Cruise Raven MissionBear. What I should do
next involves T1 frigates and RvB, FW or Agony. But what to train
next to provide me the most opportunities for careers? I don't have a specific career goal but think I would like to try WH, small gang and 0.0 sub cap before I leave EVE. I have no skills or interest in solo PvP and expect to pay the bills with solo hisec L4s. So I fall back on "the pick a ship and derive your training plan from it" strategy. Which is why this is in S&M not skills.
I can fly Raven with great cruise misile skills; no torps. No sentries/heavies but Drones/DI/CDO/SDO to 5. Buzzard but CO/[email protected]
The WH recruitment threads I read tend to want armor tanks. And the 0.0 battle reports I read tend to be armor HACs (or supercarriers) I don't think cross-training to get different resist/damage to kill different rats in a different sector is the best use of my time at the moment.
#1 Plan Obvious - Tengu. It would beat Ravenkind on some missions. (That's a different thread!) In spite of the Lost in EVE podcast, seems like it has uses in WH. But I probably still need to be able to fly something armor tanked to be very welcome in WHs? And it is a long time before I can afford to fly an expensive one, let alone an expensive one outside of hisec. So something I will train eventually. Does it really add much flexibility?
Silly emotions: Someday I would like to fly a nighthawk because I liked the description back before I subscribed and knew even less. And a Rattlesnake just because it is so uncool - shields, missiles, drones can you get any more unFOTM? But there are more practical choices. Perhaps not as foolish, I was impressed with a tachyon Nightmare.
#2 Plan Ammar - Plug a Nightmare into EveMon. The assumption is along the way I am getting skills (armor & laser) for a WH armor BS. I don't really know the frig/cruiser/hac options but I can't see how armor tanking skills would be wasted. Lasers are not fotm, but things could change.
#3 Plan I Give Up, Mimitar: if every recommendation is going to be minnie, then why not start down that path.
#4 Plan Electro - embrace the Caldari. Train to fly falcon, rook, perhaps kitsune. Blackbird for disposable roams?
#5 Plan HAC - If FCs want you to fly HACs, then training towards one makes sense. But I don't really have a clue as to which one.
I am not saying what should I fly; rather what ship should I train for to give me more choices in say 4 months for trying out small gang PvP, WH and eventually 0.0.
Plan Obvious needs to happen some time but it isn't exciting or different, especially until I can afford to lose a 2b fit.
Plan Ammar seems like a safe way to start crosstraining.
Plan Electro - just feels too specialized. Some corps/gangs would love it but most would not? idk, just feels riskier than saying. Ok, shields/missiles OK, time for armor/lasers?