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|Posted - 2016.02.15 22:33:29 -
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Cara Forelli wrote: William Aiderone wrote:
But when you go fleet vs fleet, are those fights less onesided? I dont want to know beforehand that my fleet are guaranteed to win or vice versa. I want the excitement from close fights where any side can win.
Answer - sometimes.
That's not to say that solo can't be fun, but it's basically EVE on hard-mode. With a little bit of planning you can actually take on veteran players and come out on top sometimes. Nothing feels better than killing a 2003 player flying something shiny in a cheap ship with a trick they weren't expecting. IMO FW isn't as good for this as it used to be because it seems like everyone and their mother has a link ship boosting their "solo" frigate these days. But that will be done away with soon which will be a wonderful day for FW pilots everywhere...
As someone who absolutely sucks at PvP, the most fun I have had has been in T1 ships with a surprise move. I'm a big fan of 'built it myself' - i.e. I don't look for fits and I've never been accused of being an EFT warrior. Consequently, I've had some absolutely terrible fits...and when they worked it was always hilarious.
Anyways, folks have already said this so I'll just use my two cents to repeat it:
1) If you fly solo, it's a lot like fishing: if you don't like sitting around doing nothing 95% of the time, you'll hate it even when you get the 5% amazing catch. If you like fishing, embellish your stories. Always.
2) Flying with a gang is only as much fun as the gang: camping is fun to those who like camping, roaming is fun to those who like roaming, and baiting is fun...etc. Find what you like to do and then find a gang that likes to do it. Word of advice: if you found an awesome fight (win or lose), offer to team up with that competitor! Some of the best folks I've flown with over the years I met at the wrong end of an autocannon.
3) If you want the 'Epic EvE Commercials' fights, make a lot of isk because they cost a lot of isk. People fly T2 because that's where those fights are at. It's a requirement. You gotta be a big dog to play with big dogs. If that's your cup of tea, start researching how to make the isk or just join an alliance. Reference #2.
4) You can never go wrong with duels if you just want cheap fights - and I mean isk and fairness cheap. Get an alt to even the tables or, as Cara said, have a surprise for that would-be contender to at least make it funny. I took a 1v1 with my merlin against a dramiel in Jita some years ago...with the full intent of losing, but dropping his shields and armor enough his super fit would get ganked by observers. Which he did. If you like ruining somebody's day, give it a shot.
If all else fails, play EvE as a carebear/nullbear and get your PvP fix in another space game. I hear Star Trek Online isn't half bad. Fly Safe(ish)! o7