Ecaf will turn 5 years old in the early part of next year and is due to pass 65m sp in a few days time.
He does a variety of things quite well and has spent since January 2010 training up all the Engineering, Electronics and Mechanic skills to bring those up to a good level before remapping out all his Intelligence and Memory in favour of maxing Perception and Willpower in order to get on with some serious ship and weapons training. The IntMem plan is scheduled to be done by the end of the year a short while before his 5th birthday.
So to celebrate his birthday I want to train him for a shiny new ship but which one?
He is almost purely Gallente skilled with a few levels in Minmatar Frigate and Cruiser, mainly because I wanted a Hurricane.
He can fly all Gallente T1 ships except Dreadnought, Mothership and Titan, all Gallente T2 ships except Interdictor, Heavy Interdictor, Command Ship, Black Ops and Marauder. He can also fly Exhumers.
Motherships and Titans are out as he is far too useful to leave him sitting in one ship.
I don't fancy DICs or HICs and my alt flies those well anyway.
An Orca is not far away but I prefer to be in a Hulk on mining ops so that doesn't appeal so much. The same really applies for a Rorqual which I could get in very quickly although lacking in gang link modules.
I can train Dreadnought and Capital Turret right now so the only real training requirement for a Moros is Advanced Weapon Upgrades 5 that I need for the Siege Module.
I need Battlecruisers 5 for the Command Ship and still have no Warfare Link skills so there’s a fair bit of training needed for that.
Black Ops I need quite a bit as well for Covert Cynos and Jump Portals.
A Marauder I only need Advanced Weapon Upgrades 5 so a few weeks training for that.
There is also the T3 of course. I don't have any subsystem skills at all yet but they're only rank 1 skills.
The other option is to finally properly cross-train another race, but which one?
I have very good Hybrid and Drone skills and some Missile skills but almost nothing in Projectile and Energy turrets. All types of E-war skills will be up to scratch by January and my Shield and Armour tanking skills are both good although Shield could be topped a little more.
I'm stuck with too many toys on the shelf to choose from!
So any ideas or inspirations out there for me to open up a new box of fun?