I suppose I should start this off with Happy New Year! I’m not exactly a new player to EVE, my main character is a few years old but I’ve done almost nothing but mining since the beginning, my brother taught me this game and the little combat I was shown was using a Drake and other Missile Launcher ships. During my time flying Kestrals and Drakes I don’t ever recall Missiles missing, but since moving over to drones and my Dominix I’ve started to try learn how to properly fit ships, armor tanking, tracking as well as using different drones depending on ship size and distance (not very good at these last two at all!!)
I don’t really know how people share fits so easily so I will use this opportunity to point out that I do have a YouTube channel where I am sharing my EVE journey as I learn the game, I am not sure if it’s ok to share my link here or not, so I won’t be doing that, if at all you’re interested my latest video is showing off my current Dominix fit and how it performs in a level 2 security mission … The only reasons it’s a level two mission is because it’s the exact one I showed myself struggling in my Drake on.
If anything, moving from the Drake to my Dominix has shown me what a week or more of training can do as far as improvements to damage, suitability and utility? Thing like a MJD and a MWD basically! I’m sure if I spent that time learning missile skills I’d probably be doing similar damage to my Dominix fit, but it’s kinda hard to say!
I’m really struggling to learn and get my head around why Drones miss, how to see the minimal range a drone will hit (knowing when to swap my Wardens for Gardes essentially) and even reading guides online seems to go over my head at times. I don’t really understand Tracking, especially when I’m trying to choose scripts for my range/tracking buffers, most people seem to run range on them and my only guess is because you’re sniping from so far away, the AI ships will be flying directly at you and tracking doesn’t matter?
Anyway, this only really scratches the surface of what I want to ask, but this post is already really long, feel free to leave me any and all tips for combat!