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

Apocrypha – I am in your wormhole

The first few times I tested Apocrypha on the test server it seemed to be in a very buggy state. They’ll never finish this in time, is what I thought. But today’s test got me a bit more optimistic. I could actually use the star map, put together a T3 ship and scan and find stuff ! Other people have already done tutorials on exploration and some of the other new stuff so I won’t go too deep into that !


The T3 cruiser i put together was a Caldari missile boat. Passively tanked. It worked rather well, but didn’t have the firepower of the drake. This makes me wonder what exactly the point is of these T3 ships, besides the coolness factor ofcourse. It’s handy to turn the cruiser from a missile boat in a gun boat, swapping out a few modules, but I cannot see any other benefits. They don’t seem to be much better than a HAC. Or I am missing the point and / or didn’t set it up right.

I managed to scan down a wormhole. It’s not very easy to get the hang of placing the probes in a 3d environment, but once the red sphere shows up and then red and yellow dots, it’s doable. Some screenshots below :).


Once inside the wormhole space, all you see are a few planets and not much else. The onboard scanner revealed 3 sites though, each had 2 battleships in it. They didn’t mess around and had my shields to 75% in no time, so I warped out quickly. Another site had like 8 frigs and a few towers. I could tank them while being scrammed, neuted and webbed, but they tank very well and it took quite some time to destroy at least the scramming frigs. This escalates the site though, spawning 2 battleship and a handful of cruisers ! I didn’t mess about and warped out right away ;). A friend who was in a cov-ops in the wormhole space reported about 18 sites on the scan probes ! So plenty to scan down :). This obviously is a group effort deal, where you will probably need spider tanks and ecm to be able to deal with the sleepers, not to speak of other players who might drop down on you.

All in all exciting stuff ! Will definately be a lot of fun scanning and probing about, come march 10th (or a few days later as things setlle down) !