Although the primary goal of most combat operations is to destroy another target (be it a ship or structure), you have to be able to stay alive long enough to actually achieve that goal. With local tanking, there is only so much you can achieve. If you want more survivability, remote repair is the way to go. Remote repair has been a viable mechanic for a long time in EVE, but its use has seen a steady increase. Still, many people using the mechanic often do not grasp the underlying concepts thoroughly enough to maximize its use or disrupt others using it against you.
This seminar aims to give you a deep theoretical insight in how remote repair works and what its strengths and weaknesses are. It is aimed at people who are already accomplished PVPers, but who want to deepen their knowledge in this specific area. Although it will be most useful to pilots of ships that apply remote repair, it will also be very useful to other people flying in remote repair gangs in general and FC's in particular.
NOTE: You will notice that throughout the material the term Remote Repair or T2 Support Cruiser is used instead of Logistics. This is for reasons of ambiguity with the term 'logistics': in some contexts, logistics refers to remote repair, but in others, it refers to the transport of ships and material. The term Logistics might also lead people to incorrectly assume this theory only applies to the Logistics class of ships, while it is equally applicable to other RR ships such as carriers and RR battleships.
PVP-LOGI is a one day seminar featuring:
- A lecture about remote repair theory
- A Q & A / discussion part about how this theory applies to real life PVP for the students
It is a new seminar and under heavy development. In time, there will hopefully be a practical part to this course, including a practice session and a 0.0 roam.
The instructor will assume that you have studied the articles relevant to the class prior to attending class. You can find those relevant articles listed below in the index for your convenience. Remember that in PvP University classes, it is your responsibility to do the learning. We can only provide the information, you have to decide to learn it. The well prepared student has read all of the articles at least once, and preferably more times, and has set aside the time to attend the class from other obligations. Furthermore, the eager to learn student will turn off the TV and other distractions and devote their attention to the class.
As there is no practical session at this point, so there are no skill requirements. The material however will be of most use to people that are able to fly t2 support cruisers, remote repair battleships and / or carriers.
Some skill suggestions can be found in Remote repair fleets, ships and fittings.
It will be assumed by the instructor that all of the following preparation has been done prior to the start of the course. The instructor will assume you have read all articles and wont rehash them completely. Furthermore, the instructor will not make the entire class wait if you are not present or don't have your headset working.
- Read the articles linked below and prepare questions you might have.
- Have a recent version of EFT installed.
- Come on Teamspeak before the seminar to verify that your microphone and headset are working.
- Be logged in EVE with the character you used to enroll.
- Remote repair concepts
- Remote repair time line and cycle management
- Remote repair fleets, ships and fittings
- Remote repair tips and techniques