A few days ago, someone I know asked me how to get into PvP. It took me by surprise and made me think long and hard about the how. In the end, I couldn’t really give him a good answer.
EvE is so much different than other games when it comes to PvP. If you go out there, you will lose your stuff, you will lose that shiny ship you worked so hard to get. It’s never the case of if, but when.
And that’s something a lot of the PvE players don’t understand quite yet, even when they are reading up on getting into the actual fun bit of EvE. Not that I’m saying pve can’t be fun, I just don’t enjoy it anymore.
But how do you get into it, how do you stop yourself from getting burnt out after being killed a few times in a row without a clue what the hell you’re doing.
Unfortunately, I have no answer to that one yet but I’m going to try and help him a little bit.
What di dit for me was to just do the same thing as I do in real life and just think to myself “Fuck it, let’s do this”
My first time PvP in eve was just a duel between corps buddies, then a little lowsec where I died too often, then getting ganked because I was hauling an Iteron mark V with 4bill in stuff towards Jita, and then I got to where it became fun. Which for me happened after joining my first wormhole corporation and going out with them.
So, I told the guy to look at a corporation to join that could maybe teach him some PvP. He joined RvB. Now, these guys have been around since forever, I know of them, I even joined them for a few weeks at one point. But back then you were just flung into things, nobody explained anything, you got the alliance mail that welcomes you, tells you where to go and that’s it. Nobody there that took you under their wings and was like “Ok this is how things will happen now”.
Which, isn’t great at all.
Unfortunately, I live in wormhole space which is a complete different can of worms to open. But maybe I can point him in the right direction. Just being cannon fodder isn’t good enough, you must enjoy the shooting too. We’ll see what happens.
I have been joining fleets on a regular basis and am feeling close to being confident enough again to try FCing once more.
It will more than likely happen in a few weeks, once I’m back at home and not playing from a laptop. Duo-boxing on one screen is a pain in the ass and I miss my little setup.
But at least I’m blowing things up, that’s always fun.
Stay tuned o7