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Amp Run
Posted - 2006.10.09 22:54:00 - [1]

I am about ready to climb into a Raven...

I've seen fitting guides tusing Seige (torps) and Cruise launchers - what the diff between the 2?

also, what are essenital skills for lfying a Raven

Species 5618
Posted - 2006.10.09 23:03:00 - [2]

First question:
Cruise missiles fly faster and farther, have a smaller explosion radius (that can be further shrunk with the Guided Missile Precision skill) that lets them do more damage to ships smaller than battleships, and have launchers that take a lot less fitting to use.

Torpedoes hit a lot harder against battleships (as well as fly slower and less far, take more to fit, and do less damage to sub-battleship class ships).

Basically, level four missions should use cruise missiles because they'll be dealing with a lot more cruisers and battlecruisers than battleships, and people killing NPC pirates in 0.0 should use torpedoes because battleships are the primary enemy there. (Of course there are those that advocate torpedoes [or even T2 torpedoes] for the missions too, but I say meh.)

Second question:
Oh dear. There are so many. Weapon Upgrades, Advanced Weapon Upgrades, all the missile skills, Engineering, Electronics, and the ability to use XLarge shield boosters and shield hardeners (T2 helps, but is not mandatory). Like any battleship, a Raven can be helped greatly by a lot of skills.

Posted - 2006.10.10 05:09:00 - [3]

Just because you have Caldari BS II doesn't mean you should hope right into a Raven. Even though it's the easiest BS to use, it still takes a lot of support skills. If you want to fit a full rack of siege you'll need high fitting skills if you also want a good tank. Plus you'll want the missile skills trained so you can be effective against all sorts of ships.

Ecchi co.
Posted - 2006.10.10 05:52:00 - [4]

Edited by: Darksaber64x on 10/10/2006 05:52:22
Originally by: GC13
Second question:
Advanced Weapon Upgrades

in my experience, as long as you're running a PDU or two, ravens don't really have much of a PG issue. Maybe it's just me though. I useually am able to breeze through level 4s with engenerring 5 and level 0 in advanced weapon upgrades (Laughing Have the skill in my head, didn't bother putting time into it yet). But certainly electronics 5 and weapon upgrades 5 are a major help, ESPECIALLY if you look to seige launchers. Ravens have minor CPU issues :(


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