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A solo player in EVE.

Herzog Wolfhammer
Sigma Special Tactics Group
#21 - 2011-10-05 02:45:00 UTC
CCP hates lone wolves and if they ever could, they would come up with a "explode on undock if not in corp" mechanic.

That only makes the game more challenging. Bring the pain.

Bring back DEEEEP Space!

Plus 10 NV
It Burns When I'm PvPing
#22 - 2011-10-05 03:04:56 UTC
FW is a good way to get solo fights.

Go to a system with allot of wartargets or even neutrals. Jump in a fw plex, move away from the rats so they don't attack you and see what jumps in.

Everything suitonia said applys to fw plexes as well.

That will work for you if you want to pvp with others in pvp ships. If you want to shoot people who are in pvp ships other tactics wll help.

I would also add that red versus blue would be a good place to start out pvp in eve.

Make faction war occupancy pvp instead of pve

Flakey Foont
#23 - 2011-10-05 04:06:59 UTC
Nel Gardier wrote:
Thread delivers nicely! Very useful discussion for a change.

Elyssa MacLeod
#24 - 2011-10-05 04:34:46 UTC
You can PVE solo easy, PVPing is much harder

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Cpt Fina
Caldari State
#25 - 2011-10-05 05:42:59 UTC
also alot of ignorrant bullshit in this thread....
Qupid Stunt
Pator Tech School
Minmatar Republic
#26 - 2011-10-05 06:02:32 UTC
Its probably been suggested before but.....

Eve needs some form of arena combat with a handycap system to keep reletive skills/ships on a par. Then you could buy your half dozen frigs and spend an evening learning instead of just getting ganked and not learning anything.
Zey Nadar
Gallente Federation
#27 - 2011-10-05 06:48:15 UTC  |  Edited by: Zey Nadar
Skunk Gracklaw wrote:
Jacen Matthews wrote:
I want to start doing some PVP, however, I do not want to do "Gang" or "Fleet" PVP.

Try it. You'll like it.

To reiterate to those who don't actually read the topic post:

OT said he is deaf so he can't use voice comms. Pretty much 95% of corps Ive been into (save newbie empire ones) require voice comms in pvp. Some required me to be on voice comms always when Im online.

I can also say this: its utterly hopeless if rest of the fleet uses voice comms and you don't. That doesn't work.

However, there is good advice in this thread in regards to soloing, and there are even corps that don't require voice comms out there. I know that fleet pvp without voice comms isn't as effective, but one must play the hand that is dealt.
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#28 - 2011-10-05 06:59:45 UTC
if you wanna 1v1 pvp go to hek...that system alot of 1v1 pvp happens..

they usually fight in frigates, cruisers, and t3 ships if u bring one no one will fight you..

I find low sec pvp dumb...i mean catching someone off guard in their pve fit probably doing a mission that sent them to low sec...what satisfaction would u get from that????

so go to hek and fight people who are ready to fight you back..
Yadira Kerr
Amarr Empire
#29 - 2011-10-05 08:05:56 UTC
I'm not into PVP just yet but this thread has been very helpful in gaining an insight on how to approach it, so thanks for that.

Having said that, I fly Amarr and all I see people talk about when PVPing how Minmatar is so much better than the rest. Would I be looking for some solo PVP excursions at some point while flying Amarr, which options would there be for me and what would I be able to do or not do with those?

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Karim alRashid
#30 - 2011-10-05 08:18:42 UTC  |  Edited by: Karim alRashid
Crusader, Curse

Pain is weakness leaving the body

Juni Dogo
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#31 - 2011-10-05 08:54:32 UTC  |  Edited by: Juni Dogo
- Start cheap. Don't think an expensive BS will give a better chance to survive, it won't. Go for fast frigates at first You won't be able to take down most BC or BS, but it's a cheap ship that you won't mind loosing, and it's fast so you have better chances to escape. As experience and isks grow go for cruisers and battlecruisers if you want to hunt down bigger ships. Forget about doing solo pvp in a battleship. You'll attract to much attention, you won't be able to kill fast ships like frigate that will laugh at you as they scramble you untill bigger guns finish you off.

- Choose your hunting ground well. Learn about the corps that usually go there. Identify gang pvp corps.

- Learn how to use the tools that will help you survive. Don't go into lowsec untill you know how to use a directional scanner, to set up your overview, watch local chan for entries, align, safe spots, ect... Plenty of video tutorials on the net.

- Know your ships and mods weakness and advantages. Same goes for your enemy ship. Solo pvp is usually a rock-paper scenario. If you fly a brutix with balster (High damage but very bad range) and you see a cynabal (average dps, but it can keep you at long range with ease), don't even think of engaging the darn thing as a cynabal is just too fast for your brutix to get at blaster range. It takes time, but as you learn what other ships can do, you learn what targets you should engage or not.

- When you loose your ship. Don't hesitate to talk to the guy who killed you. Ask him what he did to you and what fit he used. Usually, you'll get a friendly a response, and it's a vital source of information when your new to solo pvp. You'll also have a good reputation.

- You won't be making isks like this, and you will actually loose a lot as you begin. Find a good source of income to cover your looses. Level 4 missions are a good way to make isks with a fighter pilot.

- Again be ready to loose a lot a ships before you actually start killing.

- Watch the local chan for entries and check out the toons age of other players to estimate their level of experience.

- Get used to run away. As said above, gangs will be a common encounter in lowsec.

Solo PvP is risky and not very lucrative if you plan to make isks out of it. At best you cover your looses. But it's more enjoyable than gang pvp. Still, you can solo pvp while being in a friendly corp. So why not join one?
Marcus Wilde
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#32 - 2011-10-05 09:03:14 UTC  |  Edited by: Marcus Wilde
I started a blog on this very subject last month, I'll be adding a post per month or something like that. You may find it useful, or you might not, I dunno nor do I care Cool

Tears + Bucket = Win

Zoe Alarhun
The Proactive Reappropriation Corporation
#33 - 2011-10-05 09:08:22 UTC
As long as you are careful with your targets solo works just fine. I fly Solo almost permanently.
Karim alRashid
#34 - 2011-10-05 09:08:39 UTC
Go to Singularity, great place to try and get the feel of various fits.

Pain is weakness leaving the body

Solstice Project
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#35 - 2011-10-05 09:56:06 UTC

You'll find plenty of honourable solo PvPers,
you just have to look around,
pay attention,
and TALK to ppl in lowsec local.

Don't let yourself discourage by ppl who need/want others to have fun with,
you can do everything on your own ... just TALK, for example by making fun
of those who don't talk in local. :) (but try not to be an *******)

I have no idea why others have problems finding 1vs1 PvP,
so believe me ... it's perfectly doable.
Kitty McKitty
In Praise Of Shadows
#36 - 2011-10-05 10:37:56 UTC
Some good advice in this thread already. I just want to say, those telling you to join a corporation and not to solo are morons. Obviously it's going to make life harder for you but you sould like you realise that. PVP leads to plenty of deaths in this game and obviously going it alone makes your chances of survival much lower in general since you are fighting the odds but as long as you are prepared for this you will do much better when you end up in a fleet.

Most of these babbies that can't advise more than 'join a gang' are probably used to being an incompetent drone that doesn't lose ships often because of a numbers game. You aren't going to learn nearly as much in a gang as you will from getting out there alone.

I'd take Beasts of Burden up on their offer and at least try some small gang pew pew since variety is the spice of life but do not let anyone talk you out of solo. It's the only thing that keeps me interested in this game.

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Juddas Priest
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#37 - 2011-10-05 13:29:53 UTC
Actually the most difficult part of learning EVE for me has been finding the right Corp.
Personally I didn’t want to be part of a big corp because you have to fit into already established behaviour patterns and have to learn them with little or no hands on help. Something small, friendly, casual and willing to help a new pilot. Also has to be online during my TZ and be more or less as active as I was. I have spent many an evening being the only person in corp chat because It was either the wrong TZ or the corp just wasn’t active enough.

It’s not just PvP either I wouldn’t mind having a go at incursions but there’s nothing worse than being the only noob in an incursion fleet where everyone assumes you know what all the techno babble means.

Eve seems specifically designed to be solo unfriendly unless you just want to be a carebear all your eve life.

You can’t reason someone out of a position they didn’t reason themselves into

Goonswarm Federation
#38 - 2011-10-05 13:41:09 UTC
Jacen Matthews wrote:
Hello all,

I am a relativly new player, been playing less than 4 months. I have played most of that solo, or missioning with a friend.

I want to start doing some PVP, however, I do not want to do "Gang" or "Fleet" PVP. I want to be able to go out on my own, or with a friend and get into some trouble.

This however, seems counter to what everyone else does in this game.

Is this strategy just not valid? Am I looking in the wrong places ( I flew to 8 different lowsec areas in a four hour peroid, not one fight).?

Just throwing this out there, I cannot join most PVP corps due to the fact that I cannot use voice comms (no hearing).

Any advice would help, maybe this is just not the game for me?


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Xuse Senna
Nocturnal Romance
Cynosural Field Theory.
#39 - 2011-10-05 13:50:06 UTC
deleted wrong topic. xD

Mors Magne
Terra Incognita
#40 - 2011-10-05 15:24:04 UTC  |  Edited by: Mors Magne
Here is a possible 'work-around' that should enable you to join a large fleet normally, even though you are deaf -

The good thing about large fleets is that you never have to do any talking - it's all about listening to the Fleet Commander. So...

1. Get voice recognition software - my undertanding is that the technology is very good these days. Apparently, you don't even need to callibrate it to a voice.

2. Use the internet to find a way of turning the Teamspeak / Ventrilo speaker 'out' Arrow voice activated software. In theory, this should be simple.

3. Use the voice activated software to write on a Word document.

4. Change the Eve Online settings from 'Full screen' to 'Window' so you can see both Eve Online and the Word document on your screen.

5. You'll know it's the Fleet Commander speaking because they use the same short phrases in every fleet in Eve. There are few (or no) important conversations that last longer than four words.

Finally, if the fleet commander says, "Jump to..." and looks like jibberish - that's probably how it sounds to everyone else! Just press 'jump to the fleet commander' and you should be ok! It's what I normally do anyway! I just watch what other people are doing.

The other small difficulty you might come across is understanding the name of the primary target. I think this is a really small detail - I'm sure you could find a really good target using your eyes.

The important thing is to use cheap ships until you adapt - and I'm sure you will - sooner than you think.
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