Daily Archives: July 21, 2009

Dominix Designs

While I have not been actively playing much EVE Online, I still play the training “what if” game now and again.  Frankly, it is easier at times to achieve longer term training goals when you are not playing actively because you stop thinking about the short-term tactical goals and focus on more distant achievements.

So I started looking at my alt.

He is already heavy with drone related skills and has capacitor related skills to envy.

Meanwhile Gaff had been talking about people in his corp with AFK level 4 mission running ships based on the Dominix, one of the Gallente battleships, and I was intrigued.  Like my late Cerberus, you fit the ship so your capacitor can keep your active tank constantly refreshed and you are on to something.  And then you just launch your drones and let them do all the work.

It sounded like a worthy experiment, something new to try.

My alt had no Gallente ship skills, so I started him down that path, frigates, cruisers, then battleships while I considered the options.

Looking through the load-outs on BattleClinic, I saw that I could potentially go with a shield tank on the Domi.  However, that seemed out of character for the ship, so I decided to bite the bullet, put in another week or so of training, and go with the active armor tank.

My planned fit so far:

High Slots

  • Drone Link Augmenter

Mid Slots

  • Cap Recharger II x4
  • Drone Navigation Computer I

Low Slots

  • Capacitor Power Relay II
  • Damage Control II
  • Large Armor Repairer II x2
  • Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
  • Armor Kinetic Hardener II
  • Armor Thermic Hardener II

Rigs

  • Auxiliary Nano Pump I
  • Capacitor Control Circuit I x2

That give me a stable capacitor at about 60% and leaves five high slots to fill.  The alt could just fill them with salvagers and tractor beams and clean up as he goes.  He is a bit light on gunnery skills.  For now I suppose he could carry some light rails to swat frigates if it came down to it.

And then there are the drones.  He is ready for Tech II medium drones, Hammerheads and the like, but it will be a while before he can fly Tech II heavy drones.

But he is cleared to fly the Domi as of Sunday.  So he bought the ship.  It costs almost half that of a Raven, and less than half of a Rokh.  Here it is.  I named it Sushi Boat.

Does this ship make me look fat?

Does this ship make me look fat?

I tried to take a picture of it from a flattering angle rather than the usual bulbous front end shot.

And after all this training he can also fly a Myrmidon and just needs Gallente Cruisers V to fly an Ishtar.

So many choices.