Molting Season

Molting Season

Among the rubble from this special station, you find a tracking device, supposedly homed in on transponders placed on units this facility has produced through the years. What the reason was for the mother hive to monitor its offspring one can only guess, but in any case it seems like this little instrument is about to spell certain doom for one of its hopefuls; one of the units seem to be still in range of this device and you get the location flashing on one of your panels.

Type: Unknown / Expedition
Security: Nullsec
Region: Catch
Pirate type: Rogue Drones

Upon warp-in there are:

NPCS:
Strain Infester Alvi x4 (F) (Web)
Strain Disintegrator Alvum x1 (C)
Strain Bomber Alvum x1 (C)
Defeater Alvatis x3 (C)
Strain Nuker Alvum x2 (C)
Sentient Domination Alvus x1 (BS)(Rogue Drone Factional Spawn, dropped Drone Capillary, Drone Coronary, Drone Synaptic, Drone Tactical)
Sentient Domination Alvus - Loot Drops

 

 

 

 

Trigger unknown, delayed spawn
Wave:
Violator Alvum x2 (C)
Viral Infector Alvum x1 (C)
Strain Raider Alvi x2 (F)
Strain Sunder Alvi x1 (F)

Trigger unknown, delayed spawn after first wave comes in
Wave 2:
Alvus Controller x1 (BS)
Swarm Preserver Alvus x2 (BS)
Strain Viral Infector Alvum x1 (C)
Strain Devastator Alvum x1 (C)
Strain Annihilator Alvum x2 (C)

Trigger for next wave is killing the last of wave 2 I believe, video review shows it spawning from blowing up Strain Annihilator Alvum which was the last thing from that group.
Wave 3:
Alvus Queen x1 (BS)
Matriarch Alvus x1 (BS)
Strain Sunder Alvi x2 (F)

Part 2

The description of the typical unit seems to fit reality pretty well, assuming this was a typical colonization unit. A short inspection of the tracking device shows there is no time to loose, now there are two new units in range, the closest one at location…

Upon warp-in there are:

NPCS:
Strain Devastator Alvum x1 (C)
Strain Annihilator Alvum x2 (C)
Strain Sunder Alvi x3 (F)

Trigger unknown, delayed spawn
Wave:
Defeater Alvatis x4 (C)
Strain Nuker Alvum x3 (C)
Strain Atomizer Alvum x1 (C)

Trigger unknown, delayed spawn
Wave 2:
Strain Splinter Alvi x1 (F)
Strain Decimator Alvi x1 (F)
Alvus Queen x1 (BS)
Matriarch Alvus x1 (BS)
Sentient Alvus Creator x1 (BS) (Rogue Drone Factional Spawn, dropped Drone Cerebral, Drone Epidermal, Drone Tactical)
Sentient Alvus Creator - Loot Drops

 

 

 

 

Trigger unknown, delayed spawn
Wave 3:
Dismantler Alvior x2 (F)
Strain Sunder Alvi x1 (F)
Strain Raider Alvi x1 (F)

Trigger unknown, spawn when killing Alvus Queen from wave 2.
Wave 4:
Strain Atomizer Alvum x1 (C)
Striker Alvatis x3 (C)
Strain Bomber Alvum x1 (C)
Strain Disintegrator Alvum x1 (C)
Crippler Alvatis x1 (C)

Part 3

Another unit still on the lookout for a suitable place to settle it seems and still another one within tracking range, you have no time to loose…

Upon warp-in there are:

NPCS:
Enforcer Alvatis x3 (C)
Strain Atomizer Alvum x2 (C)
Strain Bomber Alvum x1 (C)
Strain Raider Alvi x3 (F)
Strain Sunder Alvi x1 (F)

Trigger unknown, delayed spawn
Wave:
Strain Sunder Alvi x3 (F)
Shatter Alvior x2 (F)
Ripper Alvior x2 (F)

Trigger unknown, delayed spawn
Wave 2:
Alvus Controller x2 (BS)
Swarm Preserver Alvus x1 (BS)
Strain Annihilator Alvum x2 (C)
Strain Viral Infector Alvum x2 (C)

Trigger unknown, Killing last Strain Raider Avli maybe from warpin group?
Wave 3:
Strain Annihilator Alvum x1 (C)
Strain Viral Infector Alvum x1 (C)
Marauder Alvior x2 (F)
Strain Splinter Alvi x2 (F)
Strain Render Alvi x1 (F)

Trigger unknown, Killing last Strain Viral Infector Alvum?
Wave 4:
Strain Nuker Alvum x1 (C)
Strain Atomizer Alvum x3 (C)
Strain Devilfish Alvi x1 (F)
Strain Silverfish Alvi x1 (F)
Strain Hunter Alvi x1 (F)

Trigger unknown, Killing last Enforcer Alvatis?
Wave 5:
Alvus Ruler x3 (BS)
Supreme Alvus Parasite x1 (BS)
Strain Bomber Alvum x1 (C)
Strain Atomizer Alvum x1 (C)
Strain Nuker Alvum x2 (C)
Strain Splinter Alvi x2 (F)
Strain Render Alvi x1 (F)
Marauder Alvior x2 (F)
Sentient Alvus Creator x1 (BS) (Rogue Drone Factional Spawn)

Part 4

Arriving at the marked location, you find that the unit has moved on and from the look of it, joined up with at least two other units if you are to believe the signals from the tracking device. Three points are indicated at this location…

Not only were there three colonization units here, they were all in the process of founding new hives. You wonder if it is typical for drones to form hives in resource-rich places like this to do battle when they grow, or if you may have put an end to an exceptional super hive, an abnormality that could have dominated this whole system if allowed to grow. Whatever it was, it is no more; your navigational computer is silent. You can rest assured that you have eradicated all of the drone offspring in this part of space.

Upon warp-in there are:

NPCS:
Supreme Alvus Parasite x2 (BS)
Alvus Ruler x1 (BS)
Strain Atomizer Alvum x2 (C)
Crippler Alvatis x1 (C)
Strain Nuker Alvum x1 (C)
Striker Alvatis x3 (C)
Strain Disintegrator Alvum x2 (C)
Strain Bomber Alvum x2 (C)

Trigger unknown, delayed spawn
Wave:
Marauder Alvior x3 (F)
Strain Raider Alvi x2 (F)
Strain Sunder Alvi x1 (F)

Trigger unknown, delayed spawn
Wave 2:
Radiant Hive Mother x1 (BS) (Rogue Drone Overseer Spawn, dropped tons of T2 Salvage goods)Radiant Hive Mother - Loot Drops

 

 

 

Trigger unknown, delayed spawn
Wave 3:
Alvus Creator x3 (BS)
Patriarch ALvus x1 (BS)
Strain barracude Alvi x1 (F)
Strain Silverfish Alvi x1 (F)
Strain Devilfish Alvi x2 (F)

Trigger unknown, delayed spawn
Wave 4:
Viral Infector Alvum x4 (C)
Dismantler Alvior x2 (F)
Predator Alvior x1 (F)

Trigger unknown, delayed spawn
Wave 5:
Strain Devilfish Alvi x4 (F)

Trigger unknown, killing last Alvus Creator from wave 3?
Wave 6:
Strain Bomber Alvum x3 (C)
Strain Raider Alvi x2 (F)
Strain Sunder Alvi x2 (F)

Trigger unknown, killing last Strain Devilfish Alvi from wave 5?
Wave 7:
Siege Alvatis x2 (C)
Exterminator Alvatis x1 (C)
Strain Devilfish x1 (F)
Strain Hunter Alvi x1 (F)
Strain Silverfish Alvi x2 (F)

DaOpa Notes:
If you plan on doing this solo, I recommened you use a Sniper / Kiting tactic! Wasn’t able to figure out alot of the triggers they seem to be 15 to 30 second delay warpin spawns.

 

Molting Season


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