Third-Party Game Guides
There are a lot of EVE game guides on the market that claim to make you great at PvP, a Trillionaire in ISK, and various other things. There are both free and purchasable guides available and finding good honest reviews of these guides can be difficult. Below is a list of guides & reviews from EVE Uni members who have used these guides. Please note, however, that this is not an exhaustive list and reflects the views of the individual users, not the Uni as a whole. It must also be noted that EVE University is in no way affiliated with these guides & the views expressed below are from individual users.
Guides & walkthroughs
It lists all proper overview packs and attempts to rank them objectively. A good overview can greatly help you orient on grid and achieve what you need. A bad overview on the other hand can get you killed.
Fortunately, there are overview packs that can help you get good overview setups without having to deal with overcomplicated overview settings and hoping you set it up right so you don't confuse your corpmate with an NPC pirate.
Not all overview packs are made equal - which to use will greatly depend on your play style and preferences. Try them all and find the one you like.
Finds common and not so-common traits among all good overviews, to find the best overview pack for the average player. Tries to be as open, impartial, scientific, and objective as possible.
Available in-game in the "EVE Overviews" channel.
Novice Frigates Yearbook 2021
An in-depth review of frigate solo PvP meta in Factional Warfare that has been published every year since 2015. It covers roles, fits, strategies, and stats for all non-unique 28 combat frigates that can enter novice complexes in FW.
Why would I pay real money for a guide
As with most mainstream games, players want to maximize their potential be it through making in game currency to improving performance and EVE is no exception. People will often turn to guides as a way of learning these techniques to get further faster. As a result of this, the creation of guides both free and paid are plentiful. Deciding whether to purchase a guide can be tricky as there are often outdated guides still for sale and weeding out these can be difficult, so without further ado here are the reviews
ISK the guide
This is the official eve online guide. The guide is available online for free but Is also available to purchase as a hard copy version. The guide looks great first of all and is huge with helpful information. The thing about this guide is that it is a very useful reference guide and gives some good tips. Overall a good guide with great references and tools. However there is nothing in this guide that you couldn't find on the EVE University or official EVE online wiki.
EVE PRO Guides
This guide is made by a pro PvP-er who has some absolutely incredible tricks and tips. He has instructional PvP videos that are the fastest way to get good at PvP. The videos are brief and to the point. The price is cheap, this guide is probably worth a lot more and the creator actively responds to questions and requests. It isn't too easy to find bad things about this guide but things that could be improved upon is the amount of content, whilst what is available is useful and to the point, there isn’t a lot of it. Overall the strategies in this guide are very useful and is highly rated.
Rating the guides 0-10, 0 being inactive and 10 being perfect I would give them:
- ISK the guide - 6
- EVE PRO Guides - 9.5
Most of these guides have free content to try out so I you are interested in purchasing a guide it would be advisable to try looking at that and deciding for yourself.