Framast Iðn Bú

As a fun little part-time pastime a few of us have been hitting Pirate Faction Forward Operating Bases in High-Sec.

We usually roll in a three to five person fleet. Our base fleet is three Dominix which is the minimum we need to hit a Blood Raider FOB, we’ve haven’t really messed around with the Guristas FOBs.

If we get a fourth pilot our first choice for an added boat is to get some support from an Eos and then if we get a fifth we’ll normally add another Dominix but we are looking at possibly changing that fifth added boat to a Leshak to see if it would up our clear time.

We run with heavily armored RR Domis fitted with MJDs for the escape. The Microjump Drive is mandatory should you want to disengage from the fight at any time or at the end, once the FOB has been destroyed, because the ♦ NPC ships do not disengage right away.

  1. Our FOB destruction tactics are pretty simple
  2. We make sure we’ve got everyone on our Watchlist
  3. We warp the fleet at 0 on the FOB
  4. Target all our Fleet mates and get our Cap Chain set up
  5. One of us drops a can and we all set up orbits at differing ranges on it so that we keep well within rep range of each other
  6. While doing the above we’re also targeting the FOB, launching and engaging our drones on it
  7. We focus all our DPS on the NPC Structure and ignore any of the ♦ (diamond) Rats

The ♦ Rats are decidedly nasty and depending on which spawn we get things can get pretty hairy. The Rats switch targets frequently and it can be a fairly demanding fleet with trying to keep up on reps. Team cohesion is paramount, if someone is not paying attention things can go South very quickly.

Even just for one the rewards are decent, we’re seeing a DED payout of just over 26mil a piece for the FOB kill, plus whatever (possibly none) Standup module loot the FOB drops. If you can find a few FOBs close to one another and string some kills together the ISK is actually pretty solid for High-Sec plus the FOBs also have a chance of dropping an Armored Standup Module Cache which contains a Faction Standup Module BPC and they are currently selling for a good amount.

If you have any questions about hitting the BR FOBs rip me a message in-game and I can try to toss some of our experiences your way.

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Al-væpni Atrið

Getting yourself set up with a well supported and operational FOB in a Null-Sec system is not a quick easy task. It was a ‘fairly’ simple thing to fly a couple ships out to our FOB but that was just the tip of setting things up – there will be a need for more ships, ammo, fuel, more ammo, more fuel, more ships, and on and on…

The logistics behind getting all that stuff out there is pretty impressive and since the people behind those logistics are directly benefiting me with these ops I’m more than willing to help out however I can, although other than to maybe provide some scouting my assistance is kind of limited.

I’ll do what I can to help and just be truly appreciative of the fellas that do these jobs!

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Fara Tún

There’s a lot that goes in to moving a Corporation’s worth of equipment, ammo and ships and it was not something that I had put much thought into when we joined The CORVOS [CR0WZ] Alliance but have had to for the past few days as I’ve been getting some gear moved to their main staging system so that I can join in on some Alliance Ops and other activities with them.

The new FOB is a fair ways from our current ‘home base’ and moves me into a new Region of New Eden with different Rats, unfamiliar neighbours and unfamiliar Systems. I will spend some time over the next week or so getting acquainted with the area, the other Pilots and the Rats in the Region and see how things go with the new Alliance mates.

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam