O'Reilly since the tutorial. (I think. If there are no hacking missions in the tutorial, then this is my first. It's been close to a year since I did the NPE.)
It took me close to two hours to complete. I need a one ship fits all solution (not counting what I use to scan down the anomalies.)
Scanning down the radar site was no problem. Used a Helios for that. It was doing the O'Reilly that was a bit of a pain in the ass.
There a probably a bunch of different radar site configurations, so I'll just describe the set-up I completed, as memory serves.
Warp in. There are three (or four) clusters of Sansha ships (all of which seemed to be frigates of varying strength.) There is also a cluster of 4 missile towers and 2 stasis towers. The stasis towers seem to have a large range, larger than the missile towers at any rate. If I recall, I was between 50-60 clicks from them on initial warp in and they were webbing my destroyer, whereas the missile towers were coming nowhere near hitting (they started hitting around 35km out.) The groups of Sansha ships don't seem to aggro until I start attacking the towers.
Since taking out the stasis towers was of prime importance, warped the destroyer out, got the Helios, cloaked up and scooted on in to get a good warp in within autocannon range for the Thrasher. I was going to have to pop them as quickly as possible.
Brought the Thrasher back. Was able to get both towers down quickly, but was taking very heavy damage from the missile towers. While killing the stasis towers, a couple of the groups of Sansha started aggroing, which added to the damage. One was warp scrambling as well. Needless to say, I lost the Thrasher. Bad choice of ship. Live and learn.
I reshipped into an Ishkur. The goal was to take out all the missile towers are quickly as possible. This of course aggroed all the groups. When warp scrambled, I'd switch targeting to kill the scrambler as quickly as possible. The Ishkur drone bay helped with that a lot. This stage of the endeavour was basically an exercise in warping away, repairing and coming back in. Was a tedious process. Once I got all the missile towers down, I was more or less able to withstand the damage (had to warp out once to repair), taking out the ships one at a time. Lost a bunch of tech two drones (a tad different than running missions, where I rarely lose drones.)
Once I killed all the rats and towers, flew back to pick up an Ares I'd equipped with a hacking module. (I wanted to fly in quickly and get out quickly if need be.) Learned that sitting and hacking will spawn more rats. So had to warp off and go get the Ishkur, again.
Also learned that after all the rats die, there must be a timer on all the hackable structures, because at some point, after warping off (because cargo was full), and then returning, the two remaining structures that I had still left to hack had vanished. (The system was empty the entire time, so it wasn't someone else hacking them out from under me while I was gone.)
Looking for some advice from folks who run complexes, especially radar sites, in nullsec. Looking for some ship loadouts. Destroyers seem not suited to the task (or I just didn't have a good destroyer setup), and the Ishkur, while survivable, seemed unsuited as well. I should head up to a battlecruiser or battleship, I'm guessing? I'd like a ship configuration where I can use the single ship for clearing the hacking complex and use it to hack as well. No warping out to reship (that's a pain in the ass.)
(Concerning destroyers: It might be that the Thrasher was unsuited to the task. Being a shield tank, trying to stick a codebreaker into the mid-slot makes the ship less defensible. A Catalyst might be more suitable, since armour tanking is all low-slots.)
Any advice, tips, would be appreciated.
(ISK-wise, I figured I broke about even, what with the Thrasher loss and the drone losses. A few nice datacores and some Bloodraider manufacturing/research items. Time-wise, definitely did not break even.)