As the title says.
Im an experienced explorer and practically live in my cov ops.
However I find the frigate hull is not able to fully clear the more advanced sleeper sites and pops like a pinyata when hacking the covert labs nor am I able to run the Mindflood sites.
I have been gone from the game for a few years
I used to reship to a VNI for the combat based sites but its bit of a slog.
Sort of getting bored with the cov ops frigate as it has zero combat ability and is limited to what it can do, despite being ludicrously isk efficient and sepcilialized, I’m thinking about upgrading to a Loki or Startios for an exploration ship that can handle the Mindflood site rats, the sleeper sites environamental damage and some of the turrets etc. as well as be able to take the 10k dmg covert lab explosion…
I aim to focus/restrict my exploration to null until the ship pays for itself and Im comfortable and experienced flying the fit.
So, as I have been out of the game for years I’m not sure how to fit either a Loki or stratios (stratios being the budget ship I suppose) and how best to tank these. Also, I understand mobile depots are a thing But not sure how these work as they were not common when I played.
If anyone has a some tips and recommendations for fitting these Id appreciate it. I’m a cheap stingy beast so would like to keep to T2/cheapest options possible to dot he job.