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Bringing EOM into the Light

Leyete Wulf
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#1 - 2013-12-31 18:05:09 UTC
I know there has been a lot of talk both about CCP hinting at eventually bringing in another pirate faction and about EOM being that faction.
I know there has also been a lot of debate about EOM in general both because they are not terribly clearly defined, and because there isn't a clear niche for them to fill.
EVE lore suggests EOM is an Amarr/Caldari hybrid using Amarr hulls with hybrid weapons and either shield of possibly dual tanks.
Since Shield/Hybrid is covered by Caldari and Shield/Armor equally covered by Gallente adding a new faction there seems unproductive.
Anyone who has missioned against EOM has probably noticed that EOM wrecks often contain lasers so some have suggested using that but as we all know Sansha has Shield/Laser covered and I have a hard time envisioning the usefulness of more Armor/Laser hulls.

So I propose a wildly different alternative.

Impactus - Frigate
Can fit Covert Ops Cloak
Can fit Bomb Launcher
Ammar Frigate Skill - 20% increase in void bomb drain per level
Caldari Frigate Skill - 20% increase in lockbreaker bomb jam strength per level
Role Bonus:
-99.65% reduction in Torpedo Launcher powergrid needs
-99.5% reduction in Cloak CPU Use
-100% targeting delay after decloaking
-50% reduction in Bomb Launcher cool down timer.
Fitting: 4 High, 3 Mid, 3 Low , 0 Turret, 2 Launcher

Clarion - Cruiser
Amarr Cruiser Skill - 12% reduction in medium smart bomb capacitor usage per level
Caldari Cruiser Skill - 12% reduction in medium hybrid turret capacitor usage per skill level
Role Bonus:
50% increase in medium smartbomb range
20% increase in medium smartbomb damage
20% increase in medium hybrid turret tracking
Fitting: 7 High, 5 Mid, 3 Low, 4 Turret, 0 Launcher

Herald - Battleship
Amarr Battleship Skill - 10% increase in large smartbomb damage per level
Caldari Battleship Skill - 12% reduction in large hybrid turret capacitor usage per level
Role Bonus:
50% reduction in large smartbomb cycle time
20% reduction in large smartbomb capacitor usage
100% bonus to large hybrid turret damage
Fitting: 6 High, 6 Mid, 4 Low, 4 Turret, 0 Launcher
Uriel Paradisi Anteovnuecci
Itsukame-Zainou Hyperspatial Inquiries Ltd.
Arataka Research Consortium
#2 - 2013-12-31 20:18:29 UTC  |  Edited by: Uriel Paradisi Anteovnuecci
+1 from me- smartbomb hulls would be interesting!

However, they'd only be usable out of high-sec, so maybe they could have those in addition to other bonuses, to make them alright in high/low, but best in null or in WHs Pirate

Also, the BS would need something of a range bonus- BSs are too slow to keep everything within 7 or so KM.
Obscure Joke Implied
#3 - 2013-12-31 21:05:24 UTC
Not sure if repost
Essential knowledge and understanding.
Or if subtly different enough.

The hybrid cap usage is pretty laughable to be honest.
Komodo Askold
Strategic Exploration and Development Corp
Silent Company
#4 - 2014-01-02 23:47:56 UTC
Lotsa EoM topics recently! That's great, shows that people is interested on them. Good!

That's quite an interesting approach. Stealth bomber and smartbomb bonuses... Although that would make them mostly used at nullsec and WH. Not exactly what I had in mind, but sounds cool... I somehow agree it kind of fits with their theme of zealous, anti-human behaviour: they're willing to damage their comrades' ships as long as you're inside the death radius! I even imagine them adopting that behaviour at missions against them too.
Leyete Wulf
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#5 - 2014-01-03 20:50:50 UTC
Kaerakh wrote:

The hybrid cap usage is pretty laughable to be honest.

As I've never seen it in game I can't say but you're prolly right. I was going for the reverse of the Blood Raider Cap Drain Bonus with a bunch of cap use bonuses. Big smile
Filthy Peasants
#6 - 2014-01-03 21:16:26 UTC
EOM is lame. Do they even have any lore?

"**CCP is changing policy, and has asked that we discontinue the bonus credit program after November 7th. So until then, enjoy a super-bonus of 1B Blink Credit for each 60-day GTC you buy!"**

Never forget.

Leyete Wulf
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#7 - 2014-01-03 21:19:01 UTC
Batelle wrote:
EOM is lame. Do they even have any lore?

So ummm yeah...
Coyote Laughing
#8 - 2014-01-04 09:47:20 UTC
Ammatar is a better candidate for a new faction ship - having both agents and territory in high security space.

EOM just seem to use existing Amarr ships and fit whatever weapons they can their hands on - according to that link in the lore.

I can't see them as being a threat like Sansha incursions, but they might start cloning large numbers of themselves I guess.

l8r \o/

Xindi Kraid
Itsukame-Zainou Hyperspatial Inquiries Ltd.
Arataka Research Consortium
#9 - 2014-01-04 22:43:23 UTC
I brought this up in the last couple "Give us EoM ships' threads: The first loving EoM needs is agents
THEN we can do missions for them, gain loyalty points with them, and spend said points to buy their stuff.

I don't see the problem with a pirate faction using hybrids and shields, however. We have Serpentis, Angel and SoE that all use a weapon/tank combo found on empire ships. They are set apart by electronics usage: better webs cov-ops, etc. Also that hybrid bonus is pretty silly, and smartbombs are unfortunately a bit too niche.
Silivar Karkun
#10 - 2014-01-04 23:44:04 UTC
i see EoM more as a hybrid/missile +armor faction, they could be the other Gallente/Amarr faction......with bonus to missiles and armor tanking, similar to the Khanid in those terms. but with this

Gallente: bonus to armor repair

Amarr: bonus to missiles (stolen tech from Khanid or something similar)