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New Frontiers


Last edited by AnathemaMatou:
2/7 bunker doesn't drop.
Fri, 14 Nov 2008 19:15 EST


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Raw Materials (1 of 7)


Faction: Mercenaries
Mission Type: Encounter
Space Type: Deadspace
Damage Dealt: All kinds
Recommended Damage Dealing: Therm, Kin
Recommended ships: Nighmare any ship which can tank the initial spawn

You get sent to a belt with 3x Merc Miners (Bestowers, I didn't bother shooting at these and they warp off after a minor so.), 2x Merc Lieutenant, 3x Merc Elite Fighter (Trigger).

Wave 2

2x Merc Lieutenant, 3x Elite Fighter

Wave 3

4x Merc Fighter

Wave 4

4x Merc Commander

Wave 5

4x Merc Commander

Wave 6

2x Merc Commander
4x Merc Fighter

Bring mining ship to mine the Green Arisite roid. Theres also 1995 units of normal Gneiss roids in the belt. Take the 47 units of Green Arisite back to the agent.

Blitz: Do what your agent told ya - mine, don't shoot.

Small facts


Mad Scientist (2 of 7)


Faction: Rogue Drones
Space Type: Deadspace
Damage dealt: All kinds
Recommended Damage Dealing: EM.
Extras: Neutralizer Towers and Stasis Towers
Warp/Scramble: Strain Drones
Recommended ships: Nighmare any passive tanked ship

Blitz: Ignore pocket 1, head straight for the lab in pocket 2. You may prefer to kill the Stasis Towers first.

Warp In

All will spawns almost immediately after you warp in. There are many Raider alvi and Sunder alvi, their orbit is 2-4km. There are only few drone cruisers, so it is not heavy pocket. Shoot the 2 bunkers to stop more respawning

An Alvus Mother drone might spawn.

Pocket 2

(you warp in in 35-45km from all, which aggro immediately):
4x Tower Sentry Drone
2x Drone Stasis Tower
2x Drone Neutralizer Tower
Also few frigs and cruisers.

Destroy "Professor Delainen lab" (more drones spawn). The prof is in the can dropped by the lab.

If you kill drones lookout and bunker first, there's no spawn when you shoot the Professor Delainen lab. When you start killing the professor's lab without killing bunker/lookout first, there are 3, possibly 4, strain infester alvis among the spawn, which web and warp scramble.
If you instapop the Lab, there is no spawn. (Strain spawn might be gone completely, needs verification.)


Toward a Solution (3 of 7)


Mission type: Courier


The Unveiling (4 of 7)


Faction: Rogue Drones
Space Type: Deadspace
Mission Type: Encounter
Damage dealt: All kinds
Recommended Damage Dealing: EM.
Recommended: Nightmare, Drake

Kill the mother drone and get the Elite Drone AI from the can its drops and take to your agent.

Blitz: Okay, if you're looking to blitz this arc, I assume you're already in your passive tanked ship anyway. So just ignore all the respawns (11 frigs, 4 cruisers, 1 elite cruiser (strain annihilator alvum), 1 battlecruiser) and directly kill the Mother Drone. Simple, really. Watch out for drone aggro.

Warp In

Arrive at belt 1 Large Drone and an almost never ending respawns of small/med drones.
When you warp in (nearly 30km from enemies) there are:
3x Drone Light Missile Battery
1x Mother Drone which drops mission loot.

Almost 35-40 ships will spawn after you kill BS.


An unexpected Twist (5 of 7)


Faction: Rogue Drones
Mission Type: Encounter
Space Type: Deadspace
Damage dealt: All kinds
Recommended Damage Dealing: EM.
Extras: Neutralizer Towers and Stasis Towers
Web/scramble: Strain Drones
Recommended ships: Nightmare, Nighthawk, Drake, any other passive ship.

The BS Drone (Alvus Ruler) drops the can you need with the " Hive Mind CPU".

Warp In

You warp in in 55-60km from(insta aggro):
2x Stasis Tower (out of range) [shooting them spawns 2x Strain Frigates, amongst other things]
3x Drone Light Missile Batteries
4x - 5x Energy Neutralizers Tower (>= 160 km range including falloff)

Waves

After 20-30 seconds, drones start to spawn in small groups. Approximately 25 drones (frigates, cruisers) will spawn in total, approaching you slowly.

After few minutes, a Battleship Drone will spawn (Alvus Ruler, formerly The Large Mother Drone). It has high damage, even on 50km, so be careful. As you shoot the BS, another group of 5 drones (cruisers, battlecruisers) will spawn.

Blitz: go in passive tanked, ignore all sentries and neut.towers; while waiting for the BS, kill off the first spawn. Wait for the BS to come out of the range of the stasis towers (you won't have cap to tractor the loot can), then go for it, pick the can, finito.
Alternative Blitz: go in passive tanked, but kill the Stasis Towers early. There's plenty of time to take care of the triggered Strain spawn before the BS drone with the mission loot spawns, and this way you can attack it earlier (while still closer to the structures).

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Nanite Express (6 of 7)


Mission type: Courier


Ascendance (7 of 7)


Faction: Rogue Drones
Mission Type: Encounter
Space Type: Deadspace
Damage dealt: All kinds
Recommended Damage Dealing: EM.
Recommended ships: Drake

Warp In

Arrive at deadspace to find 20 or so small/med rogue drones. Pathfinder gate to next stage.

Second Stage

Around 30 small/med drones and the Mother Drone BS you need to destroy. Only drone melts from the Target BS drone.

Kill any drones that targets you, and then the BS. New drone spawns don't always aggro, and can be ignored.

Blitz: Go straight for the BS, ignore everything else. DPS is a bit heavier than in Part 5.


CategoryCleanup - need a general cleanup.
CategoryNeedInfo - part 2 needs some things verified.
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