CRIMSON HARVEST 23 OCT - 5 NOV 2018 :oriolesparrot:

(Veskin Sentinel) #92

I do the Crimson Gauntlet sites with my blingy fit Praxis. I am an Alpha. The NPCs pose a great challenge and I like it, and I haven’t died so far.

Flying Gilas in these sites will not always work, they need more tank. The sites are more suited to be completed in a battleship, if you are flying solo.

Personally I like the challenge. And it is better to do the sites in a fleet, even if it is just two pilots. I guess it is not easy to find the balance in difficulty, but overall CCP did a good job.

(Uriel the Flame) #93

I only use Alpha skills (currently PLEXed my sub to can train the expanded Alpha skillset so technically Omega at the moment but in reality am an Alpha) and fly a Gila without a blingy fit and can easily complete the sites just have to develop a proper strategy, have a strong tank and pay attention.

Never had to warp out but if things go bad you can do that too, rep up and continue so shouldn’t be an issue.

Though I have to note that I almost completed my expanded Alpha skillset training, literally two skills left (which do not affect the Gila nor its fit I currently use) and will finish in less than two days so I have all the related skills for my ship and fit as high as possible, so a less skill-trained Alpha Gila pilot may have bigger difficulties with the sites, so if you attempt it then be careful and always be ready to warp out instantly.

(Veskin Sentinel) #94

I actually think the difficulty of the sites is being adjusted as the event draws closer to its end, getting slightly more difficult with time. Like - the Blood Raiders are pushing their forces, to handle the capsuleer threat. I could be wrong.

(Uriel the Flame) #95

I didn’t notice a difference (so even if there was it doesn’t alter how difficult it is to complete them, at least based on my observations).

(Boldly Gone) #96

Me neither. The rats are very predictable.
I like the loot now, there’s some additional bounty and sometimes there drops a SKIN. Nice’n’easy.
Now I have to finish some data sites to get all the raw material, the BPCs work nearly all November.
I met some Praxises on my way through the gauntlets, and they all jettison their MTUs… I’m quite tempted to shoot MTUs and wait for these Praxises to attack.

(Trey-Gowdy) #97

Why are these sites not on the test server? They always have been in the past.

(Chan'aar) #98

They were, intermitantly. I suspect CCP is attempting to put out events that have not already been analysed down to the microsecond.

(Rexxar Santaro) #99

Yeah, with Gila it’s doable, but annoying and uncomfortably. I found a HAM T3 very useful and a laser Legion also. But under 1B ISK T3 hasn’t enough tank for 2-3 wave Harvest Fields.

I found the cheapest and most competitive BS fit for Gauntlets and 2 wave Harvest Fields. Can be as effective as a range Kronos, Machariel and Rattlesanke in 27km range!.

Here’s an image for minimum stats to make it working:

  • Gauntlets - easy; 2 wave Fields - with overheated Ancillary and be ready to warp out in bad spawns.
    use Acolytes vs frigates - they’ll not hit 'em.

140M ISK Praxis. Faction Torpedoes are required! Use Guristas.


[Praxis, *Crimson Praxis]
Large Armor Repairer II
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
Large Ancillary Armor Repairer
Ballistic Control System II
Ballistic Control System II
Co-Processor II
Reactive Armor Hardener

Sensor Booster II
Missile Guidance Computer II
Large Cap Battery II
Missile Guidance Computer II
Large Cap Battery II
Heavy Electrochemical Capacitor Booster I
500MN Y-T8 Compact Microwarpdrive

Prototype ‘Arbalest’ Torpedo Launcher
Prototype ‘Arbalest’ Torpedo Launcher
Prototype ‘Arbalest’ Torpedo Launcher
Small Tractor Beam I
Prototype ‘Arbalest’ Torpedo Launcher
Prototype ‘Arbalest’ Torpedo Launcher
Prototype ‘Arbalest’ Torpedo Launcher

Large Warhead Rigor Catalyst I
Large Processor Overclocking Unit I
Large Warhead Rigor Catalyst I

Mining Drone I x5
Hammerhead II x5
Hobgoblin II x5
Salvage Drone I x5
Warrior II x5
Acolyte II x5
Infiltrator II x5

Guristas Mjolnir Torpedo x2718
Cap Booster 3200 x7
Missile Range Script x5
Scan Resolution Script x3
Nanite Repair Paste x212
Missile Precision Script x2

A better ship is a Muninn and by far the best ship below BS class for 500M ISK. With 2 DED repairers or Low-Grade Asklepian, he can tank a 3 wave spawn - 1 Silo wave + 2 Warp in spawns.

Both fits requires nice Omega skill points.

(Veskin Sentinel) #100

Nice suggestions, thanks!

Here is what I use:

Praxis Fitting

[Praxis, White Pearl]
Damage Control II
Armor EM Hardener II
Imperial Navy Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane
Armor Thermal Hardener II
Capacitor Power Relay II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Corpus X-Type Large Armor Repairer

500MN Cold-Gas Enduring Microwarpdrive
Imperial Navy Cap Recharger
Imperial Navy Cap Recharger
Republic Fleet Large Cap Battery
Republic Fleet Large Cap Battery
Tracking Computer II
Heavy Karelin Scoped Stasis Grappler

Modal Mega Neutron Particle Accelerator I
Modal Mega Neutron Particle Accelerator I
Modal Mega Neutron Particle Accelerator I
Modal Mega Neutron Particle Accelerator I
Modal Mega Neutron Particle Accelerator I
Modal Mega Neutron Particle Accelerator I
Prototype ‘Arbalest’ Torpedo Launcher

Large Capacitor Control Circuit I
Large Hybrid Collision Accelerator I
Large Capacitor Control Circuit I

Ogre I x5
Hobgoblin I x6
Hammerhead I x7

Optimal Range Script x1
Tracking Speed Script x1
Caldari Navy Mjolnir Torpedo x2431
Federation Navy Antimatter Charge L x6562
Nanite Repair Paste x320
Federation Navy Tungsten Charge L x5652
Synth Exile Booster x5
Agency ‘Pyrolancea’ DB3 Dose I x1
Agency ‘Pyrolancea’ DB5 Dose II x6
Agency ‘Hardshell’ TB9 Dose IV x1
Agency ‘Hardshell’ TB5 Dose II x6
Agency ‘Hardshell’ TB7 Dose III x1
Agency ‘Overclocker’ SB3 Dose I x1
Agency ‘Overclocker’ SB5 Dose II x5
Agency ‘Overclocker’ SB7 Dose III x2
Small Tractor Beam I x2
Salvager I x5
Expanded Cargohold II x2

I also use a MTU and a mobile depot, to fit the salvaging modules after I finish the sites.

The fit is cap stable when not using the MWD too much. 600M ISK though, so maybe not so affordable.

If the incoming damage is too high, a booster can be used. So far I have been just using Synth Exile booster, was pretty enough to reinforce the tank.

Gauntlets - challenging, but not so hard. Haven’t tried soloing the Harvest sites, but they were doable with a Legion pilot companion.

With the same setup but fitting torpedo launchers and missile support mods, the DPS is lower, but has a good volley damage.

(Rexxar Santaro) #101

Here’s a Muninn performance under 3 Deathglow waves at once under high Neuting pressure

He can tank 4, even all 5 with proper piloting.

(Falcon 701) #102

a Event for Empire player, NullSec player, but K-Space player nothing… CCP can you see the number evolution of K-Space player???

(Boldly Gone) #103

So my highsec alt gets some practice and his rusty ships move again.
I doubt the wh peeps were running Luminaire high and low the other event, so it’s just the setting to be accepted.

(Trey-Gowdy) #104

EDIT: CCP, can you see?

(Algarion Getz) #105

Uhm, why is the event over? It is still Monday. Events always lasted from Tuesday DT to Tuesday DT.

(Uriel the Flame) #106

Only if you buy an event license extension in the Pearl Abyss cash shop will it last one day longer. :stuck_out_tongue:

(Leah Crowleymass) #107

Say what, now? The site said it would run through the 5th, there are going to be some irritated people if it ended early (I know I was hoping to do another couple of Harvest sites after work).

There was a lot I really liked about this event, but this would be an unfortunate end to a string of frustrations on this one…

(Nana Skalski) #108

Where is my harvest site CCP? What happened that its gone one day earlier than usual? :psyccp:

(Celeru) #109


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(Trey-Gowdy) #110

:arrow_up: This is what I’m talking about…I think :thinking:

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