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When would you choose a Vargur over a Mach for PvE?

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Shiloh Templeton
Cheyenne HET Co
#1 - 2015-03-26 01:21:06 UTC
EFT makes it look like the Mach has more DPS, and of course a lot more speed.

Aerie Evingod
Midwest Miners LLC
#2 - 2015-03-26 01:26:48 UTC
Not everyone wants to play the same way?

Vargur can tank more and apply its DPS better, EWAR immunity, and can salvage as it runs missions.
Shiloh Templeton
Cheyenne HET Co
#3 - 2015-03-26 01:46:01 UTC
Aerie Evingod wrote:
Not everyone wants to play the same way?
I didn't mean for the question to come across as a troll.

I recently got a Mach and I'm trying to figure out if a Vargur should be my next ship.
Would it replace the Mach, be used in conjunction with the Mach for particular missions, applicable with a salvaging alt, etc.?
Aerie Evingod
Midwest Miners LLC
#4 - 2015-03-26 02:53:18 UTC  |  Edited by: Aerie Evingod
For missions I would stick with Mach. The tank bonus of the vargur in PvE will only come in in high end sigs/escalations.

Edit: specifically, for missions the Mach will probably be faster. However, if you get butterflies from salvaging and it brings you joy like no other you may consider the vargur. For missions they are both solo beasts.
Sweetsthehooker Zateki
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#5 - 2015-03-26 03:11:12 UTC  |  Edited by: Sweetsthehooker Zateki
Aerie Evingod wrote:
For missions I would stick with Mach. The tank bonus of the vargur in PvE will only come in in high end sigs/escalations.

Edit: specifically, for missions the Mach will probably be faster. However, if you get butterflies from salvaging and it brings you joy like no other you may consider the vargur. For missions they are both solo beasts.


Well you wouldnt use a marauder for escalations....ever

But solo c5 marauding is where the vargur shines
Arronicus
The Untraceable
M A R A K U G A
#6 - 2015-03-26 03:44:25 UTC
Sweetsthehooker Zateki wrote:
Aerie Evingod wrote:
For missions I would stick with Mach. The tank bonus of the vargur in PvE will only come in in high end sigs/escalations.

Edit: specifically, for missions the Mach will probably be faster. However, if you get butterflies from salvaging and it brings you joy like no other you may consider the vargur. For missions they are both solo beasts.


Well you wouldnt use a marauder for escalations....ever

But solo c5 marauding is where the vargur shines


Funny, I've had a lot of luck doing escalations in a golem. Guess I'm doing it wrong even though I clear the sites quickly and haven't lost one yet, huh?
Sweetsthehooker Zateki
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#7 - 2015-03-26 03:52:12 UTC
Arronicus wrote:
Sweetsthehooker Zateki wrote:
Aerie Evingod wrote:
For missions I would stick with Mach. The tank bonus of the vargur in PvE will only come in in high end sigs/escalations.

Edit: specifically, for missions the Mach will probably be faster. However, if you get butterflies from salvaging and it brings you joy like no other you may consider the vargur. For missions they are both solo beasts.


Well you wouldnt use a marauder for escalations....ever

But solo c5 marauding is where the vargur shines


Funny, I've had a lot of luck doing escalations in a golem. Guess I'm doing it wrong even though I clear the sites quickly and haven't lost one yet, huh?

mmm perhaps there are two types of escalations in the game? o well. I speak from wh experience.
Aerie Evingod
Midwest Miners LLC
#8 - 2015-03-26 04:57:06 UTC
Sweetsthehooker Zateki wrote:
Arronicus wrote:
Sweetsthehooker Zateki wrote:
Aerie Evingod wrote:
For missions I would stick with Mach. The tank bonus of the vargur in PvE will only come in in high end sigs/escalations.

Edit: specifically, for missions the Mach will probably be faster. However, if you get butterflies from salvaging and it brings you joy like no other you may consider the vargur. For missions they are both solo beasts.


Well you wouldnt use a marauder for escalations....ever

But solo c5 marauding is where the vargur shines


Funny, I've had a lot of luck doing escalations in a golem. Guess I'm doing it wrong even though I clear the sites quickly and haven't lost one yet, huh?

mmm perhaps there are two types of escalations in the game? o well. I speak from wh experience.


Perhaps there are. For K-space sigs and escalations (where I should have clarified I guess...?) vargur is pretty awesome.
Chainsaw Plankton
FaDoyToy
#9 - 2015-03-26 05:29:34 UTC
I just fly a Mach. better warp speed, better agility, better speed, better dps. When I want a marauder I usually fly a paladin, although you might want to change that depending on what space you fly in.

@ChainsawPlankto on twitter

Tsukino Stareine
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#10 - 2015-03-26 06:06:30 UTC
Marauder is for when you need the tank, things that come into mind:

Soloing C5 combat anoms
10/10s
HQ anchor


If you're just doing level 4 missions, stick with the mach
ChromeStriker
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#11 - 2015-03-26 08:46:13 UTC
Also those missions withcrazy ewar...

No Worries

Proffessor Fate
Triglavian Black Fleet
Whores In Space
#12 - 2015-03-26 10:05:10 UTC
Choose the non mach.

I lost a mach worth 2bil in a lv 4, it sucks
Chenguang Hucel-Ge
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#13 - 2015-03-26 12:40:02 UTC
The answer will disappoint you - when internet connection sucks. If it's not, you just use mach. And if it doesn't work, you just arm second mach and take it for a spin.
I believe I saw someone using two different machs at the same time, one AC and one arty.
Shiloh Templeton
Cheyenne HET Co
#14 - 2015-03-26 13:53:41 UTC
Thanks for the replies - I think I'll save the isk and concentrate on Battleship and Gunnery skills for awhile.



GordonO
BURN EDEN
#15 - 2015-03-27 01:34:46 UTC
Proffessor Fate wrote:
Choose the non mach.

I lost a mach worth 2bil in a lv 4, it sucks



Not the mach's fault I can assure you.. my indy alt with lvl 3 bs and meta 4 guns does just fine in a mach.
Varg as mentioned is best if there is lots of ewar...and you feeling lazy.

... What next ??

March rabbit
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#16 - 2015-03-27 18:07:12 UTC
How do you deal with NPC ewar? I have tried regular BS once.... Got damped to no-lock and then switched to Marauder.

The Mittani: "the inappropriate drunked joke"

Tsukino Stareine
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#17 - 2015-03-27 19:12:50 UTC
Proffessor Fate wrote:
Choose the non mach.

I lost a mach worth 2bil in a lv 4, it sucks


was it pilot error or being ganked?

(arguably being ganked is still pilot error but..)

Ugh
March rabbit wrote:
How do you deal with NPC ewar? I have tried regular BS once.... Got damped to no-lock and then switched to Marauder.


Don't fight guristas, serpentis or sansha?
Christine Peeveepeeski
Low Sec Concepts
#18 - 2015-03-28 01:39:56 UTC
Vargurs are beasts in low sec. They make stunning level 5 or high DED site runners. You could take a mach to these and then you'd be finding out why the ewar immunity is an absolute must have.

In high sec, well I guess go attack angels, take a mach. Win eve?
Antillie Sa'Kan
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#19 - 2015-03-28 02:43:22 UTC
March rabbit wrote:
How do you deal with NPC ewar? I have tried regular BS once.... Got damped to no-lock and then switched to Marauder.

Activate your marauder's bastion mode and laugh.