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Ghost sites harder or resists dropping?

Ruskarn Andedare
Lion Investments
#1 - 2014-02-16 16:36:43 UTC
I've done a fair few Ghost sites since they were released.
Most commonly the Lesser Serpentis Covert Research Facility in an active armour tanked Ishtar using DCII, Explosive Hardener II and a Medium Repairer II - all active.

Up to the past week I would usually lose all my shields, all my armour and maybe 10% of hull from the rats and the site blowing.

Last week I lost an Ishtar, and almost lost another (5% hull remaining) in exactly the same set-up.

Does anyone know if anything has changed that could have caused this?
Salvos Rhoska
#2 - 2014-02-17 10:00:15 UTC  |  Edited by: Salvos Rhoska
Range to the detonations is a factor.
Hack them at max analyzer distance (nominally 5km, dunno if that can be increased)

Explosion dmg magnitude increases by about 1.5x per security range iirc.

Dunno if the explosions have crit chances.

Im unclear on whether sigrad is relevant (probably not).

I tank highsec Angel Ghost sites with a 1200mm Armor fit Rupture and an additional LSE. (3x Armor Explosive resist and DC (afaik DC stacks without penalty with hardeners).

The Armor repair doesnt help you withstand the blasts, just potentially repair between the blasts (depending on timing).
Consider swapping it for more resist.

I think range is your "missing element". Dont hack them from the center of the square the 4 nodes shape.

Loot prices are a mystery to me, foe the most part.
Market hasnt seemed to decide whether they want these drops or not.
Filthy Peasants
#3 - 2014-02-17 15:15:24 UTC  |  Edited by: Batelle
probably has a lot to do with the fact that an unplated ishtar has only slightly more armor hp than a sexy nightgown, especially vs explosive with only 1 hardener. If you're running ghost sites with this tiny of a tank, then you'd better be overloading that hardener.

Your shield being down beforehand will make a noticeable difference.

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Ruskarn Andedare
Lion Investments
#4 - 2014-02-17 17:13:07 UTC
Range and position may indeed be the answer, both times I took more than expected damage I was in the middle of the square travelling between cans.

Might be a good time to rethink my fit

Thanks for the responses