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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Crucible Brutix with a blaster fit as promised.

Here are the next two-thousand words in the pre-Crucible versus post-Crucible Brutix fits. I swapped out the rails for seven (7) Heavy Electron Blaster IIs to give an idea of what the post-Crucible benefit will look like.

Pre-Crucible Blaster Fit
Post-Crucible Blaster Fit
Fitting blasters gives me an 8.3% overall drop in cap use or under 3 GJ/s. PowerGrid usage decreases by 103.2 MW overall, a nice increase but only a bit over 7%. As for CPU, I get a drop of 10.55 overall: 1.98%.

For all the great sounding changes to hybrid weapons, it appears the actual benefit is of minor consequence. Gallente ships are a little faster. They get a smidgen more power, CPU and usable capacitor. But for most pilots of limited SP, these increases will not make blaster ships much more viable than before.

Fly careful.

PS: Happy 100th post to me.

5 comments:

  1. Don't underestimate the value of those percentages. People pay billions in eve for small upgrades. MUCH Smaller than 2% and even smaller than the 7% of PG it adds. I already have plans for all the gallente BS that involve more dps, more tank, or both, and take advantage of the speed and agility to really pound people.

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  2. @madhaberdashers I do not doubt that these increases, in the hands of a skilled pilot, will not go to waste. I too have plans for my few combat ships - especially with Hulkageddon approaching again. Last year the pirates in my region used disposable Catalysts. They were pretty darn effective. This year they should be terrifying. I'll need a suitable ship to deal with them. But, what do these increases mean to the less experienced pilot with, say, less than 5 million SP? Does it really help them?

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  3. Oh absolutely. Younger pilots have MORE trouble fitting ships due to lower fittings skills, from Engineering, to Weapon Upgrades to Advanced Weapon Upgrades. Getting 12% more or less of the powergrid from your weapons back is a godsend to younger players.

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  4. I sooooo have a lot to learn about fitting ships for combat. One of these days I need to get around to it. Thanks for the insights madhaberdashers and keep on blogging!

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  5. Many congrats on the 100th post!!

    I look forward to reading many, many more :)

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