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How to find solo PvPers

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Cosa Nostra.
#1 - 2016-12-05 18:39:36 UTC
So I feel like this is a common topic here but I'm not finding a consolidated list. So I recently returned to EVE and have joined a small but growing null pvp corp. While we do get out and kill stuff for fun, as well as roaming with other groups. I want to work on my solo combat. I see all these great highlight reels of people killing it in solo (although i'm sure while it doesn't show the losses it's equally as exhilarating). My problem is every time I fly through low sec I can't find anyone (or if there's people in local I don't know how to track them down), and in null I'm sure everyone has friends that are ready to fly in on the batphone and **** my **** up.

So basically I'm looking for a good place to practice. While I'm aware the practice may be ruthless and I'm ready to blow isk on it, I want to find these people so I can improve my own combat skills. So to keep this short, what systems are good? (FW and such), or what skills do I need to work on? (Scan, D-Scan, etc.).

Thanks all,
o7
Thermodynamics
#2 - 2016-12-05 22:11:17 UTC
1v1 at sun.


All joking aside, Soloers tend to be an unusual sight these days so the best(only ?) way to solo is currently to annoy people, urge them to chase you in a disorganised way and pick them up 1 after the other then gtfo when it overescalates.
RvB - RED Federation
#3 - 2016-12-06 03:40:08 UTC
Wara Ranova wrote:
So I feel like this is a common topic here but I'm not finding a consolidated list. So I recently returned to EVE and have joined a small but growing null pvp corp. While we do get out and kill stuff for fun, as well as roaming with other groups. I want to work on my solo combat. I see all these great highlight reels of people killing it in solo (although i'm sure while it doesn't show the losses it's equally as exhilarating). My problem is every time I fly through low sec I can't find anyone (or if there's people in local I don't know how to track them down), and in null I'm sure everyone has friends that are ready to fly in on the batphone and **** my **** up.

So basically I'm looking for a good place to practice. While I'm aware the practice may be ruthless and I'm ready to blow isk on it, I want to find these people so I can improve my own combat skills. So to keep this short, what systems are good? (FW and such), or what skills do I need to work on? (Scan, D-Scan, etc.).

Thanks all,
o7


Hevrice is a good starting point, one highsec connection (so you can get in and out easily, is almost never camped) it has 2 lowsec connection, for roaming stop in jovainnon in the one direction (i.e 1 jump out) and stop in melmaniel in the other.

This gives you "Jovainon-hevrice-muetralle-costolle-melmaniel" as systems to hunt in. Its not super active but it gives good solo targets. Mark "The Tuskers" as -10 and never fight those guys (a few of them still live there), theyll never break a (offical) 1v1 and almost always give you fair fights but youll lose them all.



Pretty much all fights will happen at or in FW plex.

Learn to use the dscanner.
#4 - 2016-12-06 11:03:48 UTC
Trail and error. I you get ganged up by a group dont fight them next time. This means you will loose more than you kill until you get to know the ppl that live in the area and ofc if you move to a different area you have to start the process of elimination from zero
The Devil's Tattoo
#5 - 2016-12-06 21:46:55 UTC
Gal/Cal fw area is decent around the citadel/black rise. You can come to Ishomilken.
RvB - RED Federation
#6 - 2016-12-07 08:16:48 UTC
Join RvB and do 1v1s all day
#7 - 2016-12-07 09:08:15 UTC
Roaming FW space in T1/pirate frigs is still the easiest way to pick solo fights. Set up a hangar to base out of, maybe a JC too if you want to stay with your 0.0 crew and just weekend warrior the FW scene. Spend a bit of time getting familiar with the terrain and setting up bookmarks, at the very least you'll want an instaundock and warp-to-zero at your base station and bounce points to scan from in systems with objects outside dscan range. Well-connected systems are usually hot (e.g. Amamake, Siseide) so baiting a good 1v1 in those means bouncing around waiting for gangs to thin. I just got back to EvE myself so no idea WTF happened to the in-game browser but http://evemaps.dotlan.net is still a great resource for maps showing the layouts of the FW warzones.

As for dscan, nothing important has changed, just bind a hotkey to "track" then spam 360 spam whenever there's something within max range and if you hit on a potential target use the track key to focus in on objects in overview then move the dscan angle slider down to 5 deg to do a pinpoint scan of the object in focus. I keep a pretty vanilla solo overview but radial velocity is the column I'm watching the most often, negative values means the target is closing on you and positive means you might wanna overheat the scram ;)
Cosa Nostra.
#8 - 2016-12-07 15:02:51 UTC
Bump.


I appreciate the great replies from everyone on this thread. Starting this weekend when I can up my funds again a little and finals are over with I'll go ahead and set a base out of somewhere where I can run around and learn the mechanics of this. I'll keep the thread live to see what other suggestions have but I appreciate the time taken to help a fellow pilot.

Fly safe,
o7
The Wraithguard.
#9 - 2016-12-07 17:31:48 UTC
Come to Curse I will fight you 1 vs 1
Cosa Nostra.
#10 - 2016-12-08 16:55:53 UTC
Bump.
#11 - 2016-12-08 21:03:22 UTC
Use the map, dude! Both in-game maps and dotlan maps show you which systems ships are being popped in so that's where you should roam. It looks like you base out of Geminate? There's routes to Amarr/Min FW space through Forge and Metro low-sec, looks like there's also an out to Great Wildlands which is NPC null so probably home to a few soloers...
Cosa Nostra.
#12 - 2016-12-08 21:18:13 UTC
Plato Forko wrote:
Use the map, dude! Both in-game maps and dotlan maps show you which systems ships are being popped in so that's where you should roam. It looks like you base out of Geminate? There's routes to Amarr/Min FW space through Forge and Metro low-sec, looks like there's also an out to Great Wildlands which is NPC null so probably home to a few soloers...



I have already made plans to find mim FW space and base out of a system there with some cheap-ish ships to learn. Will be starting this Friday. I have used dotlan before and it's a very good resource. However if I may inquire, I see people that can go on a website (which I believe is zkillboard) where they can check a pilot and see what kind of fits he typically loses. For example Pilot X is flying an Astero. And the person will look up Pilot X and see that they lose a lot of Asteros and they are terribly fit. Is that zkillboard they use? And if so where on zkillboard can I find that information. Seems definitely useful in identifying your enemy.
Wakka Rocka
#13 - 2016-12-08 21:23:34 UTC
Yes, that is Zkillboard. You can search Zkill for ships or pilots and get all the Kills/Losses/Solo information for that ship/pilot that have been logged on Zkill. You can use the Kill filter to look at their kills and obtain a list of their top 10 ships (by number of kills per ship in the last interval, probably month). You can then filter for their Losses, select an entry, and look at the fit they use. You can also look at the timestamp of the killmails and lossmails to see what time that pilot is most active, where they are most active, who is killing them most often, and how many people contributed to their death.

Zkill is simply an amazing intel-gathering tool.
The Bloc
#14 - 2016-12-08 22:52:18 UTC
Ask. This tends to work better with pirates, but I've seen in progress ganks come screeching to a halt because the bait was asked for a 1v1. It's not as reliable as it used to be, but you'll get some hits if you fly engagable ships.

Alternatively, find a blob and kill all but the last guy, then 1v1 him at your leisure.
#15 - 2016-12-09 01:08:44 UTC
Zkill is better for finding out if pilots are in an active gang (any recent KMs) since fits change. pyfa/EFT are also useful since they let you experiment with fits out of game (so no cost), and give you an idea of theoretical max speed or damage range of any hull.
Cosa Nostra.
#16 - 2016-12-09 17:58:46 UTC
bump
RvB - RED Federation
#17 - 2016-12-10 03:58:23 UTC
Stop bumping your own threads.
#18 - 2016-12-22 15:15:15 UTC
Kethen T'val wrote:
Join RvB and do 1v1s all day

Don't listen to a smurf and join Red Fed
#19 - 2016-12-22 17:27:16 UTC
Wara Ranova wrote:
Plato Forko wrote:
Use the map, dude! Both in-game maps and dotlan maps show you which systems ships are being popped in so that's where you should roam. It looks like you base out of Geminate? There's routes to Amarr/Min FW space through Forge and Metro low-sec, looks like there's also an out to Great Wildlands which is NPC null so probably home to a few soloers...



I have already made plans to find mim FW space and base out of a system there with some cheap-ish ships to learn. Will be starting this Friday. I have used dotlan before and it's a very good resource. However if I may inquire, I see people that can go on a website (which I believe is zkillboard) where they can check a pilot and see what kind of fits he typically loses. For example Pilot X is flying an Astero. And the person will look up Pilot X and see that they lose a lot of Asteros and they are terribly fit. Is that zkillboard they use? And if so where on zkillboard can I find that information. Seems definitely useful in identifying your enemy.

First thing is first fly around find the systems that have the camps or a lot going (usually the systems with lots of pilots) and avoid these systems till you get the experience, roam the quieter systems find the people doing offensive plexing it's never going to be 100% 1v1 all the time because they could have buddies 1 jump out but like what everyone is telling you it is trail and error sometimes you have to become the pest and get people to chase or pretending you are scared of fighting even could act scared in local chat in which most bigheaded pvper will chase you in the hopes of tears. I tend to find amarr/min FW is pretty poor for solo cal/gal FW is the better place in my opinion
VOID Intergalactic Forces
#20 - 2016-12-24 08:28:39 UTC
they don't exist.

"Sarcasm is the Recourse of a weak mind." -Dr. Smith

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