I went exploring today in a magnate, but then I got rekt in a data site. Here is what the site looked like, there were a bunch of weird NPC ships I dont know what faction is, probably sleeper, drifter or jove.
are there any tech 1 ships thats enough to kill those NPCs and also explore/hack sites? I made an arbitrator fit for exploring that looked like this:
high: 2x drone link augmenter, 1 probe launcher, 1 salvager
mids: 1 microwarpdrive, 1 data analyser, 1 relic analyser, 1 cargo scanner
lows: 3x drone damage amplifier, 1x damage control, 1x armor repairer
rigs: 1x rig I forgot name that boosts data coherence, and one for the relic as well
do you guys think this fit will work? I get around 9k tank and 200 dps, with a drone control range of 80km, so I should be able to kite them right? thx.
The ships you’ve got above are part of the Sleepers (one of the more mysterious factions) - they are fairly tough things to crack - they are horribly fast and kiting them will be a challenge. They’ll also target (and slaughter) your drones.
I’ll leave more knowledgeable people to answer the “what ship can deal with this” bit - I’d be wanting to take at least a battlecruiser at them.
I can’t tell you what the optimal strat is for that site, but I can tell you that explorers wont always try to clear sites. For example, they may find it easier to try to hack a few cans before the rats spawn, and then skidadle.
So, don’t limit your toolbox to just brute force. Instead, try to consider all your options.
It’s a c2 site called an unsecured perimeter transponder farm, you can clear them in battlecruisers etc, probably use a stratios if you wanted to hack the cans after. as a newbro scanning in wormholes though you would be better of skipping the unsecured/forgotten sites and just hit pirate data/relics
Do you really expect opposition to just line up nicely so you can kill them and loot their corpses? Is that how you’d react.
Yes, there are NPCs that use logistics support, that call for assistance, that neut you, that scramble you and treat you the same way you treat them.
See those NPC mining ships with names that start with a diamond? (“Diamond rats”) Go shoot one and let me know how you get on.
Missions in Eve are very old code - newer entities are much more realistic in how they fly, much more like players.
Be nice. You are in no position to judge God’s work.
Personally I’d take a Harbinger - the Amarrian drone ships are good, and a lot prettier than those Gallente things. But most Amarrian drone ships are more focused on fleet support roles.
The Harbinger is a good gunship.
Drake? or Drake navy issue? I have an alt character that manages to have a 120k buffer tank drake navy issue, is that enough? if not, I can tell my friend to fly a scythe or osprey to either cap chain me for dual large shield boosters or just remote boost me. how much DPS is required to kill the sleeper/drifter stuff? as long as the loot in there worths it.