So, that family obligation that I mentioned last week is taken care of, so I should now have more time available both for blogging and for playing EVE. In the meantime, I got a kick out of this post written by Rixx Javix -- who is back to blogging! In it, he lists the ships that are in his main hangar, their names, and a short bit of information about each.
This struck me as an interesting little post so I thought I would do the same. It's particularly relevant because I think it'll be interesting to compare this list to a similar list next year. Right now, I have a pretty wide variety of ships available, a lot of which I do not use. If the Goon plan to make T2 components and ships more expensive succeeds, then one result of that is likely going to be that I and everyone else will have to cut down on the number of hangar queens. So I think it's a good idea to kind of draw a baseline here to see where I'm starting from.
One little note: I like to name Ripard's ships after one-liners from movies, particularly action movies. So in each case, I've given the source for the one-liner. ;-)
So, here we go, a list of all the ships in Ripard's main hangar in Rote Kapelle's home system:
Enyo (x3), "You're Fired". Name source: True Lies. I'm trying to get back into some solo PvP, so if you see me wandering around in one of these, it's because I'm out trying despite the horrid time zone I live in. Not much luck so far. You people and your need to sleep.
Ishkur (x1), "Snow Cone Maker". Name source: True Lies. I built one for an Ishkur theme roam, got eight kills with it, and then lost it. I mentioned I was going to get another, and one of the other Rote pilots that went on the roam -- who disliked the concept -- gave me his. Haven't flown it since.
Wolf (x1), "I Married Rambo". Name source: True Lies. Or I might use these for soloing. Haven't decided.
Drake (x2), "C'mon Bennett". Name source: Commando. One's fit more or less standard fashion, the other is a PODLA Drake (that'll be a FOTW sooner or later). I rarely fly them.
Drake (x1), "Leave Any For Us?". Name souce: Commando. This is a five-link Drake that I used to set orbiting a POS when I was in LAWN and leave logged in all day for home defense. Rote doesn't believe in such things, so I've never flown it since joining them. I haven't decided what I'm going to do with it.
Hurricane (x4), "Alabama Tick", "Pushing Pencils", "Sexual Tyrannosaurus", "She's Your Baggage". Name source: Predator. One 425 Welp Cane, one armor Cane, one 650 skirmish Cane, and one 720 Cane. The last one will probably be rebuilt into whichever of the other three I lose first. I tend to lose Welp Canes a lot...
Prophecy (x1), "English Accent". Name source: Robin Hood, Men in Tights. Built for a theme roam. Flown once.
Tornado (x2), "Ska-boosh". Name source: Kung Fu Panda. Pretty typical 1400 Tornado.
Machariel (x1), "Let's Party". Name source: Commando. Rote used to do Mach roams all the time, so this boat got a lot of work. More recently, we've started using two or three of them as anchors for larger nano gangs. It's a role I've been in a couple of times.
Tempest (x1), "For Close Encounters". Name source: Aliens. Used to be one of my favorite ships. I've written about the Tempest here a couple of times. I still pull it out for home defense situations.
Huginn (x1), "Lowly Lowly Cook". Name source: Under Siege. One of my favorite Recons. Depending on FC preference, I'll either fly this or the Rapier below.
Rook (x1), "Gonna Get Me An Ear". Name source: Firefly. Used in ultra-small gang situations (five or fewer ships).
Claymore (x1), "Overkill is Underrated". Name source: The A-Team, of course. Dedicated Command Ships are slowly going out of style, so I cannot wait for the buff. In the meantime, I flew this ship all through the Syndicate Tournament a couple of months back.
Damnation (x1), "Always Bet on Black". Name source: Passenger 57. Just bought this a couple of weeks ago one to back up Rote's one current frequent armor CS pilot.
Sleipnir (x1), "Stupid, but Ballsy". Name source: True Lies. Another ship that used to be one of my favorites, but the doctrine around this kind of boat is getting a little stale.
Buzzard (x1), "I Seee Youuuu". Name source: Predator. Pretty standard scanning Buzzard.
Ashimmu (x1), "Franklin". Needs to be renamed. I recently moved this ship, two Zealots, and a Tengu from one of my combat alts to Ripard. This one is heavily tanked and focused on 100% neuting for AHAC fleets. Sort of a yellow Curse. If only the Pilgrim didn't suck.
Celestis (x1), "Dodge This". Name source: The Matrix. Dramiel killer. Haven't undocked in it since moving to Syndicate, since roaming small frigate gangs in this area are vanishingly rare.
Cynabal (x1), "Goan Bleed You". Name source: Predator. I used to fly this pretty frequently, but when I joined Rote, I learned that most of their FCs actually prefer Vagas for nano roams. I'm more than happy to oblige.
Osprey (x1), "Ugly Motherfucker". Name source: Predator. Built for a theme roam, which I ended up missing. I'll probably whelp it in Rote's next LOL T1 cruiser roam.
Cormorant (x2), "Reach Out and Pod". I've written about these before.
Thrasher (x1), "Get It Off!". Name source: lots, but I was thinking of Austin Powers. My last Thrasher. I use both long- and short-distance fits. This particular specimen is long-range. I need to import some more Thrashers into null. ::makes a note::
Keres (x1), "I'm a Special Boy" Name source: American Pie. I've written about this one before, too. I haven't flown it seriously since leaving Faction Warfare. See below, under Kitsune.
Kitsune (x1), "Hush! Hush!". Name source: Broken Arrow. I bought three of these about two years ago. Two of them were one-volleyed by HACs. EAFs are so fragile. I sometimes sit in this one overnight to mess with CCP Diagoras's stats, but I never actually fly it.
Falcon (x1), "Death From Above". Name source: Avatar. I rarely get to fly this ship, which is a shame because I get a kick out of it. But unless massively outnumbered, Rote prefers Recons with at least some DPS. Ironically, I could have flown this in many fleets when we road-tripped out toward the drone regions, but I didn't pack it.
Rapier (x1), "People Need Killin'". Name source: Mr and Mrs Smith. This is the mirror of the Huginn above.
Daredevil (x1), "Don't Like Rednecks". Name source: Commando. I won this in a contest a couple of years ago, promptly rail fit it, and then forgot about it.
Dramiel (x1), "Too Much Red Meat". Name source: Commando. I mostly use this for building tactical warp-ins.
Federation Navy Comet (x1), "We Salute You". Name source: Gladiator. Rote is a big fan of "cop-cars", so I built one. Since CCP re-skinned the Comet, cop-car roams have been much less frequent. Sad face.
Probe (x2), "Christmas Tree". Name source: Star Trek II, The Wrath of Khan. I use these as throw-away cyno ships. The name "Christmas Tree" (as in, lit up like a) is lucky for cyno ships, I find.
Cerberus (x1), "I'm Really Hungry". Name source: Commando. On those rare occasions that I'd rat with Ripard, this is what I'd use. Haven't flown it in at least a year.
Deimos (x1), "Pikal Envy". Name source: Babylon 5. Sometimes, you want a suicidal slow super-close range armor boat. This is mine.
Muninn (x1), "Gimme Da Cash". Name source: The Fifth Element. I built this allll the way back in Gentlemen's Club, before I had a character that could fly Zealots. I haven't flown it in at least two years. I just recently stripped the fit. Anyone want to buy a Muninn?
Vagabond (x1), "Quarterback is Toast". Name source: Die Hard. Love my Vagabond. <3
Zealot (x2), "Renown". Needs a name change. Pretty standard ABHAC fit.
Broadsword (x1), "The Revenge Business". Name source: The Princess Bride. Recently bought this one so I'd have a shield HIC available if needed, but I haven't flown it yet.
Phobos (x1), "Smell Them Coming". Name source: Commando. Just started flying HICs this year. My trial by fire in this one was the massive dreadnought fight Rote had back in February. But I've also used it in a number of low-sec roams as well. I get a kick out of it.
Ares (x2), "Sweep the Leg". Name source: The Karate Kid. Rote likes Areses as scouts for roams, so I bought two of them. But scouting in Rote is such a specialized profession with fantastic practitioners that I haven't even attempted it. ;-)
Raptor (x1), "I Like It!" Name source: Robocop. No, I don't like it. This name is sarcastic. If memory serves, someone dropped this ship into my hangar as a joke.
Stiletto (x1), "For Defense Only". Name source: The Karate Kid. Another scouting inty. Stilettos were what I used for scouting before I joined Rote.
Taranis (x1), "Squish Like Grape". Name source: The Karate Kid. My beloved dual-point-and-scram Taranis, used for fleet tackling. I might refit it dual-prop instead, though.
Eris (x1), "My Mom Will Shoot". Name source: Bad Sly Stallone movie. In LAWN, I would use this ship as a quickie home-defense ship for small attacking frig gangs and bubbling in their pilots. Fit for this, the Eris puts out a surprising amount of DPS and takes a ton of punishment. Again, I don't see this kind of gang in Syndicate, so I haven't undocked in this ship in a while.
Flycatcher (x1), "Suicide Squeeze". Name source: Major League. I've been flying dictors a lot more lately. This is my standard double-bubble Flycatcher.
Sabre (x2), "Stick Around". Name source: Commando. Other times, I fly this dictor. I've come up with a double-bubble Sabre fit that I don't think is too terrible. It'll be a FOTW at some point. It's not quite as tanky as the Flycatcher, but puts out almost 200 DPS, which is definitely nice in the smaller Rote gangs.
Hound (x2), "Motherfuckin' Tin Can". Name source: Die Hard. Used for POS-bashing back in the day. Rote has had exactly one POS bash since I joined them. <3 Rote. I'd probably use an Oracle for this purpose today.
Manticore (x2), "Shoot the Glass", "Yipee Ki-Yay". Name source; Die Hard. One is used for bombing runs, the other is used for behind-enemy-lines bomber/Recon gangs. Given the explosive nature of one of those one-liners, guess which is which. ;-) That said, Rote isn't a fan of bombers, so I haven't undocked in either one since joining them.
Loki (x2), "Come Get Some", "This is my Boomstick". Name source: Army of Darkness. One is a shield link ship. The other is a AHAC web Loki. The latter gets used a lot more than the former.
Tengu (x1), "Sirius". Needs a name change. And this is the last one that I picked up from my alt. I've just started flying Tengus in PvP, mostly in longer range nano fleets where Hurricanes are becoming less and less viable.
So that's Ripard's hangar: 63 ships, of which about 20 or so rarely or never get used. All but one of them is PvP fit, or for supporting PvP (like those cyno ships).
One interesting thing in retrospect: only two T1, non-faction cruisers. Only two battleships of any type, but that's not surprising: I only rarely fly battleships with Ripard. He's got a couple of old LAWN Maelstroms in Empire. Ripard can't fly capital ships at all. I also don't fly T1 frigates with Ripard any more, either. His medical clones are too expensive. It makes no sense for me to put a multi-million ISK medical clone into a single million ISK frigate.
I have a Talos and a Naga for Ripard in Empire, but the situation hasn't come up where he would need to fly one yet. I have a Devoter for him in Empire, too, but I'm waiting to bring that in until I lose the Phobos, heh. And sooner or later, I'm likely to get him a Proteus, though that particular ship is pretty rare in Rote. I might settle for a Lachesis instead, though I hate how thin they are. I have an alt that flies Logistics, so I don't use Ripard for that. The same alt can fly a perfect Curse.
That's the list. Any obvious holes? Any other blogger want to pick this idea up? ;-)