There is an unpleasant aspect to flying the Golem that I wanted to remark on from a solo player point of view. Flying it makes me feel a lot more conspicuous than I like to be. It seems to say – “hey, possible loot pinata”, or “scan down my mission, I’m bound to fire upon someone stealing from wrecks.”
Maybe it isn’t a solo thing – maybe it is just me who doesn’t like it or the reputation it seems to come with.
I only have three Deadspace modules on it, the shield booster and the pair of shield boost amplifiers. They cost 400M ISK in total, which shouldn’t make me a gank target. I was contemplating the Gistum B-Type Adaptive Invulnerability Field, which would cost a further 300M ISK. I’ll see how the current fit works first. I wonder at what point people think it is worth ganking a Golem for? Or is it a target simply as it is a 1B+ ISK cost to the owner?
I know even with the relatively cheap modules I used, when I undocked from Jita for the first time I had 3 Reinforced Bulkheads II fitted along with a couple extra Adaptive Invulnerability Field II modules.
As an aside, I know I said cheap, but that is obviously a relative term. I would not have been able to afford this ship in the first couple years I played the game, and then I wouldn’t have wanted to risk that much ISK in one hull for a couple more years after that. I don’t mean to be discourteous about flying what I expect is an aspirational ship for many solo Empire based Mission runners. At the moment however I have the spare ISK, and I know ISK has more value when it is spent on getting you active in the game.