Posted - 2011.07.07 18:20:00 - [3
I don't do much in the way of PVP, but as I understand it you aren't going to get very far trying to just jump right in on your own. You're going to lose ships. More initially while your skills (both SPs and your knowledge of your own ship and the ships of your enemies) are developing, but it is always a very present risk. Paying for those losses means making money, which probably requires some PVE.
I would start off looking for a PVP corp who could help get you on the right path. Some of them will pay for ship costs (or at least replacements) if you lose them in corp actions.