A New Toy

So I saw the patch notes for the next EvE Patch and decided to fiddle around with a Daredevil because I’ve always liked the ship.  Rails were the first T2 guns I ever had so I went with a slightly unorthodox fit just for the lulz value.

[Daredevil, AB Rail Daredevil]

2x 150mm Railgun II (Spike S)

Fleeting Propulsion Inhibitor I
Faint Warp Disruptor I
Gistii B-Type 1MN MicroWarpdrive

2x Overdrive Injector System II
Damage Control II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II

Small Hybrid Locus Coordinator I
2x Small Polycarbon Engine Housing I

It Turns Heads

Not a dominating fit at all. 178 DPS at 10,350+10,800, 4715 m/s but a BLAST to fly.

Speed tank of around 4000 m/s as I orbit at 14km and pound the bad guys with railgun DEATH.  I had a lot of fun with it tonight.  Got bored earlier, and pissed at a corpmate so I hopping in a thrasher and ganked the first retriever I came across.


Then I went afk for a while, came back, noticed our alliance was short a corp and our fail wartargets were back to hugging stations after a good job beating the CRAP out of our guys last night to the tune of two Domis and an Armageddon Navy issue.  Still haven’t gotten the full report on that but yeah, not happy.  I drop into Palas, where I think I have never been before.  I ignore the bait Abaddon and find a Covetor in a belt.  Now I hate can-mining.  It’s a bad practice to use for making money, it draws attention from bad people (like me) and it doesn’t make that much money in the first place.  If you are looking for a “How to can-mine” guide let me set you straight.  Go to EvE-Survival.org , and start missioning.  You will thank me later, TRUST ME.

Anyway I flip his can, and get my orbit way out at a distance, he pulls his drones and warps off.  Le Sigh.  Orbit the cans for a while.  He comes back in a drake.  I’m in a rail fit Drake, looking at his toon.  Young.  Two months old.  Flies a covetor.  The Drake can’t be that good, lets try it out.  He starts shooting me with heavies.  Hurt a decent amount with my speed tank.  Signature bloom is a bitch I guess.  Even with my speed my shields were dropping more than I’d like.  Then I look at his shields.  Wow.  I still had to reload once to take him down, but I blew past his peak recharge like it wasn’t there.  Serious surprise.  He blows up, we trade GFs, I almost catch him coming back in his covetor.  I post the killmail.

WT Everloving F.

Again for new EvE players trying to figure out how to fit a Drake.  Don’t do that.  Fill the slots.  For the love of GOD.  So I head on out and about, finally ending up in a belt with a Retriever, a bunch of guys in the ret’s corp, and a million shuttles in the belt.  Looked like some attempt to game the rules somewhere.  I couldn’t figure out how but meh, drop shuttles off overview and flip.  He whines in local, his corpies respond in local, they all shut up for a while, finally the Retriever aggros.  Boom.  He warps off, comes back in a Cormorant, Boom.  Cormorant was actually tough, but the AC guns couldn’t reach me so I slowed down to get better tracking and he dropped like a fat kid running a marathon.

The Ret/Cormie pilot whined about me using cheat codes as my shields never even flinched against him.  *Sigh*  Knowledge is the most valuable commodity in EvE.  Understanding mechanics will save ships.  Failing to understand will cause rage and tears.

What about Major Kong?

About Corelin

An Eve playing Fool who occasionally writes about the shenanigans he and his minions get up to.

Posted on October 30, 2011, in Belt Police Hijinks, PvP. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Vincenzo DiFrancesco

    Ought to be interesting to see its damage if they actually make the rail upgrade in the next patch.

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