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FreeHansje
Gallente
Posted - 2006.12.20 11:59:00 - [1]
 

Bought myself a Myr, outfitted it for missions and flew around a bit. Realize I am a soloplayer. After a while I wondered why I would want to fly a Myr instead of a Domi? Assume you have Galente BS Skill, no reason IMO to fly a Myrm. Price is not that much less, and though it matches the Domi close in many aspects, the difference in CAP is too great, which is to me the biggest drawback.
Any reason to fly Myrmidon?

Xendie
Ad Astra Vexillum
Sc0rched Earth
Posted - 2006.12.20 12:01:00 - [2]
 

dont buy it if it cost as much as a domi.

Mastin Dragonfly
24th Imperial Crusade
Posted - 2006.12.20 12:05:00 - [3]
 

Because it doesn't look like a stranded spacewhale.

Jim McGregor
Posted - 2006.12.20 12:27:00 - [4]
 


Since when are battle cruisers supposed to be better than battleships? Maybe its a gallente thing... Razz

Miklas Laces
A.N.A.R.C.H.I.C.A
Posted - 2006.12.20 12:31:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: FreeHansje
After a while I wondered why I would want to fly a Myr instead of a Domi?

never wondered why you'd want to fly a Brutix over a Megathron or a Ferox over a Raven ? LaughingLaughing

Yarek Balear
Veto.
Veto Corp
Posted - 2006.12.20 12:32:00 - [6]
 

The 'real' question you should be asking is "Why would I want to fly an Ishtar with it's borked bonuses when I can buy a Myrmidon and do more damage for 1/4 the price"...

Vasiliyan
Aliastra
Posted - 2006.12.20 12:43:00 - [7]
 

What is broken about the Ishtar?

Sir Howard
Noir.
Posted - 2006.12.20 13:11:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Yarek Balear
The 'real' question you should be asking is "Why would I want to fly an Ishtar with it's borked bonuses when I can buy a Myrmidon and do more damage for 1/4 the price"...


I thought the Ishtar bonus' problem was fixed with the revelations patch

Hunter C8
Caldari
Celestial Apocalypse
Insurgency
Posted - 2006.12.20 13:13:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Sir Howard
Originally by: Yarek Balear
The 'real' question you should be asking is "Why would I want to fly an Ishtar with it's borked bonuses when I can buy a Myrmidon and do more damage for 1/4 the price"...


I thought the Ishtar bonus' problem was fixed with the revelations patch


I'd really hope so, I look forward to getting my pod-ass into one of those...The problem with them to the poster before is that the bonus was borked to give 5% to drone dmg and that instead of the general 10% on every other drone ship, hoping it's been fixed...

Nemain
Amarr
Eye of the Dragon
Posted - 2006.12.20 13:22:00 - [10]
 

The biggest reason i can see for flying a Myrmidon is if you are amarr, caldari or minmattar specced and fancy flying a heavy drone ship without having to train much (most pilots should already have decent drone skills so it's just gally frig 4 and cruiser 3) especially if you already have BC lvl 5. Same goes for the Drake ,especially for minmattar and amarr pilots that trained up shield and missile skills for Khanid ships. If you are Galante the Myrmidon may be little more than a stepping stone to a domi or iskur whaile you train the skills up. Thats my opinion anyway, and it works very well like that.

Yarek Balear
Veto.
Veto Corp
Posted - 2006.12.20 13:49:00 - [11]
 

I certainly haven't seen anything in the patch notes that suggested the Ishtar was fixed and haven't seen any actual acknowledgement from CCP that it was broken in the first place...

For those that don't know, a few people did some extensive testing and it showed that the Ishtar's drone damage bonus was only 5% per level, rather than the 10% that is printed on the ship description. I haven't tested the Myrmidon, so not sure whether it gets the reported bonus - can only assume it does...

FreeHansje
Gallente
Posted - 2006.12.20 13:49:00 - [12]
 

Quote:
Because it doesn't look like a stranded spacewhale.


That's a good, albeit expensive, reason...Very Happy

hydraSlav
Synergy Evolved
Posted - 2006.12.20 15:34:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: Mastin Dragonfly
Because it doesn't look like a stranded spacewhale.


That was the reasoning behind my purchase of the Myrm Laughing

Laboratus
Gallente
Invicta.
Cry Havoc.
Posted - 2006.12.20 15:36:00 - [14]
 

Because the insuranse is cheaper and cruiser modules are cheaper than battleship modules.
It's a cheaper bulk version.

madaluap
Gallente
Anthrax Foundation
Posted - 2006.12.20 15:41:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Laboratus
Because the insuranse is cheaper and cruiser modules are cheaper than battleship modules.
It's a cheaper bulk version.


/emote looks @ the cheap cruisersized nosses and cheap hammerhead 2.


Rather use some beserker 2 and ogre 2 with 3X e500 nos Laughing

Gee'Kin
Tha Specialz
Posted - 2006.12.20 16:00:00 - [16]
 

bouhgt it, played for 4 hours. sold it again.

very boring ship..

The Knight
GoonFleet
GoonSwarm
Posted - 2006.12.20 16:16:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: Yarek Balear
The 'real' question you should be asking is "Why would I want to fly an Ishtar with it's borked bonuses when I can buy a Myrmidon and do more damage for 1/4 the price"...


Ishtar bonuses are fixed.

Christopher Dalran
Gallente
Deadly Alliance
Posted - 2006.12.20 22:00:00 - [18]
 

It all depends on the answer to the question "How much isk do i want to risk loosing?"

If you can afford to lose a domi then fly one, if not fly a myrm.

Jokesta
Gallente
Group 2
Veni Vidi Vici Alliance
Posted - 2006.12.20 22:54:00 - [19]
 

It depends what you want to do. I found the Myrmidon a fun ship to fly. One of the mainr easons for this is that it turned and moved faster than a dominux. that extra agility at least for me made it alot more fun.

Also while you can use cruiser level modules in a battleship such as guns etc. Your really under-achieving your ship alot. You can get a myrmidon ensure it and fly it quite cheaply.


Aeaus
The Black Rabbits
The Gurlstas Associates
Posted - 2006.12.20 23:00:00 - [20]
 

Why?

Because it's new and different. A Dominix will out-perform the Myrmidion in everything but price (which is a small difference anyway once you start getting into Tech II, which ironically cruiser modules sometimes cost more then BS modules).

The agility and speed difference isn't really all that incredible, although it does gain some versatility in guns against cruiser sized and smaller targets.


 

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