Been playing seriously for about 4 months now, and admittedly most of my time has been spent on EFT and the University learning how to properly fit ships to squeeze out the most efficacy while staying balanced. I think I am pretty good at it now and it’s really fun, but admittedly I’ve spent very little time undocked from the safety of Jita.
Anyway, with my current offensive skills, which are mostly level 4 gunnery in all categories except the specializations since they require V’s to start training for, I am pushing 643 DPS on my Laser Praxis, 495 DPS on my Hybrid Gnosis, 398 DPS on my Drone/Laser Vexor NI, and 407 DPS on my hybrid Vigilant. Speed wise, Praxis = 204m/s, Gnosis = 349m/s, Vexor NI = 522m/s & Vigilant = 630m/s.
So, my question: For both PVP and PVE, does speed really matter? Should I be be flying a faster ship that does less DPS, or prioritize max DPS at all costs? The ships I’ve built have an optimal fighting range between 15km-25km if that makes a difference in the answer.