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Posted: Mar 12th 2012 4:25PM Broadcastorm said

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Awesome! Looking quite interesting to me, I will give it a go very soon, since it is rather cheap to experiment.

Posted: Dec 18th 2011 11:39PM smg77 said

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I really wanted the Naga to be a torpedo boat. :(

Posted: Dec 19th 2011 12:33AM h4ngedm4n said

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Man you must be loaded to consider 20 mil for 1 rig to be a small amount of money.

Posted: Dec 19th 2011 1:08AM SgtBaker1234556 said

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@h4ngedm4n

ISK is only an issue to begin with. In the old days, once you got into 0.0, you could easily grind around 1billion/hour in sancs. 20 mil is indeed small change.
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Posted: Dec 19th 2011 8:39AM DairamX2 said

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@SgtBaker1234556
1 billion isk per hour? Please sir don't steer the high sec carebears the wrong way. no where in 0.0 can you "easily grind around 1billion/hour in sancs. "

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Posted: Dec 19th 2011 12:01PM Brendan Drain said

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@h4ngedm4n WIth the cost of a full rack of T2 Neutron blasters sitting at around 60mil, 20mil for a rig isn't really a stretch. A budget version of the sniper and close-range blaster setups can be made with cheaper named modules and navy ammo, but the long-range blaster fit relies on T2 neutrons with Null L ammo, so it's going to be expensive no matter what.

If you'd like to fly the Naga on the cheap, my advice is to use the sniper version. Named railguns have almost as much range as T2, and the cost is far more reasonable. T2 tracking computers and damage mods aren't too expensive either, so I'd be inclined to keep them in order to keep damage high at 100km. I don't think a cheap blaster Naga can work, because you'd almost always be better off in a different ship. The Naga's trick with blasters is dealing over 1k DPS, and to do that it really needs tech 2 guns.
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Posted: Dec 19th 2011 12:30PM Rick1975 said

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@h4ngedm4n

LOL sorry not raggin on you or anything, but 20mill is pretty much nothing. I once lost a damnation (pretty epic battle that might be on youtube somewhere) where I had about 20 ships and almost 100 drones on me.. lost the armor implanted clone too! What made it funny was they dropped a warp bubble on me, and even being webbed I still flew out of it.. but then they dropped another :-/
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Posted: Dec 19th 2011 12:55AM (Unverified) said

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how do you fit a naga when you are caldari and can fly drake missiles boats. naga is fail for caldari = missiles. naga = gallente boats. need a fix ccp.

Posted: Dec 19th 2011 5:19AM Moonaura said

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@(Unverified) Caldari have always used both missiles and hybrids. Forever and ever and ever. Just because you thought it was a missiles only race does not make it so. Torpedos sucked anyway on this ship, 25% bonus and a range bonus? Hello.
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Posted: Dec 19th 2011 12:40PM Rick1975 said

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@Moonaura

I know the poster sounds like a bit of a noob, I mean maybe hes never seen a caldari eagle or something.. But a range bonus to missles in some cases isnt a bad thing, and I think some ships might even have it if I remember.. A ROF bonus for torps on this would have been lols though!
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Posted: Dec 19th 2011 1:42AM foofad said

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This is what I've been using:


[Naga, Tanky Blaster Naga]

Ion Blaster Cannon II, Void L
Ion Blaster Cannon II, Void L
Ion Blaster Cannon II, Void L
Ion Blaster Cannon II, Void L
Ion Blaster Cannon II, Void L
Ion Blaster Cannon II, Void L
Ion Blaster Cannon II, Void L
Ion Blaster Cannon II, Void L

Invulnerability Field II
Invulnerability Field II
Large Shield Extender II
Large Shield Extender II
Warp Scrambler II
10MN MicroWarpdrive II

Damage Control II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II

Medium Core Defence Field Extender I
Medium Core Defence Field Extender I
Medium Core Defence Field Extender I

Tanks as well as the other BCs (51k EHP) and gets 1044 DPS with Void. It doesn't need to be a glass cannon.

Posted: Dec 19th 2011 12:30PM Brendan Drain said

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@foofad I like this on paper, it's a tanky blaster boat for max damage at close range. The issue with this setup is that the Naga has a severe problem with turret tracking and just using ions doesn't fix it. You'll hit stationary battleships just fine, but even a slow-moving battleship is very hard for this setup to track within warp scrambler range. Against a moving battleship with no afterburner, you can expect to deal around 900 DPS max, less if you close in below 7.5km. You'll never actually reach 1044 DPS unless both yourself and the target are stationary, and then you're a massive sitting duck.

The only real way to solve that problem is heavily webbing the target, or getting out to a distance at which you don't need webs to track effectively. That really only leaves three options:
1) Fly your setup in a gang with other heavy webbers and let your ship be almost stationary between 5km and 9km for optimum dps.
2) Sacrifice tank for webs to let your blasters hit.
3) Play to the Naga's strengths as a long-range ship by using the Null setup above.

You can verify this by playing around with EFT's DPS graphs, the goal with blaster ships being that you need to make the ship able to deal practically 100% of its damage against moving targets at its operation range (warp scramble/disruptor range).
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Posted: Dec 19th 2011 3:22AM EdmundDante said

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Yah - it was odd that the Naga wasn't a torp boat. It should have been.

Posted: Dec 19th 2011 8:40AM DairamX2 said

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@EdmundDante

From what i heard on sisi with the torps it was too overpowered so they removed it. I too was sad since I love the way the Naga looks
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Posted: Dec 19th 2011 10:10AM Calfis said

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@DairamX2

But overpowered is what people want :)
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Posted: Dec 19th 2011 12:31PM DairamX2 said

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@Calfis
Trust me I want it too. But I'm sure you've been on the forums and seen the people crying about the Tornado
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Posted: Dec 19th 2011 12:36PM Rick1975 said

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@EdmundDante

Yeah a torp boat would have been fun.. :-/

I almost resubbed Eve just to see this thing, but... eh...
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Posted: Dec 19th 2011 1:31PM Juicer said

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i would have like to see a caldari missle boat aswell. Turrets provide far more DPS but missles dont miss nearly as much. I cant see how it would have been that over powered...

Posted: Dec 19th 2011 6:34PM Brendan Drain said

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@Juicer I don't think it was about it being overpowered. The new BCs seem like they're designed to be heavy-hitters for cruiser fleets, and those fleets don't want ships whose weapons take 10 seconds or more to hit the target. You need agile DPS, able to hit the primary target almost instantly, switch between targets immediately when called and not waste DPS time on dead enemies.
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Posted: Dec 20th 2011 4:19AM (Unverified) said

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Glass cannon follows Eve's mentality of destroying alot of ships and fueling the economy. Unfourtunately it also means alot of time spent getting a new ship and refitting it. They should really create some kind of auto-fit system so that you cant get back into the action quicker rather than flying around for 30 mins to find the parts you need.

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