Edited by: Naughty Boy on 04/09/2005 20:04:45
Originally by: j0sephine
"Thatís the bit I donít agree with. Sure I only have one T1 frigate that can fit an oversized extender but I also only have one T1 frigate then can fit an oversized amour plate and still fit other things."
Mhm not sure about this bit really; it'd seem that as long as the frigate has two or more low slots and at least 30 mw of grid (preferably 35) it might be possible to use the 400 mm plate on it to effect that at least can make you consider it...
Well, i did some testing with that. I came up with rather crap setups, but i'll mention them - for comedy value as much as experiment value:Punisher:
Can be tanked with a 400mm plate, awesome tank even (for a t1 frig, that is). The problem is that the ship is heavy and lacking speed and, in that regard, is vastly inferior to the plated rifter. No shield extender does fit so well, in any case.Tristan:
Same issue than the punisher, severly lacking speed but can tank ok (for a t1 frig, that is) and fit guns with a plate. To my knowledge, one of the two t1 frig that can fit a medium extender.incursus:
Can fit a 400mm plate and autocannons, plus standard tackling gears (mwd+web+scram), and is quite fast. Even though it is lacking some damage as compared to the standard plated rifter (at best doing 60-70% of the damage of the rifter), three mid slot make up for it in some cases. Autocannons on an incursus sounds wrong, though.merlin:
Similar to the tristan, it can fit a medium extender. It is even better due to superior cpu, iirc, and can have some 1.4k shield and 50/60/40/60 resists. Useless except as a punching bag, though.kestrel:
Can fit 400mm plate ok, i don't know about shield extenders. I'd prefer ew in it anyway.rifter:
King of the 400mm plate, useless with a shield extender.
All in all, i don't have a working t1 frig/ t1 cruiser that can use shield extenders correctly. Mids are just too valuable for that, and shield resists are overall not impressive. I'll just fit plate + energized nano membrane + EW and not bother sticking shield extenders just to claim i made it.
Pottsey is often right and usually come with interesting ideas, but in this case i think that shield extenders should not be overestimated.
Sincerly Yours, The Naughty Boy.
Edit: I remember telling you, pottsey, that the rifter was probably the best frig to use with a 400mm plate. I don't remember telling you that it was the only one, though. Sorry if that wasn't clear in that particular post.