I’ve been an exclusively PvE player for a long time in EVE, generally any PvP that I get involved in is because my attempts at evasion failed me completely, and because of that the result is basically pre-determined - I lose.
So I’ve been on hiatus for a few years and I’ve used my big pile of resources that I’m sitting on to buy some fancy ships to mess around with in a small friend-group corp, mainly because I figured that EVE was only going to be a short term thing and I wanted to mess about with some cool toys with some mates.
Anyway, after some expensive losses and a few post-death chats with some really lovely PvPers, I’ve sort of come to the realisation that they’re having a whole lot more fun than me, so I’ve decided to get into it. The problem is that I’m pretty terrible, and don’t have much of an idea of what I’m doing or the best way to go about it. So I’ve got some questions.
- Where should I start? I’ve just had a bit of a roam in a bargain basement Drake and got rekt by a Loki, especially when his mates turned up - but he didn’t need them, I was losing.
- Obviously, buy the cheapest ships possible; I’m sat on enough ISK to keep me in bargain basement Drakes for about a year if I lose one a day and don’t bother making any more money - but are Cruisers a reasonable place to start with it all?
- Really, massively honest question here - The people I play with are friends, but the vast majority are pretty PvP adverse. There’s only one who I can really count on to want to do this stuff with me. Am I better off looking for an actual PvP corp in the game? Will this ever work basically solo?
… anyway, sorry if this is all stuff that’s been asked a million times before!