T3 Dropping in price

When T3 came out first, I never thought I’d be interested in buying one. But now that the prices are dropping, it’s becoming a lot more interesting. The Tengu hull now dropped below 400mil, and most of the submodules are now available at around 100mil, except for some of the more desirable ones.

I have been playing around with some Loki and Tengu setups in EFT and I must say there are a lot of interesting possibilities. You can go full out dps, create a cloaking blockade runner, or an allround exploration boat, like this one.

[Tengu, TenguExpl]
Power Diagnostic System II
Ballistic Control System II
Ballistic Control System II

10MN Afterburner II
Codebreaker I
Phased Weapon Navigation Array Generation Extron
Large Shield Booster II
Shield Boost Amplifier II
Invulnerability Field II

Heavy Missile Launcher II, Scourge Heavy Missile
Heavy Missile Launcher II, Scourge Heavy Missile
Heavy Missile Launcher II, Scourge Heavy Missile
Heavy Missile Launcher II, Scourge Heavy Missile
Heavy Missile Launcher II, Scourge Heavy Missile
Salvager I
Core Probe Launcher I, Core Scanner Probe I

Bay Loading Accelerator I
Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I
Core Defence Capacitor Safeguard I

Tengu Defensive – Adaptive Shielding
Tengu Electronics – Emergent Locus Analyzer
Tengu Engineering – Augmented Capacitor Reservoir
Tengu Offensive – Rifling Launcher Pattern
Tengu Propulsion – Gravitational Capacitor

I just bought the T3 strategic cruisers skills, so I’ll be keeping my eye on the Tengu prices. Thing is with waiting, that sometimes you can keep on waiting. Sometimes you just gotta spend some isk, which I don’t do a whole lot of, as I am a bit cheap ;).

To be continued !

Update: Interesting thread on Scrapheal Challenge

Setting up an Ishtar

A few weeks back I built some of these Ishtars, they’re still one of the more expensive HACs on the market, with a nice profit margin. I gave one of them to Bela so she can use it to assist me in lvl 4 missions for example.

Before you say OMG Just buy a domi, they have a bigger tank and are much cheaper !!111!!, yes I know, it’s just a lot of fun flying HACs with their nice resistances and cruiser agility, and I had one at hand anyway ;).

There is a guide on the evelopedia that suggests setting up a passive tank. I guess it would look something like this (screen shot from EFT), though that guide suggests (way) more Shield Power Relays. I didn’t actually try this one out, so you should experiment with this one yourself, in case you would try it.

Ishtar - Isht_Shield

It does look decent, but I decided to go with a traditional armor tank. This leaves the mid slots for some nice extra modules like the Drone Navigation Computer and the Omnidirectional Tracking Link.

Ishtar - Bela_Ish

Also don’t forget the small remote armor repairer module to rep up your drones in case they get hurt !

Tried this setup a few times now, and mission frigs get melted very quickly by the warriors or hobgobs, then it’s onto cruisers with hammerheads II, and if there are any battleships left, the Ogre IIs mob them up. In case of aggro, I just orbit something with the AB on and don’t get hit very hard.

Only tough thing to figure out a decent setup, is the lack of cpu on this ship, it’s all pretty tight !

If you have any comments or suggestions, leave a comment…