25% off Omega Sale

As we wait for the reveals from the 2018 EVE Fanfest, CCP is running a short 25% off Omega sale.  That is more than usual.  If interested you have to be quick – it finishes in a couple of days.

https://www.eveonline.com/article/p70sge/fanfest-2018-25-off-omega-sale

I am still not doing anything of note in EVE, but I am pottering around.

Separately to my Skin purchases I remarked on a couple weeks ago, I’ve spent around 375M ISK on camouflage / military like skins for some of my Industrial hulls.  I mentioned the Angel Industrial Livery for my Porpoise a while back, but I also got the same for the Procurer, Retriever, Venture, Prospect and Endurance.  I’ve also got the Spirit skin for my Occator, Minmatar Industrial Livery for the Hulk and Mackinaw and the Gallente Industrial Livery for my Skiff, Covertor and Orca.  All to make them sit better amongst the Asteroid belts.  There is no way to logically justify it – aside having too much ISK, but I do like the look and it amuses me.

I finally sat down to look at the February Patch notes.  The Assault Frigates had updates which impacted the PVE Retribution fit I use.  The increased capacitor meant I was able to drop from two to one cap related module while still staying cap stable.  The weapon bonus went from tracking to damage – so I swapped in a tracking enhancer to make up for that loss.  I had to swap out the T2 damage control for the IFFA Compact Damage Control to fit everything together.

I looked at the new Assault Damage Control modules, but they only look to be of use in PVP.

The fit I ended up with:

[Retribution, PVE]

Centii A-Type Small Armor Repairer
IFFA Compact Damage Control
Heat Sink II
Dark Blood Adaptive Nano Plating
Tracking Enhancer II

Coreli A-Type 1MN Afterburner
Cap Recharger II

Small Focused Pulse Laser II, Imperial Navy Multifrequency S
Small Focused Pulse Laser II, Imperial Navy Multifrequency S
Small Focused Pulse Laser II, Imperial Navy Multifrequency S
Small Focused Pulse Laser II, Imperial Navy Multifrequency S
Salvager II

Small Auxiliary Nano Pump I
Small Energy Collision Accelerator II

Imperial Navy Multifrequency S x4

290 DPS
117 DPS Tank
8.8K EHP
1,202 m/s
Cap Stable

I’ll consider swapping the Small Armor Repairer for something a bit cheaper. It was much cheaper when I first put it on the hull. A problem I am finding – hidden inflation. Makes ships a bit more of a gank target than what I want them to be being so close to Jita.