Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Like Ninja!

So I bought a bunch of mods and implants in Jita the other day and was faced with the terror of trying to get them safely home without getting suicide ganked in transit. I didn't want to end up like the foolish guy transporting an alleged 14 billion in blueprints in a Iteron that gets blown up. There was three options available to me:

Prowler Blockade Runner - Fast, cloak, but thin defences. All it would take is one smartbombing battleship and my day would be ruined.

Mastadon Deep Space Transport - Much better defences, more likely to get scanned and setup for interception.

Fenrir Freighter - Best defences, hardest to suicide gank, but slowest and most likely to get scanned.

In the end I opted for light and cloaked and warped through high sec cloaked every second possible. I made it home without incident.


  1. In HS the blockade runners are awesome, set it up for very high resistence and a big buffer tank and its neigh impossible to suicide gank you, without the drawback of the slow ass travel of the fenrir.

    Getting scanned in HS isnt really an issue, hell i'd pretty much feel safe as hell in my DST with a nice big buffer/resistence tank.

    [Impel, FuCkYoU]

    Medium Shield Extender II

    2x Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
    Armor Thermic Hardener II
    2x Regenerative Plating II
    800mm Reinforced Rolled Tungsten Plates I
    Damage Control II

    2x Medium Trimark Armor Pump I

    [Statistics - Lord FunkyMunky]

    Effective HP: 89,978
    Tank Ability: 18.66 DPS
    Damage Profile - (EM: 25.00%, Ex: 25.00%, Ki: 25.00%, Th: 25.00%)
    Shield Resists - EM: 12.50%, Ex: 89.06%, Ki: 73.75%, Th: 30.00%
    Armor Resists - EM: 73.82%, Ex: 89.53%, Ki: 80.36%, Th: 82.72%

    Capacitor: Stable at 93.72%

    Volley Damage: 0.00
    DPS: 0.00

    Designed to survive the inital volley... im still tweaking it though, trying to get my eHP to 100k

    Is more or less what im thinking for my DST

  2. forgot to mention if they try to shoot EXP at ^^^ their looking at 112k eHP, omni is 90k, /me wants omni at >100k

  3. You got more options:

    1. Orca

    Faster than Freighter, pretty sweet defenses and the uber bonus of being able to stock stuff in her corp hangar and that makes them untraceable to cargo scanners. Fit her a couple of Inertia stabs and a mwd/cloak, a buffer tank and you are set.

    2. T3 ship with nullifier / covops subs can be extremely useful for low/null sec transports as well

  4. I should have been more specific. Those were the options available to my alt. Normally I used to party around valuable stuff in a jump freighter with its awesome hitpoints + resists.

    As for the Orca, it barely aligns faster than a freighter, its defences are around a battleship's... but the hanger scan protection is sweet. Training the alt up for one these days as its a useful ship maintenance array for the Wyvern to use too.

  5. Yeah, I recently had to move a couple billion in isk from jita 4-4 out to our wormhole. I ended up having RF freight move it (ina couple different loads) to a system nearby our entrance. For someone without the ability to fly transports/orcas/freighters it was the only option that didn't seem like suicide. A cov ops might have worked, but it was easier just to pay the 11 mil fee and let someone else carry the risk.
    Just an idea for those without access to the transports/orcas.