New pilots must use the Fleet Issue Cruisers for solo content. These sites are brutal for a trivial hi-sec content. The incoming damage is like in T2.5-T3 Cruiser Abyss, while EWAR is like in T4 Abyss. The best variants are Minmatar and Caldari ships. I’ll suggest new pilots to fit a Navy Stabber, as the best option for tanking and damage application. If your Cruiser and Gunnery skills are high enough, the Navy Scythe is the best.
I haven’t been very active lately and there’s a lot of changes in game. Good to see they found a way to make Navy ships more useful.
Also, experienced players in hi-sec combat PVE have a mutual deal: “The site belongs to a pilot who found it first”. Any competition and PVP there are pointless. Sometimes it turns into bigger waste of time when they chasing each other around the constellation. From a long time period perspective, to search for a new site can be more rewarding. The competition will not improve the loot quality, you know.