Content Creation: Intermediate Lowsec Gatecamps

So far in this series we have covered the basics of a lowsec gate camp. From this point on we will cover ways to make your camp more effective by bringing in additional factors increasing your utility and DPS.

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So far in this series we have covered the  basics of  a lowsec gate camp. From this point on we will cover ways to make your camp more effective.

We will cover:

A well constructed Intermediate Gate Camp.

How to get More People to My Camp

Always be in the fleet ingame: #RC FLEET.

Go to [-SAS-] Discord and type "@here Gatecamp Up (insert system here)" in the "broadcast" channel.

Also be on RC comms AND if you can have a tab open on [-SAS-] comms too. You can follow this up by telling people what roles you would like filled.

Better Fleet Compositions

In addition to your Gatecamp Gnosis, you will want to add some extra utility to your camp:

Adding a Smartbomber to your Gate Camp

Smartbombers are Battleships that sit a short distance off of the ingate - and use their AOE Smartbombs to kill incoming Capsules and Shuttles.

To be effective you need some setup.

Machariels are the most optimal ship, so that is what we will discuss today. This is due to their innate fast warp speed and their large surface area.

[Machariel, SPECTATOR BOMBS]

Inertial Stabilizers II
Inertial Stabilizers II
Co-Processor II
Experimental Hyperspatial Accelerator
Experimental Hyperspatial Accelerator
Experimental Hyperspatial Accelerator

Large Shield Extender II
Large Shield Extender II
100MN Afterburner II
Thermal Shield Hardener II
Large Micro Jump Drive
EM Shield Hardener II

Large EMP Smartbomb II
Large EMP Smartbomb II
Large EMP Smartbomb II
Large EMP Smartbomb II
Large EMP Smartbomb II
Large EMP Smartbomb II
Large EMP Smartbomb II
Large EMP Smartbomb II

Large Low Friction Nozzle Joints I
Large Hyperspatial Velocity Optimizer II
Large Hyperspatial Velocity Optimizer II

Hornet EC-300 x3

The above fit can be further augmented with Faction Large Smartbombs and an Ascendancy Implant Set - for larger bomb range and faster warp speed respectively.

Smartbomber Setup for Gatecamping.

In order to utilise your bomber effectively, follow these guidelines:

Adding Logistics Ships to your Gatecamp

Logistics Ships are supremely helpful in all engagements, especially so in gatecamps. In the context of gatecamps, you are looking at 2 primary functions:

Most T1 and T2 are acceptable - for our purposes we will examine the best bang for your buck: the Rodiva.

The Rodiva (and by extention the Zarmazd) shine for Gatecamps, where they can focus primarily on one target - the instalocker. By the nature of their Mutadaptive Remote Armour Repairers, the longer you cycle on one target the more Repairs Per Cycle you do.

Thus, the longer you focus on your instalocker, the more damage from Gate Guns or Enemies it can take!

[Rodiva, SPECTATOR LOGI]

Damage Control II
1600mm Rolled Tungsten Compact Plates
Reactor Control Unit II
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
Centum C-Type Energized Explosive Membrane
Reactive Armor Hardener

Cap Recharger II
Cap Recharger II
10MN Monopropellant Enduring Afterburner
Remote Sensor Booster II

Medium Inductive Compact Remote Capacitor Transmitter
Heavy Mutadaptive Compact Remote Armor Repairer
125mm Light 'Scout' Autocannon I

Medium Remote Repair Augmentor I
Medium Remote Repair Augmentor I
Medium Trimark Armor Pump I

Hornet EC-300 x5
Medium Armor Maintenance Bot I x5
Warrior II x5

Republic Fleet Phased Plasma S x1200
Scan Resolution Script x1
Power Diagnostic System II x1
50MN Quad LiF Restrained Microwarpdrive x1

Furthermore, with fits incorporating Remote Sensor Boosters you can improve the Scan Resolution of one of your gatecamp squad - be it a Fast Locker or additional EWar ship.

It lends itself to be a very easy ship for alts to train into - so a hugely optimal way to use these is on an alt you don't use for much while you gatecamp. Set them up with one of these and target either the instalocker or YOURSELF and you've introduced a huge force multiplier to your team!

Keep logistics on gate at 0km so they can quickly jump through the gate if needed for escape or to repair ships jumping through for a kill.

Logistics Setup for Gatecamping

By adding Logistics Ships and Smartbombers to your gatecamp you have the ability to kill targets that would be too fast for your normal camp to kill - and the ability to tank small engagements.

You are a much scarier and effective force now! So grab your ships, ask what is needed on the camps, and get that tastey loot!

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