08 November 2012

Retribution Ships

  You may have already seen it by now but the new ships set to launch in (or around) Retribution are starting to take shape on Duality.  I always love new ships in EvE and have been wanting some more destroyers to play with for a long time.  The destroyer hulls have always been a mixed bag so I'm excited to see more options here.  I am especially excited about the Amarr and Minmatar hulls.

  The Amarr Tier 2 destroyer promises to be a mini-curse in many ways.  It appears to be geared towards energy dampening and drone based combat.  It will likely be a tough one to fly and require a bit of real life skill from the pilot but looks interesting.  The Minmatar variant on the other hand, is shaping up to be a very nice kiting machine.  It looks to be fairly fast and agile while packing a little weaker punch than the minnie's may be used to.  The Gallente and Caldari versions will be welcomed options but I don't see much to set them aside from better options in a frigate/destroyer hull roam if I'm honest.

  Visually the Amarr version is the best (IMHO of course) with the Caldari coming in second.  The Minmatar looks pretty racially accurate but kind of looks like a souped up transport ship or something, not the Minnie's best work.  The Gallente ship seems interesting but it's just not my cup of tea; I'm sure others will like it just fine though.

  Then of course there is the new Ore frigate which I'm not sure will find a lot of use but looks very cool nonetheless.  

There is also a new Salvage Drone which in itself may not be very useful except for those Goons looking to sweep the field a little faster :)  But, I am very much hoping this starts a trend into more utility drones or just more cool drones in general.  The small webbing drones were awesome and I think more cool toys is just fun  for anyone.

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