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Edmund Gellhorn
Posted - 2009.03.27 19:34:00 - [1]
 

Hey all Ed here,
I'm looking for a good cruiser fit for Gh. Yes I realize it is more ideal to harvest gas in a BS or BC but I can only afford an Opsrey for now. I am new to mining let alone gas cloud harvesting, but I need to make some dough so im willing to learn :D
What I have so far:
Hi
3xGH (only at 3 + only 3 hard pts.)
1x scan probe launcher

Mids
not sure about this but i guess some cap recharge?

Low
3x cargo expanders

p.s.
plz keep in mind I will not be in 0.0 alone, so i will have some form of protection :)

Cheers,
Ed

Tierius Fro
Posted - 2009.03.27 19:36:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: Tierius Fro on 27/03/2009 19:37:02
I use a Moa. It is great.

Cargo expanders are not real useful, as the gas takes way too much m3.

3Lance
Posted - 2009.03.27 19:38:00 - [3]
 

Edited by: 3Lance on 27/03/2009 19:38:33
Originally by: Tierius Fro
Edited by: Tierius Fro on 27/03/2009 19:37:02
I use a Moa. It is great.

This man speaks the truth. Only cruiser (IIRC) that can support 5 Harvesters and Probe launcher.

Abrazzar
Posted - 2009.03.27 19:57:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: 3Lance
Edited by: 3Lance on 27/03/2009 19:38:33
Originally by: Tierius Fro
Edited by: Tierius Fro on 27/03/2009 19:37:02
I use a Moa. It is great.

This man speaks the truth. Only cruiser (IIRC) that can support 5 Harvesters and Probe launcher.

A maller also has 5 turrets and an utility slot, enough CPU to fit it and a load of low slots for cargo expanders. Wink

Edmund Gellhorn
Posted - 2009.03.27 20:29:00 - [5]
 

Wow! I can't believe I haven't thought of using the moa. That would be perfect. Sadly I don't have the skills to fly a maller but it's stats seem comparable to the ugly ass moa. Thanks for the suggestions mates!

So for mids in the moa should I tank or go cap recharge? My gut tells me tank but, I'm not too sure how demanding the gas harvsters are...

Thanks again,
Ed

Tierius Fro
Posted - 2009.03.27 21:26:00 - [6]
 

After any initial rats, I have never seen a rat spawn in a gas site. I have harvested many low sec sites, and one in unknown space. You don't need cap for the harvesters, so put whatever you want for defense.

Niccolo Rising
Posted - 2009.03.27 21:44:00 - [7]
 

I used pretty much exactly the OP's Osprey setup for my first-ever gas harvesting, in a WH, the other night (I only have Gas Harvesting trained to lvl3). It worked out just fine. I used the mids for defense stuff, but I didn't need to (no sleepers popped up). I didn't have any cap issues. My Osprey had about 1000m3 of cargohold, and that worked out fine - one thing I found, relative to "real" mining, is that your cargohold fills up much more slowly - it was taking me about 20 minutes of harvesting to fill up.

Jmanis Catharg
Caldari
Dusk Blade Logisitcals
Posted - 2009.03.27 22:06:00 - [8]
 

Edited by: Jmanis Catharg on 27/03/2009 22:29:42
Oooh, Moa. Never thought of that one. Cheers :) *ditches his cormorant*

Though I hesitate slightly,, Ferox?

5 Harvesters, probe launcher and cloak? So you don't get nabbed while probing from a SS?

Ancallan
Petals of Derketo
Posted - 2009.03.28 04:01:00 - [9]
 

It's pretty easy to tell if you're being probed these days.

foobarx
Posted - 2009.03.28 04:10:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Tierius Fro
After any initial rats, I have never seen a rat spawn in a gas site. I have harvested many low sec sites, and one in unknown space. You don't need cap for the harvesters, so put whatever you want for defense.

I've done maybe seven clouds now, and I've had one spawn. The rats spawned 100km from the cloud, though, so I had ample time to leave if it had been necessary.

Jmanis Catharg
Caldari
Dusk Blade Logisitcals
Posted - 2009.03.28 04:28:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Ancallan
It's pretty easy to tell if you're being probed these days.


Sure. But I'd much rather just sit there with a cloak on and passively protect myself, rather than actively looking for people probing me.

I could draw an analogy that's probably inappropriate for these forums and justify why having a cloak while probing is a good idea.

Regardless, Murphies laws exist for a reason, aka "Better safe than sorry".

I mean, what else would you use that free high slot on a ferox for? A second probe launcher? With nothing but gas harvesters, you won't be making wrecks to salvage or tractor in for looting.

ViperII
Posted - 2009.03.28 09:55:00 - [12]
 

if you got midslots free, put in shield extenders. i think alot of you have been lucky. i have harvested 3 clouds sofar, all unknown space was from highsec wormholes. 1 cloud had 4 sentry guns guarding it, another had 6 guns. these guns can hit you from 99km for around 800 damage each.. between 80-85 km i have been hit for (wrecking) 1500 damage. the extra shield hit points might help buy you enough time to turn around and warp out. just something for you to think about.

Thenoran
Caldari
Tranquility Industries
Posted - 2009.03.28 11:19:00 - [13]
 

I use a Ferox and it works fine, 5 Harvesters, Probe Launcher and an Assault Missile Launcher (cloak wont work around Gas sites).
Can carry five light drones, though they are mostly useless against Sleeper frigates as they kill the drones very very fast, so fit an Assault Missile Launcher instead.

Kobushi
Posted - 2009.03.28 15:26:00 - [14]
 

Edited by: Kobushi on 28/03/2009 15:30:53
aye Ferox will let you for a decent tank for class 1-2 WH ladar site and 5 T2 GH with a core probe launcher...

K'uata Sayus
Posted - 2009.03.30 15:48:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: ViperII
if you got midslots free, put in shield extenders. i think alot of you have been lucky. i have harvested 3 clouds sofar, all unknown space was from highsec wormholes. 1 cloud had 4 sentry guns guarding it, another had 6 guns. these guns can hit you from 99km for around 800 damage each.. between 80-85 km i have been hit for (wrecking) 1500 damage. the extra shield hit points might help buy you enough time to turn around and warp out. just something for you to think about.


Took a look at a W-Space Ladar site in my Cheetah, didn't realize something had decloaked me. Was looking at the info window on the sentry guns and BAM/FLASH.....no more Cheetah. Sleeper sentry guns mean business...


 

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