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Posted - 2005.12.12 12:10:00 - [1]

Greetings fellow space pilots.

I have been a pilot of the Eve Universe only for a short time but I am a bit confused as to what I should be equipping my ships with.

A very friendly and helpful player setup me up a mining operation in a sector where nobody else comes, so I can mine in peace and enjoy all the omber and other resources I need. I do have to go out a far way to purchase goods, but im not too bothered about that.

My main activity at the moment is to mine. I have a vexor equipped with 4 named mining lasers and I have 7 Heavy drones as my defence.

I have some small frigates and a thorax but I am a bit puzzled as to what I should be equipping them with. I haven't taken my thorax out yet for a proper flight as I don't want to lose it to some player killer when I pass through low sec space.

I have read most of the guides on the forums, but they do seem somewhat outdated.

So to summarise:

What weapons should I be aiming for for frigates and my thorax?
And what base weapon skills should I invest in to get a good attack/defense stats?


Jenny Spitfire
Posted - 2005.12.12 12:15:00 - [2]

Your setup depends on what do you want to do, PvP or PvE?

Posted - 2005.12.12 12:19:00 - [3]

Well mainly PvE, but considering where I am and the location of available agents to me, it means im going to have to jump 17 jumps to get there through low sec space. So I need to be able to deal damage in PvE but also have defensive abilities whilst travelling through low sec space.

Posted - 2005.12.12 13:45:00 - [4]

Your best defence against gatecampers is:
- instabookmarks, ******ed but works
- cloakingdevice, just switch em on as soon as you see a negative sec near the gate
- warpcore stabs, does not work too good, as most gankers can kill a cruiser with a single volley.
- nanofibers, brings you into warp before they can target you

The thorax can be equipped with 1600mm plates, which prevents a camper from killing you with the first volley (a plate-a-rax will only be able to fit small guns, though). This makes it a VERY nice pvp ship, 1600plate, armor hardeners, med repper, mwd, small blasters, 8 heavy drones => nightmare of any ganker, they are setup for ultra-longrange, ultra damage with no tank.
Be aware, this will be nerfed with RMR, dronebay will be halfed, and the oversized plate will add to your mass and thus decrease agility and mwd-effect.

Jenny Spitfire
Posted - 2005.12.12 14:04:00 - [5]

To go to the destination, carry some equipment and then change from travel to mission setup at a station before you do the mission.

To travel past gate camps in a Thorax, put a 1600mm plate and all nanofibers (assuming pirates are all sniping at 150km away from gates, which most do between 0.1 to 0.4) and you should be safe as a baby in his crib Wink

Posted - 2005.12.12 17:38:00 - [6]

Many thanks for taking the time to answer my questions, your knowledge will be invaluable to me.

Thank youWink

Ominus Decre
Imperial Shipment
Posted - 2005.12.12 21:02:00 - [7]

Originally by: Jenny Spitfire

(assuming pirates are all sniping at 150km away from gates, which most do between 0.1 to 0.4) Wink


Uhm... that's a solid reason to "stay away"!


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