I may have failed to point this out, and wanted to refrain from over stepping my claims but this was kinda my point. Its always a trade of some sorts… Projectiles give you all dmg type selection.
Hindsight is 20/20. I wish I went amarr for pve. period. There is really no other reason to train the other factions for pve imo, none of the other races give you much more benefit over amarr, keeping PVE in mind ONLY… you can run the same missions, belt rats, anoms, or ded with all faction hulls comparibly, perhaps with variations in fit but the main GAIN from lasers in pve is the range and projection. Which is my point here in this post, Projectiles was my first train and I trained it up to max. Musty, this character here, is my Minny main. I have three more for each of the other races…
I think pvp, the dmg selection is more important. pve, you just want to be able match the dmg types, you get the same missions and rats and all that in each of hte npc factions so, really there are differences between them but they are more or less the same differences.
Loki is okay… for pve… I used it intensely. When the tengu and proteus was king, the loki was still my pve boat for nullsec…
missiles give you decent range and damage type but it is not instant damage. so you will likely take on a reactionary role in your play style. simply because of hte mechanics in game. Instant damage, in my opinion, is much faster when counting isk per hour. Prjectiles are instant damage but lack the range the lasers have. hybrids… well, they have their place for stupid close range and stupid high dps… beating the other dmg systems .
You always should match the tools for the job. c3 wh sites are an easy for tengu and legion, as they do not have to boat around the grid to keep their weapons in range. the other two systems, hybrids and projectiles, require you to maneuver into position… to apply that damage.
When I run c4 sites with my vargurs, I fit a mwd and mjd fit… so I can control range… if i cant control range, i cannot do damage. the whole time Im taking damage… so you have to think, what is more important.
I prefer to tank with damage. So projection is my first priority. then comes the tank and cap and all that. Since I realized this transition, which is when I got t2 trained in amarr systems, my pve has skyrocketed.
I know you dont have the skills yet, but being you are choosing now, and are young enough it wont hurt to change course. if your goal is to keep pve as a main activity, then i suggest switching to amarr offensive systems. youll be armor tanking, and have a much easier time dealing damage, and clearing sites, which will let you focus elsewhere.
I have to jump my vargurs all around the room to make ten min a site… if I sit there and bastion up it takes half an hour… so theres the difference between not keeping range and using falloff, or keeping range and applying as much dmg as possible. that is with miny guns there,
the paladins I can mjd and make mistakes and still have room to spare, and always, deal 100% dmg…
I love the tegnu, I love the loki, the legion is my new fav for sub c4 sites… but the paladin. man… I cant tell you how much I wish I trained this before ever thinking the other races… and thats only because I love pve too… and it is one of my main activities here.