Friday, July 28, 2006

I'm now qualified to pilot Gallente Battleships

After about a week of training the last 2 skills I needed, I now have the PPL qualifications to pilot Gallente Battleships. That's no small feat let me tell you! Just to give you an idea, this is the current list of skills that was needed to be trained to various levels.

Acceleration Control
Controlled Bursts
Cruise Missiles
Defender Missiles
Drone Interfacing
Energy Grid Upgrades
Energy Management
Energy Pulse Weapons
Energy Systems Operation
Evasive Maneuvering
FoF Missiles
Fuel Conservation
Gallente Battleship
Gallente Cruiser
Gallente Frigate
Heavy Drone Operation
High Speed Maneuvering

Hull Upgrades
Large Hybrid Turret
Long Range Targeting
Missile Launcher Operation
Motion Prediction
Rapid Firing
Repair Systems
Shield Management
Shield Operation
Shield Upgrades
Signature Analysis
Spaceship Command
Surgical Strike
Tactical Shield Manipulation
TargetingScout Drone Operation
Trajectory Analysis
Warp Drive Operation
Weapon Upgrades

It's a pretty exhaustive list as you can see, and quite a few of these skills need to be at level 4 or even 5. So there's a lot of time invested in training all these skills.

And Phoenix Propulsion Labs has a list of required skills for numerous qualification categories. Which is why I use these lists to plan my skill queue instead, and rarely use ECM or EVEMon anymore. The next qualification that I'm training is "Drone Commander" and "Long Range Ballistics Commander". For the former, I've completed the "Drone Operator" and "Drone Supervisor" qualifications, as for the later, I've completed the "Trainee Long Range Ballistics Operator", the "Long Range Ballistics Operator" and also the " Long Range Ballistics Supervisor". As you can see these are all combat oriented qualification, as I'm trying to become proficient as a Phalanx pilot.

The only thing that I can't train though is experience, that'll only come with time and practice. We'll just have to get out there and train with Phalanx Command.

Time to roll-up my sleeves and get to work. I'll let you know how things go.


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Anonymous said...

I wonder how you will put the cruise missile skill to use while flying the Domi :)

Have you found a decent setup yet?

I used medium tech 2 rails in the highs, cap recharger+target painter in the mediums and active hardener+armor plates in the lows.

Worked nicely for most lvl. 4 missions.

CrazyKinux said...

Hey wise guy, ever heard of a ship called the Megathron which, if I recall correctly has two launcher hardpoints! :)

(wink wink, lol)

You're right though about the Dominix, no use for missiles skills!

I do have a set-up and which was recently used in a high level story line mission. I'll be posting it soon! Nice to hear from you!

Anonymous said...

Real Gallente don't need launchers on board a Megathron...


Looking forward to your setup.