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    Old 08-26-2010, 12:27 PM
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    So far my ship route has been standard: Frigate, Cruiser, Battlecruiser then Battleship. I'm quiet close to being able to effectively fly a Dominix.

    Now what is next? I cannot really see what comes next. I'm quiet close to Covert Ops but that no longer appeals. Any suggestions?

    My first wish is something that can quickly solo L4 missions, ie better the a Domi

    I like the look of Black Ops.

    Any thoughts?
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    Old 08-26-2010, 12:39 PM
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    erm. you can solo levl 4's in a domi. easy.

    Black ops are exceptionally specialised ships, i'd highly reccomend you ignore them for now. Cov ops can be fun, but again- barring the stealth bomber, you're going to spend a lot of time hiding.

    My suggestion would be tech 3. You can get an exceptionally tough, hard hitting ship WITH a cloak for with the right setup. That (was) my current goal.
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    Old 08-26-2010, 02:24 PM
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    or how about refining all your skills now that you can fly BS. ie get your learning skills up or train more skills up to l4/5 so you get more out of your BS (and other ships)
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    Old 08-26-2010, 04:05 PM
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    Vari I will be doing that anyway but I like to set objectives. As there are no "Levels" in Eve I am creating my own based on what ships I can fly.

    What are T3 ships, I have heard the term before but can you name a few?
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    Old 08-26-2010, 04:09 PM
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    Proteus, Tengu, Legion, Loki. One for each race. They're cruiser sized ships with various subsystems that can be interchanged to give them different slot layouts and module bonuses. Very much designed with solo exploration and wormhole operations in mind, but they are expensive (~400M).
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    Old 08-26-2010, 04:47 PM
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    you need the race you are looking to fly at cruiser at 5 before you can fly one. This isn't a bad thing as cruiser 5 opens up stuff like hacs. Maybe you should train to equip your BS fully with t2 stuff? Will make quite a difference
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    Old 08-26-2010, 08:25 PM
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    I have Cruiser IV so I might as well get V
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    Old 08-27-2010, 12:32 PM
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    That wil open up t3 gallente (proteus) and other stuff like the ishtar which is a great mission ship- aggro rats deploy drones, wait till rats die
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    Old 08-28-2010, 01:11 PM
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    Go back and sort out your support skills - there is a world of difference between being able to fly a ship and being able to fly it effectively. It is a little boring to be doing support skills rather than going for a new toy, but the time spent will be well worth it - as it will mean you don't lose it in your first scrap.

    I cannot stress the importance of support skills enough. Another good milestone to go for is T2 guns for your race. A battleship with T2 large guns is basically the "ship of the line" in large fleet ops. The best thing about going for T2 large guns is that you have to get small and medium on the way - which is a massive boost for smaller ships like frigates, cruisers and battlecruisers.

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    Old 08-28-2010, 10:31 PM
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    As Duality said above, support skills are damn important if you want your ship to perform as well (or close-ish) as those mean players from 2003 can make it perform. For your domi, tech 2 heavy/sentry drones (Ogre II, Garde II etc.) will make a huge difference to your damage output.

    Your armor skills can also be boosted by training the various compensation skills (Thermic Armor Compensation, Explosive etc.). These will improve the armor resistance bonuses you get from EANMs and other passive hardeners, making your tank and effective HP better.

    For engineering skills, you can get Energy Systems Operation to 5 and Energy Management to 4 within about a week, which will help your cap recharge rate a lot, maybe freeing up a low or mid slot for something other than cap rechargers/power relays. Energy Grid Upgrades can be trained to level 4 as well, letting you use the very useful Power Diagnostic System II mod.

    If you're going to be flying other Gallente ships, you'll also want to worry about gunnery skills, since a lot of gallente ships get their primary damage from blasters/railguns. Controlled Bursts, Sharpshooter, Rapid Firing, Motion Prediction and Surgical Strike are all very useful, and training them all to 3 or 4 wont be a huge time investment.

    (You appear to have made the same mistake as me, and have trained for a battleship without being able to use battleship turrets. You should probably fix that soon unless you only use drones when you fly a BS)
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