niki lasvegas

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  1. t2 gunned vindi with t1 turrets and travel mods

    This is worth it guys btw.
  2. Fleet Efficiency Drones and Drone Bunnies

    Hey Anakin Welcome to the Forums! Im glad you are enjoying your time in Warp To Me. Incursion Sansha is not like any other mobs you see in highsec. Triglavians included. These pesky rats are indeed more tanky than any normal rats out there. 5 light drones are actually doing very little damage to an Eystur, Renyn or a Schmael. Just gonna throw some numbers at you: im going to be generous and will say you have 100 paper DPS with your 5 light drones, which is a really high number for that. We are talking about 9000 EHP on those frigs. So even if you are not counting regeneration, travel time and damage application (which is a huge mistake xD) 5 light drones will take one and a half minutes just to kill 1 single frigate. To be frank light drones are actually pretty useless overall in HQs plus they also die easily if they get any kind of aggro. Very ineffective. If it was me i would suggest that all the battleship should fly heavy drones exclusively in headquarters, using all the bandwidth they have. Some snowflake ships with 50 or less drone bandwidth are exceptions of course. Now then what to do to kill frigates faster, right? The answer is similar to how to overall upgrade site times, how to be faster, how to have better ISK/h: Upgrade. Upgrade hulls and upgrade modules. Learning the sites also helps. Taking roles, watching what actually happening not just brainlessly auto-piloting For the DDD The upgrade part is simpler. When the person has the ISK for it get into an optimal vindicator fit with 2 webs and 2 tracking enhancers (the DDD instead of drone damage amp benefits more from enhancers, so thats different from the rest of the vindis). A vindicator has the potential to tear apart any frigate super-easily even without any lightdrones. Now mastering the DDD piloting-wise can be an actual challenge. Takes a fair amount of experience, some hours actually doing the job. But if anyone is interested here is some help from yours truly: By the way about sites : yesterday we had 2 hours when we had almost 6 sites each hour ( 178 mil/h + LP ) and we had 30 minutes when we reached 226 mil/h + LP which in theory would have been a bit more than 7 sites an hour Speaking for myself i had some real fun for sure in those hours. As you said it is highly dependable on competition and sites, but it also depends on how newbro the WTM fleet is overall which is really fluctuating. Sometimes can be a really rookie fleet sometimes not so much. As long as everybody is trying their best that is just fine.
  3. niki's shop

    WTS this baby. Price is 3 bil. 2.5 bil if i know you and i like you. Disclaimer: i dont really like anybody. SOLD
  4. niki's shop

    Hey guys. I thought i'll just toss here what im about to sell to give a chance to take a look at it before i dump the items. I can create contract anywhere in HS for you. Its and Endless Work In Progress of course, hopefully i wont forget to update. If you are interested in an item, please contact me via ingame mail!
  5. Leshak Tactics

    Hey guys! Just wanted to share my POV about the Leshak, and provide a basic guideline about how you should fly this beautiful snowflake in a WTM fleet. So here goes nothing! GENERAL TIPS: With every guide the first general and golden rule should always be: "USE COMMON SENSE, PLEASE!" So there you have it. Its not hard. You just have to think a little bit Second golden rule is: "ALWAYS LISTEN TO YOUR FC!" Maybe there is something unusual thing going on and fleet needs to react and adjust. Please do so! The Leshak is not a "DPS", neither a "SNIPER" ship. Its a snowflake. If you want to fly it, then please fly it properly. Basically you will need to anchor yourself all the time, not following AAA or VVV around. Most of the times you need to shoot out of tagging order, something different. I really do expect all my Leshaks to actually put effort into flying their ships as long as they are in my fleet. Getting The Precursor Battleship Level up to 5 is super important. Its an amazing bump to your efficiency. For real. I mean sure, weapon spec to 5 is nice too, but you can leave it temporarily at 4 in order to train Battleship Level 5. Its way more important! Always try to use the Occult ammo. You should use Mystic only when you enter a pocket and you are burning into position, or if you are finishing a wave and you are prepping for the next one but still removing the remnant of the wave. This ship is all about its weapon spool-up. You should aim to shoot a single ship continuously as long as possible, preferably with Occult. Its basically a guessing game: you need to guess the ship that normally would die last on the grid. And try to shoot that ship with Occult. When it dies you just simply reset the game. Exceptions: - Spawn Trigger Ships: you need to exclude those from this game for obvious reasons. - Outuni Mesen: if there are 2 or 3 on the grid at the same time then they are just too dangerous to completely ignore them in a shield fleet. Even if you are a Leshak. So they come before the game. Don't be scared to break the spool-up of the Mystic if you know you can shoot with Occult around 20 times or more after the switch on the same boat. Don't be afraid of burning as much as you want. This ship has mad cap stability. Use it! Keep at range 15 km on your main target is a really easy way to keep the spool going until they go poof. Especially if they are burning somewhere. If they are 20 or more km away, that's where you can start worrying about breaking the spool with Occult. I'd suggest to adjust your position if they are more than 20 km away. You should always shoot something. There is no excuse to ever stop shooting with this ship. You have everything in order to do so: You can switch ammo instantly, you can always burn whenever you are not in range cuz you have the cap for it, you have somewhat decent tracking to even try your luck on frigs and you have a ridiculously short cycle time. Jack of all trades. In my opinion utility high slots are not important for the Leshak in a WTM fleet. So if you are missing some fitting space (PG or more likely CPU) you can try to adjust your fitting by using up less on the high slots. Nevertheless if anyone feels like stuffing one or maybe two remote armors to utility highs feel free to do so! The ship indeed has a bonus for it. Just be careful about the tight CPU fitting limit. But more importantly as a Leshak you should never broadcast for cap if you are not neuted, so please dont cap yourself out with them! Overloading: in case of contest you can easily continuously overheat your single gun during almost (if not) the whole site! You can train relevant skills for better results of course, but just try it out! Experience your personal limit with it! Just don't burn out your gun pretty please. For more info this guide is probably on point with overheating: Overloading RNG is involved of course, so i could be wrong but in my test runs it worked. Depending on fleet comp and fleet numbers you always want to adjust your targets. I know. This is actually "hard". But after a site or two you will get a good feeling about your fleet. If snipers need help, you shoot sniper targets. If DPS needs help, you shoot DPS targets. Its not a big deal if you make a mistake with this, don't worry. As long as you are shooting, you are good! But properly adjusting yourself for fleet needs with a Leshak means shorter site time. I will write a few examples later on. With multiple Leshaks in fleet you guys can communicate with each other and try to not shoot the same target. Remember: the longer the spool the shorter the site time! Altho' be careful to not flood voice comms. Maybe its best to just use a private convo. Of course this is getting harder with more Leshaks in fleet. I do understand that. I guess you can just always try to find a target for yourself that no one is shooting just yet. Thats not that hard. Expect damage agro! If you are doing everything correctly with proper skill set and fit then don't be surprised that damage agro will often times land on you! Anticipate some agro switch on your ship, be on the lookout and please broadcast on time! Taking fleet roles with the Leshak is not the best idea. - You should never try to MTAC (gun range problem + possible niarja jam). - You should never try to AAA (you dont have enough range to shoot properly). - You should probably not try to DDD or HHH (lack of webs). - You might be able to VVV in it, but its not really optimal to do so (lack of agility and occasional gun range problem). - You already have a unique role in fleet. Its called "Leshak"! SITE BY SITE GUIDE: I'll try to give you examples here. Mostly just presuming you are the only Leshak in fleet. Sometimes you have to adjust your targets depending your fleet as i wrote above. I'm sorry this is not a sandbag ship, you actually have to use your brain, not just your eyes Hey now! Don't blame me! You chose to fly it. True Power Provisional Headquarters (TPPH) First pocket: Usually you start Mystic on Outuni and burn to Occult range of the second tagged Osti (in most fleets it should be tag 5). When you are there immediately switch to Occult and shoot it until its dead. After that use best judgement what to shoot meanwhile burning to The Second Gate. - If super-light on snipers then instead of Osti you do the same thing just with the Vylade. - If fleet is really light on numbers, then you do the same, just Occult the Outuni and then Occult the healthiest Osti! Second pocket: Again start with Mystic on first Antem and immediately burn to the second Osti (should be tag 4) switch and shoot with Occult when you can. After its dead burn to the Third Gate and spool on whatever you can best! - If fleet is sniper light you should burn to 2nd Antem and Occult it. If you are super-sniper light then i guess you need to shoot the Mara as well before Antems. Remember: do not burn much while shooting the Mara, cuz it ruins your tracking. - If fleet is low on numbers then kill Mara and then Occult the second Osti. Third pocket: - First wave: Mystic the last romi and start to burn! You can actually choose in between 2 things. If you feel like helping the HHH (cuz maybe they need some help) just keep shooting Romies backwards (skip the one that is actually being shot by HHH). When there are only 2 Osties left burn to your one and only anchor spot which should be 80 km from beacon and 20 km to the left from the tower (exactly where the last VVV spot is). The second thing you can do is try to Occult the last Osti that is not a wave trigger, which is usually tagged as 3. Important!!! Don't shoot the last tagged Osti (usually tag 9 or Z). You can start burning to your anchor when its about to hit armor. Good news: you can stay on this anchor spot until payout If super-sniper light you might need to help out with killing the Mara at the beginning of this wave. - Second wave: Start with the second to last Osti (usually tag 6). Again, its important to not shoot the last, wave trigger Osti (9 or Z)! After it goes poof you can help out with killing Romies similar to 1st wave or just spool on something that you think is best (except the wave trigger). If fleet is light on numbers you should primary the Intaki and then go business as usual. - Third wave: Occult the last tagged Outuni. When it goes poof you should shoot one of the two Osties. This wave can go a lot of ways. So after these 2 ships just get ready to spool on whatever needed and/or left. You should try to even kill the very last frig on grid if that's the only thing preventing you from tower bash. After tower spawns Occult it, drone it and enjoy your bio! Nation Rebirth Facility (NRF) First Wave: Mystic the last tagged Vylade and burn to the last tagged Osti. When you can, switch to Occult and shoot it! When it dies find the next best thing to spool on. When there is only 2 Battleships left, burn to your first anchor spot: 85 km from beacon, 45 km to the right from tower. Its roughly around the very last VVV spot, just about 10 kms from AAA. The goal is to be in Occult range of the spawning Yulais. - If light on snipers then you need to primary Vylades. If super-light on snipers, need to kill Maras as well. - If light on DPS then change your anchoring to roughly around DPS anchor spot cuz you gonna shoot Osties next wave! Second wave: Occult Yulais! Preferably backwards, but you should start shooting them even if there are no tags yet. Remember, spooling time is everything for this ship! After all the Yulais are dead shoot whatever is left and burn to next DPS anchor spot (you can look for VVV guide or for the actual on-site VVV for help). - If fleet is really light on DPS then you should shoot Osties backwards in this wave. Third wave: Occult Yulais first, then whatever is left! If there are only 3 ships left on grid you should start burning to exactly where you were anchoring the first time! (85 km from beacon, 45 km to the right from tower). Fourth wave: This is when it becomes a little bit tricky. you can easily find yourself out of position in this wave. Don't worry about it too much. Mystic the last tagged Outuni, even if there is only one. - Stay about 30km to AAA to ensure you are still in logi range and Mystic the Yulais backwards. Then Occult Osties backwards. - If fleet is DPS light or you have faith in Snipers to finish the job without you then you should simply shoot Osties backwards after your Outuni with Occult of course. - If fleet is low on numbers you should shoot the last Intaki after your Outuni. After that Last Osti and so on. Remember: never stop shooting until payout, please! True Creations Research Center (TCRC) After entrance Mystic the last tagged Outuni and start burning to the tower. Lean a bit to left to evade the incoming Vindi Train! Be careful to not be completely out of logi range due to early burning! In all fairness that's actually pretty hard to achieve in this site. Nevertheless you should better check! After your Outuni dies Occult the tower ASAP and never stop until it blows up. You should sit next to Vindicators nice and close to the Tower for reasons you can find in one of my posts in this thread. In case of jam you re-spool on the tower and cry silently (F). When tower hits 50% hull lock up the warp disrupting ships (usually just Schmaels and Auga). At 20% hull you should recall drones and start to align to your FC's broadcast. After tower start shooting the "scrams". When "scrams are clear" and your FC tells you to warp you leave the site with the rest of the battleships. Be super careful in this site! Chances are if you are doing everything correctly, then at some point there will be a huge agro switch onto you! On-time broadcast is essential to stay alive in a TCRC! The Kundalini Manifest (MOM) After entrance you start burning to the Kundi and start shooting The first tagged Outuni if present. If not then the first tagged Arnon. If there are no Outunis and no Arnons then i guess you can try to shoot the Bombers while you are burning to the Kundalini. Do Not Bump It Pretty Please! Should keep at range 15 km! When you are in Occult range you start spooling on it ASAP. Its really important, because your ship is literally designed for something big, like this. In case of jam you start to shoot the Kundalini again. You never stop shooting it until its dead. And then enjoy the payout. ADVANCED TIPS: I would like to point out that you already spent a huge amount of ISK to get this ship into WTM. So while you are at it you should probably go all the way and do the bling properly. Pimp it out as much as possible! Even with some Abyssal Sinks (Cough-cough i am currently selling 3 of these, contact me for more info SOLD! ), and Augmented Ogres! The only modules not really important in this ship are the utility high slots. In case of a contest you can go really crazy with overheating your gun cuz this ship can actually take it. A lot will depend on you when it comes to a TCRC contest! Try to shoot the tower as soon as possible and try to overload all the way! Be careful tho', you really don't want to burn your gun out. You can equip a Mobile Depot and a local Sensor Booster with ECCM Script into your cargo hold. When it comes to TCRC tower bash after burning into position you can drop the Depot, switch your MWD to the SeBo and try to resist those Niarja jams. BE AWARE! You need to refit again switching back the MWD when the tower is at 50% hull. Also don't forget to scoop your Depot before you start aligning out! A lot of possible mistakes come with this, so you need your A-Game, or don't even try it. You can go full-on nuts and get several guns into your cargo hold and just switch them when they are close to burning out. Only possible with a friendly Orca/Nestor around or at the very beginning of a TPPH tower bash with an earlier deployed Depot. This way you don't have to go to a Citadel every time you overheated your gun. You can paste the utility high modules, but the gun would be too expensive. Never stop thinking about what else you could do to improve! I'm pretty sure there are plenty other tips and tricks with this ship, but i should probably stop for now. My personal take on recommended implants (disclaimer: it's not going to be cheap, but it also won't be "ultra-high end"): High-grade Ascendancy Alpha High-grade Ascendancy Beta High-grade Ascendancy Gamma High-grade Ascendancy Delta High-grade Ascendancy Epsilon Eifyr and Co. 'Rogue' Warp Drive Speed WS-618 (available in Concord LP Store) Ogdin's Eye Coordination Enhancer Inherent Implants 'Squire' Capacitor Management EM-806 (available in Concord LP Store) Inherent Implants 'Lancer' Gunnery RF-906 (available in Concord LP Store) There is really no useful implant here for a shield Leshak so far, only an armor buffer: Inherent Implants 'Noble' Hull Upgrades HG-1006. Would not really recommend to buy this for a WTM fleet. Hoping for a weapon +6% damage sometime in the future. Okay... This has gotten much bigger than i thought it would. Sorry about that. If anything else comes to my mind i will adjust / remove / add things if and when i feel like it. Feel free to share your own thoughts below!
  6. Newbro's Request

    Or better yet, ppl just shouldnt forget drones behind.
  7. Newbro's Request

    Ya thats true, you need to burn around and "ninjasalvage" without moving the yellow wrecks. Wont be invited to fleet but as i said you can bookmark and tag beacons for yourself. when the tagged beacon is gone, that means the site is over and you can enter to salvage. Again only true for TPPH and NRF. My recommendation is to not try to salvage TCRC at all. You could be a bit more greedy with some experience under your belt when you get to know sites.
  8. Newbro's Request

    TPPH and NRF are easy to salvage. You can just bookmark and when there is no beacon anymore at the acceleration gate you will know the site doesnt have any sansha rats. I would simply not recommend to try to salvage TCRC sites, just cuz you would have to wait a lot for the leftover sansha to despawn after the site and it only has 7 battleship and some frigate wrecks anyway, so high risk low reward.
  9. New recruits thoughts...

    Glad you enjoyed GLHF, dont die!
  10. What is better for the fleet?

    If you are flying a Mac, please learn how to MTAC: And crossover train into a Vindi So you will have the option of DPS or Sniper.
  11. A Question About SRP

    Math is hard Ask me tomorrow in fleet if there is still something unclear But Izumi pretty much covered it.
  12. 100% Loot Drop Event

    Hmm... I kinda disagree. Usually with a not-so-rookie pilot its probably true. But with the tons of newbro's WTM has it might be actually faster to try to follow an FC broadcast warpto. As for me if im the FC i'd def throw up a broadcast warpto really quickly. Probably wouldnt hurt at all as the experienced pilots would just warp out faster if they can to somewhere else.
  13. Intro

  14. 100% Loot Drop Event

    Im not sure where you guys got your info. But pure sansha kill just got a 100% loot drop. Dont speculate too hard guys. Its just that simple: everything drops if you blow up. No matter PvE or PvP.
  15. 100% Loot Drop Event

    I've got a hunch that any player ship will drop 100% loot, doesnt matter how it blew up.
  16. Drone damage research

    Looks like Ogre won
  17. miss you guys

    Oh i know that face!
  18. Intro

    Welcome to Warp To Me! P.S.: Haven Fun, Shoot Shit, Dont Die!
  19. niki's shop

    WTS for 1 bil You know how to find me. SOLD
  20. Leshak Tactics

    Apparently the implant Zainou 'Gnome' Weapon Upgrades WU-1006 doesnt apply on Leshak Guns. Good to know. Credits go to Svarta Madam for telling me.
  21. TCRC Entry Manoeuver. A Suggestion.

    "which site is this?... so who do i start to orbit?... AAA? booster? errm i have no idea..." So yeah SOP is important. For rookies/newbros. Better not confuse them even more for the most dangerous site. If you are a big enough boy you can decide which one to orbit yourself. In TCRC there is actually little to no difference between a non-webbed AAA and a booster. If you are running standard WTM logi numbers, and not logi-light edgy numbers that is. The booster and the AAA is usually ending up sitting like 10 kms from each other. So it is really not that big of a deal which one you orbit after things calmed down and everybody is just shooting the tower. The big deal is upon entrance if AAA is heavily webbed it just cannot make it to the anchor spot. Thats when you want logies to be in range of everything. Hence orbiting the booster. P.S.: haha love that someone actually noticed the armor boost that makes you the 2nd person ^-^
  22. TLDR Leshak Guide

    Yeah well as i said i dont agree with a few things. But hey you do you! Still better than not having anything o7
  23. TLDR Leshak Guide

    So there are a few things i dont completely agree in this. But only 1 thats worth mentioning. The rest is meh. WS-618 is just a too good implant even on its own without ascendencies. Always better than EO-606.
  24. Something curious

    Yeah. Usually towers respawn. I think its close to 1 hour but more than 30 mins for sure to respawn.
  25. Standard Praxis Fit?

    I am pretty sure that every single commander and linepilot would be thrilled if you would FC another Praxis Funfleet @Juan Carlos Minjita