Day EightSame stuff as yesterday, check the static, decide if I want to bother with some plexing or not. Checking POSes. Scanning down WHs. Closing WHs.
Talking about closing, while explaining my plexing-routine I mentioned my closing Scorpion. Lets have a look at that one, shall we?
While fitting a closing battleship, you have a few options. Do you want to go for a pure defensive fit (warp core stabs) or do you want something that would have a chance of causing some trouble (ECM, neuts, etc...) to anyone that wanted to interfere with your doings?
A pure defensive fit would be focused on getting away, and fitted with both cloak and warp core stabs would not have a chance to lock anything in time for it to matter. It would take a bubble or two to catch it, but it would be useless in evacing the Orca from a closing that turned to hot to handle. And its really the Orca you don't want to lose, a closing BS should be considered collateral waiting to happen.
So I went for a compromise for my Scorp.
Scorp, 'WH-closer/escort' bastard
1x Improved Cloaking Device II
1x Core Probe Launcher I
1x E500 Prototype Energy Vampire
2x Heavy Unstable Power Fluctuator I
1x Sensor Booster II
1x ECM - Ion Field Projector II
2x ECM - Multispectral Jammer II
1x ECM - Spatial Destabilizer II
1x ECM - White Noise Generator II
1x Prototype 100MN Microwarpdrive I
1x ECM - Phase Inverter II
1x Damage Control II
2x 1600mm Reinforced Steel Plates II
1x Signal Distortion Amplifier II
1x Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
1x Large Particle Dispersion Augmentor I
2x Large Trimark Armor Pump I
5x Warrior II
5x Hammerhead II
The cloak make it terribly slow to lock stuff, but it gives it the ability to scout holes unseen for a longer period of time, and that's extremely valuable. In all other respects it's fit for messing with tackle while the Orca tries to break free.
A bubble and a web would of course spell doom, but if anyone had managed to get that to the WH without me spotting it, it had failed in its role as a scout anyhow.