Once the frigates and destroyers are mastered, the next logical step up is to the cruiser. This course is designed to build upon the navigational and tactical skills in PVP-BASIC and PVP-WOLFPACKS and expand the pilot's abilities with advanced PvP techniques. In this class, the student will learn the basics of Independent EWAR allocation, capacitor management, target threat assessment and prioritization, cruiser fitting and firepower management. The pilot that completes this course with a desire to learn, will become a dangerous force in PvP.
The student of this course will be flying a tech one cruiser and learning to use that cruiser effectively. There will be other AGONY pilots along on the combat portion of the class who will be flying lighter ships for reconnaissance, skirmishing and so on.
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.
The more core skills that the pilot has, the more dangerous they will be. Although there is almost always a push for people to get in bigger ships, a better investment in training time would be in the core skills such as navigation, electronics, mechanic, engineering, gunnery, missiles, drones and so on. Therefore, the following skills represent an absolute minimum set of skills needed to take the course. The instructors of the class recommend that you focus on many skills including these.
- Propulsion Jamming 3+
- Caldari, Amarr, Gallente or Minmatar Cruiser 3+
- Sensor Linking 3+
- Warp Drive Operation 3+
- Target Painting 1+
- Weapon Disruption 3+
- Electronic Warfare 3+
- What kind of Ship do we need for the course?
- At least three ships are required. They must be cruiser class ships. Picking a variety of the cruisers that you can fly might be a good idea in order to get a feel for the different types of cruisers.
- Can I bring my Heavy Assault Cruiser (HAC), Heavy Interdictor Cruiser (HIC), or Recon Ship along on the course?
- Why do AGONY pilots fly different ships in the class?
- AGONY pilots that are not students and not in the required class of ship may be scouts, skirmishers, recon pilots or fulfilling any number of other roles for the class. AGONY students to the class should show up in the same class of equipment as the other students.
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.
- Study the Agony Empire Rules of Engagement
- Read all articles indexed below.
- Buy and fit at least 2 ships and move them to the course location.
- Download the Eve Fitting Tool (EFT) and install the tool. Import your character's skills and input the setup of your ships.
- Come on Teamspeak before the course to verify that your microphone and headset are working.
- Arrive BEFORE the class and set your clone location and make sure your clone is up to date.
- Weaponry Overview
- Tanking in PVP
- A Fleet Dissected
- Psychological PvP Using Asymmetrical Warfare
- Target Threat Assessment and Prioritization
Useful Reference Matrial
- Configuring the EVE client for PVP v2.0
- Using Neo's Fleet Manager Tool
- Overview Setup
- Intermediate PVP Mechanics
- EFT - EVE Fitting Tool
- Reference Guide of Ship Types