Wormholes, they pulled me back in …

Well after about a two years I’ve moved back into a wormhole (WH) system (J104903). “Just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in!” –  Michael Corleone, the God Father.

The system I chose is a C3 WH with a lowsec static (U210). Fortunately it only has one derelict POS tower in the system. It has 9 planets and 33 moons. The distance from the sun to planet nine is about 17.3 AU so it’s a rather small wormhole. I don’t know the quality of its planets or moons as I don’t do PI or industry so I didn’t invest any time checking them out. Perhaps I’ll learn later that the reason it only had one derelict POS was because the moons suck.

My home base is an Athanor refinery. I choice the Athanor because I do plan on mining ore and then compressing it. I plan to build faction navy ships using blue prints I purchase from the faction warfare LP stores. Since CCP has initiated a resource distribution change which simply stated means that not all ores/minerals can be mined in the same region. Different ores/minerals are now distributed throughout New Eden and WHs have some ores/minerals that I need that can’t be mined in highsec. Unfortunately, WHs don’t have all the ores/minerals I need either so it means I’ll mine some in highsec and some in WH space.

One of the first things I did after setting up my Athanor was to bring in a couple of Rattlesnakes. There were 31 cosmic anomalies just waiting to be farmed. It took me about six hours to finish them. With dual boxing Rattlesnakes I can run one site in about six minutes. The 31 sites netted me about 1.9 billion ISK which was more than enough to pay for the Athanor (~690Mil) and its quantum core (700Mil) and fuel for two months. Additionally, I had about 14 Relic and Data sites that netted me a nice little profit. Fortunately running all the Anoms and Sigs makes my little C3 less of a target by farmers as it is now empty. I had a C4 WH spawn and within about 3 minutes I saw three Tempest battleships roll the hole. Obviously they were farmers.

My next big item is to move my mining ships into the WH. Having played in faction warfare for over nine years, moving around lowsec is as safe to me as moving around highsec. I know all the pirates tricks and how to avoid them and how to use lowsec mechanics to my favor. That’s why I love a C3 with a lowsec static – you get a lot less traffic coming in via the static which is a good thing. Additionally, if I want to PVP all I have to do is jump out the static and go have a blast. Fortunately for me, I have PVP ships pre-staged all over lowsec. Now it’s time to get moving.

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Winston Archer

Hi I'm Winston Archer, and I am the host of this blog. I'm also the founder and CEO of Vanguard Privateers - an Eve Online player owed small gang PVP corporation. The purpose of this blog is to discuss all aspects of small gang PVP in Eve with like minded players. Enjoy.

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