Mission 9 - Right Tool for the Job
Faction: Gallente Navy
Mission type: Encounter
Space type: Normal space
Damage dealt: Therm/Kin
Ewar: Web / Scram / Sensor Dampening
Recommended damage dealing: Therm (best), Kin (secondary)
Data Analyzer and Hacking skill required to complete mission (check Tip #2)
Single Pocket (2 Groups)
Broadcast Tower Group (44km)
(Mixed Fleet with 3 time based reinforcement spawns every 2 minutes) Complete Fleet after spawns :
8x Frigate (Federation Praktor Belos, Praktor Harpago)
7x Elite Frigate (Elite Federation Machina, Pelekus, Phalarica, Arcus)
5x Destroyer (Federation Arcus, Pelekus)
10x Cruiser (Federation Praktor Centurion, Praktor Legionarius)
9x Elite Cruiser (Elite Federation Arx, Auxilia, Liburna, Calo, Quadrieris)
5x Battlecruiser (Federation Praktor Bearcus, Federation Calo)
13x Battleship (Federation Covinus, Federation Praktor Phanix, Praktor Praeses, Praktor Polemo, Praktor Hexeris, Praktor Magister)
Tip : Time based spawns happen quickly. All ships will drop Gallente Navy Tags but be forewarned, negative standing hits incurred for Aggro / Ship Kill. Expect EWAR from Elite Frigates and Elite Cruisers. Probably a good idea to get help from friends before attacking this group
Federation Navy Shipyard Group (63km)
1x Elite Frigate (Elite Federation Manica) Warp Scram
2x Elite Frigate (Elite Federation Matara) Sensor Dampening
5x Elite Destroyer (Elite Federation Arcus)
Warp in, ignore (DO NOT SHOOT) Broadcast Tower Group and quickly maneuver ship into range to destroy Federation Navy Shipyard Group.
No need to destroy the Broadcast Tower.
Container can’t be Hacked with defenders present, so you need to kill this group.
Can MUST be hacked AND looted in order to complete mission.
Buying 1x FedNav F.O.F. Identifier Tag AC-106V:FNSBR from the market or contracts won’t complete the mission.
Tip #2 : Use a Tech 3 Cruiser with a Mobile Depot and refit for a Emergent Locus Analyzer subsystem + data analyzer I/II on site so you don’t have to re-ship. Lvl 5 on the Electronics subsystem skill will give good hacking HP/damage to beat the mini-game.
That’s a lot of ships in the Broadcast Tower Group that will do quite a bit of Ewar, not to mention destroying them will incur a lot of Faction standing hits. I suggest doing the Blitz first, take out the Federation Navy Shipyard group, hack the container, grab the mission objective and stash it in station. Then if you want to try it before completing the mission, go back with your CNR and engage the Broadcast Tower Group.