The problem with having a 900 day skill plan is that it can be hard to know where to start. I figured I would continue with some of the remaining small support ship skills I was missing. The Stealth Bomber was chosen to be given a little loving, with Bomb Deployment IV currently in training, and Torpedo V queued up next.
It dawned on me this afternoon – just what was I getting for going from Bomb Deployment III to IV? I will be able to re-use the Bomb Launcher after a 128 second delay instead of 136. Two days of training for 8 seconds.
I have only been on half a dozen bombing runs in anger. On each of them there was always (much) more than 136 seconds between runs. Being able to turn around 8 seconds quicker is really unlikely to make a difference. I suspect I just wasted the last two days of training time.
I like the concept of the Bomb Launcher – and practiced attacking my poor alt – trying to get comfortable with the process. My limited experience however has been disappointing. Lots of fleet members decloaking each other, failed warp in points, and lag, lag, lag. I haven’t lost a stealth bomber, but I also haven’t killed anything in one. Maybe in the future.