This is a long and comprehensive guide that likely covers some information that you either already know, or aren't interested in knowing right now. As such, it is split into multiple sections - each of which is contained in a separate post within this thread, and each is designed to be read somewhat independently of each other. As such, feel free to skip through the guide to the parts that you are interested in.
Most experienced players will not find the majority of this guide useful - they may be interested in the external links for further reading, but otherwise you may have to just ask questions like the rest of us. Questions aren't limited to older players however, so feel free to ask questions, whether you are new or old.
Table of Contents:
1. Flying Ships in Red vs. Blue
This section covers basic advice on ship progression and ship choice, with respect to the unique nature of RvB. Also briefly mentioned are skills to train into and long term goals.
2. The Basics of Ship Fitting
This section covers the very basics of ship fitting, and is likely too simple for the majority of players. It covers basic concepts such as fitting restrictions, and tips to make the most of fitting, as well as concepts like EHP and DPS.
3. Ship Roles
This section discusses the main "roles" within a fleet, explaining which ships typically excel at them, and why.
4. Small Ship Types (Frigates and Destroyers)
This section covers the different types of Frigates and Destroyers, explaining what they are good at, and covering the majority of their uses. Frigates and Destroyers are some of the most frequently flown ships in RvB.
5. Medium Ship Types (Cruisers and Battlecruisers)
This section covers Cruisers and Battlecruisers - the backbone of most RvB fleets, and where most role versatility is found.
6. Large Ships and Beyond (Battleships, Carriers, Dreadnoughts, Supercarriers and Titans)
This section briefly covers the larger ships in EVE - these are rarely seen in RvB, so each is covered in less detail.
7. Ship Statistics
This section covers all relevant statistics for ships in EVE. It covers both in-game statistics (e.g. Resists, Damage, etc) as well as derived statistics (e.g. DPS, EHP), and the main ways to achieve them.
8. Advanced Ship Fitting - for Flying in Red Vs. Blue
This section is the culmination of this guide, taking the information from the other sections and putting it to use, giving suggestions on the most common way to fit ships, and covering niche uses, like Wormhole fits, Scout fits etc.
9. Further Reading and Additional Resources
This section is not a "guide", but a repository for useful resources. Most of them give you help when playing EVE, and so are not restricted to purely ship fitting. Of particular note are the many different stand-alone programs available, for various platforms. Even if the rest of the guide is not for you, this section is probably worth a brief look.
Edited by Andal Altol, 23 June 2014 - 09:17 AM.