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Syndication, Level 4 Epic Arc

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Sir Nuke
The Vacation Corporation
#1 - 2013-07-01 11:52:53 UTC
http://eve-survival.org/wikka.php?wakka=Syndication4p1&show_comments=1

I've been doing this Arc last week end...not finished yet tho, its pretty long.

Is it just me or the DPS dished in most of these mission is in another league compared to standard lvl 4 MIssion? I mean with a single LARII / 4 resists on my Kronos I had to warp out several times, and I didn't do the most difficult missions yet Shocked
Goldiiee
Bureau of Astronomical Anomalies
#2 - 2013-07-01 12:17:22 UTC
Yeah the Epic arcs are considerably higher DPS than LVL-4's. I can't remember if it was Showtime or Studio One that has the highest incoming DPS but I do know you need to add some tank or failing in that, bring friends.

Things that keep me up at night;  Why do we use a voice communication device to send telegraphs? Moore's Law should state, Once you have paid off the last PC upgrade you will need another.

Sir Nuke
The Vacation Corporation
#3 - 2013-07-01 12:29:26 UTC
I don't have any friends but I can remove some damage mods to fit a second LARII Lol

These missions differ also in the enemies they feature, In most LVL4 missions the enemies are at a distance when you warp in, in these arcs they tend to pop right at your face with some some savage close range fits...so I switched to blasters myself and gained a lot of time in the process. I did break a sweat when I was down to 30% armor and not aligned Oops
sabre906
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#4 - 2013-07-01 16:00:17 UTC
It's normal. These blasterboats are meant to teach you to start moving instead of sitting still and get hit, which carebears do for some reason. 2nd LAR will not help you, fit prop and pull some distance.P
Qalix
Long Jump.
#5 - 2013-07-01 16:10:04 UTC
There are several missions in each epic arc that are really dangerous to the unwary L4 mission runner. I learned an important lesson after almost losing my BS twice: resist the urge to kill web/scram frigates first. It makes total sense to want to focus on them, but these epic arc mission EAT drones. If you focus on killing the scrams first, you'll be losing drones so fast it's hard to keep up and you still won't have killed all the scram frigates (in some missions there are up to 6 of them). The DPS will all be up and running and you'll be dying fast, while still scrammed, with no drones. Go after the closest, biggest DPS first. If you're pimp fit, you might ignore that advice, but if you're pimp fit and running epic arcs, you should be aware that there are some epic arc mission invaders out there. You've been warned!
Ginger Barbarella
#6 - 2013-07-01 16:37:24 UTC
Sir Nuke wrote:
http://eve-survival.org/wikka.php?wakka=Syndication4p1&show_comments=1

I've been doing this Arc last week end...not finished yet tho, its pretty long.

Is it just me or the DPS dished in most of these mission is in another league compared to standard lvl 4 MIssion? I mean with a single LARII / 4 resists on my Kronos I had to warp out several times, and I didn't do the most difficult missions yet Shocked


Lost a Nighthawk to one of the Minnie Epic missions, came back in Tengu, cleaned up without a problem. *sigh* I really wanted to avoid using the "go-to" Tengu.

"Blow it all on Quafe and strippers." --- Sorlac

Sir Nuke
The Vacation Corporation
#7 - 2013-07-01 17:30:56 UTC
Qalix wrote:
There are several missions in each epic arc that are really dangerous to the unwary L4 mission runner. I learned an important lesson after almost losing my BS twice: resist the urge to kill web/scram frigates first. It makes total sense to want to focus on them, but these epic arc mission EAT drones. If you focus on killing the scrams first, you'll be losing drones so fast it's hard to keep up and you still won't have killed all the scram frigates (in some missions there are up to 6 of them). The DPS will all be up and running and you'll be dying fast, while still scrammed, with no drones. Go after the closest, biggest DPS first. If you're pimp fit, you might ignore that advice, but if you're pimp fit and running epic arcs, you should be aware that there are some epic arc mission invaders out there. You've been warned!



damn I didn't get THAT mission yet...

Sir Nuke
The Vacation Corporation
#8 - 2013-07-01 17:32:18 UTC
sabre906 wrote:
It's normal. These blasterboats are meant to teach you to start moving instead of sitting still and get hit, which carebears do for some reason. 2nd LAR will not help you, fit prop and pull some distance.P



well at first I was doing it with rails and AB as usual, but by the time you get enough separation (these "veteran" npcs can be pretty fast) your armor is gone :P
Derath Ellecon
Washburne Holdings
#9 - 2013-07-01 18:03:36 UTC
MJD Sniper domi.
Sir Nuke
The Vacation Corporation
#10 - 2013-07-01 18:14:42 UTC
Derath Ellecon wrote:
MJD Sniper domi.


Say sniper domi once more and I'm gonna throw up. I'm sick of it, it did give some good services before the megathron was viable for missions but it made missions very unentertaining and frustrating
sabre906
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#11 - 2013-07-01 18:19:44 UTC
Sir Nuke wrote:
sabre906 wrote:
It's normal. These blasterboats are meant to teach you to start moving instead of sitting still and get hit, which carebears do for some reason. 2nd LAR will not help you, fit prop and pull some distance.P



well at first I was doing it with rails and AB as usual, but by the time you get enough separation (these "veteran" npcs can be pretty fast) your armor is gone :P


Fit MWD. Ab is fast enough to keep up the distance with them only for Mach and Vargur. These "Veteran" Syndicate BS have real MWDs, with real sig bloom, so don't worry about transversal, you'll hit perfectly even on the move.
Estella Osoka
Perkone
Caldari State
#12 - 2013-07-01 18:20:23 UTC
Derath Ellecon wrote:
MJD Sniper domi.


Quoted for truth. However, in the Caldari Epric Arc, one of the last missions will have you perma-jammed and disrupted.
Sir Nuke
The Vacation Corporation
#13 - 2013-07-01 18:22:42 UTC
sabre906 wrote:
Sir Nuke wrote:
sabre906 wrote:
It's normal. These blasterboats are meant to teach you to start moving instead of sitting still and get hit, which carebears do for some reason. 2nd LAR will not help you, fit prop and pull some distance.P



well at first I was doing it with rails and AB as usual, but by the time you get enough separation (these "veteran" npcs can be pretty fast) your armor is gone :P


Fit MWD. Ab is fast enough to keep up the distance with them only for Mach and Vargur. These "Veteran" Syndicate BS have real MWDs, with real sig bloom, so don't worry about transversal, you'll hit perfectly even on the move.



yeah, I've been away so long that I didn't realize missions weren't in deadspace anymoreLol
sabre906
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#14 - 2013-07-01 18:24:53 UTC
Sir Nuke wrote:
sabre906 wrote:
Sir Nuke wrote:
sabre906 wrote:
It's normal. These blasterboats are meant to teach you to start moving instead of sitting still and get hit, which carebears do for some reason. 2nd LAR will not help you, fit prop and pull some distance.P



well at first I was doing it with rails and AB as usual, but by the time you get enough separation (these "veteran" npcs can be pretty fast) your armor is gone :P


Fit MWD. Ab is fast enough to keep up the distance with them only for Mach and Vargur. These "Veteran" Syndicate BS have real MWDs, with real sig bloom, so don't worry about transversal, you'll hit perfectly even on the move.



yeah, I've been away so long that I didn't realize missions weren't in deadspace anymoreLol


The epic arc always had mwd enabled, it was designed that way from the beginning. The mwd change was only in regular missions.
Tauranon
Weeesearch
CAStabouts
#15 - 2013-07-02 02:15:30 UTC  |  Edited by: Tauranon
Estella Osoka wrote:
Derath Ellecon wrote:
MJD Sniper domi.


Quoted for truth. However, in the Caldari Epric Arc, one of the last missions will have you perma-jammed and disrupted.


My usual mission domi has mids as mwd, 1x omni, sebo, tracking computer and cap booster. In that mission, I'd just bring mjd, omni, 2x eccm, cap booster, and bring wardens/curators, ie the triple omni use gardes for everything builds only make sense if there isn't ewar. Even so those pilots will probably just set their drones to aggressive, and they'll probably still shoot jammers, and they'll still do the mission quickly enough.
marVLs
#16 - 2013-07-02 07:31:17 UTC
I finish this arc yesterday in only few hours.

CNR - ~690def (perma tank), ~725DPS

I need to warp out only once.


Remember You can choose warp to distance and snipe NPCs
Sir Nuke
The Vacation Corporation
#17 - 2013-07-02 09:34:08 UTC
marVLs wrote:
I finish this arc yesterday in only few hours.

CNR - ~690def (perma tank), ~725DPS

I need to warp out only once.


Remember You can choose warp to distance and snipe NPCs



Wow, how many billions did the fit cost? Does it make the quafe?
marVLs
#18 - 2013-07-02 15:10:40 UTC
Sir Nuke wrote:
marVLs wrote:
I finish this arc yesterday in only few hours.

CNR - ~690def (perma tank), ~725DPS

I need to warp out only once.


Remember You can choose warp to distance and snipe NPCs



Wow, how many billions did the fit cost? Does it make the quafe?


Quafe not but make some **** Blink, 5% implants, gist b-xlarge rep + pith a amplifier, gistum c invu x1, and faction BCUs, not even t2 launchers...
Qalix
Long Jump.
#19 - 2013-07-02 16:51:50 UTC
marVLs wrote:
Sir Nuke wrote:
marVLs wrote:
I finish this arc yesterday in only few hours.

CNR - ~690def (perma tank), ~725DPS

I need to warp out only once.

Remember You can choose warp to distance and snipe NPCs


Wow, how many billions did the fit cost? Does it make the quafe?


Quafe not but make some **** Blink, 5% implants, gist b-xlarge rep + pith a amplifier, gistum c invu x1, and faction BCUs, not even t2 launchers...

You might just have tempted me to join the dark side, 'cause it sure looks like a tasty gank. I'll just leave this here: http://themittani.com/features/alod-butterfly-effect

DeMichael Crimson
Republic University
Minmatar Republic
#20 - 2013-07-02 21:34:45 UTC
Shocked

Heh, then you'd really go berserk over my Loki fit, not to mention my implants.



DMC



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