I tried this mission (On SiSi) for the first time, and got creamed, and I think I know why. (Note: I’m using the fit with Anize’s guide, and my skills are all V).
I landed and immediately didn’t like the number of “mines”, so I just burned straight to the left pulsing SB as needed. By the time I cleared the minefield and felt I had enough room to maneuver to fight the first talos, I had already chewed through 2 cap-booster-800’s.
So I turned off my MWD for a bit to save cap. After all, the nearest Talos was still 110km away.
I died shortly after. One hit all the way into armor, then a few more hits. By the time I had my MWD back on and picking up speed, my shield booster just couldn’t keep up.
Was turning off the MWD the fatal mistake? I had a total of 9 cap boosters in cargo, and going through 2 of them just to get out of the minefield concerned me. Should I just approach the first Talos off-angle with MWD on the whole way and completely ignore the sentries / mines I take hits from? Or will my cap boosters last long enough that I can try my original approach of:
- Get clear of the minefield by heading straight to the left or right
- Approach nearest talos at an angle while still avoiding minefield
- Orbit / engage according to guides