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Most fun level 4 ship?

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Samroski
Middle-Earth
#1 - 2014-12-22 16:06:20 UTC
Greetings dwellers of S&M!

I plan to do some level 4 missions in an attempt to regain my Caldari standings. I can fly most ships, and money is no concern.

So which ship is the most fun to do solo level 4 missions in nowadays?

By "fun" I mostly mean something that will do missions fast. Vast amounts of firepower, preferably with little micromanagement.

Background
I've dual boxed level 4s and 5s (when you could get them in high sec) using a variety of ships. For solo missions, I had fun with a Tengu, but this was before the heavy missile nerf. Have no clue about the current scenario.

Any colour you like.

ChromeStriker
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#2 - 2014-12-22 16:18:10 UTC
Fun... use an assault frig

Fast.... Mach or Marauder

No Worries

Riot Girl
You'll Cowards Don't Even Smoke Crack
#3 - 2014-12-22 16:57:33 UTC
Is Mach even that good anymore? I was looking at one in EFT and the damage seemed horrible.
Daniel Plain
Doomheim
#4 - 2014-12-22 17:01:07 UTC
Riot Girl wrote:
Is Mach even that good anymore? I was looking at one in EFT and the damage seemed horrible.

it's still good. the soft stats like warp speed, agility etc are better than most other ships. it doesn't have the projection that marauders have but hey, nothing wrong with actually flying your ship once in a while.

I should buy an Ishtar.

Tsukino Stareine
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#5 - 2014-12-22 17:08:26 UTC
Fun: anything that's not traditionally suited for it

fast: marauder.
Xylem Viliana
homeless bum
#6 - 2014-12-22 17:18:14 UTC
Shield Enyo
Samroski
Middle-Earth
#7 - 2014-12-22 19:36:40 UTC
Xylem Viliana wrote:
Shield Enyo

I looked this up, and it does sound like fun. Will try, though it seems that it may take time, so also looking for something fast.

I tried the Mach, and it wasn't special for me. Have also tried a Vargur and a Golem, and like both, though BSes are a bit slow in some missions that require gate to gate travel.

Are the Factional BCs any good?

Any colour you like.

Riot Girl
You'll Cowards Don't Even Smoke Crack
#8 - 2014-12-22 20:10:54 UTC
Faction BCs don't have enough PG for large modules and they only get T1 resists, so they're not very good. Maybe a Dual rep BC could run them? Hmm...
N00B-SAIB0T
MK Financial
#9 - 2014-12-22 21:14:15 UTC
Are Tengus still viable for Level 4 missions?
Cpt Tirel
Institute For Continuous Glory
#10 - 2014-12-22 21:26:44 UTC
Rail Proteus
Alexstrazaas
Doomheim
#11 - 2014-12-22 21:38:11 UTC
RAIL ROKH!
Alexstrazaas
Doomheim
#12 - 2014-12-22 21:38:58 UTC
N00B-SAIB0T wrote:
Are Tengus still viable for Level 4 missions?


yes at least my blaster tengu has no problems with 4's
Antillie Sa'Kan
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#13 - 2014-12-22 21:52:23 UTC
N00B-SAIB0T wrote:
Are Tengus still viable for Level 4 missions?

Yes. They just aren't the king of the hill they used to be due to the massive nerf that heavy missiles got a while back. Marauders and Pirate BS's now jointly hold that crown.

MWD/HAM Tengu's are a thing now though and the old school HML ones are still used here and there.
Chris Winter
Bene Gesserit ChapterHouse
#14 - 2014-12-22 22:59:48 UTC
Command ships, maybe?
Chainsaw Plankton
FaDoyToy
#15 - 2014-12-22 23:25:56 UTC
ChromeStriker wrote:
Fun... use an assault frig

Fast.... Mach or Marauder


Assault frigs are among the least fun ships possible for level 4s. their dps is so low you spend so much time just orbiting battleships shooting, and shooting, and shooting, and reloading, and shooting. I'd rather do anything but that. That said AF are great for burner missions.


for fun: paladin. pretty much just spend your time pressing f1-f4. with a medium rep it is cap stable, and does 1100 dps out to 70km+ Okay honestly a blockade is like 22m in bounties and takes all of 15-20 mins, and I get kinda bored, after 10 or so minutes.

just don't try and shoot angels with it, luckily a mach excels at that.

@ChainsawPlankto on twitter

Derath Ellecon
Lotek Academy
#16 - 2014-12-23 00:19:19 UTC
I find ishtars pretty fun for messing around with missions
Novah Soul
#17 - 2014-12-23 01:00:07 UTC
Chainsaw Plankton wrote:
ChromeStriker wrote:
Fun... use an assault frig

Fast.... Mach or Marauder


Assault frigs are among the least fun ships possible for level 4s. their dps is so low you spend so much time just orbiting battleships shooting, and shooting, and shooting, and reloading, and shooting. I'd rather do anything but that. That said AF are great for burner missions.


for fun: paladin. pretty much just spend your time pressing f1-f4. with a medium rep it is cap stable, and does 1100 dps out to 70km+ Okay honestly a blockade is like 22m in bounties and takes all of 15-20 mins, and I get kinda bored, after 10 or so minutes.

just don't try and shoot angels with it, luckily a mach excels at that.

Oddly enough, I find Guristas a bit more of a pain with a Pally then Angels, though to be fair I tend to hang out in Caldari space and the only angel mission I pull id the occasional Angel Extrav.

A man is known by the quality of his friends. - Lex Luthor

Chainsaw Plankton
FaDoyToy
#18 - 2014-12-23 02:44:56 UTC
Novah Soul wrote:
Oddly enough, I find Guristas a bit more of a pain with a Pally then Angels, though to be fair I tend to hang out in Caldari space and the only angel mission I pull id the occasional Angel Extrav.


yea probably should have added "or guristas" to that line. However the paladin does quite well vs most of the gurista missions as long as you blitz them and don't try to kill all. it does enough damage it isn't going to change too much more than an extra minute here or there. honestly the next best ship for most of those missions would probably be an ishtar just due to the align and warp speed.

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Orlacc
#19 - 2014-12-23 02:52:56 UTC
Isn't "fun" kind of subjective?

"Measure Twice, Cut Once."

Novah Soul
#20 - 2014-12-23 03:18:11 UTC
Orlacc wrote:
Isn't "fun" kind of subjective?

True enough.

I'm thankful that the smug, "If you're not doing it my way, it's wrong." crowd is a fairly small group in Eve.

A man is known by the quality of his friends. - Lex Luthor

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