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Posted - 2003.07.07 22:37:00 - [1]

Well first ship I bought was a Bantam, not bad for 20k isk but Im ready to move up, Im thinking a merlin for now and a badger for mining, eventualy like everyone elsid love to fly one of the realy big BS not sur wich of those to lwork towards either , any way is the Merlin worth 200k or should I be looking at something else?

Sadistic Savior
3vil Enterprises
Posted - 2003.07.08 02:23:00 - [2]

Check out my visual ship guide. (click on the "getting started" link).

A visual comparison between the frigates. Right now I only have the most popular ones listed, but eventually I will have all of them.

The Slayer
Posted - 2003.07.08 12:05:00 - [3]

For mining u want a probe. Its a different race I know but trust me, its worth it.

Orange Mecanique
Posted - 2003.07.08 13:39:00 - [4]

Seeing as you are Caldari, I would definitely say the Merlin is THE frigate ship to have.

Frigate for frigate I've never lost a match up, to NCP (naturally) and the couple of player skirmishes I've had (Rifter and a Kestrel)

If you go this one, concentrate on your Small Hybrid and Rapid Firing skill set. Throw in Motion Predition and you'll be a tougher than average customer in the safer systems, IMO. Use Neutron Blasters or if you like long distance jousting try missiles too - the Merlin houses two launcher slots.

The Badger I and II, I only would use for trading. You can only fit one Miner 1 on them and it hasn't got a drone bay.

Hope this helps.

Edited by: Perera on 08/07/2003 13:40:28

Unsteady Corporation
Posted - 2003.07.08 18:59:00 - [5]

The Incurus is pretty good as well, some of my corp members use it. When you can afford a cruiser you should go Vexor -> Thorax, pick up some harvester drones as well. (30m3/60sec)

Jian Products Engineering Group
Posted - 2003.07.08 23:01:00 - [6]

i agree - merlin good - ps if you want to buy one see me ;)

merlin good for fighting.

if you want trade / mining ship, probe or imicus is best.


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