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Market Trend Analysis: Lifeblood

Each game rebalance slightly changes the metagame of EVE Online. These shifts are accompanied my potential shifts in the market prices of the associated items. Market trend analysis and prediction can be used to capitalize on these opportunities. In this guide, we take a look at the changes slated for the upcoming EVE Online: Lifeblood winter expansion, due to release on October 24, and how we can profit from these changes.

PVP Fit Slasher

In this guide, we will explore the details, fitting, and tactics of the Minmatar Slasher. The PVP fit Slasher is a more difficult ship to fly properly in PVP. It sacrifices tank, and a bit of damage, for a large increase in speed. However, it serves as a great platform for practicing range control, an important skill, and one that is critical when flying the Slasher.

Gun Mechanics in EVE Online

Although gun mechanics in EVE Online can seem complicated, a good understanding of the math behind the scenes can be the difference between winning and losing a fight. In this guide, I’ll break down each factor that influences gun damage in EVE: optimal range, falloff, tracking, signature radius, and the random damage modifier.

PVP Tactic: Slingshotting

Slingshotting is an extremely useful strategy in PVP that involves changing directions to control range in a fight, allowing you to tackle/web your opponent, or break out of point range. A thorough understanding of the tactic can save your ship and win fights. It can also teach you to recognize the tactic, and correct yourself if it is being applied to you. In this guide, we will explore the applications of slingshotting, both to point a kiter, and to escape from one.

PVP Fit Rifter

In this guide, we will explore the details, fitting, and tactics of the Minmatar Rifter. The Rifter is one of the most versatile ships in EVE Online. It balances tank and damage to be a strong multipurpose fighter. Its bonuses give it a wide array of applications and make it a very forgiving ship to fly. The simple tactics required to fly the Rifter make it an ideal starter PVP ship.

Faction Warfare 101: Joining, Complexes, and LP

Faction Warfare allows pilots to join a militia and fight against enemy militias. Loyalty points rewarded from completing activities can be exchanged for valuable items. In addition, the mechanics of Faction Warfare make it perfect for new and veteran players to hone their skills in PVP.

Market Seeding: High Capital, High Returns

Although station trading will get you started on your road to riches, it has its limits. Market seeding is buying items in high sec and reselling them in null sec hubs, and it offers high return on investment for little effort.