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Old 05-13-2012, 10:00 PM #1051
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the drake... you can do more in a drake then any other ship..

If you are flying amarr, the Harbinger can be a awesome ship. not quite as easy to fly as a drake but it can get some whelp dps and decent tank

and cruise to BC is the only way to go.. i suggest you stay in the BC until you can fit all Tech 2 mods on it. then you can look at getting into a BS.
Agreed. The jump from BC to BS isn't nearly as staggering as the jump from, say, a cruiser to a BC (at least as far as tanking goes), but it is the longest.

For example, in order to fit an Abaddon with full T2 gear, you'll first need to be able to fit a Harbinger with all T2 gear. It will take you a while, but at least flying in T2-fit battlecruisers while you train up your heavier skills for a BS means you'll still be flying in some respectable ships.

Also, for a pvp BC, the drake is great for tanking. The thing, when properly fit, can be a ****ing ***** of a shell to crack. Check out some killboards to see how much of a ****kicking they can take. Plus, if you get some respectable missile skills, it can also deal out some pretty decent dps. A fleet of them scares me, but I feel pretty safe when I'm in one myself.

Even for a small-banded roam it's nice to have logistics support. I can fly a neatly-fit guardian, but it won't help much if we ever get together for a shield-tanked roam.
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:18 PM #1052
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Ok, that makes sense guys thanks for pointing that out. Of the two Amarr, I would prefer Amarr, as I am just picky that way. The Prophecy I heard is cheaper and more forgiving for a new BC pilot (or new in general) than the Harbinger. Thoughts on the two? I like armor tanking and I am starting to get into that right now, although my Omen really never experiences too much damage in L1's.
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:27 PM #1053
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An Omen can easily handle L2 missions.

It is cheaper, and I did fly one when I first stepped up to a BC, but for earlier on, they are both rather similar. But as I was flying a Harbinger, I noticed the damage bonuses as I leveled up my battlecruiser skill, and on a mission I'm all for more DPS. I never went back to the prophecy.
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:33 PM #1054
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So should I work on my bc skills while i start my L2 with my omen? I like it I just need to fine tune it. Also, bc's use medium or large lasers?
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:37 PM #1055
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Under the market, they're listed as 'Medium' just make sure they're not NAMED 'Medium' as the ones named 'medium' are actually in the in the small category.

Hahahahaha... wow... that's confusing.

For a BC, you want the turrets that are called 'Heavy Pulse/Beam Laser I/II' or their named variants.
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:42 PM #1057
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train tank, train armor skills until you can fit tech 2 armor hardeners and reps.. then train energy skills until you can use cap recharger 2s.
then train BC skill
lastly train for tech 2 guns
by this time you will know if you would rather get a legion or a BS
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:49 PM #1058
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train tank, train armor skills until you can fit tech 2 armor hardeners and reps.. then train energy skills until you can use cap recharger 2s.
then train BC skill
lastly train for tech 2 guns
by this time you will know if you would rather get a legion or a BS
Personally, I was in a fully T2 Fit Omen, training up my skills so I could have a fully T2-fit BC. The last skill I trained was my Battlecruiser's skill. But I was having a blast in my Omen and was in no real rush to step it up.

And food for thought is that a legion requires additional skills for the various sub-systems.

And didn't strategic cruisers cost around a billion isk to assemble and fit? They seem a hell of a lot cheaper now. Price was the only thing keeping my Caldari toon out of a tengu
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:56 PM #1059
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skimmed the last few posts and saw the "so say we all" in your sig right before I was about to log from PBN.

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Old 05-13-2012, 10:59 PM #1060
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the amount of dps you would gain by moving into a BC far out ways the 4-5 days of skill training it take to go from cruiser 4 to bc 4..

very true about the sub systems.. and to be honest a legion is very broke atm.. so i would just go for a BS
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skimmed the last few posts and saw the "so say we all" in your sig right before I was about to log from PBN.

you know I had to come back down & click it


good ****
Makes me tear up every time.

This is an old post I made on an old forum explaining why a billion isk for a tengu was a bad idea for me. Fond memories of solo-exploration.

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Because this is usually my train of thought while exploring. It's costly enough in a Drake.

...Dammit... ANOTHER wormhole...
...Well, as I haven't seen a Radar site all ****ing day, I'll just zip over there and see what it is, just to check.
...Hey look! A C2. I bet there are lots of delicious Radar sites in there...
...Maybe I'll just poke my head inside...
...Sweet! No one on the hole and D-scan is clear...ish... that Tengu's doing nothing I bet... I'll just find myself a safe spot and start scanning.
...Holy ****! Look at all these Radar sites! Good call Commander ****knuckle...
...OK... Rats cleared, now let's pillage.
...Sweet! Lots of MONEIS! On to site two...
...OK... Rats cleared, now let's.... Oh **** me. That Tengu is here. ****... where did he come from... bail... BAIL... BAIIIL!
...Well **** me... he has two friends. They've scrammed me. Fight back! Fight back! FIGHT BACK!
...Must hack loot! That way when they blow me up, they might blow up the precious loot!
...Oh good... no more shields... prepare to abandon ship!
...HA! chased one away!
...****... two more friends in vagabonds...
...I'm blowed up! Warp to safe-spot...
...Hmm... ****... forgot to bookmark the wormhole... Stupid ****ing Tengu!
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... Self-destruct...
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I've been working on my armor skills lately and my hull upgrades iv should be done today to start em and therm armor. I'd like to get a few skill certs before into a bc/bs. I will keep going with my omen until L3 and that time I hope to be able to use a bc or bs
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Old 05-18-2012, 01:48 AM #1063
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I've been working on my armor skills lately and my hull upgrades iv should be done today to start em and therm armor. I'd like to get a few skill certs before into a bc/bs. I will keep going with my omen until L3 and that time I hope to be able to use a bc or bs
youll definately want to go for hull upgrades 5 because you need it to fit some of the t2 mods.

level 1s are more or less meant to be run in frigates, heck a decent frig can handle a l2 but once you start running l3's a cruisers armor can start feeling a little thin lol.

also for BC's...hurricanes are really fun to fly, really versatile ship too. enough mids for a shield tank and lots of dps, and lots of lows for a little less dps but a pretty solid armor tank. but drakes are really easy to get into, and them having so much HP lets you stay alive so you can figure stuff out lol.

and when you get into l3's youll probably start needing to put rigs on your ship too, they make a huge difference in how it performs. like a couple cap control rigs could let you run a shield booster or armor rep constantly while freeing up a couple mid slots for something else.
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Ok cool, I am working on my small laser skill as apparently I overlooked that I need it to be like level 3 or 4 to have T2 guns.
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now that CCP killed a ton of bots, Jita is full of RETARDS!

one of the ammo I buy and sell with my station trader went from 776 each to 540.



goddamn idiot traders, ****ing my profit margins up




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Old 05-18-2012, 04:20 PM #1066
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Lol I was thinking about starting to manufacture things
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Lol I was thinking about starting to manufacture things



Building an Ark. 6 Bill worth of stuff right there

Built everything from scratch, reacting all the moon materials, built the freighter by mining all the minerals...took me about 2-3 months
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yeah cap building is a PITA... but it pays off


anyone check out inferno? too lazy to log on myself
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anyone check out inferno? too lazy to log on myself
The new Inventory is poopie.

I do like the est price, when it works..
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cool beans... I was wondering how the heck that estimated ISK thing would work since prices change 681252 times every second
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I was hoping they updated the clothes for female character from what they had on the test server

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