The great fun in EVE comes in many different forms and one, which is also profitable mind you, comes in the form of exploration. Using the veritable probe scanner, one scans down sites and proceeds to hack or scan sites with their relic scanners or other modules. It also pays well depending where you are; getting multi billion ISK modules isn’t unheard of, and many successful players even pay for their accounts with it. However, it is a precise craft, and it is often one that either pays handsomely, or proceeds to eviscerate you if you mess up. This guy messed up. Royally. Worse than Seahawks during the last Superbowl.
However, even if someone is careful while exploring, it doesn’t make them immune to other players. Satek Oreye was flying a Damnation that appears to be suffering a severe case of multi-role battlecruisin’. It is fitted with an armor tank, but even the armor tank is silly, as he mixes faction armor mods with Tech II. It isn’t the worst mistake, but the stacking penalties here really affect the modules, and not really worth it if you are running combat sites. A better fit would have an active tank, as you can rep through oncoming fire and be cap stable.
However, the entire ship seems stupid when you really look at it. We here at TMC are completely baffled by what exactly he was doing with his ship. He is fit like a carebear… with boosts and EWAR. So he is really gimping his fit in that sense that he is not really fitting it for the purpose of fighting anything worthwhile. His mid slots don’t even have a tackle mod, which makes him somewhat useless in a solo or small gang setting against other players. He didn’t even max out his remaining turret slots, which is beyond ridiculous no matter how you look at this.
So he lacked DPS, active tank, and tackle mods, while exchanging those tackle mods for a set of EWAR mods that would not have done much to his ability to kill NPCs. At this rate, I would not be surprised if he was killed by an interceptor, as this was a very real possibility with a fit this bad. Assuming they can get past the shield recharge rate, this could have been achieved.
However, the most confusing thing here in this thing other than being fit either by a two-year old or someone with the World of Warcraft mentality is the cargo, which suggests he was either very successful earlier in some relic and data sites, or he was hauling for someone in the worst possible way. This even beat the cargo hauling Paladin I previously wrote about, which honestly takes some pretty incredible skill. However, this time around we found that our Damnation here was not pregnant after we consulted space biologists.
Several billion ISK worth of modules, including officer, deadspace, and plenty of faction mods, were within his cargo, as well as BPCs and other goodies, including a relic scanner, which might suggest he was in fact scanning down sites. However, why he did this in this particular ship and why he doesn’t have any mobile depots to suggest he fit up this way begs the question of what could he have possibly been doing.
Looking at his killboard, we expected this to be a bought account, but no, this pilot is actually a skilled pilot of Mordus Angels, which makes this fit even more inexcusable. This wasn’t a dual tanked fit, but rather one where a pilot tried to cover all possible scenarios, and instead ended up being very bad at all of them.
The lesson here, kids, is that EVE is like rock, paper, scissors. You can’t be all three and expect to do well. You either specialize with what your ship allows you to do, or end up being a crippled mess in space. And also, don’t use battlecruisers to haul stuff. It will end badly.
This article originally appeared on TheMittani.com, written by Vos.