Then the Sansha Nation began raiding capsuleer space. This is not your run of the mill mission. These ships have "teeth" and brains to run them! It isn't another capsuleer by any stretch but it's better than Serpentis.
I managed to get into a shield fleet during one of the very early Incursions. I spent 3 hours drifting in space and waiting for the FC to get the fleet together and find an incursion point to land on. The 20 minutes after landing was filled with wave after wave of Sansha battleships and the like. Though it was a great christening for my Drake, the Prinz Eugen, the fun to frustration level was easily 1 to 10 that evening.
That's when I decided to try the beacon sites in the Incursion staging system. They're basically a free for all with the top 5 DPS givers taking home the prize so to speak. I took the Prinz Eugen into a few and did okay. Sitting back and lobbing missiles at Sansha frigates though is a bad match. My drones did most of the work and I lost many of them.
I needed to get some turrets on these slaves. So I took out June Bug. He's a stud for sure. However, Assault Frigates are not up to running beacon sites. They have the DPS but just don't have the staying power needed. I needed something bigger and loaded with turrets.
I settled on a Brutix, which I named Brutus - what else. He's no frigate speedster. He turns like a grease-less wheel. But he can run beacon sites solo and hardly get his armor scratched doing it. Here's how.