I have developed a set of resolutions for 2013. Ok, that’s a bit of a misnomer. I’ve set a series of goals for 2013, broken them down into their constituent elements, and am keeping track on a monthly basis of how well it goes. I’ve even considered doing this for EVE, but haven’t got a complete picture outlined yet.
One thing that’s sure – I’d like to get a better handle (oi, any handle would be great) on combat this year. As the Dust514 beta has opened my eyes to the transitory and disposable nature of our equipment, it’s a great opportunity to get out into space and have some fun.
So, some preliminary goals for 2013 for PvP elements.
1) Create a PvP alt. Done. Adhar’s clones are expensive and he’s really focused more on industry.
2) Enroll said alt into a corporation / alliance with some PvP outlets. Done. It’s not even RvB, though I considered it.
3) Move Mr. PvP to a key staging system, and pick a racial frigate line to start skilling up on. Done. I’ve decided to use Gallente, as it’s the only ship class I have yet to fly in New Eden with any regularity. (Note that I didn’t say skill – that’s a relevant point for later posts.)
4) Get Skills Up to Snuff. In Progress. There are so many skills – things one forgets after having played the same character more or less since 2006. The certificate system actually helped here – it enabled me to find some of the basic skills that frankly I’d forgotten about. Signature Analysis? Check.
- T1 Hull – In Progress
- Core Skills – In Progress. This is the certificate planning piece. Currently working toward Core Competency Improved, with an eye on Elite at some point.
- T2 Guns – Not Started
- T2 Hulls – Not Started
5) Select a couple core fitting profiles for said frigate family.
- Fleet Tackle - Done. This was easy, thank you alliance fleet doctrine.
- Solo Hunter – Not Started. I’m thinking kiting frigate, but really, need to spend some quality time with Azual and Rixx’s websites.
6) Move up to Cruisers. Not Started. This is a later (Q3?) goal – Mr. PvP (and his erstwhile puppet master) have to get comfortable and skilled with frigates, first, before moving up to the more expensive cruisers.
- Fleet DPS – Not Started
- Heavy Tackle – Not Started
- Frigate Hunter - Not Started
This next goal is something I’ll have to break down into more finite objectives, but the overall theme is “Learn How Low-Sec Really Works“. As the title of this blog implies, my interests continue to run to the economic, so some of the things I’m most interested in learning first-hand are the market and financial elements of low sec living. Is it possible to make a living as a PVPer? How do you earn a reliable income? Are there some play styles that are more economically viable than others?
7) Live off my PvP Skills. Not Started. I don’t have any yet…
8) Try some different play styles in Low Sec related to PvP. Not Started.
You can anticipate occasional updates throughout the year as Mr. PvP gets to explore the universe on the pointy end of a blaster.