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Citizen King
Posted - 2007.12.21 07:42:00 - [1]

I know the Caldari also use Hybrid turrets but... why doesn't the Caldari Destroyer have more missile slots? I'm thinking that it would be OP to have it 6 or more missiles slots but I'm not sure I've only been in this game for about 2 weeks.

Ancy Denaries
Posted - 2007.12.21 07:45:00 - [2]

Destroyers are by function Anti-Frigate, and long range turrets are extremely efficient at taking out frigs at a distance. I think that's the one and only reason.

Huang Yinglong
Posted - 2007.12.21 08:29:00 - [3]

basicly the caldari like missles but also like making ships that should use railguns.

for longrange support.

don't worry the tech 2 version has nothing but missles.

Also there is a tech 2 frigate and T1 battleship that have this same range bonus and guns only thing.

The Xenodus Initiative.
Posted - 2007.12.21 09:46:00 - [4]

The Cormorant is a great all-round ship imo, I got into one early and have been using it ever since. It makes light work of Level 1 missions and has enough high points that you can fit a Salvager and Tractor Beam if you want.

A 5 hybrid turret + 1 missile launcher setup deals with everything I've come across in L1 missions with ease. The range on the turrets isn't that bad either - with the right ammo combos you should be able to orbit rats at 20k+ optimal.

Posted - 2007.12.21 10:18:00 - [5]

Possibly to allow it to be a good short term mining vessel?

The Caldari are messed up TBH. They are on one hand SUPPOSED to be Missile Experts (and a big time Anti-Frig Light Missile/Rocket Boat would not be too bad) but some of their goodies fail to reflect this. I mean you have the Rokh as a Teir 3 Battleship which is a Gunboat as opposed to the Raven which is the Missile Ship. Moreover, you have the Ferox being the original Battle Cruiser (another Gun Boat by design) and when the Drake hit it made the Ferox useless...Honestly, I think CCP either dislikes missiles or fears them with a phobic like lack of validity. Either way, I would not hope for the Caldari to start making too much sense, seems how they are on the bad end of the stick ATM.

Falkrich Swifthand
eNinjas Incorporated
Posted - 2007.12.21 10:45:00 - [6]

Generally Caldari have some really high damage Missile boats (drake, raven), some stupidly long range Railgun boats (Corm, Rohk), and some wierd hybrids that have rail bonuses but not enough railgun slots to be really useful (Ferox, I'm looking at you).


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