As anyone that’s read my previous posts will realise I’ve tried to get involved with Incursions on a number of occasions and not had a huge amount of luck.
A corp mate of mine is heavily into them though and has recently got involved in a new channel that intends to try harder to get anyone who Xs up a fleet. So I decided to say “screw it” and have one last bash at it!
I’ve recently trained all my Minmatar T3 skills up to 4 so I thought I’d go the whole hog and splash some of my indy alts hard earned cash on a new Loki:
My Loki Fit[Loki, Incursion] 1600mm Reinforced Rolled Tungsten Plates I Centii A-Type Adaptive Nano Plating Centii A-Type Adaptive Nano Plating Gyrostabilizer II Gyrostabilizer II Gyrostabilizer II Stasis Webifier II Stasis Webifier II Stasis Webifier II Tracking Computer II 425mm AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet EMP M 425mm AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet EMP M 425mm AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet EMP M 425mm AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet EMP M 425mm AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet EMP M 425mm AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet EMP M Medium Anti-Explosive Pump I Medium Projectile Ambit Extension I Medium Trimark Armor Pump I Loki Defensive - Adaptive Augmenter Loki Engineering - Power Core Multiplier Loki Electronics - Immobility Drivers Loki Offensive - Projectile Scoping Array Loki Propulsion - Chassis Optimization Hobgoblin II x5
I’ll be looking at upgrading this when I start making some more money but for now it covers all the bases. It has decent resists, decent DPS and a nice EHP buffer.
So have I had any luck actually flying it? The short answer is “Yes \o/”
I’ve been in several fleets so far for several hours at a time and unlike the last time I got a random fleet these have been much more efficient clearing site after site with very little downtime. My previous experience I think we managed 3 or 4 sites in over an hour which was a little deflating.
I’m getting the hang of the sites quickly enough, there are only a few different Vanguards and the fleets I have been in so far are very organised tagging the ships to destroy in order. At least one site has trigger ships which are to be avoided as well which get tagged with an “X”. This is helping enormously though with learning what to prioritise so that when I do get into a fleet that’s not quite so new pilot friendly I won’t embarrass myself by shooting the wrong thing!
All in all I’ve been having some fun getting stuck in and learning the ropes. Oh and earning several hundred million ISK in the few hours I’ve done so far. The Loki will certainly have paid for itself with a couple more trips out and it can all go into the pot for upgrading the Loki itself and building up the war chest for an awesome winter of PVP!