0.0 Vacation

02/02/2009

The Neo Spartans have been noticing a decline of traffic through Otou of late, so it was decided that we would go on a Vacation somewhere else in the Eve universe to allow some time for Otou to become ‘safe’ again and encourage some new traffic. Then we fell out with our closest allies (or rather we fell out with the main leadership of their Corp) as well which gave us another reason to look for something different to do for a while (“this will be dealt with” in good time).

That somewhere else was 0.0 so that we could do something different from the piracy that we were used to. We could rat up sec status a bit from -10, and have the luxury of killing stuff without the intervention of gate guns, and make a bit of ISK too.

I was hoping to write a series of exiting account of my time in 0.0, but a week on and I’m finding it to be a pretty dull place, and I’m wondering what people find to do out here other than rat and carebear. It seems that small gang roams are pretty much pointless as about the only time you see other ships to shoot at they are on massive gate camps. Even if you do feel like you can take them you just know that there is a force of their allies 3 times the size a few jumps away.

I wonder what in it for the guys that gate camp as well, as I can sit in systems on one of the main pipes and not see another person for an hour or more. Do they just sit there and do virtually nothing for hours at a time?

I’ve been in 0.0 many times before, but this is the first time I have spent an extended period there. From my experience so far I’d say 0.0 has little to offer the PvPer unless they want to be part of the large scale 0.0 alliences, or are out to roam with the intention of killing as much as possible before inevitably dyeing (which when in empire is what we normally do on out 0.0 roams). I just don’t see the attraction of staying out here long term, and I’m looking forward to getting back to lowsec piracy.

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2 Responses to “0.0 Vacation”

  1. Ga'len said

    One of the issues many people encounter in 0.0 is that it’s simply not empty. If you are not in an established alliance, it’s difficult to be safe, but it can be done.

    You have to learn to be very patient.

  2. Alexia/Alia said

    I have always found 0.0 to be fairly empty, except some main traffic pipes which have a spike now and then.

    As Kaya states there seems very little to do aside from wait around, or have a fleet to fleet slugfest – and not forgetting the ratting, but you can do that anyhere, right?

    IMO low sec is the home of PvP and small-medium gangs. I also doubt anyone in 0.0 would pay a ransom (unless you caught them in a hauler loaded with BPO’s) as they can simply go grab another ship from the alliance hangar or make the money back in an hour of ratting.

    Low sec, it’s the business!

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