Are Marauders worth it for running high-sec level 4 missions? Right now, my missioning character flies a fairly standard PvE Maelstrom, I'm thinking of training him for a Vargur to increase my profits. But Vargurs are pretty expensive, so I'm wondering how much more effective a Marauder really is at level 4's. Would it be a worthwhile investment of my ISK and training time?
I had a Marauder for mission running. It was easier to run them 'cause, as told before, you can shoot and loot at the same time. 40km tractor beam range is very helpful and when you consider, that you have that limited radius, then the advantage of a cruise golem vs. a AC vargur turns to zero, imho. Further you got that big cargo that is helpful if you loot everything and with the vargur you might go for looting everything cause you got the space (ok, looting 800 cap booster are still a pain in the ass if there are too many).
I sold my vargur cause it was dead money for me. I'm more a deadspace-complex-isk-maker and for that a marauder ist too expensive to loose, imho.