Járnleikr Röng

The Society of Conscious Thought’s Gnosis Class Battlecruiser will be the only Battlecruiser sized hull that the Alpha Clones can pilot and it will be the only viable hull they can use to possibly run some Level 4 missions with.

I believe it will become a high demand item for the Alpha Clone gang once they get their skills up but we will have to see what CCP does in regards to the availability of the Gnosis – it looks like every subscribed toon between now and November will be getting one so we could see a flood on the market but once that subsides they could become fairly scarce once the numbers get dwindled down.

I’ve been playing around with some fits for the Gnosis and see some decent PvE options for it. I’m most familiar with Projectile Weapons and Angel Space so the fit below, which is based off of Abbadon21’s Caldari Alpha Clone Mission Fit, is geared towards that and it’s a fit that I believe would make a solid Hi-Sec PvE/Exploration Vessel.

[Gnosis, Minmatar Alpha Clone PvE]
Damage Control II
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Capacitor Flux Coil II
Capacitor Flux Coil II
Capacitor Flux Coil II

10MN Monopropellant Enduring Afterburner
‘Stalwart’ Particle Field Magnifier
‘Stalwart’ Particle Field Magnifier
Limited Explosive Deflection Field I
Limited Kinetic Deflection Field I
Large Shield Booster II

425mm Medium ‘Scout’ Autocannon I, Fusion M
425mm Medium ‘Scout’ Autocannon I, Fusion M
425mm Medium ‘Scout’ Autocannon I, Fusion M
Core Probe Launcher I, Core Scanner Probe I
425mm Medium ‘Scout’ Autocannon I, Fusion M
425mm Medium ‘Scout’ Autocannon I, Fusion M

Medium Capacitor Control Circuit II
Medium Capacitor Control Circuit I
Medium Projectile Metastasis Adjuster I

‘Integrated’ Warrior x3

I’d take on Refuge and Dens, I think it could also run the High-Sec Ghost Sites so I would run this with a Mobile Depot in the hold and carry both a Data and a Relic Analyzer which would give you the option to run any Exploration sites you come across.

For the Unrated Complexes I’d go for the Lookout for sure and I’d give the Watch a try but would take it slow to test the waters.

The only DED site it can fit into that you’ll scan down in High-Sec is the 4/10 and I’m not completely sure about it’s ability to run that second room in the 4/10 DED site but it may be doable, another one to take slow and test the waters? The biggest issue with the Gnosis is its speed – she’s a turtle – so while many ships can blitz that second room in the 4/10 the Gnosis will be on field much longer and with 30+ rats engaging it may be too much? It is worth a test though 🙂

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Auðr Landaleitan

I spent a fair amount of time High-Sec exploring with Demonic Pygmy over the past weekend. I’ve tweaked the fitting a little and have started flying with a Mobile Depot in the hold so I can swap out resist amplifiers and if I chance across a Ghost Site I’ve got a Relic Analyzer in the hold as well.

I use DOTLAN EveMaps to research and plot my exploration routes and I’ve been hitting mainly Angel and Sansha Regions. I run any Faction Refuge or Den and Drone Assembly or Gathering sites I come across. In Angel Regions the Refuges and Dens can escalate into a DED 5/10 Angel’s Red Light District Complex. The Sansha Refuge can escalate into a DED 3/10 Sansha’s Command Relay Outpost Complex and the Den can escalate into a DED 5/10 Sansha’s Nation Neural Paralytic Facility Complex. The Drone Assembly can escalate into a DED 3/10 Rogue Drone Asteroid Infestation Complex. I’ve not run across a Drone Gathering yet and it’s not known if it escalates but I’m keeping my fingers crossed and hoping it follows along the same lines which would mean that it could escalate into a DED 5/10 Outgrowth Rogue Drone Hive Complex. In addition to the chance of an escalation in all of the Cosmic Anomaly combat sites there is a chance for a rare Rat to spawn – a Domination for Angel sites, a True Sansha for Sansha sites and a Sentient for Drone sites.

I got pretty lucky over the weekend and got a number of escalations and rare Rat spawns which netted me some lovely loot.  Ran two DED 5/10 Angel’s Red Light District’s and each dropped a Cynabal BPC, got a number of Centii, Domination and Gistum Modules, managed to score a Rogue Drone 46-X Nexus Chip from a Sentient spawn in a Drone Assembly and got a Mid-grade Ascendancy Delta BPC from a Lesser Angel Covert Research Facility – solid luck and much fun!

Will have to wait and see what the change in Alliance brings, I think we’re gaining a couple of Wardecs, so I may have to put the High-Sec exploration on hold for a bit while that all pans out.

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Haugbúi Bústaðr

I had not run across a ‘Ghost Site’ yet so when I saw the Standard Angel Covert Research Facility just a few jumps from home naturally I was a little perplexed as to what it was. Google is such an excellent tool for this kind of research and as soon as I typed it in I had a number of resources to glean data from but the most solid information came from the EVE University Wiki entries – Ghost Site & Ghost sites 100.

The recommended ship types to tackle one of these sites is an Armor-tanked T1 cruisers (like a Vexor or a Maller), a  Gnosis battlecruiser, a Stratios or a Strategic (T3) Cruiser. Out of those choices all I have access to and can actually fly is a Gnosis. I’ve got one Gnosis left from when I picked up the Collectors Edition and will be looking at fitting it out to run the Angel sites that are near our Low-sec home specifically. It will look something like this…

[Gnosis, Angel Ghost Sites]
Damage Control II
Co-Processor II
Co-Processor II
Drone Damage Amplifier II
Drone Damage Amplifier II
Inertial Stabilizers II

Stasis Webifier II
Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
Large Shield Extender II
Cap Recharger II
Data Analyzer II
Experimental 10MN Microwarpdrive I

Sisters Expanded Probe Launcher, Sisters Core Scanner Probe
Prototype Cloaking Device I
Prototype ‘Arbalest’ Rapid Light Missile Launcher, Caldari Navy Nova Light Missile
Prototype ‘Arbalest’ Rapid Light Missile Launcher, Caldari Navy Nova Light Missile
Prototype ‘Arbalest’ Rapid Light Missile Launcher, Caldari Navy Nova Light Missile
Prototype ‘Arbalest’ Rapid Light Missile Launcher, Caldari Navy Nova Light Missile

Medium Core Defense Field Extender I
Medium Anti-Explosive Screen Reinforcer II
Medium Core Defense Field Extender I

Salvage Drone I x5
‘Augmented’ Hammerhead x5
Sisters Combat Scanner Probe x8

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam