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To Fit a Rorqual


Poor Buttered Scone. He has no clothes.

Altaen asked if I was interested in expecting TCS into a free clothing service for locals. I told him, why yes, that was something I had been thinking about myself. On some type of small scale at least. The nature of Eve causes me to assume that someone will make an attempt to kill me if I do such a  thing casually.

But that is a later task to figure out.

For now I need to fit this beautiful monster and I wondered if I could convince someone else to make something amazing for me. Then I thought, well I could make it a thing and see if people wanted to make fits.

This Rorqual needs new clothes.

And if you do decide to make a fit and dress this Rorqual oh so nice, be so kind as to explain the method behind the madness. There is a lot to learn in a fitting discussion. Instead of the blogger telling the audience how they should fit a ship, I'm interested in the audience creating the fit instead. There are many, many ways to fit a ship. I'm always interested in how other people see Eve.

I consider it a reverse fitting post. Let's see if it catches on. And if so, we'll do some more.

Edit: I was curious what people would do buy they'd like to know what I want to do.

Clones. Tank. And some POSs refueling power.

Comments

  1. Battle rorqual! Faction/deadspace heavy neuts plus Ogre IIs... DCII, bulkheads, point, web (x2?), dual XLSB, invuls, hardeners to your taste :P

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    1. It's odd how much the habit of not dual tanking sinks in.

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    2. Oh, I agree. But as pointed out, its has a massive shoot me taped to its back. Enhancing the 250k structure points to draw in more hostiles before springing any trap appeals... or should hopefully give you enough time to dock up as needed. Hmmm. Must have had station games in mind when I shot off a quick response

      Warp stabs not a bad idea, but like anything that big and slow, its prone to bumpage. What else in the lows as an alternative? DDAs perhaps since your drones are your only source of DPS?

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  2. What do you want to do with the Rorqual?
    Knowing that would make fitting easier.

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  3. [High]
    Clone Vat Bay, people will ask this of you.
    A cyno so you can call in help?

    [low] DCII is obvious first pick.

    Besides that I would probably go for max tank/defensive/escape options like energy neutralizers, shield tank, drones (ecm/gecko).

    Assuming rorqual is not meant for combat since a SC hotdrop will take care of that real fast.

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    1. And yes. I think it needs to be able to live through making clones.

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  4. Do people still use it to repair POSes? At least in WH space we have a fit for that on our Rorq...

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    1. I've not heard. I guess it could thou a carrier is cheaper and does it better.

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  5. Without knowledge what you want to do with the qualle, its hard to recommend a fit.

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  6. You wanted tank? Here's a brick

    [Rorqual, Shield Tank]

    Damage Control II
    Warp Core Stabilizer II
    Warp Core Stabilizer II

    Dread Guristas Adaptive Invulnerability Field
    Dread Guristas Adaptive Invulnerability Field
    EM Ward Field II
    EM Ward Field II
    Kinetic Deflection Field II
    Thermic Dissipation Field II
    Explosive Deflection Field II

    Capital Tractor Beam II
    Capital Tractor Beam II
    Capital Tractor Beam II
    Capital Tractor Beam II
    Capital Tractor Beam II
    Salvager II

    Capital Core Defense Field Extender II
    Capital Core Defense Field Extender II
    Capital Core Defense Field Extender II

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    1. Slap one in and a cyno too if you want. You don't really need 5 tractors do you?

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  7. If this weren't such a neat idea for a post, and of some interest to me (as an enthusiastic player of the fitting sub-game), I might suspect the OP of being comment bait. The one thing EVE players like to do more than anything, after all, is to tell others how to fit their ships. Bravo!

    Capital rigs really do open up a new world for fitting.

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    1. I was gonest. It is comment bait. But only because I am trying to crowd source these days.

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  8. Clone vat bay
    Cyno
    Shield Harmon
    Active Shield
    Evasive maneuvers
    Cap remote shield boost

    2x omni tracking link
    Drone navi
    2x adaptive invuln
    Em ward
    Therm field

    DMG cntrl
    2x bulk heads

    3x CDFE

    Plenty of drones.

    Idea is to provide clones with plenty of buffer. Also can defend yourself if needed with bonuses drones. Links are there for more ehp and for arrival of friendly fleet.

    This is spit ball. Never flown one. Off the wall fit.

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  9. [Rorqual, New Setup 1]
    Damage Control II
    Reinforced Bulkheads II
    Reinforced Bulkheads II

    Capital Neutron Saturation Injector I
    Dread Guristas Shield Boost Amplifier
    EM Ward Field II
    Dread Guristas Adaptive Invulnerability Field
    Dread Guristas Adaptive Invulnerability Field
    Heavy Capacitor Booster II, Navy Cap Booster 800
    Heavy Capacitor Booster II, Navy Cap Booster 800

    Clone Vat Bay I
    Cynosural Field Generator I
    Siege Warfare Link - Shield Harmonizing II
    Prototype Cloaking Device I
    Imperial Navy Heavy Energy Neutralizer
    Imperial Navy Heavy Energy Neutralizer

    Capital Core Defense Field Extender II
    Capital Core Defense Field Extender II
    Capital Core Defense Field Extender II

    Gecko x5
    Vespa EC-600 x5

    2.1 million EHP from EFT before boosts. Almost 5K active tank. 1230 DPS with Geko's, will work on a battle rorq fit next.

    Cyno for backup, cloak to hide, neuts and ecm drones to fend off tackle, 15mins of active tank with cap boosters.

    Other than Cyno and Cloak though you probably can swap your highs for whatever you need. Hull Rigs give better EHP but I don't want to think what they cost right now.

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    1. Stupid Geko's forgot about their m/bit amount....

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