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Jaxx McCoy
Posted - 2011.08.16 07:57:00 - [1]

I was mining in a belt today in a 0.6 system, and was attacked by a rat called "Domination Ambusher".

It was a 75k bounty, dropped faction ammo and a few other tidbits... I was just wondering, have any of you seen something like this before? This is certainly not the normal rat for a 0.6 system, and come to think of it, its probably the first one Ive seen that I can think of!

How rare is something like this, crazy rare, or more common than I think?


Xythe Marstolt
Stark Industries PtyLtd
Posted - 2011.08.16 08:11:00 - [2]

That would be one of the rare belt rat spawns. I've been playing 6 months now and have only seen 2, so they're pretty rare I would imagine.

Open Designs
Posted - 2011.08.16 09:20:00 - [3]

more common than you think... but not all that common in hisec.

I've seen a fair few in lowsec... and maybe 2/month in null...

Mentis Seorsum
Posted - 2011.08.16 10:42:00 - [4]

when I was in null, I saw them all the time(3 or 4 a month)
in empire, i'd seen 1... but I tend to not mine in empire unless it is 'afkish' ice mining(I got my laundry done last week doing it, yeah long cycles)

Zyrm Sycophant
Posted - 2011.08.16 14:45:00 - [5]

I go ratting in 0.5 and .6 every day, they're rare but you will occasionally see them.

Posted - 2011.08.16 16:35:00 - [6]

Quite rare but you will see them if you spend a lot of time in belts. They can drop some pretty sweet loot too. I've gotten a couple domination warp scramblers and a dom webber too. Makes the mining even more profitable.

SOL Industries
Black Thorne Alliance
Posted - 2011.08.16 17:46:00 - [7]

2 weeks after starting to play Eve, I encountered one when I took my Scythe out to mine for the very first time. ( yay my first cruiser! ). 5 minutes into mining, rats spawn, I had a tough fight with a domination ruffian and 4 of his guardian friends, but it was worth it, he dropped a Dramiel BPC for me ;)

Vincent Athena
Posted - 2011.08.16 18:46:00 - [8]

Ive seen several such spawns, although none for the last few months. The best one dropped a 600 million isk implant (Snake Omega or something). Usually all you get is faction ammo.

Ive also seen some that I did not do properly. If you kill the wing-men first, the main guy, who has the good stuff, may well warp out. So check your spawns and see who to kill first.

The Knights Templar
Cascade Imminent
Posted - 2011.08.16 22:08:00 - [9]

These are faction spawns.. they're good money makers in 0.0 as their BS rats have decent drop rates on faction loot. The other quirk is that salvaging them gives T2 salvage.

Jaxx McCoy
Posted - 2011.08.17 02:56:00 - [10]

Thanks for the info all! I'll certainly salvage the next ones I see, I was unaware they dropped T2 salvage!

Ekaterina 'Ghetto' Thurn
Posted - 2011.08.17 22:37:00 - [11]

They spawn more often in 0.5 as far as high-sec systems are concerned. Decent iskies bointy is standard for them. The most common drops are faction ammo or five to ten thousand units of tritanium/pyerite/mexallon. Rarer drops I have had include modules that sell for 20 mil isk and faction implants. I used to get them spawn nearly every day but it seems to have dropped off recently. Crying or Very sad

Barbara Nichole
Cryogenic Consultancy
Black Sun Alliance
Posted - 2011.08.19 16:32:00 - [12]

Edited by: Barbara Nichole on 19/08/2011 16:32:18
in the forge the rare spawn is usually dread gurista.. same loot as you've mentioned with a very occasioanal bpc of a worm frig.

Posted - 2011.08.19 20:51:00 - [13]

That us a rare spawn.


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