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Just resubbed after 3 years, have some questions.

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Dethis
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#1 - 2012-06-20 00:18:50 UTC  |  Edited by: Dethis
Basically my plan right now is to continue running level 4's until I have amassed enough to figure out where to go from there. I am currently running a 2x LAR 3x Hard domi setup with 5 heavy I drones 5 Sentry I drones and 5 light I drones.

1) Is it worth it to use t2 drones? If so should I stick to mostly sentry until i need to kill frigates?

2) Is it worth it to go back in a destroyer and loot and salvage everything or just fly through missions?

3) I take it its worth it to use the drone damage augmentor II's that just came out?

4) If I am going to be using missions as my main isk source should I focus on getting most of my social skills to 4?

Any other info would be great, essentially haven't been around for a very long time so not sure of the best way to make isk, I have 18m sp mostly in drones/gunnery/ship command.
Nestara Aldent
Citimatics
#2 - 2012-06-20 00:26:34 UTC  |  Edited by: Nestara Aldent
Dethis wrote:
Basically my plan right now is to continue running level 4's until I have amassed enough to figure out where to go from there. I am currently running a 2x LAR 3x Hard domi setup with 5 heavy I drones 5 Sentry I drones and 5 light I drones.

1) Is it worth it to use t2 drones? If so should I stick to mostly sentry until i need to kill frigates?

2) Is it worth it to go back in a destroyer and loot and salvage everything or just fly through missions?

3) I take it its worth it to use the drone damage augmentor II's that just came out?

Any other info would be great, essentially haven't been around for a very long time so not sure of the best way to make isk, I have 18m sp mostly in drones/gunnery/ship command.


1. Yes use T2 drones if you can. Use sentries of various ranges (e Wardens, then Gardes when rats close, or Curators, then Gardes). For not losing expensive T2 drones, keep drone list open, when they take damage, get them in, and then redeploy.

2. Some salvage only big rats, some everything. Loot is decent however, if you CBA to sell it at nearest trade hub.

3. Few of these are great on your ship.

4. Social skills are very important for gaining rep faster.
Lipbite
Express Hauler
#3 - 2012-06-20 00:41:08 UTC  |  Edited by: Lipbite
Difference between T1 and T2 drones is huge (like 30%) considering you'll have to train Drones Interfacing V.

There is new dedicated ship for salvage which is much more effective than destroyer (Noctis ? I don't remember).

However instead of T2 drones I'd recommend to train into Machariel with T2 guns and join incursions activity which is twice more profitable and much more fun than L4 missions.
Flakey Foont
#4 - 2012-06-20 00:54:10 UTC
T2 drones are almost mandatory.

And you don't need Drone Interfacing 5 for T2! (second time this week someone claimed this)

And yes in the long run Mach is the best/most fun.
sabre906
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#5 - 2012-06-20 00:56:27 UTC
1. Yes
2. Noctis
3. Yes
4. Yes
Dethis
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#6 - 2012-06-20 01:43:01 UTC
Lipbite wrote:
Difference between T1 and T2 drones is huge (like 30%) considering you'll have to train Drones Interfacing V.

There is new dedicated ship for salvage which is much more effective than destroyer (Noctis ? I don't remember).

However instead of T2 drones I'd recommend to train into Machariel with T2 guns and join incursions activity which is twice more profitable and much more fun than L4 missions.


I am actually only 3 days away from a mach but all my gunnery is in Blasters/railguns plus I only have about 300m since I just started up again.

Might be worth it though, I honestly don't have the slightest idea what incursions are. Again being away for 3+ years I am scrambling to catch up with all the new stuff.
Daniel Plain
Doomheim
#7 - 2012-06-20 16:06:04 UTC
incursions are basically like raids in other MMOs. you get yourself some healers (guardian/basilisk) and go kill some sansha dragons for phat epixx.

I should buy an Ishtar.

Liliana Rahl
Remote Soviet Industries
Insidious Empire
#8 - 2012-06-20 16:07:36 UTC
Daniel Plain wrote:
incursions are basically like raids in other MMOs. you get yourself some healers (guardian/basilisk) and go kill some sansha dragons for phat epixx.


I'm sad that this post is not complete bullshit.

Its actually quite accurate.

We even have "elite" builds.
Daniel Plain
Doomheim
#9 - 2012-06-20 16:09:54 UTC
Liliana Rahl wrote:
We even have "elite" builds.

*guilds

I should buy an Ishtar.