Sunday, March 16, 2014

Upgrading the old C4 Rattler

I feel that I have tried the plexing Vargur as much as I want to.

In fact, I have quite a lot of them, and the system is now clean and nice. I have my trusty Orca and closing Scorpion in here and could easily secure the system. I was on my way moving out since I already got a bit bored - 20 minutes per site is a bit to slow, even if salvaging as you go gives you a little bit more to do while the guns dispatch of the sleepers.

I decide that before I pull down the POS and leave for something else, I should at least clean the remaining sites. After all, it should be worth closer to two billion, even with the nanoribbon prices of today. I won't go through the pain of grinding them in the Vargur thou, instead I will just upgrade my Rattler-fit to be able to cope with Information Sanctums. One night of plexing should do it.

Since I used a pair of Rattlers for C4's last time, a few things have changed;
  • The resist bonus is now 4% instead of 5% (per level). 
  • The Omni tracking links now run scripts 
  • I'm now going for Information Sanctums which is a little bit harder than Frontier Barracks I used to prefer.
I need to buff the tank a bit and maybe compensate lost range/tracking (have not checked exactly what the new Omni tracking links do to the original fit) with warpin-points for each site so I don't have to fight at 100km.

This is what I came up with;

Rattlesnake, upgraded C4 plexer

High power
2x Large Remote Capacitor Transmitter II
2x Large Remote Shield Booster II
True Sansha Large EMP Smartbomb
1x Drone Link Augmentor II

Medium power
2x Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
1x Dread Guristas Adaptive Invulnerability Field
1x Gistum C-Type EM Ward Amplifier
3x Federation Navy Omnidirectional Tracking Link + scripts

Low power
1x Damage Controller II
1x Co-Processor II
4x Drone Damage Amplifier II

Rig Slot
1x Large Egress Port Maximizer II
1x Large Anti-Thermal Screen Reinforcer II
1x Large Drone Control Range Augmentor I

1x Targeting Range Script

5x Warrior II
5x Hammerhead II
5x Garde II
5x Light Armor Maintenance Bot I
5x Bouncer II

The faction invulnerability field and two tech 2 shield transports instead of one should hopefully be enough to compensate for the lost tank. I really don't like to have to fit CPU-mods in the lows, but in this case I think it's worth it.

I have also replaced one of the Drone Links with one of those nifty smartbombs I had so much fun with on the Vargur (remember: Red Giant effects!). Yes, yes, I know, it is totally incompatible with using sentries, I guess I just have to either pull drones or range when using them. This is really just for clearing the 12 sites I have left.

Little did I know that I only would get halfway through those sites before my failure to be vigilant would punish me in the worst way possible.

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