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

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Huglausi Fólcvíg

We’ve got another Wardec upon us, this time from The Marmite Collective, they are a fairly efficient group of High-Sec Mercs that primarily operate near the Trade Hubs. Unfortunately for them FEIGN doesn’t spend much time in High-Sec so it’s highly likely that this one won’t last too long, unless they’ve been hired to Wardec us then it’ll last as long as the contract is in place.

I guess we’ll see but regardless there are some super simple rules to follow while under a Wardec that make them really easy to deal with:

  1. Stop going to High-Sec, this isn’t hard at all.
  2. Use out of alliance alts for your High-Sec needs.  No really stop going to High-Sec.
  3. If you absolutely have to go to High-Sec avoid Trade Hubs and pipe systems.
  4. If you absolutely have to go to High-Sec use an Interceptor or Covops.
  5. If you mission or mine or haul in High-Sec while at War, then you have failed at all 4 rules above and will likely lose your ship.

So pretty much life as normal for most of us in FEIGN.

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Æva Mannvit

So last night I’m out cruising around in High-Sec giving the Shadow of the Serpent event a try in my Machariel. I’m sticking to low-traffic systems and am not having much issue with competition for the sites, even getting some courtesy with Capsuleers warping out of the site if they land in it after me. The Machariel is clearing the sites quickly and I’m having a bit of fun with the new PvE content but then reality hit and lessons were learned.

How did I die? A fella warped into the site right on top of me while I was smartbombing the Frigates and I got Concorded. How could I have avoided that dumb loss? I guess there are a few things I could have done differently – turning my safety on may have helped or if I had moved off the beacon he wouldn’t have landed on top of me – but the most important thing I learned from that loss is that using smartbombs in ‘public’ High-Sec PvE sites is just plain stupid – DON’T DO IT!

I’ll likely do a few more of the Shadow of the Serpent sites (sans smartbomb), maybe just enough to get that first level of reward, the Copper Ouroboros which requires 10,000 points. In all honesty while I do like the diversity of the challenges I’m not at all stoked on the points grind.

I took advantage of the daily Thrill of the Hunt reward, it was easy and quick to undock and blow up one rat, maybe a little to easy for the reward given, but this event is feeling a little too skewed towards the grind. I ran a few dozen sites last night, finished about a half dozen challenges and that took me at least two maybe closer to three hours and I think I was still below 2,000 points.

For me that is not enough reward for the time put in. It will be interesting to see how others react and how CCP adjusts their events to that reaction… hopefully they can find a solid balance of grind/reward/fun/content?

We’ll see.

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Leita Barsmið

“engageable/engageability”

These words are not in any dictionaries but they are words used quite often in New Eden. If you’re out roaming and looking for a fight the more ‘engageable’ your ship/ships look the more likely you’ll find those fights. There are a mass of variables that come into play with ‘engageability’ and these differ depending upon what type of space your flying through; Null-Sec vs. Low-Sec vs. High-Sec.

Now I’ll preface this with a loud disclaimer: I am most definitely not an elite PvP – Hell, I’m not even close to experienced enough to make any sort of claim of being a solidly competent PvP pilot, I fuck up way too often!!!

With that said… I’d think the meta for solo, small gang and bigger fleets in Low-Sec and what would be considered ‘engageable’ is likely somewhat similar to that in High-Sec but wholly different from the meta and views on ‘engageability’ used in Null-Sec. I’ve not flown in Low-Sec much (I’m scared of gate guns) and my PvP experience in High-Sec is limited to camping and baiting gankers so I can’t really offer any wisdom for those areas of space but I have spent some time flying through Null-Sec, mostly in small gang compositions and some solo stuff.

What’s considered ‘engageable’ in Null-Sec? Well honestly it’s far too hard to answer this question as every engagement is unique and there are so many variables to consider – are you solo, in a small fleet of 5-20, medium fleet of 25-50, a large fleet of 50+, what are you flying, what have you run into, if the enemy gang is not directly engageable with what you are flying is there an option and are you wanting to go for targets of opportunity? So many things to think about… :s

As for me when I’m flying solo I’m more apt to follow the “BANZAI!!!” philosophy and just go for it 🙂

Some other, much more helpful, ‘engageability’ resources for you to peruse:

 

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Gruna Veiðr

I had to make a trip to High-Sec last night to pick up some Skill Books and run a few ‘errands’. After the clone jump, picking up the Skill Books, running all the errands and evading all the Marmites I didn’t have much else to do and had a while to wait for my next clone jump so decided to jump into a Rapier and see if I couldn’t track down a Suspect or two.

Suspects are not hard to come by in the systems around Hek and it wasn’t long before I found my Suspect – Vedion Belvar – and he made it fairly easy to find him as his Thrasher was named “Vedion Belvar’s Thrasher”. Once I got him scanned down I warped in at range, uncloaked, locked him up, pointed, double webbed and then rekt.

A little bit of fun before it was time for bed.

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Húð!

I’m not really hiding but with our latest Wardec – The Marmite Collective vs The CORVOS – I’m spending very little time in High-Sec. As a result my killboards are seeing some action and my Null-Sec Inty Explorer has been seeing some use.

Haven’t quite yet delved big into the Null-Sec ratting/missioning, will need to get a few more things set up before I see how that goes.

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Leita Gørsimi

There is an allure that keeps me going out for High-Sec exploration roams – depending on the day and time it can be feast or famine though and finding and finishing sites can sometimes be a race… you’ll have made your way through 20 systems and not gotten an escalation or have found a Combat Site, or you’ll be mid way through a site and someone will warp in looking to ‘steal’ your drop but that’s all part of the allure – you just never know what’s going to happen, who’s going to show up or what you might find.

And while sometimes you find next to nothing it’s those times that you open up that wreck or cargo container and see a Gistum C-Type Adaptive Invulnerability Field or a Cynabal BPC that keep me undocking and exploring in High-Sec.

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Stǫðva Daufi

The CORVOS are currently under a Wardec from a smaller Corporation, The Consolidated Navy. They are pretty active in the Metropolis and Heimatar regions  and are likely just looking for easy High-Sec targets to pop. Wardecs definitely take time away from my High-Sec exploration roams but that time then transitions into more time out in Null-Sec which has netted me some nice scores over the past week or so plus a good steady stream of salvage materials.

I’ve been hoarding up all the salvage materials I’ve found through my Relic/Data Site exploration and have a pretty good pile of stuff – I will soon be looking into consolidating that hoard into one location and then get it on the market and get some ISK rolling in.

Will just have to wait until we’re clear of Wardecs and not take any stupid chances…

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Trúr Landaleitan

Since I started delving into the High-Sec exploration I’ve been pretty lucky with the drops (so much so that my Corp has assigned me with the Title “Sideways Horseshoe”) and I have started to compile a little collection of Deadspace and Faction items. There’s likely a decent market for them but instead of selling all the items I’m stockpiling them, they may come in handy some day…

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Gørsimi Hodd-dofi

I’m taking full advantage of this time with no Wardecs and am hammering some High-Sec exploration.

For the past couple of days I’ve been hitting Systems in Serpentis Regions hard and while I’ve been doing well with the Bounties and with scanning down some Cosmic Signatures the main thing I’ve noticed is that I’ve received ZERO escalations and only one Faction Commander Spawn from all of the Serpentis Burrows, Refuges and Dens that I’ve run – and I’ve run a bunch of them!

When I was running the Angel and Sansha Anoms I would get, at minimum, one escalation per exploration roam and Faction Commander Rats while not super frequent would spawn on average about one per ten sites that were run. Not sure if it’s just totally random and I’ve not been getting the random ‘luck’ or if different Factions have different chances for escalations/Commander Spawns?

I did have some ‘luck’ last night scanning down DED Sites and ran two DED-3/10 Rogue Drone Asteroid Infestation, two DED-3/10 Serpentis Narcotic Warehouses and a DED-4/10 Serpentis Phi-Outpost. No BPC drops but I did finish the roam up with a number of faction and deadspace modules.

Will keep at it and see how the ‘luck’/randomness plays out…

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam