Monday, January 14, 2013

My Kitty Addiction

There I was with Demon Eyeball the Daredevil.  I was looking at him.  He can't help but look at me.  The entire front is a big eyeball.  I control the camera after all so no looking away.  I was trying to fit him.  I like the slot layout a lot.  Three mids, four lows, 2 turret highs and a utility high with three rigs.  I feel like I am fitting a confused, poorly gunned cruiser.  I also realize I have no idea what I am doing.

I start with the basics.  Prop mod.  Point.  DCUII.  Now what?  Really, I don't know.  Web bonus so obvious webs.  Okay.  Uhh... I played with it and looked at it and played some more and eventually with a CPU mod, some downgrading to meta 4 mods here and there I shoehorned a vicious little fit together.  Then I was advised to get a faction MWD and Web.  I whined and then it was pointed out that the damn thing costs 80 million ISK.  I might as well fit the modules to it to make it shine.

What the hell am I doing?  This little frigate was about to turn into a 200ish mil ISK accident waiting to happen.  I am not yet ready for the cost of the ship vs my experience   I've been flying a lot of frigates lately and I need to fly a lot more before I start flying expensive ones.  I put him back on the shelf.  Maybe another six months.  One step at a time.

It is a very exciting time for me.  I have always been in love with frigates.  The first time I tasted the fact that small ship does not mean death against a big ship when flown properly, I was addicted.  I've always been drawn to interesting over rawly powerful. It was an option that was available before but much more limited.  I was directed into a cruiser and then a battle cruiser simple because gate and station guns are a part of low sec life and I needed the tank those ships provided.  Before, it was null sec roams and suicide frigates.  The problem with a suicide frigate is that it takes you out of the roam.  Reshipping is sometimes far away and not an option.

We were all apprehensive of Crimewatch.  I say apprehensive because I am being nice.  People were terrified.  They were dug down into bunkers staring at CCP while frantically gnawing off their own legs before they even got caught in a trap.  With blood spurting from amputated limbs people waited for Retribution to come down and smite with hell fire and brimstone.  Then, they'd salt the systems just to make sure and walk away, low sec as a problem solved.

And then it didn't happen.  Retribution has done a lot to affect certain parts of the game.  I'm not happy with everything. I'd love to moan in pleasure at every single thing that happened, but I'm still 90% happy.  I had to take -10% for the Hurricane changes.  I'm still whining.

But the gate gun changes.  I cannot explain how fantastically they have changed my life.  The warping off and warping back to continue to fight is amazing.  Drones are now a serious power horse of the fight.  I was chewing drones off of one of my fleetmates in a fight the other day to break him free of their jams.  It is no longer "Toss them to the wind and hope they do something before gateguns destroy them" or "Drone DPS doesn't matter, gateguns".  Randy even made a comment about "how I like to fly."  I was like "What?!" and he goes, "You like frigates!" as I orbited him in my Jaguar.

I am loving the frigate life.  I need to buy around 100 more Jaguars.  They are amazing.  For these tackle jobs I'm not worried about DPS.  Speed, tank, point, cap usage, rawr!  Pods!  Pods errywere! Mmmm!  Like Cadbury eggs.  Only I like pods and I've never been able to consume an entire Cadbury egg.

Of course, I ended tonight by losing my Jag to gateguns.  I forgot that the logi had left the field.  I got the pod thou.
Kill right on you made available
From: CONCORD 
Sent: 2013.01.14 04:02 The kill right Gubble of Carltown has on you has been made available to all for 0 ISK.
So much fun!  :D   

Then I logged in this morning and looked at my sec status.  Ahh... pods.

P.S. Sugar's ships are male as far as Sugar is concerned.

P.S.S. I tried to get Nosy Gamer to write my post for today but he refused.  :(

2 comments:

  1. The daredevil is a real beast and if you ever take it out follow the advices of faction mods. They will help you survive longer.

    Not that powerful but a bit less expensive would be the gallente navy comet. You might try some of those as an exercise before flying the daredevil.
    But I must admit I haven't checked the stats of comets against the new T1 frigates.

    ReplyDelete
  2. The Fed Navy Comet is a great ship to test for the daredevil, it has about the same dps and slot layout. Also both fair better with rails than blasters in my opinion.

    ReplyDelete