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Posted - 2007.06.18 02:40:00 - [1]

Clearly i'm missing something. I spent all this time training the skills to fly a Manticore, and now I can't even fit a single cruise launcher on it because my powergrid won't support it. So... what am I missing? Is there a skill I need to train, or do I need to fit something onto my ship?

Species 5618
Posted - 2007.06.18 03:49:00 - [2]

What level do you have Advanced Weapon Upgrades and Engineering at? Those are two very important skills for fitting cruise missiles to your Manticore.

Though according to my calculations, you should be able to fit two tech one cruise launchers to your Manticore with Engineering and AWU at level zero, and no Micro Auxiliary Power Core in your low slots, so unless you haven't actually tried to fit the cruise launchers... er... Well I can't help you.

Daedalus DuGalle
Infomorph Technologies
Posted - 2007.06.18 04:21:00 - [3]

SBs have -96% or something bonus to cruiser grid use if I recall. Just stick it on, it'll fit.

Nash Leigth
Posted - 2007.06.18 04:24:00 - [4]

Advanced weapon upgrades IV and Covert ops IV would be what you need. For any ship class try to train the ship related skill to lvl 4 because it usually makes a lot of difference for that ship you plan to fly. In case of sb's they get grid related bonus from the covert ops skill.

The OZ Hunters and Mercenary Association
Black Scope Project
Posted - 2007.06.18 08:22:00 - [5]

Be aware that SBs are getting significantly revised in tomorrow's patch.

Posted - 2007.06.18 11:02:00 - [6]

Originally by: Daedalus DuGalle
Just stick it on, it'll fit.

Sounds like my prom night.

In any case, I'll train up covert ops to lvl IV, then try again in a few days. So far as the patch and how it affects SBs; remember, I've never flown one anyway so its not like i'm used to a certain performance or style from this ship yet.

Is there a different ship you guys would recommend for solo PvP?

I hear SBs and other covert ops ships can be fitted as decent support ships as well.. tacklers?

Thanks for the help.

Temporal Weapon Against Time
Posted - 2007.06.18 11:08:00 - [7]

I have Covert Ops Level 1 and even i can fit 2 Cruiser launchers on, with a MAPC i can fit all 3 and a Ballistic Control Unit II, something tells me you've missed something or not actually tried to fit them.

Eleana Tomelac
Eclats de verre
Posted - 2007.06.18 13:04:00 - [8]

It's the frigate level that gives the bonus, so if you can fly the SB, you have 5 in it.
Everyone fits them the same.
Maybe it will go ofline when you fit them. Just put them in the ship fitting slots and then try to online the missile launchers.

Are you trying with the right launchers? "cruise", as the bonus does not work with heavy, assault, heavy assault, siege...

Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2007.06.18 18:21:00 - [9]

Edited by: DubanFP on 18/06/2007 18:19:55
SBs is a bad way to say it.
SB can stand for Shield Booster, Smart Bomb, Stealth Bomber, or Sensor Booster. Just say the full name for any of these 4.

Posted - 2007.06.19 04:19:00 - [10]

Thanks to everyone for the multitudenous replies. This community is much more responsive than other mmo's. I'll try all yur suggestions after the patch is updated etc.

Anyone have another direction I should go if I like solo PVP (or at least until I find a decent corp to join...)


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