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Scrapyard Lee
Posted - 2006.11.04 08:46:00 - [1]

I beta'd EVE and have my main toon in the millions of skill points forgot the excat number. I like to solo PvP but EVE frustrated my game experience because of how inept solo PvP was back then.. we're talking over a year ago.

I just created a new toon and trying out this 14 day free trial thing. How has solo PvP changed since I was gone? I love to PvP in my BS but locking on to small targets was impossible before they warp and what I do manage to lock warps away thanks to multiple WCS, and the BS I can catch will kick my ass since instead of WCS and other "get away" modules they have modules for combat while my set up was made for catching not necessarily for all out combat, so this was a big problem for me.

Then I started the trial and I see many new toys out in the market. Warp bubbles had deployment reduced by alot and now there are those new fangled warp busting missiles. Did these new changes made solo PvP actually possible with out running a "catch you" setup with a gimped "fight you" compromise? I mean I would like to have a ship built for battle but be able to bring the fight to my target with out having him so easily escape. Is this now possible?

I want to take a break from WoW and create a new place for me in EVE but I'm on the fence about what kind of career to make for myself. I would like to PvP for a living and unfortunely this means Pirating since bounty hunting is unrealistic since finding any one is futile for so many reasons mainly being the game doesn't give you tools other then chat to locate your target and chat raises red flags every where. I want to PvP alone since my schedule is eradic and I despise camping. I can't count on people to travel with me whenever and where I go, so I must go it alone.

My other career choice is to mostly scavange and eek out a existence role playing and not touching a single roid. I would like to run a small business and get into some shady dealings here and there but with minimal PvP if I chose to go down this path. Honestly I would prefer the former but if solo PvP is mostly about futility then I can try and have fun with the latter.

Also I hear people making money from killing players? When you destroy a non bounty player does his ship drop a butt load of scrap that you can cargo, like the remains of his hull and surviving mods? This wasn't the case when I last played, only real way to make money PvPn is to get lucky and pop a industrial with named expanders and megacyte in its hold and having some of it survive.

Opinions would be greatly appreciated as I need to know where to turn my attention too. Thanks guys.

Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2006.11.04 08:51:00 - [2]

I wont lie, i didnt read the whole post. But soloing has got a new best friend:Force Recons. Cruiser sized Ewar hacs basically, barrels of fun. train for one.

Sir Bart
Vendetta Underground
Rule of Three
Posted - 2006.11.04 10:50:00 - [3]

For a battleship to lock a cruiser before it warps away, you need at least 1 sensor booster, probably 2. For a battleship to lock a frigate before it warps away, you need him to be sleeping.

WCS are now getting a heavy penalty for ships that wish to do some fighting (even NPC fighting) so you won't see nearly as many of them.


Miss Overlord
Posted - 2006.11.04 11:21:00 - [4]

come back after kali when wcs result in a 50% locking range reduction and a 50% tracking reduction

Scrapyard Lee
Posted - 2006.11.04 18:20:00 - [5]

I'm really excited about the WCS changes people who want to run can still run but those punks who want to fight and run can no longer run. This also helps piracy as people ratting in the belts are no vulnerable to getting jumped. People who want to run can still run but that's all they can do, so it's a good change.

About needing sensor boosters.. that was one of my complaints a while back. I want to be combat ready and sensor boosters does nothing in helping me through a fight, while my opponent may use his slots for combat and I won't be, because I need to catch. Kind of like a catch 22, to catch an opponent you must waste slots with non combat modules which makes you weaker for the actual combat.. this never made sense to me. Then you need a tackler to come with you and that elimates solo PvP and makes you dependent on other people and their schedules and their willingness to come help you. Also if you need a friend to come with you then forget tackler roles just gank 2vs1.

Ecchi co.
Posted - 2006.11.04 19:23:00 - [6]

Originally by: Miss Overlord
come back after kali when wcs result in a 50% locking range reduction and a 50% tracking reduction

I thought it was range and scan resolution (targeting speed)...

Nerf Caldari
Posted - 2006.11.04 19:32:00 - [7]

Egh, in my humble opinion there really isn't any MMO I would bother playing completely solo.

I would suggest looking for a nice pirate corp and giving that a try.

Zarch AlDain
GK inc.
Posted - 2006.11.04 21:47:00 - [8]

There are plenty of people out there who do solo pvp

Most of them are still part of a pvp corp though to get backup and experience and suchlike for when they aren't going solo.

Ginger Magician
OctoberSnow Corp
Posted - 2006.11.04 22:01:00 - [9]

As EVE's greatest ever solo pvper/pirate I have to say that solo pvp is virtually impossible now and looks like becoming even more difficult in future.
Pvp has never been a reliable way to make isk unless you were exceptionally good at it and nothing has changed in that regard. If u do get back into the game I suggest u find a decent pvp corp to join for now.

Team Laser Explosion
Molotov Coalition
Posted - 2006.11.04 22:09:00 - [10]

Originally by: Ginger Magician
As EVE's greatest ever solo pvper/pirate...

And as Eve's greatest ever Forum Warrior/ace Titan Pilot I am inclined to dissagree with this statment.

Just because I say it doesn't make it the truth.

22nd Black Rise Defensive Unit
Posted - 2006.11.05 00:01:00 - [11]

for eve fun = find a corp of cool/nice guys/gals + get a ship + go pvping = THE MOST FUN YOU CAN HAVE IN TH GAME IMO!!!


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