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Jove Weltsen
Posted - 2007.06.28 01:33:00 - [1]

I plan on doing some mining and some fighting, and when i fight i would like to have a lot of weapon options, is mimitar a good choice? How much does race really matter long term?

Species 5618
Posted - 2007.06.28 01:41:00 - [2]

Well, your character's race doesn't matter all that much. And given enough time, you could master the ships of all four races. Still, it would be best to pick one race's ships you want to fly (perhaps your own race, perhaps another's) to REALLY go for (I mean getting their tech two guns, NOT just level four in their frigates, cruisers, and battleships).

You can't beat the Minmatar for versatility, both within the fleet and on any given ship. They have some ships that use missiles as a vital secondary weapon system (Amarr and Gallente don't really use missiles at all), and their guns use ammunition that allows you to vary your damage types. Some ships armor tank, some ships shield tank, and some can do either well.

All in all, they have a great line of ships, both tech one and tech two, big and small. Their capitals leave a bit to be desired, but the Nidhoggur is the top carrier for assisting your friends. The Naglfar is a mediocre dreadnought, however. Oh well, no race can have it all. The Minmatar are well-represented in pretty much every ship class other than Dreadnought (and perhaps Freighter, with the advent of Warp to Zero).

So I say to go for it if you want to. You could make a similar argument for the Gallente if you wanted. Amarr ships and Caldari ships are much more lacking in amount of fanboys.

Ki Tarra
Ki Tech Industries
Posted - 2007.06.28 13:42:00 - [3]

Originally by: GC13
Amarr ships and Caldari ships are much more lacking in amount of fanboys.
Unless you focus on PvE, then Caldari ships are the I-Win button. But, ya, for PvP not so good. Amarr have the most frequent cries for a boost; the dev's have promissed to give them some loving, but we don't know what it will be, or when.

Posted - 2007.06.28 19:36:00 - [4]

Minmatar have the best frigates, cruisers, dictors, HACs and Recons. Their Command Ships, inties, and battlecruisers are the match of any other race. They have average battleships and inferior Capitals.

Training is immense, expect a minmatar characther to have 50% more training for any given ship. Minmatar ships are not good at PVE, except for the maelstrom which is okay. Crosstraining for a raven isn't a bad idea.

A minmatar specced pilot is the most terrifying in eve, gallente may be stronger but aren't as versatile or able to pick as many fights. Minmatar ships do more than other races and so require more skills, you need speed, cap, gunnery, two types of tanking, drones and missiles. Compare this to caldari who need cap, one type of tanking and missiles. Minmatar are sometimes called eve on hard mode but of course everything you train is a bonus in itself. You can also fly caldari very well since you have all their skills anyway.


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