To the Gills

For the first time in many weeks I managed to log in and play a couple reasonable EVE sessions. The game seemed to be waiting right where I left it.

I started with a spot of exploration which yielded nothing much of value. I did find two Wormholes from Hi-Sec to Hi-Sec in the same system, which is a little unusual. I always look through these to see what opportunities they might provide. In this case they lead to systems 2 and 5 jumps away. Hopes for something interesting were dashed.

I haven’t had a chance to sit down and really look at the Industry changes – but I plan to anchor a small POS for a while to enable me to experiment with them. To that end I purchased fuel to run two small POS for a year.

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Last of all, I spent my remaining EVE time looking at the fits of my two Gila Cruisers. They now have a 500% role bonus to medium combat drone damage and hit points, and the bandwidth to use two of them. I tend to find drone usage in PVE to be more hassle than it is worth, with far too much time lost recalling them over and over again. I didn’t hold a great deal of hope that 2 super medium drones would make that much of an improvement.

I ran some exploration sites, then a level 2 mission, then a level 3, and finally I ran the first level 4 mission I’ve done for quite some time. What a meaty little PVE ship. Turns out 2 super medium drones are, well, super.

Here’s the fit I ended up with. A bit of relatively cheap bling on it – and tanked for better half and kid interruptions.  A fun little ship with easy fitting options and changes.

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[Gila, PVE]
Drone Damage Amplifier II
Beta Reactor Control: Shield Power Relay I
Beta Reactor Control: Shield Power Relay I
Beta Reactor Control: Shield Power Relay I

Federation Navy 10MN Afterburner
Large Shield Extender II
Large Shield Extender II
Omnidirectional Tracking Link II
Pith B-Type EM Ward Field
Pithum A-Type Thermic Dissipation Amplifier

Heavy Missile Launcher II, Inferno Heavy Missile
Heavy Missile Launcher II, Inferno Heavy Missile
Heavy Missile Launcher II, Inferno Heavy Missile
Heavy Missile Launcher II, Inferno Heavy Missile
Small Tractor Beam II

Medium Core Defense Field Purger II
Medium Core Defense Field Purger II
Medium Core Defense Field Purger II

Hammerhead II x2