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Running mission on Cormorant

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shira ora
School of Applied Knowledge
Caldari State
#1 - 2016-03-26 17:47:12 UTC
Hi all,

After a few days of playing I came up with this fit for Cormorant I was given.

I'm currently going through SoE missions and planning on joining some NPC corp to run some more afterwards.

This ship costs about 3.7mil, I'd like to hear some advise about the fit and if I'm overdoing some things and if I could go with a cheaper fit or maybe diff modules.

[Cormorant, Cormorant]
Vortex Compact Magnetic Field Stabilizer
Vortex Compact Magnetic Field Stabilizer

5MN Cold-Gas Enduring Microwarpdrive
Small Ancillary Shield Booster
Small F-S9 Regolith Compact Shield Extender

150mm Prototype Gauss Gun
150mm Prototype Gauss Gun
150mm Prototype Gauss Gun
150mm Prototype Gauss Gun
150mm Prototype Gauss Gun
150mm Prototype Gauss Gun
150mm Prototype Gauss Gun

Small Ancillary Current Router I
Small Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I
Small Core Defense Field Extender I


Also, not sure what corp to join in terms of better ISK and LP->ISK profit, are there any commonly known paths or is it more of a personal choice?

Thank you!


Annemariela Antonela
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#2 - 2016-03-26 20:01:54 UTC
It seems to me you have the right general idea. When I started I ran an arty thrasher through all of the soe arc and many, many lvl 2 security missions. Have not flown the cormorant but this looks almost exactly like my thrasher fit in concept. Others may give you better advice.

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Ralph King-Griffin
New Eden Tech Support
Transgress
#3 - 2016-03-26 20:04:47 UTC
its fine for most of the arc and L 1/2 's

you might need to ask in local for help twords the end of the arc but thats intended.

basically just keep moving and try to stay on the edge of your optimal and you are sorted
ergherhdfgh
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#4 - 2016-03-26 20:59:03 UTC
shira ora wrote:


Also, not sure what corp to join in terms of better ISK and LP->ISK profit,

In high sec SoE is going to be the best isk to LP ratio. As far as I know they are the only "pirate faction" that has mission agents in high sec.

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J'Poll
MUSE LLP
RAZOR Alliance
#5 - 2016-03-26 21:51:56 UTC
Only thing I will currently mention from the phone:

You can NOT join a NPC corp (with the exception of FW corps or your "fallback" default corp if you are not in a player corp, FW militia or school corp), if you mean mission running, just speak to their agents to run missions for that corp.

Small but kind of important difference, running missions for a corp or joining a corp as it relates to 2 totally different things in EVE

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shira ora
School of Applied Knowledge
Caldari State
#6 - 2016-03-27 16:51:51 UTC
Ok, thank you!

What is the next step after Cormorant, Moa?
ShahFluffers
Ice Fire Warriors
Wild Geese.
#7 - 2016-03-27 20:13:27 UTC
shira ora wrote:
Ok, thank you!

What is the next step after Cormorant, Moa?

Depends.

Do you want to continue doing missions? Do you want to run exploration sites? Do you want to PvP?

Understand that larger ships are not straight upgrades in EVE.

As ships become larger, they do indeed gain more raw firepower, more HP, and have a greater ability to fit modules. However, their mobility is lower, they lock targets slower, they take more damage due to their larger sensor "footprint," and applying damage against targets at very close range (sub-5km) becomes an issue.

In short, larger ships require a rethinking in strategy and module configuration as the tactics and fits that you are using with your Cormorant may not apply as well or at all.


That said... if you want to continue using Hybrid weapons and shield tanks, the Moa is the way to go.
shira ora
School of Applied Knowledge
Caldari State
#8 - 2016-03-28 14:34:41 UTC
For me it's more about finding what to do to make my new ship pay off.

With 3.5mil Cormorant I can do high sec combat sites and it will pay off in an hour or two.

What can I do on Moa that will pay off 16 mil in a couple of hours?

Solo activity.

I know it's a multiplayer game but I like personal challenges. I don't mind having fun in a big fleet but right now I want to find a way to be self sustained and independent on a bigger ship than Corm.

I know I can join a null sec corp get access to all the juice out there and easily pay of my expenses and I'll do it later but right now I want to do something I can personally take credit for.
Iria Ahrens
Space Perverts and Forum Pirates
#9 - 2016-03-28 20:09:29 UTC
shira ora wrote:


What can I do on Moa that will pay off 16 mil in a couple of hours?


I'll just chime in that you shouldn't expect the same kind of scalability as you go up. Sure a frigate can return its value within an hour or less. A cruiser doing just missions? depends on whether you loot or not, but I'd say that if you salvage and all maybe 5-10 hours to pay off the cruiser. BC It will probably take you a few days to pay off the BC. BS it might take a few weeks to pay it off.

Everything in EVE is diminishing returns, so You might find yourself paying 10 times more for a 10% improvement or or a 1000 times more for a 10% improvement.

You have to look at your goals to decide whether the benefits are worth the cost.

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Transgress
#10 - 2016-03-28 20:30:55 UTC
Right now, very little.
Your poor skills make it a gamble as you may well lose it.
Be patient, take a cople of days to train into it and you should see some results.