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Question about Citadels

Laiana Reed
Reed Industries
#1 - 2017-06-18 20:01:08 UTC
If i was to drop a Soyito in a populated .5 system, is it likely to be blown up, get ganked? I mean it looks like it can tank, and can put out a good amount of damage.

I want to get one for the corp, but we're small and afraid that I'm going to become an easy target.

Question is, are they something people will actively seek out and pop?
Do Little
Bluenose Trading
#2 - 2017-06-18 20:19:39 UTC
If someone wants it dead it will die but there needs to be a strategic or business objective. It's unlikely anyone will attack it for "fun".

A Sotiyo is sufficiently valuable that a mercenary group may hold you to ransom or you may be unwelcome competition in a populated system. On the other hand, a private Raitaru in an out of the way system will probably still be there when the servers go dark. Note that there is no advantage to locating in an 0.5 system compared to any other in highsec. Look for the lowest system cost index.
Laiana Reed
Reed Industries
#3 - 2017-06-18 20:44:48 UTC  |  Edited by: Laiana Reed
Well it's good to know I won't be attacked simply because I have one. What is a system cost index?

EDIT: Google was my savior, sci.
Chainsaw Plankton
#4 - 2017-06-18 20:47:21 UTC
who can you batphone for defense? Without a defense fleet attackers will be able to blow it up. I have no idea how long it will take to get someone's attention, but if you drop a Sotiyo in HS I'm sure it will draw someone's attention at some point and they will see if they can kill it.

there is only one sotiyo kill in highsec, and it's KB is pretty bad so it didn't seem to be able to deal with the attackers very well.

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Do Little
Bluenose Trading
#5 - 2017-06-18 21:53:47 UTC  |  Edited by: Do Little
Sotiyo can launch 5 light fighter squadrons. An experienced carrier pilot who knows how to use them can inflict a lot of damage on a highsec subcap fleet over the half hour they need to maintain the damage cap.

On the other hand, a 40 billion ISK structure plus 40 billion each for the rigs requires a LOT of industry to justify. The Azbel at roughly 5 billion plus 5 billion each for rigs is a lot easier to cost justify. My Raitaru at 500 mil plus 400 mill for the rigs does basically the same job - just not as fast.

Edit: Hard to believe we are talking about Sotiyo in New Citizens Q&A!
Rexxar Santaro
Forex Corp
#6 - 2017-06-19 07:49:10 UTC  |  Edited by: Rexxar Santaro
Check the battle of Auga Keepstar 16-06-2017
Full version
Short version by someone from Red Alliance

The whole No Handlebars pirate cartel was unable to defend it. A battle brought 2050 pilots on the grid: Team A offenders (CONDI, TEST) and Team B defenders (SWAG, NC, MC). I’m not familiar with the pre-story what managed to happen this. What brought their attention? Anyway, NC dropped on the grid over 20 Titans! Brawl turned into chaos after what it’s not possible to determine who and what damaged. There are rumors that Handlebars paid to Waffles to not come for “blows” and maybe give a order to MC.

Your Sotiyo will draw attention for sure. Just roam the region systems and notice the number of reinforced Fortizars, for example. In Hi-Sec it will not be attacked by caps and subcaps, but a massive fleet of cruisers and BCs can destroy it (including bombers). The Azbel manufacturing complex is the best and most expensive option for you, if you want to risk. It has 3 fighter tubes and nice shield to not be a nice piece of cake for somebody. You just need very skill expensive fighter skills or/and moderate corporation pvp members. You need those fighters and pvp pilots just because traditional structure defense modules have insane dps 20-30k, but with large signature radius near 10km, which is not effective vs cruisers and BCs in Hi-Sec. You just need to put Webifiers and Painters into your mid station slots.

For a starting project just get a Raitaru, which is not expensive to lost, will serve all main manufacture jobs and will not bring attention. The Sotiyo is good if you plan to manufacture subcap and cap ships mainly (you need an alliance size).
Rexxar Santaro
Forex Corp
#7 - 2017-06-20 18:19:09 UTC

A video about Auga Keepstar battle is publisged today by Delonewolf: