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INNOMINATE NIGHTMARE
Posted - 2006.07.26 19:50:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: INNOMINATE NIGHTMARE on 23/08/2006 17:38:43
Salutations and greetings, my fellow Eve friends.

I have been playing on my main character for a month now, and have been spending my time mining Kernite in 0.7 space (a thrilling and high octane activity indeed) and by trading by filling NPC orders on the market. (even more heart-stoppingly exciting!)

So I decided it was time to try something different, as a wild and crazy experiment:

The Experiment

To create a brand new character (INNOMINATE NIGHTMARE), fund him with a starting balance of 1 million isk and send him immediately to a random place deep in 0.0 space. Once he gets into 0.0 and sets a clone there he is NOT ALLOWED to go into any system higher than 0.4 security, ever again. My other character has never been lower than a brief trip into 0.2 to check out an asteroid field, so this is a completely new experience for me.

The objective of this experiment is quite simply to throw him in at the deep end and see how well he survives and to regale and entertain with tales of his outlandish adventures along the way...

I will be posting here regularly with heart-stoppingly and blisteringly exciting updates. Feel free to offer any help and advice (which may or may not entail referring me to a psychiatrist) as I'm sure there are lots of players out there who have not yet ventured into 0.0 and would like to learn more about what it's like.

Beginnings

The very first thing I needed to do was to create my character. I decided that since I'm going to be living out in the wilderness, he will need to have a somewhat "rugged" appearance, but not so rugged that he strikes fear into the hearts of all who pass and causes them to wet themselves in abject trepidation.

So I went for a slightly camp looking ex-military clean-cut styled piratey type look. I made sure his facial features were not in the proportion 1.618033 to each other, as this would make his visage conform to the "golden ratio" and make him too stunningly beautiful......

I wanted to look brutish, and this is what I came up with:

Link

As you can see, he has a certain "I rob banks but I'm a nice guy" type of hidden beauty, and would probably be likely to attract the sort of woman who enjoys writing to random murderers in prison. I was tentatively pleased with my creation.

My next job was to create a shocking (but stylish) bio and this is what it says:

"The 0.0 Experiment


I am a total n00b, who was born on July 23rd
2006, bought a shuttle and set course for a random
destination in 0.0

I have no money, no skills, no ship and no
cares..............

The experiment is to see if I can make a living in
the deepest, darkest quadrants of the galaxy without
knowing what the hell I'm doing........

Wish me luck....."

I figured this would be a good way to attract attention, as i guessed that being a n00b in 0.0 would probably require a headline grabbing bio in order to get me anywhere.

So, with all this now done, my character was created and I promptly landed in some random n00b station in caldari space. I quickly purchased a shuttle and called up the map and after 10 seconds or so had decided on my destination: "SOMEWHERE OVER THERE!" The fact that I had no skill books worried me but I guess that's all part of the fun and adventure.

I left my n00b station and flew off into the wilderness, never to return, and some time later I found a station in 0.0, three jumps from a 0.4 system far on the edge of caldari space. I quickly docked and set my clone to the new station. I suspected that I was very lucky to have made it into 0.0 because according to the map most 0.0 entry points had lots of destroyed ships and pod kills recently. Nonetheless, my first objective was achieved successfully! I took a moment to celebrate my progress.

Here's where I landed:

Link

(to be continued...)

HippoKing
Caldari
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2006.07.26 19:58:00 - [2]
 

GL and have fun!

Buster Bloodvessel
Posted - 2006.07.26 20:02:00 - [3]
 

Hat's off to you! Very Happy I had a 7 page moan about lowsec a couple of weeks ago and I think I will follow your example when I get back from vacation in a few weeks.

Let us know how it goes Very Happy

Selfe
Caldari
Doomheim
Posted - 2006.07.26 20:02:00 - [4]
 

Edited by: Selfe on 26/07/2006 22:59:00
Edited by: Selfe on 26/07/2006 20:02:38

lol buy my juggs please their the cheapest there! Also Come and say hi to me in EOA YARRRR!!

Gl anyways

Devilish Ledoux
Caldari
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2006.07.26 20:11:00 - [5]
 

You probably shouldn't have told the entire galaxy where you're hiding. Welcome to the "Hunted" subclass, little friend.

Tabet Saens
The Dead Parrot Shoppe Inc.
Brutally Clever Empire
Posted - 2006.07.26 20:16:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Devilish Ledoux
You probably shouldn't have told the entire galaxy where you're hiding. Welcome to the "Hunted" subclass, little friend.


Well if you're gonna do something "unconventional" there really isn't any point in following conventional advice.

Good luck to the OP! Looking forward to hearing about your exploits, fruitful or not!

MrTripps
Gallente
Hedonistic Squirrels
Posted - 2006.07.26 20:29:00 - [7]
 

Quote:
The fact that I had no skill books worried me but I guess that's all part of the fun and adventure.


Kinda like Forrest Gump in space? I see lots of ninja mining in your future.

Mystii
New Eden Regimental Navy
Rebel Alliance of New Eden
Posted - 2006.07.26 20:40:00 - [8]
 

Be sure to include a count of how many times you get blown up by belt rats. :P

Bourbon Bob
Ninja Raiders
Posted - 2006.07.26 20:43:00 - [9]
 

/me starts a pool on how long till you lose a ship Wink

Good luck to you and have fun Smile

Bluestealth
Minmatar
Alcatraz Inc.
Tactical Narcotics Team
Posted - 2006.07.26 20:43:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Devilish Ledoux
You probably shouldn't have told the entire galaxy where you're hiding. Welcome to the "Hunted" subclass, little friend.

You obiously haven't tried to kick a newb alt with a clone out... its nigh impossible.

Best of luck to you my friend.

padiculous
Posted - 2006.07.26 21:48:00 - [11]
 

Very good read. Your writing style makes me jealous. Looking forward to more thrilling tales of wily space adventure!

Sensor Error
SensorTech Industries
Posted - 2006.07.26 22:07:00 - [12]
 

Good luck, I really think you're going to come unstuck if you're planning on developing the character as you simply will not be able to get skill books out there...

lofty29
Aliastra
Posted - 2006.07.26 22:09:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: Sensor Error
Good luck, I really think you're going to come unstuck if you're planning on developing the character as you simply will not be able to get skill books out there...


He can go to 0.4, there's plenty of 0.4 schools Wink

Tammarr
Posted - 2006.07.26 22:39:00 - [14]
 

I think its time to visit an agent of mine and ask him some question of a sensitive nature regarding Innominate nightmare.

^_^
Gl and hf

Stubnitz
Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2006.07.26 22:48:00 - [15]
 

A great read and a very cool experimentVery Happy


Good luck..




Pesky LaRue
Brotherhood Of Fallen Angels
Etherium Cartel
Posted - 2006.07.26 23:16:00 - [16]
 

to the OP - what an AWESOME idea - i did a similar thing but on a less impressive scale where i moved one of my newborns into 0.2 space after creation and he's never been into or above 0.5 since, and never will - but damn, i wish i'd had the cajones to go straight into 0.0


Izo Azlion
Veto.
Veto Corp
Posted - 2006.07.26 23:28:00 - [17]
 

Wow you can type! Man I'm gonna BM this and follow the story... Best of luck man!

Masta Killa
BURN EDEN
Posted - 2006.07.26 23:58:00 - [18]
 

A young tender boy who used to be called Kyle Caldrel did that with his new character, dust angel.

Using a noob char and training him well, while doing agent missions in 0.0 has paid off well enough for him that he's now very rich and stuff <_<

Surviving in 0.0 isn't that hard and there's wads of isk waiting out there.


Now everyone go live in 0.0 and get into bs's asap, Daddy Masta wants more targets. YARRRR!!

Ab Initio
Evolution
KenZoku
Posted - 2006.07.27 00:32:00 - [19]
 

I'll be following this, if only for your writing skills :)

Spaceman Jack
Posted - 2006.07.27 00:38:00 - [20]
 

Good luck even GETTING to 0.0 as a noob

Rasitiln
Minmatar
Sniggerdly
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2006.07.27 00:39:00 - [21]
 

Originally by: Spaceman Jack
Good luck even GETTING to 0.0 as a noob


0.0 isnt hard to get into despite what everyone says Rolling Eyes

LaCoHa
The Carebear Stare
Posted - 2006.07.27 01:44:00 - [22]
 

I admire your verve. gl.Very Happy


Maximillian Pele
Caldari
Keel Hauler's Inc.
Posted - 2006.07.27 01:50:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: Rasitiln
Originally by: Spaceman Jack
Good luck even GETTING to 0.0 as a noob


0.0 isnt hard to get into despite what everyone says Rolling Eyes


Never forget that there is a huge difference between an alt created by an existing EvE player and a noob who has just joined the game having done the tutorial.

Shaikar
Amarr
PIE Inc.
Posted - 2006.07.27 02:02:00 - [24]
 

Good luck!
I look forward to reading more tales of epic adventure, heroism, high drama and low comedy from you.

INNOMINATE NIGHTMARE
Posted - 2006.07.27 02:09:00 - [25]
 

Edited by: INNOMINATE NIGHTMARE on 23/08/2006 17:35:04
Thanks to all my fellow citizens for the very kind words of encouragement and especially to those who made vague threats!

Here's what happened between yesterday and today:

I Want You

Day two heralded the true beginnings of my adventure. I logged in and surveyed the scene in my new 0.0 station. Local was filled with unsavoury looking characters of the highest order.

"Security Status -7.1, Wanted: Bounty 25 million isk", etc etc, was what I was greeted with when reading random peoples' bios in Local. This was indeed a scary place for a n00b.

My plan was to leave the station in my shuttle and to go further into the deep dark recesses of 0.0, not knowing where my randomly chosen path would take me. So, what did I do? I chickened out and logged out of the game, hoping to do it when local was "less piratey"...

A few hours later and there was still a distinct "Yarring" atmosphere. I gradually bided my time to make my audacious escape and logged in and out every few hours. Could this have been a case of n00b nerves? Or was it prudent and sensible behaviour? I do not know...

I eventually logged back in at around 5am this morning and discovered that local only had a few other pilots.

Two of these heroic brutes were docked in my station so this seemed like an ideal opportunity to make flight into the dark recesses of 0.0.

I called up my map, and selected "Ships destroyed in the last 1 hour" and studied the local area. There were a few absolute no-go hotspots, where many an unsuspecting pilot had met their grisly end. I was determined not to become one of them.

I also selected "Escape Pods destroyed in the last 1 hour" and compared the two results. It would seem that most people who have their ships destroyed also get podded out here. One system showed 29 ships destroyed with 22 pod-kills.

Nonetheless, not to be deterred, I used waypoints and plotted a complex course around the hotspots, my ultimate destination being 30 jumps away, far into the underworld.

I was pleased to discover a feature of the map that allowed me to remotely locate stations in far off systems. So I chose one, made sure to take my basic miner from my starting ship with me (which I had carried to this station) and off I went.

The first few systems I went through were empty and the thrill of flying through 0.0 space in my shuttle was great. I sailed and soared, with the "vaccuum beneath my wings", unflinching, uncatchable, and forever determined to succeed out here. I could not be stopped.

18 jumps later, having passed through a few systems where evil ones lurked and where, much to my surprise, the gates were camped not by players, but by NPCs (Guristas Battleships), I entered a system where there were two other human players.

I quickly looked at their bios and saw that one had a +5.0 security rating and one had a slight negative rating. A chat request box appeared on my screen from the guy with the negative rating........

Link

Should I answer? Or should I ignore him? Would he make me walk the proverbial plank? I decided to be a brave n00b and to answer the call, despite the fact that he was a member of the "Cursed Killers"....

After saying "Hi", he informed me that he had read my bio and that he "wanted me". This led me to three possible conclusions:

1) He wanted me to join his corp.....

2) He wanted my body....

3) He wanted my dead body.....

Figuring that a random homosexual invitation was unlikely, this deep into 0.0 space (although I have seen posts on these forums by a member of the "Minmatar Homosexual Rights League" so anything is possible), I eliminated option #2 and pondered the other two for a while.

"I want you to join my corp" he added, thus enabling me to deduce that either:

A) He wanted me to join his corp.

B) This was a ruse and what he really wanted was my dead body.

(to be continued...)

Terrak2
Flora inc.
Posted - 2006.07.27 02:13:00 - [26]
 

But what if it was a ruse and he wanted your body? Never under-estimate the chances of random homosexual encounters.

nickkyicky
Posted - 2006.07.27 02:22:00 - [27]
 

Quote:
Figuring that a random homosexual invitation was unlikely, this deep into 0.0 space (although I have seen posts on these forums by a member of the "Minmatar Homosexual Rights League" so anything is possible), I eliminated option #2 and pondered the other two for a while.


i lol'd

very good stories man, can't wait to hear what else happens

INNOMINATE NIGHTMARE
Posted - 2006.07.27 02:25:00 - [28]
 

Edited by: INNOMINATE NIGHTMARE on 23/08/2006 17:32:12

Medical Emergency

We began to have a chat about the world of Eve and he informed me that he used to be a pirate. I was not sure whether this was something to be worried about or reassured by.

At this point I jumped into the next system and when I got to the gate to the next system on from there, I saw that the player with the 5.0 standing was there waiting for me.

Clearly with such a high standing, he was no doubt waiting to safely usher me along in my heroic journey.

This was the result:

Link

Destroyed items:

Basic Miner (Cargo)

I had gone a total of around 22 jumps into 0.0 before my first death. He then proceeded to ruthlessly pod me and I respawned at my clone station, making sure to pay 1024 isk for my new clone. (A princely sum indeed).

I continued in my conversation with Jackamo and told him I had just been killed. He recommended a different station, far into 0.0 and so I set my course for that one and after purchasing a new shuttle, began my journey yet again. "If at first you don't succeed, then try and try again." I decided that this would be my new motto.

I did not convo Rathama and did not send hate mail. If I am going to live out here, I should embrace death with a smile, every time it happens..... I just wish he had ransomed my pod for the 1024 isk cost of my clone and the 1500 isk platinum insurance I took out on my shuttle! I wonder if I would have caved in and paid. We will never know.

A few jumps later, Jackamo informed me that he had been "pulled out of warp by a deadspace camp" close to empire space, in 0.0 and had been destroyed by a bunch of ruthless bandits. I did not know such a thing was even possible.

Now I realised I was not even safe while in warp. Eve is a crushing and brutal place........

I flew on, deeper and deeper into the night, a myriad systems whooshing by, with not a single Concord sergeant major to protect me as I propelled myself towards my unknown destiny. Perhaps Jackamo was sending me 20 jumps to my death or perhaps he was just a nice guy, offering a n00b some helpful advice.

Amazingly, 20+ jumps later, I arrived unscathed and promptly docked at the station.

NO MEDICAL FACILITIES! ARRRGGGGGHHHHHHHH! I called up my map and saw that there was a station just 2 jumps away, with a recent ship kill. I had no choice, I had to risk it. I hoped and prayed that it would have a medical facility.

Two eternity-lasting jumps and I was there, propelling myself toward the station, my n00b heart racing uncontrollably. I was not attacked and managed to dock safely.

YES, MEDICAL BABY! BRING ON THE NURSES!

Link

I paid approximately 5000 isk to transfer my clone, and a big grin spread across my face as I realised I was safely cloned, around 20+ jumps deep into 0.0.

According to the map, I was halfway between empire space and the outer reaches of nowhere. This seemed like a good place to base myself, although Jackamo warned me that this station was "dodgy"...

After a celebratory undocking from the station, followed by a quick redocking, I decided I would push on, even further into the dark beyond......

(to be continued......)

Krane Albright
Reikoku
Band of Brothers
Posted - 2006.07.27 02:45:00 - [29]
 

Quality stuff mate! Looking forward to more updates ... perhaps setup a blog??

Arkanor
Gallente
Ixion Defence Systems
Posted - 2006.07.27 02:59:00 - [30]
 

Originally by: Rasitiln
Originally by: Spaceman Jack
Good luck even GETTING to 0.0 as a noob


0.0 isnt hard to get into despite what everyone says Rolling Eyes


I got into EC-P8R with a shuttle, first try.

Granted I didn't *have* the shuttle as I left the gatecamp, but I *made* it Razz I was figuring getting the alt out would be damn impossible when I just realized I could switch clone stations there and SD the pod.


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