Posted - 2003.07.08 11:42:00 - [2
your gonna have to train the crap out of drone skills first.
A decent loadout would be:
Hi: 3x250RG, 2x150DualRG or Anode Ion blasters
Med: Shield booster/extender, AB/MWD, Warp stabilizer/cap recharger
Low: 5 power diagnostics/RCUs
drone bay: 8 wasps
Ofcourse without enough skills, some of the loadout would not be feasible due to powergrid and CPU usage.
The thorax is a nice cruiser, but try to keep your range of warp jamming and missles. In group combat, your role would be to deploy you hordes of drones and support fire in long ranges with your hybrids.
I think this is the main role of the nice looking Thorax Cruiser.:)
Posted - 2003.07.09 00:35:00 - [4
Here's what I use on my thorax, and I can solo 5 serpentis cruiser pirates in it (though it sure ain't easy ;):
Hi slots: 2x250mm gauss, 3xModal Ion Particle Accelerator (wee bit better than anode ions)
Medium slots: Medium Clarity Ward Booster, named thermal shield hardener (not sure what it's called exactly), and an afterburner
Lo slots: 4 power diagnostic 1's and 1 photonic cpu enhancer.
Granted, taking out pirates solo is not easy and you need to kite the stronger pirates (40k+).
Also, I've found drones are a huge help once any pirates that use missiles are out of the way. Having 8 wasps/berserkers on one target is a very nice thing indeed.