Closer to Damnation

14th October 2009 – 5.36 pm

Training in battlecruiser V is complete. I can now sneak command ship skill training in to the queue, breaking the monotony of Amarr cruiser training. I first need to buy the expensive skill book from a war academy, which I do as part of a mineral shopping spree. It doesn't take long to learn the first level of the command ship skill, making the skill pre-requisite tree for the Damantion glow with green ticks.

Around three weeks of training for Amarr cruisers IV and V, followed by logistics III and IV, and I will have my Damnation pilot's diploma. Of course, that is not the end of my skill training, not by a long margin. Even if the lure of a heavy interdictor or heavy assault cruiser weren't calling me, or a carrier in my less lucid moments, there is plenty more still to learn. At the very least, training a few more levels of the command ship skill is beneficial, if not necessary and to be expected.

On top of the extra levels in command ships I still have some core skills that I could push up to the maximum level. I could squeeze a little more recharge rate or storage out of the capacitor, given more advanced knowledge of the system, and my missiles could probably pack a little more punch. Coming from a Caldari background means that my experience with armour-based defences is quite limited, a shortcoming when considering hardening the Damnation. I don't want my first command ship to last as long as my ill-fated first Crane transport ship.

There are plenty of skills left to train. I could also use a few ranks here and there in some PvP skills, should the death squad be called upon during wormhole operations. But as part of my current plan, not only do I get closer to the Damnation but I also pass the twenty million skill point mark! It's a little disappointing that I am training Amarr cruiser IV when I pass twenty million skill points, but it is still an notable milestone.

  1. 3 Responses to “Closer to Damnation”

  2. I'm almost at 20 mil SP and nowhere near a command ship! Sounds like you are doing well in your training plan. Can't wait to see screenshots of the Damnation in action!

    By Jaggins on Oct 14, 2009

  3. Almost 35 million and I'm nowhere near a command ship! I'm such a slacker. I did manage to pick up remote whinging level 4 though.

    By Kename Fin on Oct 15, 2009

  4. I think reaching a command ship so soon is owing to starting out focussed as a military pilot, not being able to afford a battleship for ages, and then finding the right corporation in which to flourish.

    And not to worry, capsuleer, screenshots of the Damnation are mandatory.

    By pjharvey on Oct 15, 2009

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