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Nooey
Omerta Syndicate
Exuro Mortis
Posted - 2004.10.12 02:07:00 - [1]
 

I've recently was given a bookmark by a friend that is quite bizarre. The story of it's origin is something I don't have, so I'm even more intrigued, as to how it was made. Maybe someone here has some suggestions.

It all started with him coming hunting with me. In a system near empire that's your typical 0.0, Battleships spawns in the belts, nasty PC Pirates with all sorts of scary stuff (*Sheds a tear for his lost Megathron*). I was making safespots, hardcore ones that are far from in-between two planetary bodies, I'm bragging about my nooby yet ninja skillz. And he says, "You're gonna love my safespot, warp to me"

So I do. My cap cant take me all the way first warp. But after a few I realise we're heading in a strange direction. I look on the Sytem Map (F11 Map) to see that we're not going towards any planetary bodies in the system. I think "Well maybe he Mwd'd out this way or something". I keep warping towards him. After a few minutes, I turn around and see I'm now 500 au from the sun.

I ask "Where's the end?" he says just "Keep on going towards me"

1500 au.

At this time I decide to look on my map. Even though my corpies say I'm still in the system, and even though local chat states as much, the YOU ARE HERE icon on my Universal Map says I'm well on my way towards the Outer Ring system (This system we started in was in Syndicate).

4000au and I'm still warping towards him. It's been about 30 or so minutes or warping in one direction. And we start throwing Billions at any Pirate in the system who can find our safespot.

At 5000 au I stop. After screaming at him "WHERE THE F****IND? WTF IS THIS ****?" he hasnt answered my questions.
He has to go to bed. And copies the BM for me. I contemplate looking for the end, but after that much warping, I'm not sure it even exists.

As far as I know, he'd never visited the system ever before. It's like he bookmarked something 10,000au away, but how? Wouldnt that take forver, even with the very best possible MWD rig running non stop for weeks? (That's my understanding - if it's wrong, correct me)

So yeh, thought I'd share the story. Quite baffled. Wondering if anyone has some answers for me.

Hamatitio
Caldari
Aperture Harmonics
K162
Posted - 2004.10.12 02:09:00 - [2]
 

F11.

Nooey
Omerta Syndicate
Exuro Mortis
Posted - 2004.10.12 02:15:00 - [3]
 

Eh?

Pandora Panda
Caldari
Posted - 2004.10.12 02:20:00 - [4]
 

Edited by: Pandora Panda on 12/10/2004 02:21:52
Bookmark the system youre in using your map.

Open people & places

Warp to that bookmark.

Bingo. Infinity point bookmark.

EDIT - never warp to this bookmark using your pod. Trust me.

Core Bash
REQUIEM INC.
Posted - 2004.10.12 03:41:00 - [5]
 

You damn 'sploiters! When I was your age I had to walk 1500 au in the snow to make a safe spot, up-hill both ways stark naked on broken glass.

Zelota
Amarr
The Collective
B O R G
Posted - 2004.10.12 03:51:00 - [6]
 

IF this aint the funyest thred ever then i dunno what.....Dude you are funny.....at the end there is a battle ship you just need to warp meny times.We all got our bs like that.Trugh a deep space bookmark

Weston McArthur
Black Reign
FATAL Alliance
Posted - 2004.10.12 03:58:00 - [7]
 

Damn, I know about this method but what kind of sick b****** goes 5000 au out?Shocked

Marie Sklodowska
Allied Logistics Transportation Services
Posted - 2004.10.12 04:03:00 - [8]
 

what he did is looked up the solar system and kept it's location. He then use'd a pod and warped to that bm. In a pod, you will literally warp 15k au plus. So..no ship can warp that far in a few warps, only a pod can w/ it's extreme cap.

Dufas
Amarr
freelancers inc
-Mostly Harmless-
Posted - 2004.10.12 07:59:00 - [9]
 

maybe you'll find some cheese at the bm

Liz Bathory
Minmatar
Direct Intent
Posted - 2004.10.12 08:10:00 - [10]
 

pods warp 3k au's with lvl 4 skills, in cap and warp drive op
and they have a very samll cap, it's their negligible mass that give the stupidly long warp ranges

Andrue
Amarr
Posted - 2004.10.12 08:16:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Liz Bathory
pods warp 3k au's with lvl 4 skills, in cap and warp drive op
and they have a very samll cap, it's their negligible mass that give the stupidly long warp ranges


Don't they just. The one time I lost a ship to a player I somehow kicked off a warp to the system. It saved me from being podded but took about ten minutes before I came out of warp. I even logged off Eve a couple of times in an attempt to stop but it didn't. TBH I thought I ended up 4400au away from the sun but my memory could be wrong :)

Raem Civrie
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2004.10.12 08:25:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Core Bash
You damn 'sploiters! When I was your age I had to walk 1500 au in the snow to make a safe spot, up-hill both ways stark naked on broken glass.


You tell 'em kids. T'was better in'em olden days. Kids use'ta be more watchamacallit... respec'ful.

Nooey
Omerta Syndicate
Exuro Mortis
Posted - 2004.10.12 09:39:00 - [13]
 

ROFLLLLLLLL

At least I made u guys laugh.

Guess I better stop now, I'm 23,000au away and no closer to any hidden Jovian Technology Labs. (jk)

(Btw only been playing for over a month so it's something I easily missed, at least I know now : D) And here I was making BM's between 2 planetary bodies via running my cap out. How inferior...

Eyeshadow
Caldari
The xDEATHx Squadron
Posted - 2004.10.12 09:49:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Nooey
ROFLLLLLLLL

At least I made u guys laugh.

Guess I better stop now, I'm 23,000au away and no closer to any hidden Jovian Technology Labs. (jk)

(Btw only been playing for over a month so it's something I easily missed, at least I know now : D) And here I was making BM's between 2 planetary bodies via running my cap out. How inferior...


if u have any ships stored at these bookmarks between planetary objects i suggest u go get them now cos they are very easily found. The "bookmark system and warp to it" safe spots are pretty much impossible to find and a damn sight safer than the ones u have already made

Fester Addams
Minmatar
Posted - 2004.10.12 10:43:00 - [15]
 

I accidently warped some 1000AU out once, it was back in the day when if you moved into a secured can it could bounce you away.

It was rather amusing to watch as the first 200 or so AU I was actually moving backwards, my ship slowly turned round and when it finaly stopped I found myself roughly 1000Au from the sun.

I had heard rumors about such a bug but had never really bothered about finding out if it really worked, naturally I bookmarked where I was but have not been back there since.

The wierdest thing aboit it was I made the trip in less than a minute and my ship speed never reached 1AU/sec.

Going back in was another matter, despite having a BS it took me a coupple of full length jumps.

Jack Ryan
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2004.10.12 14:39:00 - [16]
 

Edited by: Jack Ryan on 12/10/2004 14:43:43
Originally by: Eyeshadow
The "bookmark system and warp to it" safe spots are pretty much impossible to find and a damn sight safer than the ones u have already made


(edited for spelling)
I don't agree, the further out you go, the closer you'll come to the line between the infinitely far away spot and the solar systems center, meaning, that somebody that really wants to find stuff can make a series of 24 au jumps further and further away from the sun and eventually find all those 'safe' spots, and double/triple mwd to them. That's theory of course, but I've seen enough people brag that they can bust F11 safespots so I'm sure it's possible.

Xavier Arron
Minmatar
The Knights of Ni
Posted - 2004.10.12 14:47:00 - [17]
 

The F11 safespots are the easyest if you know how Wink

JoCool
Caldari
Posted - 2004.10.12 15:19:00 - [18]
 

Yep those safespots are the easiest to find Smile

Mynobe Soletae
Posted - 2004.10.12 18:16:00 - [19]
 

Because everybody warps to the same infinity point. It's not random. So anyone who's looking for you already has the direction, all they need to figure out is where to stop.

Dao 2
Thenta-Makur
Posted - 2004.10.12 19:16:00 - [20]
 

didnt siddy make one like off the map or something...

Norsten
Posted - 2004.10.12 20:53:00 - [21]
 

Maybe this is something to do with jump drives, allowing the systems to be big enough in order to allow their use.

Whenever that is



 

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