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Friday, January 18, 2013

Bubble Hunter

During our recent siege, the first occupation escalation was the appearance of warp disruption bubbles all over the system. This occurred last Saturday. Whereas the initial harassment and hole control were dangerous but did not interfere with me livelihood, these bubble were a direct threat to not only my income but also the corporation's fuel production capability. They had to come down.

This was the first non-Sleeper op with the Chimera. We used the carrier to attack the large generators along with a Tornado Tur just happened to have lying around. For escort duty, we had the CEO's and my Proteus.

My Proteus is cov-ops fit so it fell to me to locate the large bubbles, warp to them, and position myself outside the bubble's perimeter so the rest of the fleet could warp to me. This is the fit I came up with for this sortie, though I now know it's not optimal for PvP. For that I've been told to swap the hardeners and pump rigs for EANMs, Mag Stabs and Trimarks thus lowering the resists but increasing the DPS - which is all important in a fight. I guess.
[Proteus]
Proteus Defensive - Augmented Plating
Proteus Electronics - Friction Extension Processor
Proteus Offensive - Covert Reconfiguration
Proteus Propulsion - Localized Injectors
Proteus Engineering - Power Core Multiplier 
Covert Ops Cloaking Device II
5x Heavy Neutron Blaster II (Void M) 
10MN Afterburner II
Warp Scrambler II
Stasis Webifier II 
Damage Control II
1600mm Reinforced Steel Plates II
2x Armor Explosive Hardener II
Armor EM Hardener II
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
2x Medium Anti-Explosive Pump I
Medium Anti-Thermic Pump I
Effective HP: 115,268 (Eve: 100,157)
Tank Ability: 14.25 DPS
Damage Profile - <Omni-Damage> (EM: 25.00%, Ex: 25.00%, Ki: 25.00%, Th: 25.00%)
Shield Resists - EM: 12.50%, Ex: 56.25%, Ki: 86.88%, Th: 65.00%
Armor Resists - EM: 84.86%, Ex: 86.72%, Ki: 89.50%, Th: 84.70%
Capacitor (Stable at 36.32%)
Volley Damage: 1,298.98
DPS: 383.96
(NOTE: This fit takes a CPU implant to make it work. YMMV)
We expected our adversaries would intercept us at any point during our bubble hunting and busting sortie. We got away with it to take out the large bubbles. Still, it was a bit nerve wracking - but in a good way. There was even time for some New Eden humor.


New Eden is a much different place for this carebear these days. There is no CONCORD to back me up out here. It's up to me and my corp mates. If I'm to make my fortune out here, it's time to learn how to protect my assets from would be claim jumpers. But as the old saying goes, it takes one to know one. Hmmmm, now THERE'S an interesting thought. Not that I'd ever become a claim jumper, mind you. But that doesn't mean I can't learn from them. My sensors indicate change on the solar wind. Stay tuned.

Fly Careful

5 comments:

  1. LOL We have corrupted the Aggression Adverse (read that carefully, AGGRO adverse NOT PvP or Risk adverse...) Mabrick. The dyed-in-the-wool industrialist... He-Who-Had-Never-Set-Foot-in-a-Battleship-Irregardless-of-How-Many-He-Has-Built-and-Sold Mabrick... (until he moved into a wormhole that is...)

    Hence my point. Mabrick, my friend co blogger and Corpmate, HBHI's Director of Industry... has found his rational, his raison d'etre for PvP... and I think he just might be likin' it... a little.

    Don't get me wrong Mab, I am by no means telling the world you are now some slathering, blood-thirsty pIr8 who has refitted all his ships w/ scram/web/blaster gank fits... but...

    When you and I Leroyed into the guys bashing that POCO... you really WANTED it. LOL and I am so proud of you, and pleased you are a part of HBHI... and the bright shining and (possibly) full of assplosions future we may have in sight.

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  2. Oh... your was posted as Private... can't no one see it brosef, fix please,

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  3. Well heres my suggestion:
    Go all out dmg with a reasonable tank.

    [Proteus, budget pvp BAM interdic]
    1600mm Reinforced Steel Plates II
    Armor Explosive Hardener II
    Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
    Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
    Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
    Magnetic Field Stabilizer II

    Experimental 10MN Microwarpdrive I
    Warp Scrambler II
    Fleeting Propulsion Inhibitor I

    Heavy Neutron Blaster II, Void M
    Heavy Neutron Blaster II, Void M
    Heavy Neutron Blaster II, Void M
    Heavy Neutron Blaster II, Void M
    Heavy Neutron Blaster II, Void M
    Heavy Neutron Blaster II, Void M

    Medium Trimark Armor Pump I
    Medium Trimark Armor Pump I
    Medium Trimark Armor Pump I

    Proteus Offensive - Dissonic Encoding Platform
    Proteus Defensive - Augmented Plating
    Proteus Electronics - Friction Extension Processor
    Proteus Engineering - Power Core Multiplier
    Proteus Propulsion - Interdiction Nullifier

    This one is interdiction nullified, so you could escape bubbles. And its not cloaky. But it has 100k ehp and does 845dps with void.
    If you put in covert and switch out 1 gun you get 587dps at Vs with void.
    If you drop the interdiction nullify for more tank you can get this to 122k ehp with the cpu gate thing.

    The proteus is a nice ship, many ways to fit it.

    Id suggest using a bomber for that task at hand tho. Cloaky and does 300dps/3500 volley easy with torps. Or you could bomb the bubbles, they dont move :D
    And its much cheaper if you derp one.



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  4. Sorry forgot to mention, you really want a mwd on the proteus. It is slow as it is and it needs to be in your face to do any dmg.

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