Thursday, August 1, 2013

My Sweet, Sweet Sugarbear

The Sleipnir is getting touched (as are other command ships but: Sleipnir). I'm not mad. I am mildly irritated. I'm not going to comment across all of the Command Ships. I fly exactly one of them.

I am a Sleipnir Pilot and trained up to Command Ship V to soak up all the delicious bonuses that the Sleipnir gives. These are the changes being made to it.
Sleipnir:
Minmatar Battlecruiser skill bonuses:
10% bonus to Medium Projectile Turret damage (was 5% RoF)
7.5% bonus to shield boosting amount
Command Ships skill bonuses:
10%(+5) bonus to Medium Projectile Turret damage
10% bonus to Medium Projectile Turret falloff
Fixed Bonus:
Can fit up to three Warfare Link modules, 15% bonus to strength of Siege Warfare and Skirmish Warfare links
Slot layout: 7 H (-1), 5 M, 5 L, 5 turrets (-2), 2 Launchers (-1)
Fittings: 1300 PWG (-160), 425 CPU (-50)
Defense (shields / armor / hull) : 4500(+176) / 3600(-244) / 3500(+137)
Base shield resistances (EM/Therm/Kin/Exp): 75(+12.5) / 60(+10) / 40 / 50
Base armor resistances (EM/Therm/Kin/Exp): 90(+5) / 67.5(+8.13) / 25 / 10
Capacitor (amount / recharge rate / average cap per second): 2625 / 583s / 4.5
Mobility (max velocity / agility / mass / align time): 165 / 0.704 / 12800000(+300000) / 12.49s (+0.3)
Drones (bandwidth / bay): 25(-15) / 25(-15)
Targeting (max targeting range / Scan Resolution / Max Locked targets): 70km (+25) / 220 / 7(+1)
Sensor strength: 20 Ladar (+4)
Signature radius: 240
Cargo capacity: 475
The irritation comes from a gain in mass. I don't understand CCP Fozzie's desire to slow down Minmatar ships and bloat them. How much speed and agility the Sleip will lose won't be game breaking but it will be noticeable. Frustrating for me and my enjoyment of agile ships. I'll have to break out ETF and see if adding a nano and losing a low slow for it will still work out with the DPS and tracking/range tweaks added to it. I kite in this boat and my agility and speed are rather important as well as making me happy, overall.

This is my current Sleipnir fit. I tend to hate posting fits because I don't particularly enjoy being involved in fit discussions. They have the taste of political and religious discussions. But, I've died in this fit before.

I use it purely as a PvE boat backed by a Scimitar. I mostly use it to run 5/10 DED complexes. Sometimes I do level 4 missions in it. For mission running I can perma run the MWD/Invul/DCU happily. Its the long point that tips the capacitor over.


Looking at fits is always good. I just realized that I don't have Shield Rigging IV. I have it almost finished. I suspect I got distracted with something else. I put these together last summer


I fly my Sleipnir as a kiting boat not a brawler. I do not fly it as a Command Ship or run links. Some of the changes like the reduced drone bay are a shrug, okay sure whatever, type of thing. The Turret loss appears, upon first look, to be compensated by the damage bonuses being added. Again, I have to run the numbers and try out the ship once it hits the test servers.

300,000 additional mass is still a lot. An awful lot. Like way to many frigate snacks for my Sleipnir are now starting to show since he isn't so young anymore.

For a look at the changes to your favorite command ship the post is here: https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=3426027

Edit to Add: I guess Arty Sleipnir may be in my future?

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