A few months ago I tried my hand at some high-sec war decs with an alt character, but I got a bit bored of that and want to try something else.
I found a route that has quite a few T1 industrial ships flying through and wanted to shoot a few of them down, but I am new to the criminal mechanics. I was thinking of trying a Tornado to sit on the gate and wait for them to decloak/align, having scanned them in the system beforehand with my scanner alt.
My main questions are…
1: Should I be sitting on the gate itself, or is there a range I need to sit at to avoid being blapped by the gate guns?
2: My current Tornado fit has me sitting at the gate and needing to be within 27KM of target to hit it in optimal range. Would 9.3k Alpha be enough to 1 shot an indy?
3: My scanner alt has a hard time locking/scanning small ships before they warp off, are there any recommended fits/ships to aid with this? Currently in an Imicus.
4: Is there any other info I should generally know, or things I should be doing?
I appreciate any advice you can give me on this.
Well I gave it a go. Probably a bit overkill now that I look back on it, but already ISK positive so it was worth it. I’ll refine the fit and keep at it.