Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Consequence of Choices

"Cargo hold optimizers or tank on my Orca?"

"Tank."

"I was thinking about it but I don't know..."

"I don't understand why you wouldn't *want* to tank your 600mil isk ship..."

"Well I just don't think that I need the rigs as well."

In my mind I am thinking, "But the cargo rigs will make your ship more fragile..." The conversation wandered over to it not being worth having if one was to handicap it by tanking it. What is the difference, one more load? Is not one more trip worth a 600mil isk ship?

"My first corp's CEO lost his Orca because he didn't tank it. The cargo expanders and optimizer make you to fragile."

"If I see local go up by 10 I'll warp out."

At the same time in alliance chat...

One of my alliance mates purchased a Navy Apoc. He logged onto my corps coms and asked us to do an escort for him down to his home system. Battleships do not move quickly or warp quickly. They are very vulnerable to frigates. It would not take much to take it down, so one should take the time to move it properly.

"Of course," we said and wrapped up the other things that we were doing. Two Megathrons and a Hurricane, a loki and an anathema to cover all scouting points and provide assistance and dps and speed later, the Navy Apoc makes its six jumps home.

In my other chat room, the Orca pilot say debating that they had "enough" tank and it would not be of value to cut into cargo capacity further.

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