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Posted - 2007.06.22 07:29:00 - [1]

Which one would earn me more money, doing lvl 3s in a cyclone or lvl 4s in maelstrom? I have both battlecruisers and minmatar BS at lvl V and can use all T2 equipment.

While there is not a single lvl 3 mission that I can't do, there are some lvl 4s that I can't do in my maelstrom so that should be held into consideration when giving some advice.


Posted - 2007.06.22 07:52:00 - [2]

Surely someone must have an educated answer?

Dr Fighter
Posted - 2007.06.22 07:55:00 - [3]

lvl 4, even if you cancel the ones you cant do the lp, bounties and loot will be alot more.

Nian Banks
Berserkers of Aesir
Posted - 2007.06.22 09:27:00 - [4]

Originally by: Dr Fighter
lvl 4, even if you cancel the ones you cant do the lp, bounties and loot will be alot more.

Time v's isk. Really the lvl4's are very sweet but the thing that makes the most isk from a mission is none of the items listed above, the real isk maker is Salvage, so if you do salvage then its a debate as to the risk v's time v's isk issue. The one thing however I can honestly say is that LP is now as important as isk for mission runners. Thanks to the LP store. Now lvl4's make far more lp than lvl3's so...

Posted - 2007.06.22 10:55:00 - [5]

I wuld say lvl 3.
The time you need on each mission is way less then a lvl 4.
So you can do more lvl 3 missions in one day then lvl 4.
Also there are some lvl 4 missions that can be realy hard to do on your own, so you need a sidekick, = 50% of bountys.
But i need to say i have not done missions for a while, but that is my point.


New Eden Outcasts
Posted - 2007.06.22 11:10:00 - [6]

i would say. if you are on your own do some level 3.
try to find some1 that wants to do level 4 missions with you.
the bounty will be 50 % but still more than a level 3 mission.
and the time you spend on a level 4 is less with 2.
so you can do more level 4's on 1 day.

The Mantra
Knights of Sovereignty
United Corporations of Eve
Posted - 2007.06.22 11:51:00 - [7]

L4s, without question.
The loot/bounties and salvage are so much better - cancelling those missions you can't do will not be a major issue.

Once you've got to L4s, L3s will seem pale by comparison.

Posted - 2007.06.22 17:42:00 - [8]

There is a problem. I only have 1 lvl 4 agent nearby and there are lots of lvl 4 I simply don't trust myself with so I end up waiting lots of 4 hour waits. Even with multiple 4 hour downtimes, lvl 4s still give more money in the long run?

Also, I don't salvage.

Species 5618
Posted - 2007.06.22 17:47:00 - [9]

Why don't you salvage? The money is great.

Anyway, in my experience running missions, level fours bottom out as being equal to level threes, and top out being several times as good. It all depends on whether you're pulling the good or lousy missions which you'll get.

And you're worried about not being able to do certain missions in a Maelstrom? Can you afford a 100MN Afterburner? A C5-L X-Large shield booster? Some tech two hardeners appropriate to the rats you'll be facing? 1200mm guns? You'll do fine.

Posted - 2007.06.22 17:50:00 - [10]

I have all T2 equipment on my maelstrom and 4 crystal implants. I don't use an AB, never had to use it. My T2 XL booster also reps 1600 every cycle, I know it's more than enough to tank most missions but I simply don't trust myself.


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