Edited by: iudex on 16/11/2007 16:07:42
Originally by: Zakgram
Hmmm... as some who actively flys a Gist CNR atm I'd be interested to hear about setups that allowed for semi-afk level 4s :-)
It's quite easy to run gist xl tanks permanently with decent skills, ccc rigs (preferably one tech II) and 1-2 cap rechargers .. if you use expensive stuff like gist x-type xl sb and 45% sba, i'd recommend to base your tank on invuls, not on rat specific hardeners.
The reason are suicide pirates. They regularly scan ships in front of stations in top missionrunner-hubs, and if you are doing missions for caldari, you get a lot of gurista missions, where you'd fit kinetik/thermal hardeners, leaving 0% em resistance. You can imagine how fast the cnr goes down if they come with few em-damagedealing ships into your mission (or catch you at a gate), in order to kill your cnr and hope that some of the modules survive ... easier and cheaper than a frighter, but ok that's another story.
/edit: the suicide-thing is another bonus for the cnr over the golem btw: the cnr has a base shield ammount of somewhere around 11k, while the golem has only ~8k. In addition to that you usually put a pdu in your 5th cnr highslot so that it has even more base shield hp, together with skills and maybe a hw implat thats quite a few extra hp, that might be vital in such situations where evry hp counts.