And the more I read about it, the more it seems that everything you do in High Sec (and even Low Sec) will make your life traveling there miserable. My security status is currently sitting at a comfortable -0.9. Nothing to be worried about, but a couple of more unprovoked attacks on capsuleers and that -2.0 will be there before I know it.
Repairing your security status … yuck … don’t get me started. Either an awful grind with security missions, or grinding asteroid NPC’s, or buying tags from the marketplace (that require ISK I don’t have to spare).
The Way of the Ninja has been put on hold for a while. It’s tedious and so much work for very little payoff. I believe after 16 years of EVEdom, most players kinda know what you’re up to when you suddenly appear in their mission complex.
That brings us to Low Sec. I bought myself a nice cozy Nemesis. I had the skill requirement, and had never flown one of these in EVE. So I figured why not. Equipped it with some U-boat stuff, and went off to the wild wild Low Sec.
Now, I prepared myself for this exploration trip to Low Sec. I learned about the MWD trick, practiced it (even though it’s not really necessary in LS I believe?). I didn’t warp to 0, used D-scan a lot.
And nothing …
Granted, I probably looked at the wrong places. The best spots are I’m guessing close by or in faction warfare systems. I have no idea how that stuff works, only that I’m not that keen on it.
And I’m not bitching that there are no easy targets in Low-Sec. No juicy mining barges or whatever. I know why they aren’t there (OP is not me btw). Because of people like me, preying on that easy kill. Where all the odds are in my favor. Risk-averse players.
Like Victor Alexander says:
… stop flying ridiculously overpowered ships that have a really high chance of winning solo engagements. Because everyone KNOWS it’s OP so they will either avoid you or blob you.Citation
That’s cool, and these people are certainly out there in Low-Sec. You start to recognize the names in local, the ships they fly (Daredevil, Imperial Navy Slicer, Firetail).
I did almost get me one little kill, on a Venture. Scanned him down near an asteroid belt. He was doing some sort of escort mission I’m guessing, because of the NPC mining ships? I landed at the worst possible location, had to slow boat to him while cloaked.
Finally got into range of my warp disruptor, and when I finally got to U-boat some torpedoes into space, he warped off into the unknown… Right, I forgot, Ventures have a +2 for warp core strenght.
Then the taunting began (not from my end). Come here, fight one on one. Get a decent ship, yada yada … There were more people in the system (what should have been a clue for me, because most Low-Sec systems I visited yesterday were void of any life). Turns out they were all from the same corp, and that Venture was probably an alt character.
So that got me thinking, am I risk averse? A noob? A wannabee?
Nope .. just lazy …
I mean look at that link. This is some serious business. The ship meta is just … it’s what makes EVE both amazing and exhausting. I don’t have the time, the energy, the willpower to get to that level of expertise. Sure I could just fly and have fun, loose a shitload of ships and ISK in the process, and then either grind ISK, or buy plex, or get a ‘station-trading-alt’ or whatever it is what people call it, to fund this circle of fun. And then yeah, maybe I will learn by trial and error.
But not in this lifetime. Nope, sorry. Please, call me risk averse all day long if that makes you feel happy. Guess I will keep on U-boating torpedoes on unsuspecting Ventures and other ships that happen to be near, because it is so much easier.
Now if only they (CCP) would be nice enough to update or change the way cloaking works, because half the time I’m flying and warping from place to place without even noticing my lack of cloak. Yeah I’m zoom out a lot most of the time, and the little green flashy thingy circle on you co-ops cloaking device is the only thing indicating the fact that you are cloaked.
I did scare a Battleship when I warped at 10km off a stargate. Uncloaked, without knowing it. The pilot was kind enough to PM, asking why I wasn’t cloaked. Yeah ok … euhm … lets pretend that never happened ok?