Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Look, I can understand flying the best ships you can afford. I know the glow of satisfaction I get undocking in the carrier or Navy Raven.

I can understand the attraction of a Golem Marauder T2 battleship for running level fours. Its an awesome ship.

I can even understand pimping out your awesome ship with the faction, deadspace, and officer modules to make that awesome ship even more awesomer.

I get it. I really do.

But for god's sake, don't take it into low sec to run missions. A plain T2 fit Raven would suffice. Heck, even a T2 fit Navy Raven is cheaper than an officer shield booster nowadays. Use that in low sec. Its still pimpin'.

Because if you do take your faction/deadspace/officer fit Golem battleship into low sec and lose it... well... you're going to hate yourself.

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To be fair, I'm wondering if the bulk of the hostile gang was held back out of Sukanan constellation meaning our intel channel wouldn't report them, and a lone Recon or Interceptor went in and tackled after a neutral alt probed him down. One might not notice fast enough one hostile in system or reported in the intel channel.

Still, I couldn't fathom having that much invested in a ship and using it to run missions especially when a plain Raven would do just fine. Hopefully my alliance mate recovers from this blow and carrier on with Eve life, wiser but poorer.


  1. Knowing how my little band of merry pirates would react to seeing a Golem on scan, I can just imagine the glee on voice comms when that one was noticed...and its mission gate probed out. Touch loss, really don't understand flying ships that expensive in the first place...especially--as you said--in low sec!

  2. *Tough loss, I meant to say. Can't type this morning. Argh.

  3. Anonymous5:24 pm

    This is what happens when you don't shoot neutrals, you get sneaky prober alts.