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Can Fly The Orca... Now What?

Bhaal Estidal
Amarr Empire
#1 - 2015-05-06 01:45:46 UTC  |  Edited by: Bhaal Estidal
I guess my search skills are lacking, but I have not found any concise recommendations.
What is the best skill progression for providing that perfect boost that all miners crave?
Shiloh Templeton
Cheyenne HET Co
#2 - 2015-05-06 14:11:39 UTC  |  Edited by: Shiloh Templeton
Perfect Orca Pilot See the bottom of the page. You can add skills for the Shield Harmonizer Module while you're at it to strengthen the EHP of your fleet.

A charisma remap will help greatly with the time required.
Bhaal Estidal
Amarr Empire
#3 - 2015-05-06 15:43:53 UTC
Tau Cabalander
Retirement Retreat
Working Stiffs
#4 - 2015-05-07 22:00:27 UTC  |  Edited by: Tau Cabalander
There are few Orca boosting skills.

* Industrial Command Ships 5
* Mining Director 5
* Warfare Link Specialist 5
* Mining Foreman Mindlink [Requires Cybernetics 5]

I also recommend:
* Wing Command 2 or better
* Information Warfare 5
* Siege Warfare 5
The other leadership skills are fine, too.

Of course you want to maximize the EHP of the ship, plus be able to navigate space efficiently, etc.

Orca can also lead to:
* Manufacturing
* Reprocessing
* Industrial > ORE Freighter > Transports > Freighter
* Jump Drives > Rorqual > Jump Freighter > Carrier > Logistics
* Mining Drones > Drones & Drone Boats (e.g. Rattlesnake = Caldari & Gallente Battleship)
* Mining Boosting > Boosting > T2 Command Ships > T3 Command Ships
* Black Ops (Jump Drive > Caldari Battleship > Widow or Gallente Battleship > Sin)
* Salvage Drones > Salvaging > ORE Industrial
* Salvaging > Exploration

Example character, my shadow that follows me around.
Selaria Unbertable
Bellator in Capsulam
#5 - 2015-05-10 12:05:42 UTC
While you're at it, consider skilling up all the leadership skills for mind links. Not all of those are specifically useful for the Orca, but rather for Command Ships later on.
Echo Saber
#6 - 2015-06-03 16:33:13 UTC
I would highy recommend getting cybernetics V for faster training time with implants as well as the mindlink. Very useful
Do Little
Bluenose Trading
#7 - 2015-06-14 12:08:49 UTC
Eve university has a guide.