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.