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Mission Level

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Shawn Delazar
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#1 - 2017-07-04 06:39:15 UTC
What is the requierement of the different Mission Level ?
The Level 1 Missions are easy going but what is with Level 2, 3 and 4? What ships do i need for them and should i do them alone or with some help?

(The fighting missions)

Maybe you can post some guide link.

Kosoku
3Ra Syndicate
#2 - 2017-07-04 07:36:32 UTC  |  Edited by: Kosoku
All the info is in the game actually. Use agent finders and see their requirements in standing.

Basically, you raise standings with a corporation to gain access to higher level agents. Level 2 requires 1.00 standing, I believe, which is a piece of cake with some skills in social.
Praetor Serpe
Perkone
Caldari State
#3 - 2017-07-04 07:37:23 UTC
Here you can find some useful info
Do Little
Bluenose Trading
#4 - 2017-07-04 07:49:09 UTC
You should have enough standing to run level 2 missions as soon as you complete the career missions. I recommend completing the SOE Epic Arc first - it will give you valuable experience and enough cash to purchase and fit a cruiser.

Level 1 missions are easily completed in a frigate. Level 2 are designed for a cruiser. Level 3 a battlecruiser and Level 4 a battleship.

Standing requirements are Level 1 = none, Level 2 = 1.0, Level 3 = 3.0, Level 4 = 5.0. Standing can be with Agent, Corporation or Faction.

Train the social skills to improve standing and mission rewards. https://wiki.eveuniversity.org/Skills:Social

Shawn Delazar
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#5 - 2017-07-04 10:26:00 UTC  |  Edited by: Shawn Delazar
Do Little wrote:
You should have enough standing to run level 2 missions as soon as you complete the career missions. I recommend completing the SOE Epic Arc first - it will give you valuable experience and enough cash to purchase and fit a cruiser.

Level 1 missions are easily completed in a frigate. Level 2 are designed for a cruiser. Level 3 a battlecruiser and Level 4 a battleship.

Standing requirements are Level 1 = none, Level 2 = 1.0, Level 3 = 3.0, Level 4 = 5.0. Standing can be with Agent, Corporation or Faction.

Train the social skills to improve standing and mission rewards. https://wiki.eveuniversity.org/Skills:Social



that was the info i was looking for. So i can handle all the missions alone? are there also team missions and where do i find them?

Ok, so level 5 missons are for teams. Time to look for a guild soon
Fluffy Moe
Royal Amarr Institute
Amarr Empire
#6 - 2017-07-05 00:05:13 UTC
Shawn Delazar wrote:
What is the requierement of the different Mission Level ?
The Level 1 Missions are easy going but what is with Level 2, 3 and 4? What ships do i need for them and should i do them alone or with some help?

(The fighting missions)

Maybe you can post some guide link.



In general, mind you this is a lose recommendation, not a requirement:

Lvl 1 - frigates
Lvl 2 - destroyers
Lvl 3 + conclusion of SOE epic arc - cruisers
Lvl 4 - battleships

However, you can do many, but not all lvl 4 missions in T2 assault cruisers or T3 strategic cruisers, many of the lvl 3 missions in a snipe or hard tank destroyer, you just have to learn which mission is which and usually you will lose a couple ships to that learning.

There is also the Gnosis, you should check it out and its stats / info, but I would not recommend bringing it to anything less then the harder T3 missions as all it will do is just slow you down at the low end.

If you post your faction and skills and what type of ships you like flying, for example, missle, gun, drone, armor, shield, etc. then we can give you better and more complete advice.

Kosoku
3Ra Syndicate
#7 - 2017-07-05 18:04:04 UTC
I personally fly nothing bigger than a cruiser in missions due to my personal restrictions, so I do L4s in either Cerberus or Diemost.

I've done it with a Maller as well. It was on the cheap setup...
Memphis Baas
#8 - 2017-07-05 18:21:04 UTC
Level 1 - frigate, destroyer
Level 2 - destroyer, cruiser
Level 3 - cruiser, battlecruiser
Level 4 - battlecruiser, battleship
Level 5 - multiple battleships - (low sec mission areas)

Now, the higher you go, the more you are expected to have good support skills (armor, shields, navigation, engineering, targeting, rigs, etc.) and weapon skills. So while you can probably finish level 1 missions in an unfitted frigate, by the time you get to level 4 your battleship should have the appropriate Tech 2 tank with resistance modules and support modules (target painters, webifiers, etc.).

Tech 2 ships are very specialized, and the "combat" specialization of Attack Frigates and Heavy Attack Cruisers (AF and HAC) make those ships as tough as a higher class T1 ship. So AF's can dish out and take cruiser-level punishment, and HACs can perform close to battleships.

Navy Issue ships are also similar to Tech 2 ships; they are very expensive, which means you better fit them well with T2 defenses and guns, and they have extra firepower or extra slots for convenience, so they perform one grade better than the plain T1 ships. Both Tech 2 ships and Navy Issue ships should be considered "bling" for PVE missions, because the missions can be done in the cheaper T1 ships, and the payout doesn't necessarily justify flying the more expensive ships.

As far as grouping for the missions, you can certainly fleet up with your friends, and then you have the option of sharing the mission ISK and standing rewards, but the mission can only be completed by the one person that the agent talked to. So you can't "stack" missions, where everyone accepts the same mission from their agent, and then y'all do it together once, that doesn't work here.
Donnachadh
United Allegiance of Undesirables
#9 - 2017-07-06 16:09:18 UTC
Shawn Delazar wrote:
Ok, so level 5 missons are for teams. Time to look for a guild soon

Level 5 missions are all in low sec, low sec has significantly higher risks of ship loss. In the end most mission players opt not to run level 5 missions because the cost of lost ships (yes you will lose ships if you run level 5's) is greater than the additional rewards offered.

EvE Srivial is one of the best sources of information for mission players, just be aware that EvE Survival has been offline at times in the past and yet it has always come back online so just be prepared for that.

Kosoku wrote:
I personally fly nothing bigger than a cruiser in missions due to my personal restrictions, so I do L4s in either Cerberus or Diemost.

I've done it with a Maller as well. It was on the cheap setup...

Kosoku it is poor practice to use a nickname for a ship when dealing with new players since there is no way of knowing whether they have heard / read that nickname. OP Diemost is a common nickname for the Gallente HAC, the real name is Deimos.

Also Kosoku the Deimos and the Cerberus are not cruisers they are both Heavy Assault Cruisers (HAC) and they are significantly different from a standard T1 cruiser. Again when dealing with new players it is best to be accurate as a means of reducing confusion. If you can run the Cerberus(Caldari) and the Deimos(Gallente) then there is nothing stopping you from using a T3 Cruiser a battle cruiser of even a battle ship so any restrictions you have are those you place on yourself they are not restrictions placed on you by the game. Ignoring that you might want to try the Gila and the Ishtar for fun since you should have mos if not all of the skills needed.

So you can run some level 4 missions in a Cerberus, Deimos or even a Maller I have spent years watching new players get blown out of space trying to do the same thing, as a result of this I find it better to stay on the safe side and follow the recommendations as posted by Memphis Bass. And yes the battle cruiser are a better option for new pilots with lower skills simply because they require lower skills than the HAC.

Last part because you can do something does not mean that other players can. I ran the Sansha version of Massive Attack in an Ishkur once on a bet with a friend, won't waste space to regale the details suffice to say it took a long time, it was difficult and I warped out more than once with very little structure left and all drones dead. When I completed it I told my friend I would quadruple his money back if he could accomplish the same thing. 5 years and god only know how many attempts later I have not had to pay out on that bet because he has never been able to complete the mission. Both characters have all applicable skills to level 5, both flying exactly the same fit. Was I lucky, or am I a better mission pilot that he is? Is that new player like me or is he like my friend? Best option is to error on the side of safety for that new player and go with the time tested and proven options.
Donnachadh
United Allegiance of Undesirables
#10 - 2017-07-06 16:12:02 UTC
Memphis Baas wrote:
So you can't "stack" missions, where everyone accepts the same mission from their agent, and then y'all do it together once, that doesn't work here.

True but you can do a version of this where everyone in the fleet takes a mission from the same agent and then go run them all in a row, then come back and turn them all in at the same time. Saves time and increases the ISK / LP per hour aspect of running missions as a fleet.
Shawn Delazar
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#11 - 2017-07-09 15:10:21 UTC
many good answers. Thx