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"EVE Online" Advanced Military Arc Guide: The Stand (Mission 5)

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The Stand

The Stand

This guide and video walkthrough will cover the Advanced Military Career arc mission titled The Stand in the video game MMO EVE Online. Within you will find information on completing the mission objectives along with rewards and any other relevant details. This is the fifth in a chain of ten missions.

Objectives

"Make a stand at the pirate base—destroy at least one ship and survive for as long as you can against the reinforcements that come."

Enemies (Caldari)

  • Room 1:
    Entered via unguarded acceleration gate.
    • Group 1: Mercenary Fighter x1 (5k)
    • Group 2: Spider Drone II x 3, Terrorist x 10 (none)

Total Bounty: 5,000 Isk

Overview

In The Stand, the Advanced Military career arc seeks to reiterate a point about losing your ship in EVE Online and how to handle such a situation. Unlike before, where the idea was to sacrifice your ship purposefully, this mission aims to take the route of losing your ship in combat to enemy fire. Like before, you will be granted a sacrificial frigate that you are intended to lose; however, this time you'll do so by fighting waves of ships until you are taken out—at least, so you're told. What they don't tell you is that you're probably only going to be able to take out the one ship.

Unfortunately, this is how this mission actually plays out: You will warp to an acceleration gate, which blocks anything other than Tech 1 frigate-sized ships from entering. From there, you'll be taken into a room with, at first, a lone enemy frigate. The second wave that spawns once this ship is destroyed features an overwhelming force of drones with webifiers and ten cruisers that are all equipped with lock-jamming modules—meaning you will be left helpless to fight back as the second wave pummels the crap out of you without chance for reprise.

To top it off, even if you could kill them, there is no bounty for doing so. Basically, this is not a glorious stand; it's a massive beatdown.

Minimizing Your Losses

For these reasons, it is pretty important that you get the top tier of insurance for the guaranteed loss of your ship and make sure to only equip the bare minimum needed to take down the first frigate. As can be seen in the video below, however, the second wave does not seem to have warp disruptors, meaning you can warp back to the station, strip the modules, and fly back to lose your hull to complete the second half of the objective.

The important idea here, like before, is that losing your ship sucks, but it's not the end by any means. In missions—and where this is shown a bit differently than before—there is the added benefit of the AI not targeting your capsule. This means that as long as you aren't threatened by other actual players, your clone is safe from destruction.

Rewards:

  • + 0.2744 % corporation standing
  • 1 x Tech 1 Frigate (Granted)
    • Amarr: Crucifier
    • Caldari: Condor
    • Gallente: Atron
    • Minmatar: Slasher
  • 71,000 Isk
  • 71,000 Isk bonus (2 hours, 30 minutes)

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