First an announcement, then some combat, and finally a mystery!
My good friend YoMma has unveiled his master plan for the total domination of all EVE fiction! I trust he will be a benevolent ruler and look forward to being one of his trusted lieutenants. This is going to be big, and my part (other than supplying him with grade A fiction) will be to tie in my podcast to his project. Needless to say we're both very jazzed about all this. It's gonna be an interesting year.
/me cackles wildly.
Anywho! Didn't plan on it, but I ended up undocking the Hozukimaru and making an 11 jump trip to Hakeri to meet up with Tito for a lvl.4 mission. Tito's come back to Empire to make some iskies to supply the war effort.
I undocked my incomplete Maelstrom for several reasons:
- I haven't made a real profit in over a week.
- I needed to test my arties, which I've never used.
- I needed to test my tanking under fire conditions.
- Fun times with the friends and all the pew-pew.
I'm not sure what mission it way, but it dealt with a pleasure and a lot of Mercenary Battleships. Tito brought his Domi and warped in first to draw some aggro. I followed and began learning about arty combat as quickly as possible. Sniping is fun but it's a little difficult when the top speed of your ship is 117m/s. I was firing 8x1400MM meta 0s and hitting with 1500+ damage with 2xgyro IIs backing them up. Would a third be a waste? I need to go back to BattleClinic and try to gleam some answers.
I was getting my sense of ranges when Tito said he had to warp out because his tanking wasn't set up properly. Fighting mercs can be tricky. So suddenly I have 8 Sentinels bearing down on me annd I'm firing back while having my tank tested for the first time. Took Tito a while to get back, but he seemed very impressed by how my shields and cap held out. Mind you I still have yet to install my 2xPower Diagnostic System IIs, so it should improve a little.
The last thing I need to test is my drones. This will be done when I get their skills up and I buy some T2 drones off the market. All-in-all the Hozukimaru held up nicely.
Now, a mystery!
Tito suggested I switch to 1200MM arties for better tracking, but just before I logged off I compared what I was running now (1400MM meta 0 arties) to their 1200MM meta 4 counterparts (Scouts), and their tracking numbers were the same. Go into the market and compare the numbers yourself, but it doesn't seem right. Should I notify CCP about this? I need to figure this out soon. Help!