I know, it may look like folks are trying to ram you, but I assure you for the most part, they are not. Not to say, you won’t run into some griefers. If you suffer a mid flight collision with another craft, you are to blame.
Under developed targeting skills and lack of situational awareness are the culprits. Take too long to get on target for a shot in a joust and you run the risk of collision. And it is all too easy to not notice addition bogies.
Ease into it at first keeping your distance. Find that distance indicator(options). Your HUD should show you distance to target. With some practice you will find yourself flying without getting “rammed”.