Blood raiders ratting: First steps


It’s been a quiet few days.

I decided to go up to our designated ratting system (We have been given an area to rat in. Sweet.) in order to see what it would be like. No, I am not telling you the system. as I like not being hot dropped.

First issue: It’s Blood Raiders. So we have to deal with EM/Therm damage as well as capacitor warfare. Ouch. That doesn’t make my job easy.

So I dig out a Tengu, grab my missile clone, rummage up some faction modules from my old PvE pile, and start to fit it up:

[Tengu, Why am I taking a shield tanker to Blood Raiders?]
Caldari Navy Ballistic Control System
Caldari Navy Ballistic Control System
Caldari Navy Ballistic Control System
Caldari Navy Ballistic Control System

Republic Fleet 10mn Afterburner
Dread Guristas EM Ward Field 
Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
Dread Guristas Shield Boost Amplifier
Pithi B-Type Small Shield Booster 
'Censer' Medium Capacitor Battery (Is this worth it?)

Heavy Missile Launcher II, Mjolnir Fury Heavy Missile
Heavy Missile Launcher II, Mjolnir Fury Heavy Missile
Heavy Missile Launcher II, Mjolnir Fury Heavy Missile
Heavy Missile Launcher II, Mjolnir Fury Heavy Missile
Heavy Missile Launcher II, Mjolnir Fury Heavy Missile
Heavy Missile Launcher II, Mjolnir Fury Heavy Missile

Medium Bay Loading Accelerator I
Medium Warhead Flare Catalyst I
Medium Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I

Tengu Defensive - Amplification Node
Tengu Electronics - Dissolution Sequencer
Tengu Engineering - Augmented Capacitor Reservoir
Tengu Offensive - Accelerated Ejection Bay
Tengu Propulsion - Fuel Catalyst

Yes, it’s pretty bling. I had a load of these modules from my Level 4 mission running days, when I was PvE heavy and just getting the best modules for everything, so there wasn’t much cost for me. With this fit I’m hitting a good 80% resists to EM/thermal and it is cap stable. The capacitor battery is the one choice I am completely unsure about. Should I add extra buffer? How about another resist module? Or maybe something else?

And here is where we hit a problem. The range is amazing, the tank can take forsaken hubs with ease. So it should be a no brainer? Apparently not. I’m hitting a barrier on DPS and no matter what I do I don’t thing this generates the raw damage i need to be running anomalies.

Make no mistake, this is a good fit. And it does do well. It just doesn’t do as I would normally like.

So whats the alternative? Whats the better choice in this situation? I have been pondering an Oracle Fit. Or even an Apocalypse? I will admit, I am not that well thought out in theorycrafting. I’m assuming Lasers or Missiles might be good due to the Damage type. Te ship will have to deal with all ship types (Frigates up to Battleships), deliver good DPS, but also be able to mop up frigates whilst having a good tank against EM and Thermals.  I can use T2 Hybrids, Lasers and Heavy Missiles. I have Battlecruisers 5 for all races, so there should be something I  can use for this.

It will have to be something to ponder. If you have any suggestions, please let me know.

Peace out.

End of Deployment


So, our deployment to Fountain has come to an end, and we soldier back to our home in Venal. We have an entire week with no fleets to gain ISK.

Which leaves me in a predicament. What should I do to gain ISK?

Now this is hard. I won a Somer Blink thing and got a stupid amount of ISK, and this is sitting in my Capital fund. But even with a T2 capital set I’ll still be on 10 billion. So I don’t need the money, but it’s good to get into the habit of earning it.

I have a few options.

Mining: Null sec mining got a major buff, so I could just mine  my ass off. In doing so I could start some manufacture in nullsec, or work on POS fuels. This may be what i do, as very few people do it. Got to be prepped for the hot drop though.

Planetary Interaction: This is always an option. Get some PI on the go and earn ISK in a passive fashion. it is also good in that If i do it right, I could just manufacture POS Fuels in nullsec.

Exploration: I think everyone and their dog will be doing this. Relic/Data sites can be super profitable though. Its kinda fun, and rewarding.

Ratting/Sites: Fighting PvE, with possibility of loot drops. Again the exploration system makes this awesome. Doing it in nullsec does leave you open to the hot drop however. i have got to be careful.

Missioning: I could slowly kill myself and get some standing with Guristas, and earn pittance. Let me think….

Incursions: My first PvE love. I could join Incursion fleets and go kick some ass. Is there still an Incursion civil war on the go?

This is not going to be an easy choice. Do you guys have any ideas?

Peace out