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Xodus TC
Posted - 2010.10.12 15:47:00 - [1]
 

The wife and I played for a little while, but I quit because I could never quite understand good ship configs.

I was hoping maybe someone had a guide or something. I really want to give this a good second shot... I basically want to try to understand what makes a good config this time around.

Thanks for any help -

Diedra Kellin
Xi-XaX Enterprises
Posted - 2010.10.12 16:08:00 - [2]
 

In order to answer that question, we'd all have to know what you are planning to do with these ships. So, generally speaking here is some basic information on ship-fitting:

http://wiki.eveonline.com/en/wiki/Fitting_ships

From there, I recommend using www.eve-search.com and searching on the names of ships you wish to fly. That will give you some idea of players' concepts/opinions about the vessel.

Finally, once you've decided on a purpose and have a hull in mind, get yourself EvE Fitting Tool (EFT)

http://www.eveonline.com/ingameboard.asp?a=topic&threadID=548883

which will enable you to match your skills with hulll and fit for your purpose. Good luck and fly safe.


Xodus TC
Posted - 2010.10.12 16:53:00 - [3]
 

Thanks a mil - I have a ton of navy ships, just sitting unused. I'll read your guides and find what I am after, thanks -

Fist1
Hostile Alcoholic Commanders
Posted - 2010.10.12 17:18:00 - [4]
 

Also check out battleclinic.com. They have a ship loadout section for eve online that can provide decent cookie cutter loadouts if you are not sure where to begin.

Kahega Amielden
Minmatar Ship Construction Services
Ushra'Khan
Posted - 2010.10.12 19:19:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Fist1
Also check out battleclinic.com. They have a ship loadout section for eve online that can provide decent cookie cutter loadouts if you are not sure where to begin.


Battleclinic is famous for terrible, terrible fits. Just putting that out there as a warning.

Xi 'xar
Posted - 2010.10.14 08:42:00 - [6]
 

Check out the scrapheap-challenge forums and the rifter drifter fitting guide (I fail at linkage, google is your friend).

But really, guides will only take you so far. Set up EFT and start fiddling about. Then go shoot stuff and see if it works. Thats the only way to really find out about fitting.

Good luck.

Serpents smile
Posted - 2010.10.14 12:09:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Kahega Amielden


Battleclinic is famous for terrible, terrible lol fits.


Quoting, bolding and underlining to make sure you'll never forget that. Mad

SghnDubh
BattleClinic
Posted - 2010.10.14 13:52:00 - [8]
 


BattleClinic helps you build a loadout based on what kind of pilot role you want and what works best in-game, based on the experience of other players. You post a loadout and your fellow EVE players help you figure out if it's good, if it needs changing, and how.

Since there's a lot of different opinions, we recommend you read (or participate) in the comments to decide how you want to fly your ship. It's not meant as a ready-made repository of win fits. There's no such thing.

I recommend you decide what ship you think would be fun to fly (or what role you'd like to have in EVE, such as tackler, blockade runner, fleet support, sniper, whatever) and then browse the various loadouts and read the discussions. Or post your own and the folks at BC will help you refine it so that it works within your skills and ISK budget.

Loadouts change as your skills improve, so you'll want to keep checking back. And once you've settled on your loadout, download the skillplan from BattleClinic into EVEMon or EVEHQ to keep you on track.

Finally I can't stress this enough: Join a human-run corp. A good corp will give you some starter money, teach you what works, and help you learn how to fly that loadout - which is as important as the loadout itself.

Here's the loadout browser at BattleClinic.

Good luck and Fight Smart(r)!!


Solomar Espersei
Suddenly Ninjas
Tear Extraction And Reclamation Service
Posted - 2010.10.14 17:51:00 - [9]
 

OP,

Download EFT, upload your toons' API info and start fitting ships before you buy the mods. This single piece of advice saved me untold grief and anxiety when I was a newbkin. You can study the fits on Battleclinic and compared them to those on Scrapheap Challenge. There are some really bad fits on both sites in all honesty, but generally speaking the quality on SC is much higher.

Find a quality corp that has the same interests as you and learn from their older pilots.

Malcanis
Caldari
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
Posted - 2010.10.14 18:43:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Xodus TC
The wife and I played for a little while, but I quit because I could never quite understand good ship configs.

I was hoping maybe someone had a guide or something. I really want to give this a good second shot... I basically want to try to understand what makes a good config this time around.

Thanks for any help -


Best place for ship fittings are here: PvP PvE

I second the advice to avoid battleclinic. Some of the people who post fits there have an active sense of humour.


 

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