Before I go into anything I have to say that THE MOST important thing in learning PvP is: don't be afraid of undocking
and getting killed. It will happen, over and over again. Just make sure to learn and have fun and you will be alright
in the end.
Fun is the key!!
While we in stay frosty are obviously pro pvpers and killer elite, we did not get spawned that way..
The following is not a proper guide, just some info that might help you along when starting out. The best way of learning is failing, trying over and over again, and most importantly, asking yourself "What went wrong?".
It’s not always as simple as "I messed up" or "he was better". It’s usually a combination with those 2, simple luck, and being able to tell what part of it will help you in your next engagement.
Eve is a game where you, as an alpha pilot, can actually kill a 10 year subscription pilot, I've tried this. It’s hard but possible and tons of fun. You’ll need to think about your ship and your targets a lot more, but it’s really rewarding. It also helps you grow as a pilot and expand your knowledge of PvP and combat.
There is also a GREAT Eve T1 Frig guide Made By T Sky So check that out!
I could go on by saying "fit this ship like this", "fly like this" and "shoot like that", but in the end that will not teach you anything. Instead, I will go over a few things that I consider every time I make a new fit.
I really recommend trying to make your fits on your own. That way you always know the ship and how to improve it. That being said, it's really hard when you're just starting out, and so I've compiled a few popular fits here. Take them, learn them and adapt them to your liking.
I'll add more when I have time to find fits and verify that they indeed do work.
Having a good overview is really important for fun pvp. It helps you sort out the information you don't need, to
only see the information you do need, and doing it in a way that makes sense to YOU!!
I personally like Z-S Overview pack. I will go into how you can install it further down.
Knowing what to look for on your overview can be a bit intimidating, especially when you're a New Bro or just new to pvp. A few key things to think about are: Distance, Velocity, Angular Velocity and Transversal.
Distance: so that you know how far you need to place yourself from your target, and how far away you want to keep him in order to avoid damage, if possible.
Velocity: helps you to gauge what kind of fit he has (is he kitey, brawl etc). It also helps you decide how to play the fight, do you want to commit, or run? Load ammo for higher tracking(tracking bonus to your guns) or can you go low tracking? High damage ammo(high damage usually have no bonus for tracking).
Angular Velocity: is the speed that you and an object rotate around each other measured in radians per second. Crudely explained,
the higher the AngSpeed, the harder it will be to hit your target.
This also means that distance matter into the calculation.
Take a look a t the pictures below for a better understanding, imagine your ship as center. This gets a bit different when you are moving in opposite directions but the general idea is the same.
As for your weapons tracking, the formula uses AngVel and sigradius to calculate your hit chance.
Transversal Velocity: is the velocity you're moving in comparison to your target(or other object) and you can use this to judge if you're going to or away from your target, and at what speed.
Eve also has a tactical overlay, this is a great tool that displays ranges and your weapons/module ranges (if you hover over the icon), and it's an essential tool. It helps you with positioning and judgement calls..
In the end it's up to you (like all things in EVE) to figure out what tools you want.
Installing a custom overview from in-game is super easy, it's just the click of a button. You can have a friend
link it in a chat channel and then it's simply a click of a button, or go to
Z-S overview’ website, or join
their in game chat Channel "Z-S Overview", and you will get more instructions there.
Check out the links below for more in-depth explanations.
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