Sunday, 21 April 2013

Wormhole Project: Week One.

Week one in the wormhole has been a success for the Bastards alts, after finding the right type of hole, and a good connection Yio and I moved the tower, fuel, and mods in the early hours of the morning. Over the last few days the corp's alts have been moved in and the wormhole team is active and earning money. With the tower fully armed and fuelled, we're good for the coming few weeks. 

This is a straight up money making project for the Bastards, with people wanting to move up to Capitals, and  some more expensive ships, a way to fund this was required. Rather than farming level 5 mission in lowsec like many of our Shadow Cartel brethren we decided to go kill a few sleepers, and earn some isk that way. 

By using purely alts, rather than our mains we can stay active in lowsec, without having to worry about being in the wrong clone, or in the wrong area when the fights kick off. 

The pilots have been running a few sites, getting used to the spider tanked tengu, slightly different to our usual fair of fast nano ships with prop mods, but you with just two fully skilled tengu's we can now run any of the CA's within the C4. Extra tengu's can be added to the chain, and with 500dps per ship the sites are quickly completed. 

[Tengu, RR Passive cheap]
Ballistic Control System II
Ballistic Control System II
Ballistic Control System II
Ballistic Control System II
Damage Control II

Explosive Deflection Amplifier II
Kinetic Deflection Amplifier II
EM Ward Amplifier II
EM Ward Amplifier II
Caldari Navy Large Shield Extender

Heavy Missile Launcher II, Scourge Fury Heavy Missile
Heavy Missile Launcher II, Scourge Fury Heavy Missile
Heavy Missile Launcher II, Scourge Fury Heavy Missile
Heavy Missile Launcher II, Scourge Fury Heavy Missile
Heavy Missile Launcher II, Scourge Fury Heavy Missile
Large Shield Transporter II

Medium Capacitor Control Circuit I
Medium Capacitor Control Circuit II
Medium Capacitor Control Circuit II

Tengu Defensive - Adaptive Shielding
Tengu Electronics - CPU Efficiency Gate
Tengu Engineering - Capacitor Regeneration Matrix
Tengu Offensive - Accelerated Ejection Bay
Tengu Propulsion - Intercalated Nanofibers

The fit is simple, runs to about 450-500m isk to replace, and provides 500dps with Fury, or 450 with Faction, almost impossible to be neuted down by the sleepers, having only two active mods, damage control and the shield transfer. Even under multiple neuts, you are able to turn off the transfer for a cycle and immediately your cap will jump to to 25% allowing you to carry on repairing. 

Each Tengu is able to provide a remote tank of 900omni, and with 60k EHP in the C4 wormholes there isn't a site where Alpha becomes a problem. 

Last night I carried out the first payout for the corp, and transferred our just under 2b in isk to the corps members. Considering this was payment for less than a week inside the hole, and most of the pilots hadn't run sites before it seemed a good start. As the skill levels increase, and the pilots get used to living in the wormhole, they will start to hit the mag, and radar sites in the holes, at which point I expect to see the income pick up considerably. 

Losses will invariably happen at some point, however as all the members are active PVP pilots on their mains they understand both sides of the coin. We had our first really hostile connection last night, where a C6 was connected to our static, they found the K162 into their C6 within 2 mins of it spawning, and our scout watching the hole soon reported a small fleet in bound to the connection, followed by a large fleet!

Moving our PVE fit tengu's back to the safety of our own tower, I onlined the bubbles on the hole, and sat in my stealth bomber ready to chuck a bomb into the hole should they follow us back into a hole. Luckily for their Helios scout the bubbles hadn't quite onlined when he came through, so I didn't waste the bomb as he warped off into our system for a scout around. He soon left the same way he came in, I couldn't resist chucking a bomb at him and his Sabre friend as they both jumped back over the connection.