First, let me say that I understand the gank and that EVE is a risky place. I have learned the hard way [losing 2 Megathrons] and understand that ganking is an accepted form of play. I just want to learn how to avoid this plague lol. Atm, I’m just staying in highsec but I also understand that I’m missing about 90% of the EVE experience .
I’ve read a bunch of forum posts [most out of date, even if still applicable] and done a lot of research on the subject and am sort of confused, as it seems the gankers have very little downside to their activities and the gankee has little defense, except to try to run, or fight, both of which seem largely useless for a noob. Mods seem not to work very well and have a negative effect on fitting.
The best defense seems to be D-scan and Local Chat - well, I’ve tried those. They work, I guess, to a certain extent but I was still ganked in a Venture, while mining in 0.4 space. Yeah, I know, lowsec is a dangerous place. But I was out there trying lowsec, mining, minding my own business and just using my drones to kill rats that came into the asteroid belt. Then a player appeared out of nowhere - he came in amongst the rats and one-shot me, I had zero chance to get away - why somebody would kill a Venture is beyond me - I got a Kill Right but what good does that do?
So, two questions:
Why would somebody want to kill a Venture? For the fun of screwing a new player up?
I’ve tried D-scan and Local and they both take up so much room on my screen, I can’t see much to actually play. With both of them up along with my Overview, Drone window, etc., I’m only able to see about 1/3 of my screen - while the overview, etc, can be small, the D-scan and Local chat windows won’t go any smaller - how do you guys play with such a minimal part of the screen open to see what you’re doing?
Thanks for any help on this subject - I don’t see much value in mods at this point, especially as the gankers are experienced and have all the strongest weapons on their side, as opposed to a new player’s ability to mount effective defenses; in fact, after researching, I really don’t see much defense for this activity. Which is why I’m asking you how you stay alive when ganking occurs.