I went ahead and finished up the skills and bought the Cerberus heavy assault ship I mentioned a few posts back.
I wanted a new project to tinker around with I guess. And, as I said before, while investing 100 million ISK in a science project seems a bit much, the nice thing about EVE is that I can always just package the ship up and sell it to somebody else to get my money back.
So I picked up the ship and fitted it out first with items I had on hand and ran a few level 4 missions along with my main, basically doing the same thing that I do with my alt when he flies his Drake, just to get a feel for the ship. In that role, the Cerberus is a waste of ISK.
So I started digging through Battle Clinic‘s EVE ship fittings forum to see if I could come up with a good mission running setup.
I found one that caught my eye, modified it a little bit, and have been trying it out.
5 x Heavy Missile Launch II
1x Medium Shield Booster II
1x 10mn Afterburner II
3x Mission Specific Damage Resistance Amplifiers
2x Ballistic Control Unit II
2x Capacitor Flux Coil II
2x Capacitor Control Unit I
What this setup allows me to do is leave the afterburner and the shield booster running all the time, with the capacitor stable at approximately 50%. The shield keeps filling up and I am moving along at a little over 500 m/s.
With this I have been able to blow through level 3 missions solo without breaking a sweat. I have not tried to solo a level 4 so far. I worry a bit about the damage output using just heave missiles and missions turning into battles of endurance as I slowly chop down ship after ship.