Shooting people is generally the most fun part in my opinion. You can do solo pvp with smaller ship and have a lot of fun on the cheap. I would advise checking out the giantbombing channel in game, we might be able to help out more.
Yeah, that event was a great time. I was the person that merlin managed to kill before we got him. No problem though, my death was avenged! It was awesome seeing so many duders in fleet and on mumble, good fun!