Monday, September 21, 2009

Pristine Sansha Abandoned Colony

A lot of nice salvage, T1 and T2. First scanning results:

Now welcome page:

I warped to this site as usual, in Cruise Raven dual RR and Sentry Domi Shield & Cap Transfer. Just took kinetic resistance mods against Rogue Drones. Here they are:

Be prepared for 2 more similar waves after opening 2 random cans.
If you look at your tank carefully, this site is quite easy. There is no scrambling/webbing drone. But if you warp out when you have touched any of hackable cans, the site dissappear. You need about an hour do complete this site, including shoting Rogue Drones, and breaking into cans. As result, you get:

I did not collect drone alloys this time.I got 9 Intact Armor Plates, 14m each at Jita. It makes 126m when I sell them :)
Quite nice for 1 hour job. Good luck you too.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Pristine Sansha Dumped Cargo

I had no time to do any exploration for 2 weeks, but yesterday I clonejumped to my homestation and started scanning for space treasures. Very soon I found this one:

Interesting, I have never found this before, even never heard about. So I took my Raven and Dominix and warped to this site (bookmarked before with covops).
Welcome page:

Looks like CCP didnt fit the name well :P

No gate, 6 cans, and few rogue drones on overview:

But wtf, what is on center of the screen?

Good job, CCP graphic artists :D
It is Drone Structure, easy to destroy, no loot.

I started to open the cans, one by one. Only salvager was needed. No codebreaker nor analyzer. While I was opening the cans, 3 waves of rogue drones appeared, like this one:

Solo it would be hard to survive this spawn, but possible. Remember, if you warp out, the site disaappear, if at least 1 can is touched.
Finally I broke into all cans, 4 of them yielded in nice salvage, here is what I got in total:

Please note that Intact Armor Plates are 14m at Jita each. Other salvage is about 3m total.

I also sacrificed my time to tractor and salvage and loot the minerals from rogue drones, 3 strong waves + initial spawn:

Estimated value of minerals (at 100% yield) about 9m.

Clearing the Pristine Sansha Dumped Cargo took me a bit more than an hour. But it was quite challenging and profitable. Good luck you too.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Sentry Drones

What I must admit, the best skill I have already trained for pve and I'm most proud of, is Sentry Drone Interfacing V. This skill allowed me to use T2 sentry drones, which are best pwn weapon for killing belt rats in sansha 0.0. I mean set of 5 Curators II. They are killing way faster rats than my standard T2 Raven with 6 cruise launchers. What is more, I can fit on my alt's Dominix 3x 350mm railgun, tractor beam and salvager. Guns nicely increase dmg of drones, and I am happy with that. Of course you can say that faction fitted Nightmare is triple as better, even T2 Pulse Schorch Apocalypse is better. I agree, but if you compare cost of the ship+fit and skills required, to its effectiveness, Dominix is best ratting ship for young characters. Another advantage is micromanaging effort while ratting. I'll eplain it in tactics below. But now look at my current ratting fit:

[Dominix, sentry isk maker]

Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
N-Type EM Hardener I
N-Type EM Hardener I
N-Type Thermic Hardener I
Large Armor Repairer II
N-Type Thermic Hardener I
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II

Patterned Stasis Web I
Heavy F-RX Prototype I Capacitor Boost, Cap Booster 800
Omnidirectional Tracking Link I
Omnidirectional Tracking Link I
100MN Afterburner I

350mm Prototype I Gauss Gun, Antimatter Charge L
350mm Prototype I Gauss Gun, Antimatter Charge L
350mm Prototype I Gauss Gun, Antimatter Charge L
Drone Link Augmentor I
Small Tractor Beam I
Salvager I
Large Capacitor Control Circuit I
Large Sentry Damage Augmentor I
Large Capacitor Control Circuit I

Curator II x5

This fit is cheap and effective. I can't use large T2 railguns yet.
drone dps: 338
guns dps: 128
drone range: 65km
guns range 26+23km

What is important: Drones spread full damage up to 65km (thank to Drone Link Augmentor I, which gives +20km range), pure EM type. And that is great in sansha space, because sansha rats have lowest resist on EM.

1. Warp to belt at 0.
2. If there is any rat BS present, lock it, hit guns and release sentry drones, and order drones to engage target.
3. Wait until rat is dead. Do not move.
4. If any drone is running out of shield, scoop it and release again and reengage target.
5. Tractor beam wrecks, salvage them, and collect valuable loot.
6. watch local, read intel.
7*. if you want to kill frigate rats at < 15km, use light drones.

You can make nice cash from salvage, and reprocessing loot for minerals, except few meta4 pearls.