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Posted - 2010.12.28 01:00:00 - [1]

What ship for all situations... Considering the site de spawns when interacted with. And NPC's spawn also. What ships do you use? Just returning need some catching up... Thanks any info..

Toshiro GreyHawk
Posted - 2010.12.28 07:40:00 - [2]

There aren't any ships for all situations, which is one of the reasons so many people are in Corporations or have alts.

The Ships and Modules forum would have information on fittings.

Beltze Sorgin
L V B Industries
Posted - 2010.12.28 12:26:00 - [3]

As the previous poster said there really isn't such a ship for all occasions. Being Minmatar I use a Probe to scan down sites & I have an arty fitted Thrasher nearby to deal with any nasties. This works well in high sec but If you're going into low sec where the enemy are bigger I'd go for a cruiser with long range weapons. Kite 'em at 12km where they can't hurt you much & pop 'em at your leisure. Very Happy

Posted - 2010.12.28 14:46:00 - [4]

Hurricane BC

6x720mm arty (or AC if you must but I like versatility of arty)
1x Sisters Expanded Core Launcher w/ sisters probes
1x Salvager (or Hacking Module, whatever you fit keep the other in cargo)

shield booster
shield boost amplifier
invul field

3x gyros
2x tracking enhancers
1x nano
rigs: to taste (I like scanning strength rig though)

This is of course a fit for hi-sec. If you want to do low sec there are some modifications you have to make and some tricks of the trade that I'm you're best served figuring out yourself.

You are going to need really good scanning skills though. Like, lvl 4 in all relevant scanning skills. You also need to know what the signatures mean and change your utility high slot so you have the right module for the job.

Ghost Festival
Posted - 2010.12.28 17:36:00 - [5]

a t3.

Posted - 2010.12.28 19:54:00 - [6]

Thanks for your replies.. Was what i was looking for..

Posted - 2010.12.28 21:28:00 - [7]

Edited by: Syllein on 28/12/2010 21:38:07
For All situations....none really. "All" covers an awful lot of ground, Radar/Mag/ Grav/ Ladar sites. Wh's, 0.0/ low/ high sec etc.

However one of the "best" ( personal opinion time) for general- purpose low sec exploration is the Pilgrim. Can fit Cloak+ salvager+ neut/ laser+probe launcher in high.

Prop+hack+analizer+cap in mids.

Whatever type of tank you want in lows ( I prefer speed over armour, but it depends on taste)

Drones do the killing (yay drones).

It is a very flexible ship, can run all low sec radar+mag sites with ease. Can run combat sites but will have trouble with the tougher ones tbh. And possibly the most survivable (in regards to camps etc.) of any low sec exploration ship. (Curse works too, but you lose the covops cloak, and that is a huge trade-off).

The exact fit is dependent on what you are after in particular, and how you like to fly.
Practice with an Arbitrator if you like, it can do most of the same but just not as well/ easily.

T3 if you have the isk to burn, and especially if you want to do combat sites.

p.s. Look after your drones and they will look after you. Carry a few alternative mods around with you for specific scenarios. One or two armour rep drones (small) will help you keep drones alive reducing your need to dock/ re-stock etc.

The ability to fly a covert transport for picking up you loot for market transport is a big advantage, consider training towards this if you intend to do exploration as a career.

Posted - 2010.12.28 23:42:00 - [8]

Ishtar is also awesome for the same reasons


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