Setting up the right brackets for PVP in EVE Online

This is kind of a part two of PVP Overview settings in EVE Onlinetutorial. Without the previous one you do not have much to see here with setting up the right brackets.
For PVP in EVE Online you have to setup two things. Overview settings, that you can see from the link provided above, and brackets – all the objects on your screen.

Setting up the right brackets for PVP in EVE Online

Do you see all these small squares, triangles and circles? These are a part of EVE brackets. They are many from the hostile/friendly ships to the drones/sentries as an object, moons, planets, asteroid belts, etc.
Well, for big fleet PVP you do not need them! You do not need to see anything but your PVP overview, so when your FC (Fleet Commander) calls primary, secondary ‘¦ etc, target, to concentrate on it! Also this will reduce the lag in massive PVP.
If you are so called ‘noob’ (a young and non aware of the EVE MMP mechanism pilot) and you are following orders blindly better do this:

Go and click on the triangle of your in-game overview.

Setting up the right brackets for PVP in EVE Online

You shall see a list of settings so choose ‘Open Overview Settings’. We need that pane in order to clear the brackets.

Setting up the right brackets for PVP in EVE Online

Once you have opened the ‘Overview Settings’ pane locate the ‘DESELECT ALL’ button and click on it.

Setting up the right brackets for PVP in EVE Online

Next thing is to save the selection. Return to your ‘Overview’ window, right click again on the white triangle and save the settings.

Setting up the right brackets for PVP in EVE Online

Choose a name like ‘Big fleet brackets‘ and click ok.
If it happens to need to see all these brackets, just press ‘CTRL+X’ and/or ‘CTRL+Z’ and you will see every bracket in the space. I do not recommend this in a big fight!

Now before scrolling down check this tutorial – Manage EVE Online overview tabs – to see how to implement both PVP overview and PVP brackets together.

Setting up the right brackets for PVP in EVE Online

OK. If you have followed these instructions for PVP Overview and the above settings in conjunction with Manage EVE Online overview tabs, you will be ready for following the FC in a fleet.

On the other side, if you are not so ‘noob’, and/or you are chasing hostiles in not so big fleet, you will need different brackets settings, where you can see where your gang is, and where the hostiles are. For that you can see this tutorial: Classic EVE Online PVP brackets.

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