Monday, March 14, 2011

To Hac, To Hic or To Con - That Is The Question

So now that I am less than one day away from having Amarr Cruiser V, I need to decide which type of advanced cruiser I plan to fly. I really like the Curse (Combat Recon ship) as a ship and I feel I have the most support skills to fly it already. But the Zealot (Heavy assault ship) packs a heck of a punch and seems to be a pretty popular ship out in null sec space. It has the advantage of becoming a sniper and joining those types of fleets. Finally a very well tanked and useful ship is that of the Devoter (Heavy Interdictor).

All three I can see getting great use out of. With the Curse more than likely being the one I would solo in the most. Which is something I really want to get into more often once I have more disposable income than I do currently.

As of now I have been joining and leading small fleets of people from my alliance. We have been having good nights where we will kill off a couple of battleships to nights where a giant blob lands on my fellow fleet members as we try to meet up like the other night. I am still running my dedicated roams on Friday nights and it has been picking up more and more members. With 20+ joining in the last one that I ran. Unfortunately on that night we had some bad luck and roamed for hours not finding anything. We even entered a system that is well known for having large engagements and we ended up camping the high sec gate in the system with no resistance for a good period of time, until we grew too tired to continue to wait for something to be put together and called it a night. So I was not able to get a chance to use the Basilisk that I was flying on my alt that night in combat, which really stank. But what can one do. Hopefully this weeks Frigate roam boasts similar numbers and has better success at finding victims of the swarm.

In the meantime I am still working on those videos and should have something to show soon. Once I have some free time from playing and normal real life things that are going on.

Thanks for reading.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Change In Plans & Some Roam Upgrading

So I have recently decided to change up my learning plan a little bit. As I realized that I would need another 6-8 months before I could afford / properly fly a carrier I decided to change to my alternate plan. This is to train for the Curse and Zealot. What I have planned are to learn the ships and all supporting skills for these to max so that I am as effective as I can be with them. This way I have some decent ships to field for the fleets that are more common currently. As I do not for see being in capital battles for quite some time with where our alliance is currently. It is growing but not so rapidly that this would be a concern to be a cap pilot asap. So once I am done with my alternate plan I will get back on the carrier track. At this time I am 20 days out from being able to fly a carrier but would have no supporting skills to fit a tank or be able to use fighters. So within 3 months I should be back on that learning track.

Now onto some other news. I have two special events that I am leading this week. First I have decided to upgrade our Friday night roam to battlecruisers and will be bringing along logistics. Now since we have some Basilisk pilots we decided to go with two Basi's, one of which my alt will be piloting. So tonight should be fun and I don't suspect a smartbomb Golem will make it away from us tonight. I hope to find some decent sized engagements as well as pick off some stragglers along the way. With any luck I won't get us all killed in the bigger fleet this time around, only time will tell.

The second event that I am hosting this weekend is a T1 frigate tournament. I have sent out to the alliance a call for people to join with T1/T2 fit only T1 frigates and 10 of us have signed up. So it should be a fun little event. I am looking forward to fielding my T2 fit Punisher as I feel I have a good shot at winning or placing at least. Ohh and did I mention that I talked my corp into sponsoring this event with a Dramiel as the first prize. And some iskies for the second, third and fourth. I would really like to get my hands on that ship as I think it would be a fun one to have.

Either way I will take some video of the fights and make up a post with it for next time.

Thanks for reading.