A Tengu with 6 Launcher Hardpoints

UntitledYesterday I decided to stream a bit of my adventures in EVE Online, using an overlay that I quickly created (not the one pictured above, that one was my first attempt). It didn’t take long before people came out of the woodwork to tell me that my fit was wrong, that I was playing wrong, and I was doing it all wrong.

Of course.

People judge based on exactly what they see, without knowing any of your history or knowing what you’re up to, which isn’t exactly fair, but I can hardly fault them. They (the people watching) wouldn’t have known that I was showing off some things to a friend (like warping while cloaked), or that I was explaining the difference between missiles and blasters, or that I wanted to show them how to salvage. Instead what they saw was a sub optimal fit and decided to make sure I knew it.

Lesson learned!

I did end up flying home and re-fitting my ship the “proper” way for a PvE Tengu. That means instead of the 4 ‘regular’ launcher hardpoints, I swapped my electronic systems around to allow for two more. So the Tengu is now sporting 6 missile launchers. To be more specific, I’m using this build here:

Ballistic Control System II
Ballistic Control System II
Ballistic Control System II
Ballistic Control System II

Invulnerability Field II
Explosion Dampening Field II
10MN Afterburner II
Domination Shield Boost Amplifier
Gistii B-Type Small Shield Booster
Gistii B-Type Small Shield Booster

Heavy Missile Launcher II
Heavy Missile Launcher II
Heavy Missile Launcher II
Heavy Missile Launcher II
Heavy Missile Launcher II
Heavy Missile Launcher II

Medium Capacitor Control Circuit I
Medium Warhead Rigor Catalyst II
Medium Warhead Rigor Catalyst II

Tengu Defensive – Amplification Node
Tengu Electronics – Dissolution Sequencer
Tengu Propulsion – Fuel Catalyst
Tengu Offensive – Accelerated Ejection Bay
Tengu Engineering – Augmented Capacitor Reservoir

I’m working on faction to replace the ballistic control systems, and I do swap a few other things here and there depending on my mood, but for the most part this is the basics of what I’m flying. The engineering fittings at the bottom are the things that allow you to have 6 launcher hardpoints, in case a newer player is wondering how that works.

I love the ship. I love streaming while I play, too. I’m even working up the courage to actually leave my microphone on. Problem is the community (parts of it) terrify me. We’ll see how it goes.

Fly safe!

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1 Comment

  1. One of my pet peeves in EVE is the (frankly) stupid elitist opinion that there are a best fit. People go on about Stealth Bombers without Bomb Launchers, sub-optimal ammunition and what-not. And although there are ways to fit wrongly the truth of the matter is that if a fit works for the job it was build it is a good fit.

    A fit should reflect how you use the ship. Unorthodox solutions can be awesome in solving problems. This might be anything from fitting two Scrams and Blasters on a stealth bomber to fitting Neutralizers on a Heavy Interdictor. This is especially true when setting up a fleet. The fleets members should as w group be awesome, not as individuals.

    I’m so stepping of my soap-box now… :)

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