Overview setup & tabs

A recent comment inquired about the overview setup I currently use. Namely the various tabs and recommendations to use. So here we go. My settings will be available for download at the end of the post, should you want them.

My overview consists of 5 tabs, and I have a mix of saved filters. These are the main ones;

Overview1

The 5 tabs are Main, GTFO, PvP1, PvP2 and Misc.

Main

This is the normal workhorse of my overview and is used 95% of the time when in wspace. When in a large fleet (aka on a Ganked roam), this overview is rarely used. Current iteration is the setting “default3”

It is more or less the default overview that comes with EVE with some tweaks.

Main (default3) shows;

  • All ships/pilots
  • NPCs
  • POS Force Fields
  • Probes
  • Stars
  • Stargates/Wormholes
  • Stations
  • Warp Disruption bubbles
  • Wrecks

Does not show;

  • Corpses
  • Drones
  • Moons
  • Planets

Finally, Brackets are ON

For use in;

  • Wormhole space scouting
  • General roaming in low/null/high
  • Small gang fights

GTFO

GTFO (standing for Get The Fuck Out) is a “run away” tab. Used only when things have gotten bad, this overview loads the minimum needed to get away in a damaged ship or capsule. It’s used as an emergency warp for my pod most of the time.

GTFO (GTFO) shows;

  • Planets
  • Stars
  • Stargates/Wormholes
  • Stations

Does not show;

  • All ships/pilots
  • Corpses
  • Drones
  • NPCs
  • POS Force Fields
  • Probes
  • Moons
  • Warp Disruption bubbles
  • Wrecks

All brackets are OFF

Filters are irrelevant for this tab

For use in;

  • Emergency warping your pod/ship

PvP1

PvP1 uses the PvP1 saved overview (surprisingly) and is for pure PvP combat. Stripping the overview down to the essentials for large fleet combat, this overview is for the large, usually laggy, fights.

PvP1 shows;

  • All ships that are NOT in fleet or in your Corp

Does not show;

  • Corpses
  • Drones
  • NPCs
  • Planets
  • POS Force Fields
  • Probes
  • Moons
  • Stars
  • Stargates/Wormholes
  • Stations
  • Warp Disruption bubbles
  • Wrecks

All brackets are OFF

For use in;

  • Large fleet fights
  • Directional scanning for just ships

PvP2

PvP2, using the PvP2 overview setting, is the workhorse PvP tab. It’s a cross between the Main and PvP1 tabs. Good for large engagements that don’t border on the laggy side, it also allows for good travel due to the gates on the tab.

PvP2 shows;

  • All ships that are NOT in fleet or in your Corp
  • Stars
  • Stargates/Wormholes
  • Stations
  • Warp Disruption Bubbles

Does not show;

  • Corpses
  • Drones
  • NPCs
  • Planets
  • POS Force Fields
  • Probes
  • Moons
  • Wrecks

Brackets are LIMITED to be only what is on overview.

For use in;

  • General travelling in all regions
  • PvP engagements that do not require PvP1 to reduce lag

Misc

The Misc tab is the odd child. It switches depending on the need. There are two primary overview settings that are used; “WrecksandCorpses” and “Drones”.  They’re exactly what they sound like – WrecksandCorpses shows only those, and Drones shows… only drones. It only takes a few clicks to swap between them, so Drones is used in a fight and I can swap for battlefield cleanup straight after. No extra notes on these, they should be fairly explanatory.

Appearances/order

The overview allows you to change the order of targets with relation to their standings/current status. I have mine set as such;

OverviewAppearance1

 

 

What this setup means is that Fleet Members will always show as having a purple background, regardless of other statuses. However, they can then have the small colourtag change depending on their suspect status. Allows me to easily identify which friendlies are suspect, which helps with fleet decisions.

This also means that anyone I have funky standings or wars with will still appear as in my fleet. This is vital for the PvP overviews I have, which filter out fleet members.

Overview Columns

As you can see in my screenshots, I only use a few columns due to limited screenspace. Distance, name & type are self explanatory. Tags are used for some fleet combat, but also for  Sleeper Sites in wormhole space. Corp is is used for easy ID of hostile pilots and finally velocity shows their speed. Nice and easy. Nothing complex.

That’s it. Sure, they’re not perfect, but I’ve not had to adjust them in over a year so they work just fine for me! Download will be linked once I can actually upload the settings, so watch this space over the weekend.

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Posted on July 12, 2013, in General stuff. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Is the download for this overlay available or have I missed it?

    • The old overlay setup website I used is now gone and I also switched computers, so sadly the overlay is gone. I shall try and find an alternative.

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