Concept: in server tutorial message system regarding ship pvp for noobies.
I have been here some months now but still only know a fraction about pvp in HWS.
When i finally made a pvp sv as a pve player who wanted to get his foot in the door in pvp, I headed up north to the pvp side of galaxy but found i needed a cv to transport my sv to pvp area,
instantly I felt like i was held back, it was an inconvenience, no idea what supergates were about at that point or where they go and if you can return through them all or can i blocked from returning etc nobody wants to have to build and risk a cv also just to go and lose a sv for fun.
I did not want to discuss the matter in global and ask questions as that would have revealed my pvp intentions to those in the server who were not expecting it from me.
Element of surprise after all is an advantage, if someone you know to be a boat building PvE noob suddenly comes out of nowhere and pummels the shit out of you or at least dies giving it a good go in a custom built pvp sv, and your a top pvp player, that will be a nice surprise for you
Making things more interesting.
So anyway I built the CV also but reached a state of thinking where i figured whats the point in building a pvp cv to drag my sv to a place and probably loose both lol.
I was then going to make a tiny cv carrier thing for pvp sv but got sidetracked with updates etc
It is no wonder there is little play in pvp from the regular pve group.
We need to know:
how to access pvp areas by sv only.
how to use supergates to access pvp and which supergates.
The obvious dangers.
Also remind players they can pvp on their origin factions HQ moon ( i only found this out last night)
I really think we need an in server tutorial for pvp that can be started with a command or the PDA which would also explain the usefulness of the sethome and gohome commands in conjunction with pvp.
Or perhaps the command can just point users to a thread here though I think PDA entries are probably best.
PvP would look like a more fun option to explore I think.
And pve players would be more likely to come and have some skirmishes if they all knew they could just take a sv and teleport right back to their home doorstep afterwards.
I believe a lot of general PvE players would enjoy a pvp skirmish if they knew more about the above mentioned items, a fair and quick access tutorial explaining the concepts of HWS PvP would be a promoter for PvE players to want to try it out more often. And would further inspire new players to try PvP having more knowledge of the subject.
I have still yet to have a battle in HWS and in actual fact, the pvp cv and sv I had built recently ready for the occasion have seemingly vanished from the server
That’s probably because they sat rotting in mothballs for 2 weeks while i was unsure about how and where to access pvp more easily with a sv and so went onto other projects such as building PvE sv lol.
We could probably do with a quest that tells you to fly to a pvp area and land at least 1 hit on a fellow player to complete.
This way players can be cheeky, find someone in pvp give a quick hit and hopefully warp out quickly probably designing or choosing an sv just for the task and then perhaps further inspiring more pvp incursions after they feel that little buzz of butterflies and andrenalin over their first forced pvp encounter