Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Stealth Freighter

I had a crap-load of items I wanted to get into low sec for the supercarrier and for Kla'strit. It could only all fit in a freighter but the thought of taking a freighter into low sec gave me the chills.

Nevertheless, I decided to try. I scouted the gate for a good long while with Kla'strit in a his Rapier, watched the local population closely, and then snuck the freighter in during an acceptable lull. Ended up only seeing a neutral in a Bestower hauler. Good stuff.

I then used a Prowler Blockade runner to move the items from station to the Wyvern. Modules, fuel, drones (lots of drones) all out to the corporate hanger. I knew I needed another ship's maintanence array to change modules, but could I move drones into the drone bay by myself?

Nope. Goddammit.

I have a ship maintenance array built in, let me use it! GAH!

Eve needs a battleship sized utility ship with nothing but a ship maintenance array (and maybe a bonus for repping) so pilots can do this stuff in space without needed a capital or a POS. That would be very cool at the moment.


  1. The problem I have with the Orca (and I am skilling an alt up to it for this exact purpose) is that its almost a capital ship in agility and cost, but with battleship type defenses at best.

    I'd like a battleship sized and costed ship with the ship maintenance array. Doesn't need the cargo space, just the facility.

    Sigh, I can dream.

  2. Anonymous12:23 pm

    Orcas cost in the neighborhood of 400m, often a little less these days. That's more than a battleship, of course, but still far less than most capital ships.

  3. Yep, EVE needs a combat version of the Orca, without all the mining skills I'll never use.

  4. @400 million its the price of half a carrier. Don't get me wrong, I love the Orca, but its damn expensive if all you want it for is ship fitting in space.

  5. Anonymous12:34 pm

    I use it as a mini-freighter and mini-carrier, as I hate mining, but I also agree with Cozmik.