Hello. I am a Gallente Alpha Clone (2.1M SP) and have a question regarding ship progression with an end goal of doing Level 4 Security (Combat) missions.
As a Gallente, I have trained into drones heavily and as I moved up in levels of missions, I have kept with Gallente drone ships…Algos --> Vexor --> Vexor Navy Issue --> Myrmidon.
I currently have high enough standings to do Level 4 missions but I don’t yet have the skills to fly (successfully) a Battleship. Therefore, I am doing Level 4 Distribution missions while I train the relevant skills.
So, I have spent the past several weeks training skills and trying to educate myself on the best way to fit and fly a Dominix (the next logical step up in the Gallente drone ship line). However, the more I read, the more I am beginning to question whether I might be better off moving to the Caldari missile ship line since as an Alpha, I cannot use either Sentry drones or MJD. The combination of Sentries and MJD seems to be what makes the Dominix viable in Level 4 Security missions and without it, it looks as if a Dominix would be less effective relying only on Heavy drones.
My question is if a Raven or Raven Navy Issue would be something I should consider instead of a Dominix? It might take additional training time for but if it means more efficient mission completion, it would be worth it.
Or, to even further muddy the water, do I jump to the Pirate line and go with a Rattlesnake (about the same ISK price as the RNI)?
Thanks for your time and advice and I apologize if this question has already been asked a thousand times before.