Are any of the multis modded? You should be using short range and try making some of them thermal. If you switch any of them for lasers do the large hardpoints as those multicannons take so long to spin up they're nearly useless.Greetings CMDRs,
Trader/Explorer trying to combat and seeking some insight about weapon loadout. On my recent shopping spree I've acquired FGS since I didn't even considered anything Federal during my ship progression. I have many ships more or less suited for combat (Vulture, FDL, Corvette) but for the time being I want to focus on FGS so please, treat is as set in stone.
My issue - I'm aware that my current build is far from optimal or even viable, I have lots of work ahead of me - my issue is yesterday I took my Gunship for a quick bounty hunting test.
Ship is A-rated part life support (D here).
Bulkheads are military grade.
6C Bi-wave shields.
Military restricted optionals are filled with hull reinforcements
And for now that's it.
Weapons are ALL multicannons as it was suggested as fun build. So I took this half baked gunship to a HazRES, picked a target (Master DBS) and started shooting. Long story short - I won with 94% hull left.
Main issues encountered:
(apart from lack of piloting skills, poor PIP management)
At first I was the one who was receiving shots, he managed tostrip my shields and score few % of my hull. Then I git gud and started to avoiding hos shots more while feeding him my ammo. Started bad, finished as I wished.
- taking enemy shields down took considerable amount of time
- when shields went finally down I removed remaining 60% of his hull in just one barrage (indeed fun)
Now - main question: what to pick as a shield removing tool?
I would like to keep MC as primary weapons and was thinking about replacing that L-size MC in favor of PA. I recall Vindicator Jones' and his FDL video. Awesome stuff. In it he had PA in the largest slot as a welcome shot and other weapons to finish the job. I was wondering if it could be viable option for Gunship. You know, pick target, scan, align when non-aggro'd. O Hai with PA and continue with MCs.
In theory sounds fun.