabbing modules from various places, I now have a decent wolf fit. We'll see how it performs in combat. May it last longer than most of my combat ships (not likely I know).

One of the advantages of having a nice big BPO collection is that I'm relatively independent from the module/ammo/hull market for T1 equipment. Not you'll note from the mineral market, but definitly from the T1 market. As a rule of thumb, I tend to use pure T1 modules in T1 ships if they are intended to be used and lost. This keeps my expenses down to a very reasonable level. T2 modules go into T2 ships as a rule of thumb. Rigs of course are a different story, I don't realy bother with T2 rigs since they are WAY over priced. The way rigs are structured, they are only realy worth it for larger/more expensive ships. I realy hope one day we get sized rigs.

I know a lot of people tend to go for T2 modules in T1 ships, and indeed I do do this some times. However the truth is the T2 hulls tend to be more survivable than the T1 files. I prefer to put the expensive modules in a more survivable hull. But that's me.


Benoit CozmikR5 Gauthier said...
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Benoit CozmikR5 Gauthier said...

Damn dyslexia...

An interesting Wolf fit, eh? Out with it !!!

And about putting T2 stuff in T1 ships, I've done it pretty much all the time to get either much better speed or much harder hits. When you see the dents some T2 425mm ACs leave on a battleship, you take notice :)

Bahamut said...

You're right about survivability of hulls. I usually don't put real module money into hulls I think I'll lose easy.

Benoit CozmikR5 Gauthier said...

Worse than T2 is the best-named, Meta 4 stuff. 'Scout' autocannons and 'Arbalest' missile launcher may have specs similar to T2 (and sometimes better) but 10+ million ISK for a single module ?!?! o_O