This isn’t a cry post, just a newbro’s question about fitting.
ADHD version: Is there conventional wisdom regarding fitting that will at least give you a shot at escaping a gank attempt?
I’m still fairly new to EVE, and fitting is a spot in which I lack any sense of expertise. I know that ganking is the law of the land in New Eden, and if I lose a ship, fine. I’m a good sport and I’ll live.
I’ve got a little over a million SP, having only spent serious time playing over the last few months. I spend most of my time in hi/losec, usually fly a frigate or destroyer depending on what I’m doing. I can fly cruisers, though I’m not really comfortable with how they handle yet and don’t have the skills trained that would make them really count for something yet. I know the golden rules, but every now and again, I still get podded.
Given my relatively low SP, I know there’s only so much that I can do, and if somebody who’s a ten year veteran of the game sets their sights on me, I’m just boned no matter what I do. But my questions is this: are there best practices for fitting, especially regarding frigs/destroyers/miners to at least give you a chance at escaping a ganker in the typical handful of seconds before you’re turned into red paste? Are there “must-have” modules or rigs that anyone who doesn’t want to eat a bullet sandwich should never leave home without?