6 Man mining setup wants to try missions


(Captain Hek) #1

Hello,

I currently play a 6 man group of miners and am pretty proficient at handling the various clients, drones, busy work etc.

My chars are pretty much topped out at what they can do mining wise and I need something else to train, and would like to try my hand at some L4 high sec missions as an intro into PVE. Maybe can advance to some of the beefier content if I can prove efficient.

Thoughts on what to fly? I know its way overkill, missions are meant to be done by a single char right? That said, it would be fun to use my chars and I am not sure if I can run multiple missions at once, so that said…

Ship ideas?

  • Command ship / booster
  • Logistics ship / healer
  • Salvager / looter
  • Salvager / looter
  • Battleship / killer
  • Battleship / killer

How does something like that sound?


(Captain Hek) #2

Just read somebody suggesting multiple dominixes, that could be interesting. Lots of damage. Ability to fine tune damage to different ship sizes with different drone sizes. Not sure how good salvage drones are or what their range is, but could theoretically salvage with drones OR throw salvagers on the domi.

T1 and easily replacable, my guys all have decent drone skills already for mining, hmmmmmm.

Thats an interesting proposition as well.


(ISD Sakimura) #3

While there are nothing wrong with what you suggested, I would probably recommend that you run 2 fleets of: 2 BSs + Salvager running behind cleaning up pockets as they are cleared of spawns.

You could have your BSs fitted for different purposes, like one would be fitted for killing Frigates and Cruisers, and the other fitted to deal with BC and BSs. There are a lot of ways to run mission fleets, as many as there are players in EVE I suppose :smile:


(Chainsaw Plankton) #4

that’s a lot of clicking. I’d probably just drop down to 2-3 at a time, and then maybe a looter/salvager. With the noctis you can clean up wrecks very quickly. maybe also bring a hauler to grab the loot and hold onto some extra ammo. The loot/salvage isn’t worth a whole lot, although if you have 5 combat ships and one looter maybe then it’s worth it.

maybe go 6 MJD ravens jump them in all different directions and then start shooting auto-targeting missiles. They go after the closest target so by going in different directions you will mostly be hitting different ships. After MJDing I’d probably use an afterburner and burn back to the gate, or orbit something, depends on what mission it is and what the respawns look like.


(Dark Engraver) #5

Missions for 6 accounts at once is quite a waste of potential but yes prob best bet split them into groups of 3: 2 ships for dps 1 for cleaning up in each mission.Now what I’d do I’d prob run escalations with that many accounts 1 covert cyno 2 widows per group.


(Captain Hek) #6

@Dark_Engraver am interested in some potentially heavier stuff, but have never done it and want to get my feet wet back in the pve game first before exploring other opportunities.

Maybe I will try 4 domis with a dedicated salvager and hauler, and then when I get the hang of things I will try splitting that into two groups of two with the salv/hauler servicing both, hmmm.

Do you guys use MTUs? Another new invention since I last did a mission, if that dates me at all hah.


(Dark Engraver) #7

Yes I would make use of mtus but mostly because I was too lazy to clean up after myself so the unit would do it,remember people can shoot a mtu no matter the sec status you’re in most will do it to trigger you into agressing them so they can attack you.


(Awesome Possum) #8

my old 3 char mission running setup:

  1. tank domi/rattler
  2. dps tengu
  3. salvage boat

warp tank in, get aggro, release drones willy nilly.
warp tengu in, orbit tank, dps bs/bc rats
cleanup

once I had run missions enough, I knew whether my tengu needed to use hams or hml. drones are more for cruisers/frigs.

today, I would just warp a couple afk domi/ishtars in, release drones, drop mtu and read a book. once rats are dead, scoop mtu, jet loot and go to next pocket/mission. bring in a drone cruiser to drop salvage drones and scoop loot. rinse, repeat.


(Captain Hek) #9

@Awesome_Possum have a domi fit laying around for your ‘today’ plan?


(Awesome Possum) #10

[Dominix, *Simulated Dominix]
Damage Control II
Armor Kinetic Hardener II
Armor Thermal Hardener II
Large Armor Repairer II
Large Armor Repairer II
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
Drone Damage Amplifier II

100MN Afterburner II
Large Cap Battery II
Large Cap Battery II
Large Cap Battery II
Large Cap Battery II

[Empty High slot]
[Empty High slot]
[Empty High slot]
[Empty High slot]
[Empty High slot]
Drone Link Augmentor II

Large Capacitor Control Circuit I
Large Capacitor Control Circuit I
Large Capacitor Control Circuit I

Ogre II x5
+drones

This is stable for me, though you can take out a battery for a drone or scan mod and still run both reps for ~10mins

81/81 kin/therm resist, 492 drone dps, 5 empty highs for whatever, and an extra 200 cpu and 5.7k pg

before drone mods were out, i’d have a second eanm or mission specific in that low.

fly into mission, shoot the rats with a civi gun to get aggro, drop drones and go read a book.

was my boat from the day i trained into a domi until the day i could fly an ishtar with a good shield/armor tank.


(Anderson Geten) #11

I think using 5 dominex +1 salvager should be fine.

The salvager is an algos with 5 salvager drones. drop the drones, press F, switch account. When site cleaned, ctr A + jettison in cargo.

the dominex are in 2 types : the bunny and the support.
Both types have mwd+mjd+remote rep in high. If one domi takes damage, the rep will easily outheal even bonus room - for long enough time to kll the source of harm.
They have nozzle+hyper rigs because th BS are soo slow to warp and align.

The bunny is your main. Once installed in a pocket, launch drones from supports and assign them to the bunny.
The bunny is almost same as the supports, but it has a higher range, an auto targeting module and painter to make supports attack the target.

Bunny
[Dominix, gang bunny]
Reactive Armor Hardener
Sentient Signal Amplifier
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
Damage Control II
Drone Damage Amplifier II
Drone Damage Amplifier II

500MN Microwarpdrive II
Large Micro Jump Drive
Large Cap Battery II
Target Painter II
Cap Recharger II

Drone Link Augmentor II
Drone Link Augmentor II
Drone Link Augmentor II
Large Remote Armor Repairer II
Large Remote Armor Repairer II
Auto Targeting System II

Large Low Friction Nozzle Joints II
Large Low Friction Nozzle Joints II
Large Hyperspatial Velocity Optimizer II



Hobgoblin II x5
Warden II x5
Warrior II x5
Garde II x5

Tracking Speed Script x1
Optimal Range Script x1
Support
[Dominix, gang support DPS]
Reactive Armor Hardener
Drone Damage Amplifier II
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
Damage Control II
Drone Damage Amplifier II
Drone Damage Amplifier II

500MN Microwarpdrive II
Large Micro Jump Drive
Large Cap Battery II
Omnidirectional Tracking Link II
Cap Recharger II

Drone Link Augmentor II
Drone Link Augmentor II
Drone Link Augmentor II
Large Remote Armor Repairer II
Large Remote Armor Repairer II

Large Low Friction Nozzle Joints II
Large Low Friction Nozzle Joints II
Large Hyperspatial Velocity Optimizer II



Hobgoblin II x5
Warden II x5
Warrior II x5
Garde II x5

Tracking Speed Script x1
Optimal Range Script x1

I don’t have 6 accounts but I think that’s the easiest way to play multiple accounts. The domis have good tracking, correct DPS, don’t need weps so you can fit rep in highs.

I think faction EANM would be good, and putting a grappel instead of cap recharger on bunny would help kill small frigs (the cycle is very low)
Basically you will one shot most up to BC. A BS will need two cycles maybe.

One of the support domis should be able to refit to T1 hauler to get the mtus back, once the salvager had done its work. This support should also carry several MTUs to put them in the pocket, and BM them in corp BMs. when out of MTUs, go get some on first round, and start salvaging with salvager ; second time instead you go in hauler grab the mtus+loot.


(Eternal Montage) #12

4 machariels and 2 salvagers, you don’t need logi or command ships.


(Ildrara) #13

6 accounts all doing anomic missions could get you close to 3 bill an hour in high sec.


(system) #14

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