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EVE Online Forum » Jita (General) » Eve Solo PVP = Rock Paper Scissors Isk

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  Sketch420

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OP  8/26/14 1:43:27 PM#1

I have played eve since 2010, playing mostly in null and have plenty of group combat experence. Group pvp is all eve has to offer, as 1v1 fights are 99% of the time predetermined based on ship type. I have had countless fights in FW over the last few months giving solo pvp a real try. I am afraid I was right all along and have wasted my time trying to get out of the blob and not have a FC basically flying my ship for me.

 

Solo pvp in eve:

1) Control+click ship in overview

2) Press F1

3) Wait

------

 

Outcome = Which ship type has the weapons or resists that counter the other, EXCEPT when one ship is fitted with more expensive modules, or is a faction ship that has a greater base price.

So its rock paper scissors + isk spent

In 2014 does a game without any player skill in 1v1 battles really have any future at all?

My Answer:  No. It will continue to loose more and more subs as it has been the last few years. Online player count is lower now than it has since 2010. CCP only makes small changes and will never reinvent combat mechanics.

  iridescence

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8/26/14 2:00:21 PM#2
Originally posted by Sketch420

I have played eve since 2010, playing mostly in null and have plenty of group combat experence. Group pvp is all eve has to offer, as 1v1 fights are 99% of the time predetermined based on ship type. I have had countless fights in FW over the last few months giving solo pvp a real try. I am afraid I was right all along and have wasted my time trying to get out of the blob and not have a FC basically flying my ship for me.

 

The skill obviously comes in planning and outfitting your ship and skills properly to counter the other guy. It's called strategy and tactics.  Hard to believe you've actually played the game for 4 years and don't realize this. EVE is a strategy game. Not a twitch combat game. That doesn't mean there's no "skill" involved in it. Quite the opposite there's quite a lot of skill involved in learning and remembering all the different variables and preparing for a fight well.

 

  Wyrdfell

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8/26/14 2:19:49 PM#3

Sorry but I don't buy it. I don't believe that you play this game for 4 years. This is why we play this game. Eve is not a game that combat matters or fastest player always wins. Eve is a pure strategy game. The skill that you're talking about lies in the preparation period. You need to think about all possibilities, learn really how to play and remember all the different variables. This is why we love this game. Deal with it.

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  Sketch420

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OP  8/26/14 2:31:24 PM#4

Why is it that most people that claim to be elite solo pvpers always fly the most expensive ship types the can in Factional Warfare? Most the guys I've seen that play eve solo are nolifers that are rich in real life and can buy all the isk they want, or spend all day grinding isk to fly the most expensive ships possible to avoid the rock paper scissors aspect of the game and simply out isk their opponents.

However, like I said in my OP there is nothing wrong with group fights in eve, and there is certainly player skill involved for the FC, however as a peon taking orders from a FC you are basically letting someone else play the game for you. Most eve players only pvp in groups, and in my opinion when your taking orders you aren't really even playing the game. You may aswell be watching a stream of the fight rather than be there, as either way you won't be contributing anything mental or player skill wise to the fights.

  uplink4242

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8/28/14 2:15:27 PM#5

Uhm wut

Solo pvp in eve is actually one of the most skill intensive parts of the game. Prior to preparation (fitting your ship), you must be aware of which things you can kill, how a certain ship is generally fitted from the blink of an eye and how to deal with multiple people chasing you. ANd yes there is quite a bit of finesse in terms of managing your heat, squeezing every little bit of advantage, managing capacitor, manual piloting when kiting and knowing how to slingshot other people based on their current speed and direction. You must always be vigilant of dscan and local, and always have a plan to get the way out because you will often be outnumbered. It involves a lot of good timing and taking advantage of opportunities and mistakes you find from other players. They are small things but they add up very quickly.

There are literally hundreds of solo PVP movies on youtube, and several tutorials and tips. To say it's a completly skillless activity is quite silly. You should learn a few things before comenting on it tbh

Here's a good start: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_MDkHkBe5A&list=UUa-ySys2dORr8gKx1-t9QAA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbiURZDYMoY&list=UUa-ySys2dORr8gKx1-t9QAA

Don't think that throwing shitty t1 frigates at eachother  and pressing approachin FW is any indication of what soloing is like.

  Sketch420

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OP  8/28/14 2:49:41 PM#6
Originally posted by uplink4242

Uhm wut

Solo pvp in eve is actually one of the most skill intensive parts of the game. Prior to preparation (fitting your ship), you must be aware of which things you can kill, how a certain ship is generally fitted from the blink of an eye and how to deal with multiple people chasing you. ANd yes there is quite a bit of finesse in terms of managing your heat, squeezing every little bit of advantage, managing capacitor, manual piloting when kiting and knowing how to slingshot other people based on their current speed and direction. You must always be vigilant of dscan and local, and always have a plan to get the way out because you will often be outnumbered. It involves a lot of good timing and taking advantage of opportunities and mistakes you find from other players. They are small things but they add up very quickly.

There are literally hundreds of solo PVP movies on youtube, and several tutorials and tips. To say it's a completly skillless activity is quite silly. You should learn a few things before comenting on it tbh

Here's a good start: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_MDkHkBe5A&list=UUa-ySys2dORr8gKx1-t9QAA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbiURZDYMoY&list=UUa-ySys2dORr8gKx1-t9QAA

Don't think that throwing shitty t1 frigates at eachother  and pressing approachin FW is any indication of what soloing is like.

 

I don't consider planning, and picking only targets that your ship is made to counter player skill. Pressing a dscan button to check for hostiles requires no skill. Warping to a safe bookmark if you are being chased is not skill. Overheating modules takes no skill, if you think pressing the overheat button at the only logical time to do so takes skill you must find real life very difficult.

 

Sorry you seem desperate to defend the game we both play, so much so that you make illogical arguments. 

 

If you really think only fighting what your ship is made to kill is skillful pvp, you must be not be very bright.

  Bladestrom

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8/28/14 4:01:47 PM#7
Ofc they are skills. The majority of human skills do not involve twitching really quickly and hitting keys within 100 ms.

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  uplink4242

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8/28/14 4:11:38 PM#8
Originally posted by Sketch420
Originally posted by uplink4242

Uhm wut

Solo pvp in eve is actually one of the most skill intensive parts of the game. Prior to preparation (fitting your ship), you must be aware of which things you can kill, how a certain ship is generally fitted from the blink of an eye and how to deal with multiple people chasing you. ANd yes there is quite a bit of finesse in terms of managing your heat, squeezing every little bit of advantage, managing capacitor, manual piloting when kiting and knowing how to slingshot other people based on their current speed and direction. You must always be vigilant of dscan and local, and always have a plan to get the way out because you will often be outnumbered. It involves a lot of good timing and taking advantage of opportunities and mistakes you find from other players. They are small things but they add up very quickly.

There are literally hundreds of solo PVP movies on youtube, and several tutorials and tips. To say it's a completly skillless activity is quite silly. You should learn a few things before comenting on it tbh

Here's a good start: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_MDkHkBe5A&list=UUa-ySys2dORr8gKx1-t9QAA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbiURZDYMoY&list=UUa-ySys2dORr8gKx1-t9QAA

Don't think that throwing shitty t1 frigates at eachother  and pressing approachin FW is any indication of what soloing is like.

 

I don't consider planning, and picking only targets that your ship is made to counter player skill. Pressing a dscan button to check for hostiles requires no skill. Warping to a safe bookmark if you are being chased is not skill. Overheating modules takes no skill, if you think pressing the overheat button at the only logical time to do so takes skill you must find real life very difficult.

 

Sorry you seem desperate to defend the game we both play, so much so that you make illogical arguments. 

 

If you really think only fighting what your ship is made to kill is skillful pvp, you must be not be very bright.

By your logic every single mmo out there takes no skills because it's mostly about mashing buttons and rotations. Chess takes no skills, I mean moving a piece is so easy anyone can do it.

Mechanical skill is not the only thing there is in games you know. Eve has zero mechanical skill to it.

If solo pvp was so easy as you think then you wouldn't see so many people failing at it. Engaging on multiple people at the same time takes deep understanding of the game and split second DECISIONS, more than a fleet would most of the time. And these decisions are the base of what we call 'skill' in this game, the difference in solo is that you are the one who has to take these decisions, not listen to your FC and press f1 when asked. That explains your confusion.

 

  Soandsoso

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8/28/14 4:21:01 PM#9
I briefly read the OP posting history. Noticed that they try every pvp centric game and when they realize they aren't as good as they think they are they begin to trash the game.
  Arclan

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8/28/14 4:31:34 PM#10

That's one thing I didn't like about Eve. You don't control the physical movement of your ship. you just right-click and select options. This whole flying circles around each other is silly. Have you ever watched ship battles (other than one-man fighters) where the ships were doing a circle-jerk around each other? No, ship engagements are a bit more strategic with moves being important and having big ramifications.


It's been a long time, but does EVE even have weapon firing arcs? I don't think so.

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  Bladestrom

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8/28/14 4:34:25 PM#11
Just like the battleships fighting in world war 2 :). There are many many twitch games, eve offers something different that undoubtedly works and had considerable depth.

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  Bladestrom

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8/28/14 4:36:43 PM#12
Weapon firing arcs? Your thinking about a different game.

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  Soandsoso

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8/28/14 4:41:33 PM#13
Originally posted by Arclan

That's one thing I didn't like about Eve. You don't control the physical movement of your ship. you just right-click and select options. This whole flying circles around each other is silly. Have you ever watched ship battles (other than one-man fighters) where the ships were doing a circle-jerk around each other? No, ship engagements are a bit more strategic with moves being important and having big ramifications.


It's been a long time, but does EVE even have weapon firing arcs? I don't think so.

Where do you live that you are able to watch space ships dog-fight?

  Mavolence

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8/28/14 4:46:51 PM#14
Originally posted by Arclan

That's one thing I didn't like about Eve. You don't control the physical movement of your ship. you just right-click and select options. This whole flying circles around each other is silly. Have you ever watched ship battles (other than one-man fighters) where the ships were doing a circle-jerk around each other? No, ship engagements are a bit more strategic with moves being important and having big ramifications.


It's been a long time, but does EVE even have weapon firing arcs? I don't think so.

Ship positioning in EVE is incredibly important. There is falloff and weapon tracking that needs to be taking into account at certain ranges. You can't just take a rail ship and roll up to someone and hit orbit at 5km you'd get your hull melted. YOu dont just warp in ECM ships at 0 km and survive you really do need to manouver in combat to be hitting in your optimal outside of their optimal and scram ranges and inside your disrupter range still and still creating transversal to avoid direct hits to your own hull. Its all about calculated choices and risk management and execution of capitalizing on someone elses mistakes. That is what the skill is in decision making,planning,execution and flying smart.

  Mavolence

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8/28/14 4:47:38 PM#15
Originally posted by Bladestrom
Just like the battleships fighting in world war 2 :). There are many many twitch games, eve offers something different that undoubtedly works and had considerable depth.

Yea i've always viewed EVE as a WWII naval simulator with teh sci-fi skin and theme. Love it to death

  Gdemami

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8/28/14 4:53:35 PM#16

Just....lol.

  Muke

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8/28/14 4:58:10 PM#17
Originally posted by Sketch420

I have played eve since 2010, playing mostly in null and have plenty of group combat experence.

 

Solo pvp in eve:

1) Control+click ship in overview

2) Press F1

3) Wait

------

Playing since 2010 hardly does you  put into the veterans corner.

That said.....playing since beta (teehee) you couldnt be more wrong about solo pvp.

 

If you encountered solo PVP as lock and press F1 and wait for the income I can sense that you lost the vast majority of your fights.

If not: you had the luck of picking unknowing newbs as opponents.

 

Because as every EVE pvp vet would know if you just lock and press F1+wait would make you canonfodder.

You have absolutely no knowledge of solo pvp in EVE.

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  Kyleran

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8/28/14 5:09:06 PM#18
Why is it when people lose lots of fights the other guy anyways had better gear and that's the only reason they won? EVE is a game that is fairly easy to match your opponent gear for gear in once you've trained the skills.

I doubt many people in FW fight in anything beyond T2, if that even, and yes you should be able to earn enough ISK in game assuming you aren't just throwing away your ships.

OP does realize in EVE it's more important to not lose your ship than to try and win a hopeless fight right?

In EVE you don't fight for "fun", it's win or go home broke.

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  zzax

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8/28/14 5:16:34 PM#19
Originally posted by Kyleran
Why is it when people lose lots of fights the other guy anyways had better gear and that's the only reason they won?

Because it is the only reason usually? Either that or you got zerged.

  Mavolence

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8/28/14 10:10:29 PM#20
Originally posted by zzax
Originally posted by Kyleran
Why is it when people lose lots of fights the other guy anyways had better gear and that's the only reason they won?

Because it is the only reason usually? Either that or you got zerged.

If you're losing lots of fight you are choosing poorly, have no scout, have no gtfo ability with how your fitting your ships and you are you are just plain poor.

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