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level 3 missions in a vexor

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Chu Ke
Another Level
#1 - 2014-08-31 00:02:17 UTC
hi guys

i found level 3 missions tough in a vexor

i cant afford a myr and dont have the skills

should i give up?
Sabriz Adoudel
Move along there is nothing here
#2 - 2014-08-31 00:09:21 UTC
As your skills improve they will become easier, but most newbies use battlecruisers for the extra safety.

Can you use tech 2 medium drones yet? They will rip apart level 3 missions.

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Michael Ruckert
Hohere Kavallerie-Kommando
#3 - 2014-08-31 01:14:26 UTC  |  Edited by: Michael Ruckert
I've done all Level 3 missions in a shield tanked and shield rigged Vexor with critical drone skills at Level 5. I've had no problem just using Hobgoblin IIs to complete the missions.

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Working Stiffs
#4 - 2014-08-31 02:36:36 UTC
Try an Assault Frigate. Nothing in a level 3 can really hit them.

Beware of webs and energy neuts (rare).
Belesia Velorea
The Fiendish Pixies
#5 - 2014-08-31 02:50:11 UTC
I don't think an Assault Frig is the right move given he is less than 2 months old, it takes the best part of a month just to get the bare requirements to fly one.

I think you would be better off training for T1 sentry drones and perhaps a mirco jump drive or just stick with a micro warp drive. Either way should trivialise level 3 missions.
Marc Durant
#6 - 2014-08-31 07:24:13 UTC
Chu Ke wrote:
hi guys

i found level 3 missions tough in a vexor

i cant afford a myr and dont have the skills

should i give up?



A few things to remember:

- not all missions have the same difficulty, could be you ran into really difficult ones
- make sure your fit makes any sense, specifically in regards to resists
- lvl 3 is where you have to stop clowning around, you can't just blunder into them anymore so read up on a mission (using EVE Survival) before you start it
- use sentries, they allow you to sit at range which generally means you'll get hit less
- having the skills to fly a Myrm isn't difficult, it's exactly the same skills as for the vexor plus the BC skill
- if you give up that easily....

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Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#7 - 2014-09-01 08:00:54 UTC
I run L3 missions in a Vexor Navy Issue, which I'd much recommend over a standard Vexor because of the extra low slot. It's essentially a baby Ishtar, as you're able to field five sentries and receive bonuses to tracking speed. In fact, I'd prioritize training up sentry drones over advancing in ship classes. With Sentry Drone Interfacing to V and appropriate sentries (see the above recommendation re: using EVE-Survival) you're basically outputting Dominix damage.

In terms of tank, the VNI provides a lot of options. If you're having a lot of trouble, you can (1) use just two Drone Damage Amplifier IIs and fill the other four slots with armor tank (e.g., 2x EANM II + Damage Control II + Medium Armor Repper). Or (2) drop one EANM II and replace with a Drone Damage Amp II. Or (3) hull tank (i.e., 3x Medium Transverse Bulkhead I rigs + Damage Control II + EANM II or Reactive Armor Hardener and then as many Drone Damage Amps as you want). There are plenty of other set-ups, but those are generally fine lows.

Anyway. Don't give up. You don't need a Myrm for L3s. I'll send you a message in game.
Ralph King-Griffin
Lords.Of.Midnight
The Devil's Warrior Alliance
#8 - 2014-09-01 09:05:42 UTC
Tau Cabalander wrote:
Try an Assault Frigate. Nothing in a level 3 can really hit them.

Beware of webs and energy neuts (rare).

i recommend the ishkur.
Marc Durant
#9 - 2014-09-01 09:36:01 UTC
AF is a side grade that really doesn't make any sense when you're looking at mission progression.

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J'Poll
Perkone
Caldari State
#10 - 2014-09-01 16:05:49 UTC
Chu Ke wrote:

should i give up?


Giving up is for quitters.



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#11 - 2014-09-01 16:54:56 UTC
J'Poll wrote:
Chu Ke wrote:

should i give up?


Giving up is for quitters.



Don't be a quitter.
Failure is NOT an option in EVE.

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Chu Ke
Another Level
#12 - 2014-09-01 18:15:10 UTC
thanks all

somebody was nice nice enough to give me a myr! made my level 3 missioning 10 times easier

cheers
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#13 - 2014-09-02 19:45:44 UTC
Ralph King-Griffin wrote:
Tau Cabalander wrote:
Try an Assault Frigate. Nothing in a level 3 can really hit them.

Beware of webs and energy neuts (rare).

i recommend the ishkur.

I second this, especially if you want to do some pvp later on. The ishkur outputs respecable dps at a wide variety of ranges while having a small sig and strong enough tank to easily do level 3's. Assault frigates are extremely skill intensive though. I recommend nearly perfect fitting skills before moving into one.

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#14 - 2014-09-02 20:31:51 UTC
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Autumn Industrial Enterprises
#15 - 2014-09-02 20:46:35 UTC
Chu Ke wrote:
thanks all

somebody was nice nice enough to give me a myr! made my level 3 missioning 10 times easier

cheers

Just be careful with it. Since you can't afford to lose it, be hyper-paranoid about it. Good luck to you!

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#16 - 2014-09-03 02:52:00 UTC
Summer Isle wrote:
Chu Ke wrote:
thanks all

somebody was nice nice enough to give me a myr! made my level 3 missioning 10 times easier

cheers

Just be careful with it. Since you can't afford to lose it, be hyper-paranoid about it. Good luck to you!


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Arctic Light Inc.
Arctic Light
#17 - 2014-09-03 07:49:54 UTC
Myrm because of it's shape can be a literal death trap I've lost several myrms in lvl 3's because I got stuck on geometry from the "tail fin" when attempting to warp, "the cargo delivery" being one of those missions where you're prone to get stuck.
DeMichael Crimson
Republic University
Minmatar Republic
#18 - 2014-09-03 08:00:11 UTC
Just wanted to add there's no shame in going back to lower level missions for a little bit while you train up some support skills.



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