Kostr Maðr VII

I’ve come up with a few fits for Jugji to try out on the Level 3 Archangel Security missions, an AC and Arty version of the Rupture and a RLML Caracal. I’ll get a couple of each out to his staging area and then once he has got the required Standing test them out in some missions. Even with some unassigned SP that he had (which I put towards a number of skills – Tactical Shield Manipulation to get him into T2 Shield Tank, Missile Bombardment which allows him to use the Missile Guidance Computer and a number of Drone skills for a little boost in that Skill Tree; Drone Avionics, Drone Durability, Drone Interfacing, Drone Navigation, Drone Sharpshooting and Medium Drone Operation) Jugji’s skills still aren’t that solid, he’s sitting at just under 7mil SP with no immediate plans for him to get anymore training.

T1 Cruisers are not the best choice to run L3 missions and these fits will for sure not be the most efficient L3 mission runners but at Jugji’s skill levels they are the best I can come up with and I’m hopeful that they will be good enough to grind through them… we’ll see…

[Rupture, L3 Archangel Artillery]
Damage Control II
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Tracking Enhancer II

Large Shield Extender II
50MN Cold-Gas Enduring Microwarpdrive
EM Ward Amplifier II
Large Shield Extender II

650mm Medium ‘Scout’ Artillery I, EMP M
650mm Medium ‘Scout’ Artillery I, EMP M
[empty high slot]
650mm Medium ‘Scout’ Artillery I, EMP M
650mm Medium ‘Scout’ Artillery I, EMP M

Medium Ancillary Current Router I
Medium Core Defense Field Extender I
Medium Core Defense Field Extender I

Acolyte II x5

[Rupture, L3 Archangel Autocannons]
Damage Control II
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Tracking Enhancer II

Large Shield Extender II
50MN Cold-Gas Enduring Microwarpdrive
EM Ward Amplifier II
Large Shield Extender II

425mm Medium ‘Scout’ Autocannon I, EMP M
425mm Medium ‘Scout’ Autocannon I, EMP M
Rapid Light Missile Launcher II, Mjolnir Light Missile
425mm Medium ‘Scout’ Autocannon I, EMP M
425mm Medium ‘Scout’ Autocannon I, EMP M

Medium Projectile Burst Aerator I
Medium Core Defense Field Extender I
Medium Core Defense Field Extender I

Acolyte II x5

[Caracal, L3 Archangel Rapid Light Missiles]
Ballistic Control System II
Ballistic Control System II
Damage Control II
Ballistic Control System II

50MN Cold-Gas Enduring Microwarpdrive
Large Shield Extender II
Large Shield Extender II
Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
Astro-Inertial Compact Missile Guidance Computer, Missile Range Script

Rapid Light Missile Launcher II, Mjolnir Light Missile
Rapid Light Missile Launcher II, Mjolnir Light Missile
Rapid Light Missile Launcher II, Mjolnir Light Missile
Rapid Light Missile Launcher II, Mjolnir Light Missile
Rapid Light Missile Launcher II, Mjolnir Light Missile

Medium Ancillary Current Router I
Medium Bay Loading Accelerator I
Medium Core Defense Field Extender I

Acolyte II x2

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

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Góðr Barsmið

Had a solid fun encounter last night – it was a bit later for me and a few of us were just chilling out after some Fleet Op stuff when we see our Intel Channel blink with info on a Nuet travelling through our immediate area. He, Zarvox Toral, showed up in local of our staging system and left fairly quickly but his name popped up again in Intel only a minute or two later in a System down a dead end pipe near us. This is when the RL Brother throws out the idea of going to hunt Zarvox down and when we learn that one of our mates had already undocked to go look for him in the pipe so we scrambled into action.

Three of us erratically undock and start burning down the pipe towards our mate and Zarvox’s last known location. In total we had four pilots, the three of us that undocked late were flying in a Caracal, Hyena, and a Rupture and our mate already headed down the pipe was in a Scythe Fleet Issue.

Our first engagement with Zarvox was a lemming’fest and he wrecked three of us fairly quickly, I lost my Rupture first then our SFI went down and finally our Caracal… he was flying a brawling fit Vexor Navy Issue with a XLASB and a flight of Geckos – it was a BEAST of a ship and those Geckos are truly nasty! It was also during this first engagement that we learned Zarvox was streaming live on Twitch and some of our Alliance mates were watching the fight.

Those of us who lost ships in that first fight burned back to reship and get a little more organized and all due to some expert piloting by our Hyena pilot we managed to catch Zarvox coming into our staging system. We eventually managed to break his XLASB tank and take him down.

Many thanks for the good fights and good fun Zarvox, hopefully we’ll see you around the area again!

 

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Leiðangr Ólíkr

Fitting ships is an art form and while I truly enjoy messing around with ship fits I’m way far away from being an expert at it and for the most part all the ships in EVE have been theorycrafted to the ends of New Eden so it’s not like I’m coming up with something truly original but it’s fun and allows me to get more acquainted with all the different modules, hulls and such… played around with the Rupture the other day – here’s the results, click on any of the EFT images to make them larger.

[Rupture, 425s Neut Shield]
Damage Control II
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Tracking Enhancer II

Large Shield Extender II
Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
50MN Cold-Gas Enduring Microwarpdrive
Warp Disruptor II

425mm AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma M
425mm AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma M
425mm AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma M
425mm AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma M
Medium Unstable Power Fluctuator I

Medium Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I
Medium Core Defense Field Extender I
Medium Core Defense Field Extender I

Acolyte II x5

Rupture - 425s Neut Shield

[Rupture, 425s RLML Shield]
Damage Control II
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Tracking Enhancer II

50MN Cold-Gas Enduring Microwarpdrive
Warp Disruptor II
Large Shield Extender II
Large Shield Extender II

425mm AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma M
425mm AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma M
425mm AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma M
425mm AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma M
Rapid Light Missile Launcher II, Caldari Navy Inferno Light Missile

Medium Core Defense Field Extender I
Medium Core Defense Field Extender I
Medium Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I

Acolyte II x5

Rupture - 425s RLML Shield

[Rupture, 220s Neut Armor]
Damage Control II
1600mm Steel Plates II
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II

Warp Scrambler II
X5 Prototype Engine Enervator
X5 Prototype Engine Enervator
50MN Cold-Gas Enduring Microwarpdrive

220mm Vulcan AutoCannon II, Hail M
220mm Vulcan AutoCannon II, Hail M
220mm Vulcan AutoCannon II, Hail M
220mm Vulcan AutoCannon II, Hail M
Small Unstable Power Fluctuator I

Medium Ancillary Current Router I
Medium Trimark Armor Pump I
Medium Trimark Armor Pump I

Acolyte II x5

Rupture - 220s Neut Armor

[Rupture, 180s Armor Cyno]
Damage Control II
1600mm Steel Plates II
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
Reactive Armor Hardener

Warp Scrambler II
Stasis Webifier II
Warp Disruptor II
50MN Cold-Gas Enduring Microwarpdrive

Dual 180mm AutoCannon II, EMP M
Dual 180mm AutoCannon II, EMP M
Medium Unstable Power Fluctuator I
Cynosural Field Generator I
Small Unstable Power Fluctuator I

Medium Trimark Armor Pump I
Medium Trimark Armor Pump I
Medium Trimark Armor Pump I

Hornet EC-300 x5

Rupture - 180s Armor Cyno

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Veiðr Skrípi

Well… things were quiet with the SOV efforts last night so I thought I’d try my hand at shooting some Circadian Seekers and see if I could score one of those Antikythera Element loot drops. I had a bit of info on the Seekers so fitted out a Rupture specifically to shoot them. She was fit like this:

[Rupture, RQ-7 Shadow]
Damage Control II
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Medium Armor Repairer II
Prototype Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane I

10MN Afterburner II
Stasis Webifier II
Stasis Webifier II
Medium Capacitor Booster II,Cap Booster 200

425mm AutoCannon II,Hail M
425mm AutoCannon II,Hail M
425mm AutoCannon II,Hail M
425mm AutoCannon II,Hail M
Light Missile Launcher II,Mjolnir Fury Light Missile

Medium Anti-Explosive Pump I
Medium Anti-Kinetic Pump I
Medium Auxiliary Nano Pump I

Warrior II x6

Once fitted up I headed out and started looking for Circadian Seekers to shoot and it didn’t take long, I found three on a gate in Nakugard. Approached one to get within web range then targeted and lit up everything. Once engaged the Seekers started moving fast, just over 1000m/s, and they try to stay at a range of around 10-11km. I concentrated on one at a time and with the double web I was holding it down to a speed just above 200m/s so my 400mm Cannons were applying damage very well. The three Seekers ate through my shield pretty quickly though and I had to start cycling the Armor Rep fairly early in the engagement.

They are tough buggers but they do go down, I took down two (with no loot drops) and was just starting to work on the third when a fourth showed up. Unfortunately I didn’t pay close enough attention to the new Seeker, it’s little red cross/icon was the same as the others so I just didn’t think anything of it. I knew they could call for friends and there is intel on more of the Cruisers showing up when they are being ratted so I kept on shooting… at least until all my warning sirens started going off and then watched as the rest of my armor and hull disappeared in a big splash of red.

Apparently that fourth Seeker was actually Artemis Tyrannos in his Drifter Battleship and he crushed me like a bug! I took a look back in my log and he hit me once for over 3400 damage and with me already part way into armor from the three Cruisers it was just enough to melt the Rupture.

Lessons were learned, more intel gathered and fun was had but no Antikythera Elements were found so… I’ll likely have to try that again!

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Drepa Kaupmaðr

“Sometimes it’s all about the trades.” ~ Fifth Dimension

Our primary FC, Fifth Dimension, is back and with the PFR crew moving out of the immediate area he’s switched our focus back towards PvP training and more specifically Small Fleet Tactics. With that in mind he’s been intensifying our frequency of Small Fleet T1 Cruiser roams. I asked the brother which ship I should bring and he passed along a fit which I’ve named “Smooth Newt“.

Still being fairly new to PvP having a proficient FC brings such an immense and positive difference to the experience plus I’m always learning something. For me Grid awareness is a huge one and Fifth has got a rooted grasp on it, constantly pointing out and broadcasting wrecks to warp to that will get us within range of a far target or getting us to check our range to the target so that we’re out of their optimal. I find that if I just sit back, relax, listen to the FC’s commands and respond quickly I tend to survive longer and actually provide some definite support in the process.

We had a really fun roam last night and got into a few good engagements. I did lose “Smooth Newt” but got a few juicy pod kills – Shandril Devilsblood ( Capsule ) & CtrlFreak ( Capsule ) – and helped the Fleet out on a number of others:

The trades were worth it…

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Gjálfrmarr – [Rupture, Smooth Newt]

Another handed down fit from the brother. The Rupture is a solid platform for small gang T1 Cruiser roaming fleets and Smooth Newt packs a decent punch even with my less than ideal skills.

 

[Rupture, Smooth Newt]
Tracking Enhancer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Damage Control II

Experimental 10MN Microwarpdrive I
J5b Phased Prototype Warp Scrambler I
Large Shield Extender II
Large Shield Extender II

425mm Medium ‘Scout’ Autocannon I, Phased Plasma M
425mm Medium ‘Scout’ Autocannon I, Phased Plasma M
425mm Medium ‘Scout’ Autocannon I, Phased Plasma M
425mm Medium ‘Scout’ Autocannon I, Phased Plasma M
Prototype ‘Arbalest’ Rapid Light Missile Launcher, Caldari Navy Inferno Light Missile

Medium Core Defense Field Extender I
Medium Core Defense Field Extender I
Medium Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I

Hobgoblin I x6
Republic Fleet Phased Plasma M x2500
Caldari Navy Inferno Light Missile x100
Nanite Repair Paste x100

 

Rupture - Smooth Newt

 

 

 

 

 

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Gjálfrmarr – [Rupture, Rubber Ducky]

This Rupture fit was handed down to me from my brother. I fly her purely for fun and use her to bump ships off the Hek VIII – Moon 12 – Boundless Creation Factory from time to time. It takes some practice to line things up just right and then I burn Rubber Ducky into an unsuspecting Station Hugger – if someone was actually watching it must be something to see this normally slow Cruiser coming at them at over 4000 m/s and then bounce them off shooting them out at around 2000 m/s – there’s much fun to be had!

[Rupture, Rubber Ducky]
Reactor Control Unit II
Reactor Control Unit II
Reactor Control Unit II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II

Medium Capacitor Battery II
Medium Capacitor Battery II
Medium Capacitor Battery II
Prototype 100MN Microwarpdrive I

Prototype Cloaking Device I

Medium Polycarbon Engine Housing I
Medium Polycarbon Engine Housing I
Medium Dynamic Fuel Valve I

Rupture - Rubber Ducky

 

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam