Friday, July 18, 2008

The Long Awaited Carrier

On Wednesday February 7th, 2007 I announced my intention to someday get a carrier. Now, almost a year and a half later, I have accomplished the first part of that goal. Presenting the Ninveah:

Its hard to convey how big it is, but do you see the round pedestal underneath the ship? Battleships are typically a little longer than the diameter of that structure and as you can see the Chimera dwarfs it.

Local was empty this morning before work so I undocked for some pictures in space. I didn't have time to get many good ones, perhaps this weekend I'll be more able to snap some.

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For my summer break on skill training, I'm finally decided on some extraneous skills I need to get that will take the rest of the summer. Then in the fall its back to Carrier training with Tech II drones.

The skill lineup is:

- Energy Management V followed by Thermodynaics I - IV for overheating ability;
- Motion Prediction V following by Large Blaster Specialization I - IV for Tech II Large Blasters;
- Energy Systems Operation V for faster capacitor recharge;
- Explosive, Kinetic, EM, and Thermic Shield Compensation IV for better passive resistances;
- Shield Upgrades V for easier fitting of shield modules;
- Shield Management V for more shield points and Tech II Boost Amplifier;
- Shield Compensation IV for less cap for Shield Boosters;
- Acceleration Control IV for more speed from Microwarp Drives.

As you can see, a lot of skills to improve my ship performances across all classes.

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Finally, some screenshots I took last weekend.

The Cormorant Destroyer which I always enjoyed the look of:

Here I am taking control of an Amarr complex with the camera set on the capture point and my ship orbiting in the background:

Here I am in a mission to kill an Amarr relay:

And here is the announcement of my promotion just after securing another complex capture point: