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Angel Extravaganza!!!

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Job Valador
Professional Amateurs
#1 - 2013-04-04 22:17:29 UTC
So there I was, running a level 3 mission in my shiny abaddon (cause BC are too mainstream for 3's -_-) the goal, fly through 5 accel gates and take on their respective waves till popping the boss at the end. Easy enough sure. As expected I just sorta semi afk'd my way through and pop the boss in no time when low and behold what do my eyes see in the 5th room? A 6th gate!

Now fortunately for me I had the correct tag in my hold to access said gate and go through. On the other side I find 5 named angel battleships and twice as many cruisers. However, what really caught my eye was a jet can on the other side of this rat fleet labeled "bossname's stash" (cant remember the name of the boss in the previous room) I'm thinking holy crap this is interesting I might get another shiny item.

Now unfortunately for me I am not that well skilled in battleships, (I PvP t2 frigs atm thats about it) which is why my BS would make any nullbear laugh or lowsec pirate drool at the thought of ever poping me, and is fitted with alot of high end items to make up for my deficiency's YET I could hardly chip away at the other BS's tank (the cruisers went down rather fast). It took me up too 15 minutes per battle ship too take them down going in the opposite direction so they could not all apply damage too me all at once. factoring those times with time traveled back to a station to go through the initial 5 gates again to get closer to the stach (at the point near the end of the battle i was about 200km out and you cant warp in deadspace) I spent a little over 2 hours on the last part of this mission. Given the fact i blow through lvl 3's at a rate of 10 min a mission this was outrageously long.

At this point however I did not care, I was about to get an item that 5 incredibly strong rats were guarding. the 8 minutes it took to get to the can felt like an eternity as I finally neared my prize.

7000m out, almost there Straight

4000m out, I lean closer to my screen, watching the space were my loot window normally pops up. Shocked

2500m out, The window pops up and the reward for all of that work... t1 thermic shield hardener. Not even named. X


"The stone exhibited a profound lack of movement."

Gianath
Gallentian Legitimate Businessmen
#2 - 2013-04-04 23:08:45 UTC
Job Valador wrote:
So there I was, running a level 3 mission in my shiny abaddon (cause BC are too mainstream for 3's -_-) the goal, fly through 5 accel gates and take on their respective waves...

2500m out, The window pops up and the reward for all of that work... t1 thermic shield hardener. Not even named. X





Hi, this is a fun mission the first time through. I've never actually seen any faction loot after doing this level 3 and the level 4 version atleast 100 times, just scads of bounties and salvage.

Take a peek at the mission reports over at eve-survival.org if you haven't already, it's nice to know what to expect before putting your multi-million ISK ships on the line.
Job Valador
Professional Amateurs
#3 - 2013-04-04 23:36:54 UTC  |  Edited by: Job Valador
Ya this was a fun mission. Only reason I thought there was anything good in the can was because I never encountered anything like that on a mission and that was the first time i did that angel mission IE why i thought it would be fun too share my dissapointment. Also thanks for the site info. Will defanately help me in the future

"The stone exhibited a profound lack of movement."

Makoto Priano
Kirkinen-Arataka Transhuman Zenith Consulting Ltd.
Arataka Research Consortium
#4 - 2013-04-05 00:27:51 UTC
From what I gather, it probably had awesome loots before, and then got nerfed. Saaad. :/

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Starrakatt
Celtic Anarchy
Dead Terrorists
#5 - 2013-04-05 06:07:29 UTC
The Angel Battleships should drop like flies though.

You are possibly right in saying that your BS skills are a bit low, and would explains in part why it took you so long.

However, EM/TH dps sucks balls against Angels, so their tank is extremely strong VS your laser's damage output, yes, indeed...
Ayla Crenshaw
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#6 - 2013-04-05 06:27:39 UTC
Job Valador wrote:
So there I was, running a level 3 mission in my shiny abaddon SNIP named angel battleships SNIP I am not that well skilled in battleships


Here, I found the gist of the problem. Elite Angel rats have like, 90% EM/80% thermal resists? It's a wonder you managed to gnaw through them at all...

As for the drop, I don't think that can is even supposed to have more than an existing chance of dropping good luck...
Ifly Uwalk
Perkone
Caldari State
#7 - 2013-04-05 08:28:25 UTC
All four Extras stopped dropping faction loot some years ago. I did find a DG Invuln once in GE3 but as I said that was years ago. I was even more of a n00b back then than I am now.
Chi'Nane T'Kal
Interminatus
#8 - 2013-04-05 09:15:33 UTC  |  Edited by: Chi'Nane T'Kal
Ifly Uwalk wrote:
All four Extras stopped dropping faction loot some years ago


I found a faction item in that stash in AE3 within the last year (simply because my char isn't older than that :)), so that can't be completely true. The drop rate for faction on that container is pretty low, though.


Running AE with a laser ship is a bit masochistic :).
notha atfast
Brave Newbies Inc.
Brave Collective
#9 - 2013-04-05 13:52:12 UTC
The Implant drop from the Silo in the 3rd or 4th room is about the only good thing left in that mission.
DeMichael Crimson
Republic University
Minmatar Republic
#10 - 2013-04-05 17:20:27 UTC
Yeah, that's the bonus room for you. Sometimes it pays, sometimes it doesn't.

Actually the bounties alone should more than make up for lousy loot in the stash can.

As for the can dropping Faction loot, it's random. As someone else mentioned, checking the Mission Reports @ Eve-Survival will help a lot, especially the comments.


DMC
Makoto Priano
Kirkinen-Arataka Transhuman Zenith Consulting Ltd.
Arataka Research Consortium
#11 - 2013-04-05 17:43:41 UTC
Argh! I completely forgot the implant drop when I played this last. :(

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Ifly Uwalk
Perkone
Caldari State
#12 - 2013-04-05 20:24:12 UTC
Chi'Nane T'Kal wrote:
Ifly Uwalk wrote:
All four Extras stopped dropping faction loot some years ago


I found a faction item in that stash in AE3 within the last year (simply because my char isn't older than that :)), so that can't be completely true.

I stand corrected then. Shows you just how much of a n00b I really am. Oops