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Drufus Martho
Posted - 2011.08.04 02:17:00 - [1]
 

Hey all, (slight wall of text warning - NOM NOM NOM on it if you are a hungry troll)

I did a rather foolish thing a few weeks back. Basically while I was flying through some asteroid belts I blew up a capsule in high sec space because I thought it would be a little bit funny. I knew I would take a sec status hit and that my ship would be blown up by concord. I just didn't realize that it would be such a HUGE hit. It went from a little bit above 0 to like a -2.8. I was then effectively banned from 0.9 and 1.0 systems - pretty much faction police would shoot at me.

I've been doing missions and ratting a little bit to raise my sec status but its going very slow. To be entirely honest, I'm not too motivated in raising the sec status though. I started playing eve to pvp and I don't really care if I'm restricted to low sec / null sec. I'm contemplating taking a plunge to get a -10.0 status but I kind of want to do it with a bang. I noticed a fair amount of people use capsules to get around in high sec and some of those people autopilot around. Before I attempt my little experiment, I would like the knowledge of a few more experienced players.

I'm going to fit out about 100 thrashers (cheaply / disposable friendly) with the sole purpose of blowing up capsules before concord / faction police have a chance to take me down. I would like to see how many capsules I can destroy with those 100 fitted thrashers. Now some questions about this experiment:

1. Do you think I should fit autocannons or artillery cannons? Autocannons deal out more dps and are cheaper - but the artillery cannons have the range (for guys who are at least 10 km away from gate) and a better alpha strike?

2. Will the gates fire on me?

3. Will concord blow me up the exact second I uncloak in a high sec system? I've survived EASILY going from gate to gate in 0.9 and 1.0 systems with faction police firing at me but I was not a -10 char...just -2.8.

4. Do you think I should put a few cheap fittings on so I can lock faster on the capsule? I'm worried that locking will take too long and thats more hits from Concord / faction police.


5. What kind of damage control, armor hardeners, or armor plates to prolong my survivability against concord / faction police should I use? The thrasher only has 2 low slots so I don't know which ones to use.

6. Is this insane or even doable?

I've decided to have a little bit of prep work too. I'm going to set up safespots in all the systems I decide to roam. That way when I get blown up by concord, I can stay in the system while in my pod and bounce between safe spots while my alt brings a new thrasher to me. Reason being, I've noticed its very easy to not get blown up at gates, but when undocking from a station in a destroyer while being an outlaw = almost instant scram and death. By having an alt bring me a thrasher to my safespot and eject, I can avoid any players that are looking for me and I don't get instantly blown up by undocking from an npc station.

I completely understand that having an outlaw status while in high sec will open myself up to attack from fellow players.

Any input would be greatly appreciated. Oh and I won't be doing it on this char obviously for security reasons! Just my main.

Thanks.

Cors
It's A Trap
It's A Trap Alliance
Posted - 2011.08.04 02:24:00 - [2]
 

Long story short, 2 more pods, and you'll be banned form highsec.
Join a low sec "pirate" corp if you want to do it and have fun.
Mine for example. :) My low sec char(and most of our members pvp chars) are -10(Again) from a few hundred pod kills.

Desmonde Skyscreamer
Infamous Scoundrels
Posted - 2011.08.04 02:31:00 - [3]
 

Edited by: Desmonde Skyscreamer on 04/08/2011 02:37:34

Lakuma
Posted - 2011.08.04 02:36:00 - [4]
 

Thrasher too expensive...pods die very easily, just use a Rifter. Arty's are a better idea because you need a one-shot kill if possible before they warp (insta warps, though some hang time with autopilot). You of course need no tank and may concider cheap sensor boosters for fast locks and cheap gyrostabs for more dmg.

As said earlier...two pods will get you out of hisec fast. Join a pirate gang that raids hisec (few, but they are out there) or just waste noob ships attacking folks. You'll want to watch out for your own pod of course. (Dock in station with pod for a free noob ship)

Drufus Martho
Posted - 2011.08.04 02:40:00 - [5]
 

Thanks for info. I picked a thrasher because it can have 7 art cannons as opposed to the 3 from a rifter. I figured it was a guaranteed kill if the cannons hit the target. Also, my alt is an indy char who has researched bpos for thrasher and arty cannons...I can make them pretty cheap so cost is not an issue when it comes to the ship itself or guns.

Vanakov Mek'lanavar
Furnulum pani nolo
THE SPACE P0LICE
Posted - 2011.08.04 02:42:00 - [6]
 

Even if you are -10 you can still access any part of EVE. Just don't expect to live very long in high-sec if you're in something larger than a frigate.

1. If you want to shoot pods, auto-cannons will be fine. Pods are fast and easier to hit with the better tracking auto-cannons, but yes range will be an issue.

2. The gates will instapop you as soon as you fire no matter what setup you have on the thrasher.

3. No, depending on what sec status the system is, only the militia will fire on you and at different speeds. (fast in a 1.0 - slower in a 0.5)

4. Yes fit some sensor boosters

5. Use gun damage/tracking mods

6. Yes this is insane, thats exactly why you should do it.

chardeth
Posted - 2011.08.04 04:50:00 - [7]
 

Edited by: chardeth on 04/08/2011 04:51:37

Ingkala
Posted - 2011.08.04 08:43:00 - [8]
 

You can't cloak in high sec when the police are after you; they have awesome tech preventing you from doing so.

Solstice Project
Posted - 2011.08.04 09:04:00 - [9]
 

TL;DR:

Hyperion.
Eight Large Smartbombs of your choice.
Warp to a gate in a high traffic 0.5 and move to a good spot.
Wait until a pod named HANNA BARBERA passes by.
(or whatever pleases you)

Ignite. :)

Much faster, bigger bang.
Not very cost effective, but you get the chance of killing more pods at once before -10. ^^

Krollin
Minmatar
Bi'Atch Inc
Dark Solar Empire
Posted - 2011.08.04 11:05:00 - [10]
 

Hi Drufus,

Smartbomb a bunch of mackinaws in an ice belt - far more fun, the once your done come join my pirate corp - you have the right attitude YARRRR!!

Kro

FarmerCounter
Posted - 2011.08.04 11:31:00 - [11]
 

Many people using this trick to kill pods/shuttles in jita. This has been existed for long time.

1. Artillery cannons are good and the small arty can still guarantee instant pop any pods at any time.

2. Will the gates fire on me? No

3. Will concord blow me up the exact second I uncloak in a high sec system?
You will never need to worry about concord as far as you are in a thrasher, the concord only fire at you when you fire at people first, any time despite your security sec.

4. Do you think I should put a few cheap fittings on so I can lock faster on the capsule? I'm worried that locking will take too long and thats more hits from Concord / faction police.

something called "scanning cpu", you can search in the market, 5000 isk each, fit 3 of that.


5. What kind of damage control, armor hardeners, or armor plates to prolong my survivability against concord / faction police should I use? The thrasher only has 2 low slots so I don't know which ones to use.

you can keep your low empty, if you want you can fit some weapon upgrades

6. Is this insane or even doable?

It's easy kills and remind people do not autopilot with bare pod, you are doing the good.

Lady Spank
Amarr
In Praise Of Shadows
Posted - 2011.08.04 12:33:00 - [12]
 

When I went from 5.1 to -4 blowing up random stuff in a fit of boredom I quickly came to regret not having used all that free sec to suicide gank haulers and make some nice profit off it.

Drufus Martho
Posted - 2011.08.04 12:55:00 - [13]
 

Yeah this is more of a solo operation. I really doubt I could take down a hauler solo in a frig or destroyer before concord blows up my ship. Also, money isn't that big of a deal to me. Thanks for the input though.

Morganta
Posted - 2011.08.04 15:22:00 - [14]
 

smart bomb the perimeter gate



 

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