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New Industrial Ship recommendation - The Otter

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Denngarr B'tarn
Bitter Creek Testing Industrial SA
#1 - 2016-02-20 06:03:11 UTC
Though we know Gallente is king of purpose-built transports (Epithal, Kryos, Miasmos, and the Drone-wielding Nereus) and the Minmatar coming up an only-other second with the Hoarder, one of my least favorite things to do is running and fueling our POS complement.

That being said, since the Caldari tower is one of the favorites for reactions (running 3 reactions at once), I'm suggesting the new transport be of the Caldari lineage.

Basing it on the Tayra, I'd suggest a hold of 100k m3 for only Fuel blocks. Especially with the citadel's coming out, I think it might be the ideal addition.

Iain Cariaba
#2 - 2016-02-20 10:10:11 UTC
All DSTs have the same max capacity, and can haul fuel in the fleet hangar. Not 100k m3, but 60k+ m3 will last a loooong time.
Celthric Kanerian
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#3 - 2016-02-20 11:18:17 UTC
Denngarr B'tarn wrote:


Basing it on the Tayra, I'd suggest a hold of 100k m3 for only Fuel blocks. Especially with the citadel's coming out, I think it might be the ideal addition.




Except none of the 3 new Citadels will be using fuel.
Danika Princip
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#4 - 2016-02-20 11:26:25 UTC
Celthric Kanerian wrote:
Denngarr B'tarn wrote:


Basing it on the Tayra, I'd suggest a hold of 100k m3 for only Fuel blocks. Especially with the citadel's coming out, I think it might be the ideal addition.




Except none of the 3 new Citadels will be using fuel.


Except ALL of them will be using fuel for every service module you fit to them...

http://community.eveonline.com/news/dev-blogs/structure-fitting-in-the-citadel-expansion/
Cristl
#5 - 2016-02-20 12:58:47 UTC
This is a decent proposal to be honest: fuel blocks are one of those items you do find yourself hauling a lot of in one go, like ore, minerals or PI materials. It makes sense.

I'd keep the cargo hold nearer to 45k (before skills) like the other specialist haulers, and obviously it would share their fragility so DSTs keep their edge.

Why not?
Xe'Cara'eos
A Big Enough Lever
#6 - 2016-02-20 14:20:35 UTC
makes sense. +1

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Reaver Glitterstim
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#7 - 2016-02-20 18:35:57 UTC
Sure, but let's make specialist haulers' specialty bays have a smaller base storage but be increased by cargohold expanders.

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Denngarr B'tarn
Bitter Creek Testing Industrial SA
#8 - 2016-02-25 21:45:46 UTC
Iain Cariaba wrote:
All DSTs have the same max capacity, and can haul fuel in the fleet hangar. Not 100k m3, but 60k+ m3 will last a loooong time.


Yes, a DST. A very expensive ship. My purpose was a T1 ship that can perform the specific function of hauling fuel blocks, including the new blocks that will be coming out with Citadels.

Cristl wrote:
This is a decent proposal to be honest: fuel blocks are one of those items you do find yourself hauling a lot of in one go, like ore, minerals or PI materials. It makes sense.

I'd keep the cargo hold nearer to 45k (before skills) like the other specialist haulers, and obviously it would share their fragility so DSTs keep their edge.


We have the other T1 specialized haulers, and I see being reasonable with regards to starting size of 41-45k like the rest increasing with skill.

It's not a big change, and certainly not a game-changer that I can see. It would serve as a nice utility addition for those of us who maintain a large number of POS's.
Praal
Bearded BattleBears
#9 - 2016-02-26 20:29:33 UTC
As a former POS director for my corp, I really like this idea. It would see a lot more use than the ammo hauler.

One small addendum: enable the hold to carry blocks, stront, charters and isotopes so it's a true fuel truck that can feed structures and capitals alike.