Just me or these forums are ■■■■ now?
Anyway this is a Rifter video I made. It is also ■■■■, just like this game.
My current character was created in 2017 (or some time very recent, I forget) but I have been playing this game since sometime before 2006. I was only 11 years old when I first tried this game. I’m 24 now.
Around 2008 I was flying the Rifter, except I flew it differently than everybody else, because I wanted to be different. So I flew it with artillery rather than autocannons, which everybody else seemed to use. After several brutal fails at Rifter PvP, the fit I settled on looked something like
250mm Artillery Cannon x3 loaded with faction EMP, Fusion or Phased Plasma
Fleeting Propulsion Inhibitor
Tracking Enhancer x2
Small Inefficient Armor Repair Unit
There were no SAARs back then, and the asteroids looked like potatoes.
So did the Dominix. But none of that matters. The point is, the Rifter was awesome, and it was pretty much the best frigate in the game for a cheap price.
I also ended up flying the Incursus with Railguns, at a time when the Incursus was absolute trash with only two low slots, so I flew it with a Railgun hulltank fit and killed many a Rifter even though it was highly underestimated. This was all on my first character Dorian Tormak, who was sold a few years ago.
As you are all aware (or should be), Rifter has had a fairly major fall from grace since those days. We’ve gone from Canes and Drakes Online to Ishtars Online to T1 cruisers Online to T3Ds Online to Capitals Online and now to Jaguarceptors Online.
IIRC the Rifter had a tracking bonus back then. Today it has a falloff bonus and no utility highslot. As it turns out this makes my old concept fitting for the Rifter even more relevant than it used to be, because 280mm Howitzers have excellent falloff.
So the new fit looks like
280mm Howitzer Artillery x3
1mn Y-S8 Compact AB
Initiated Compact Warp Disruptor
Fleeting Compact Stasis Webifier
Small Ancillary Armor Reparier
Nanofiber Internal Structure
Small Projectile Collision Accelerator II
Small Projectile Ambit extension (for more falloff range)
This fit with faction close range ammo gives 7,500 optimal range and 19,000 falloff range
And with Quake S loaded and a few implants, is capable of reaching 1k volley damage (while still having 19km falloff range)
It is by far my favourite fit for the Rifter that I’ve ever flown. I’m sad I never made videos with it before, but this is my first attempt to bring the Rifter back to its glory days.
My video is garbage, and poorly edited. But it’s here and I just wanna throw it out here now and hopefully make some more in the future. And maybe climb my way up the ship ladder again for more exciting ships.
Anyway that’s all.