Another new Event kicked off in EVE the other day – Operation Conscious Interruption. I’ve mostly been ignoring these Events as they are too similar and generally require logging in daily to get up enough points.
This time I happened to listen in to a couple players trying to run one of the sites, but having great difficulty holding down the Loot Cruiser. Apparently it was very fast.
This sparked a little interest, so I started up Pyfa to look at what ship I might put together to combat this. I looked at the Cruiser hulls with Stasis Webifier bonuses – the Vigilant, Huginn, Ashimmu and Loki (with an Immobility Driver Subsystem). In the end I flew to Jita and fitted out a dual web Loki with Autocannons and quite a beefy shield tank.
I’ve ran half a dozen sites now and the Loki has worked fine. With 29km bonus-ed Caldari Web’s it was able to grab and slow down the Loot Cruiser. I was also able to take it down ok with 600DPS, but to be honest I could do with a bit more. I found I tended to overheat to get it down quicker.
Once again however I found every site I ran was contested – often by a couple people. While I am by default courteous and warp out of active sites, I find those same people rarely return the same favour. I know it is (a very much encouraged) part of the game, but it tends to quickly give me a case of the “can’t be farked”.
There is apparently a battleship version of the site (that maybe has to be scanned down), and I also noticed when I killed one of the frigate rats in the site that it also dropped loot. In addition – you get negative standings with the Vigilant Tyrannos Corp, which I believe will result in more hostile reactions from Drifters.
I might try some more of the sites later – possibly by moving to quieter areas.