In order to learn how to fight back, the student of PVP needs to realize that Eve Online combat is incredibly rich and diverse. It requires not only character skill points but also a good amount of player skills. The difference between a lost encounter and a won encounter is more often the player skills than the character skills.
The lessons taught in PVP-BASIC are fundamental to Eve combat and make a starting platform for the study of tactics, strategy and dynamics of Eve PVP. These skills are applicable to all kinds of Eve combat, regardless of whether you're defending your mining fleet from Pirate attacks, or stalking lawless space in search of targets of your own.
The goal of PVP-BASIC is to provide you with the basic skills and confidence required to fly as part of a successful PVP gang, as well as being an introduction to combat in 0.0 space.
This class is aimed at players who are new to PVP, or with limited PVP experience.
The core topics this class will be covering are:
- Ship Fitting and Electronic Warfare
- Safespots and Basic Fleet Movement
- Scanning and Recon
- Basic PVP Mechanics
PVP-BASIC is usually run over 2 days:
- The first day will be a mixture of theory and practical, generally taught in highsec or lowsec.
- On the second day, we will be head into 0.0 and put those skills to practice in a hostile situation.
Each day is likely to last around 4 hours, however students are welcome to stay longer.
- Caldari, Amarr, Gallente or Minmatar Frigate 1+
- Afterburner 1+
- Propulsion Jamming 1+
- Sensor Linking 1+
- Warp Drive Operation 3+
- Weapon Disruption 1+
- Electronic Warfare 1+
The following skill plans can be imported into EveMon to check your character's minimum abilities for the class. (Right click and do a save-as, then you can import it via EveMon.)
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 of articles indexed below, especially the PVP-Basic Preparation Checklist. Note that many of these articles will not be available to you until your signup has been processed.
- Setup your overview before class, we do not cover this in class. Overview Setup.
- Make any applicable client setup changes, we do not cover this in class. Configuring the EVE client for PVP v2.0.
- Buy and fit at least 2 ships and move them to the course location. Note that we will swap out EWAR in class so bring a range of spare EWAR modules.
- Come on Teamspeak before the course to verify that your microphone and headset are working.
- Arrive BEFORE the class, set your clone location to the starting location of the class, and make sure your clone is up to date.
- PVP-Basic Preparation Checklist
- The Hydra Principle
- Recommended Ship Setups for BASIC
- Fleet Navigation in 0.0
- Bubbles and Warping
- Basic PvP Mechanics
- An Introduction to Tracking and Orbiting
- Voice Communications in PvP
- Overview Setup
- Your Clone and Your Pod
Useful Reference Matrial
- Configuring the EVE client for PVP v2.0
- Getting Maximum PvP Value From Your Skill Training
- Using Neo's Fleet Manager Tool