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Sturgis Podmore5

Do you do VG or is it HQ only?

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I've been flying VG incursions with the folks at Eve Rookies Incursions for about six months or so. Trained up from a Praxis to a Nightmare to a Vargur. I have a bunch of fun flying with them but they only fly three days per week and if there is no spawn or if I can't make one of their fleets for personal schedule reasons I miss flying.

I'm looking for someone else who flies VG regularly. There's a Brazilian group that I fly with sometimes on weekends but they speak Portuguese in discord as just as much fun without the social interaction. I'm mostly looking for afternoon times Eastern time zone US.

I'm hesitant to get into HQ because I know it's much more demanding. Eve Rookies doesn't do HQ.

I play the game in spite of a physical disability. I do really well in VG but I'm a little bit worried HQ might be beyond my capabilities. I don't want to make excuses for myself but I also don't want to lose a ship or not be able to contribute fully to a fleet and do my part.

So bottom line is… Do you do VG? If so when? And if you do only HQ, where are your typical times? I suppose the only way to know if I can do HQ is to try it out.

I thought about trying TDF but they are armor and I'm used to flying shield. I haven't checked but I don't know if I have the skills to fly with them and I can't really afford a Paladin.

Meanwhile if you got time to kill, here's a video I made about how I play Eve. It's rather long and I don't expect anyone to watch the whole thing but you can get the gist of it in about 10 or 15 minutes.


 

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On 5/5/2022 at 3:25 PM, Sturgis Podmore5 said:

I've been flying VG incursions with the folks at Eve Rookies Incursions for about six months or so. Trained up from a Praxis to a Nightmare to a Vargur. I have a bunch of fun flying with them but they only fly three days per week and if there is no spawn or if I can't make one of their fleets for personal schedule reasons I miss flying.

I'm looking for someone else who flies VG regularly. There's a Brazilian group that I fly with sometimes on weekends but they speak Portuguese in discord as just as much fun without the social interaction. I'm mostly looking for afternoon times Eastern time zone US.

I'm hesitant to get into HQ because I know it's much more demanding. Eve Rookies doesn't do HQ.

I play the game in spite of a physical disability. I do really well in VG but I'm a little bit worried HQ might be beyond my capabilities. I don't want to make excuses for myself but I also don't want to lose a ship or not be able to contribute fully to a fleet and do my part.

So bottom line is… Do you do VG? If so when? And if you do only HQ, where are your typical times? I suppose the only way to know if I can do HQ is to try it out.

I thought about trying TDF but they are armor and I'm used to flying shield. I haven't checked but I don't know if I have the skills to fly with them and I can't really afford a Paladin.

Meanwhile if you got time to kill, here's a video I made about how I play Eve. It's rather long and I don't expect anyone to watch the whole thing but you can get the gist of it in about 10 or 15 minutes.


 

Hey there Sturgis!
I have a little group that is forming on Saturdays and Sundays after Downtime. We are looking for Paladin pilots. I can lend you a pally if you dont have it yet, that is not a problem. After 14 months of non-stop weekend funs finally we started to struggle with numbers. Even failed to form last weekend so trying to find new people. I guess good weather came and people tend to play EVE a bit less : ) Lately updates wont help either to keep players interested in EVE.

Anyway. Bottom line is : we are a laid back, but super-efficient bunch, might be not your timezone to play, but if you are interested, shoot an ingame mail to "niki lasvegas" .
Fly safe
o7

P.S. a month later : we are actually pretty good with numbers again. ;3

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I gave the video you posted a look through, I'm amazed of the setup you've made for yourself. I fear it might not be enough in your typical HQ fleet, where sometimes even just having to manually click that shield broadcast button is a bit too slow. Things can happen pretty fast and the sansha can hit hard. Anchoring will also likely give you some trouble as we need to move around quite a bit in HQs.

WTM tends to only do VGs occasionally, mostly to do the influence grind and very rarely if we don't have the numbers to maintain the HQ fleet. EVE Rookies is pretty good, I believe they have a couple of FCs there who also run TDF fleets.

WTM tries to run as much as we can, FCs and Pilots willing, you can join our discord, linked up at the top of the forums for the fleet pings that's go out. Also if you ever want to come try out HQs, let the FC know your situation and we can try to work with you, likely assigning a commander to watch you and make sure you're safe.

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I'm not so worried about broadcasting for shield. I don't have much trouble clicking on that one in time and if I'm flying a marauder I can tank until I come out of bastion. My main concern is moving around. I'm used to dropping into a site, sitting still, and firing from wherever we land. I might try an HQ sometime just to see how it goes.

I need to spend some time looking over the guides so I'm 100% sure what I need to do.

If you do do VG I will definitely join up and I'm sure I can handle it.

Thanks for the response.

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