Edited by: Malcanis on 26/04/2009 06:59:47
Originally by: Hagika
Well I mainly fly in small cruiser sized gangs for roaming. I was considering the Vagabond and Rupture and maybe the force recon ship if its any good (cant remember the name) I know the Jag and Wolf are good ships also, (but so is the Ishkur :P). Amarr seems to be better as the ships get bigger, but I dont reallly go beyond BCs. I'm looking into skill training and times, I'm kinda dumb when it comes to shield tanking so I need to know what skills are required to take shield tanking to best it can go.
For a frigate-class ship? Shield Management V, Shield Ops V. I guess you should get Tac Shield IV as well, although I can't recall any frigate fits with hardeners.
But really, if you like flying frigates, I would say get Minmatar AND Gallante AND Amarr. Training a new racial frigate type is a pretty small SP investment; Frigate V, Small Gun V, 2 spec skills to IV - 3 weeks? 4 tops. Each of the races has very worthwhile ships; Claw, Stilleto, Jag, Ishkur, Taranis, Crusader.
(I left out Caldari because you'll have to train up a rack of missile skills for the Crow, but the Harpy is pretty damb good also.)
Then you can train Interceptors V and Assault Ships V and maximise your benefit for doing so, as you'll be gaining at least 4 max'd T2 ships for each one. Add in Destroyers V and you can get in the dictor of your choice (or as available)
EDIT: And then if you want to get into Cruisers, you're really well placed for whichever race. And then really the same argument applies; the SP investment for any specific race won't be that high, and add in Battlecruisers for BC/Command ship goodness.