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nGR RDNx
Posted - 2011.08.27 09:59:00 - [1]
 

I was there!

Well not in a PVP sense, but have recently completed The Grand Tour of EVE by visiting every High, Low and Null sec system in the game.

The Systems I’ve Visited screen shot image was taken on 27 Aug 2011.

The idea came to me after reading about Jeran Tek and his journey back in 2007 to visit every system in EVE. I thought it would be a fun goal.

So, after four months in my trusty Condor (4-Foxtrot) “on the road” between May and August 2011, I have finally visited every system in the game.

I decided to use a Condor for a number of reasons, including

To prove the point that you do NOT need a Covert Ops ship to fly to any/every system in EVE, and for the price, you can loose a lot of Condors or the price of a Buzzard!

At the current prices, a Condor loss (with my T1 fit) is valued at about 146,000 ISK, a T2 well fit Buzzard costs around 32,000,000 ISK, this means I could loose about 220 Condors for a single Buzzard. As it turned out I only needed 22 Condors, which was a lot less than I expected when I first set out!

Even in a Covert Ops ship, Jeran Tek needed at least 4 Cheetahs to make it to every system in EVE.

Whilst it wasn’t really about the money, I could have afforded 22 Buzzards, it was more the principle than any monetary loss.

To all those who read my in-game Bio (explain why I was there), chatted in Local, and wished me well, thank-you.

Also thank-you to all those who saw me in their intel channels, and didn’t bother chasing this solo pilot in a Condor. Interestingly, it was fun to be able to out-run most of those who did decide to give chase.

And to all those who get a kill… well done.

Whilst some might think this to be an incredibly boring thing to do, it was more interesting than you might expect. You get to seen and experience all sort of different things within the game, and the wide variety of people that “live” in various regions.

I am now trying to work out a route through to the Jove regions, so a can “complete” my map. There has to be a secret jump bridge somewhere :).

RD



Avon
Caldari
Versatech Co.
Raiden.
Posted - 2011.08.27 10:03:00 - [2]
 

Gratz on the completion of your epic journey.

Cool

Aldan Romar
Amarr
Imperial Academy
Posted - 2011.08.27 10:06:00 - [3]
 

I am impressed and salute you for your dedication.

Did you take any interesting screenshots on the way?

The Offerer
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.08.27 10:33:00 - [4]
 

EVE is a game of patience and you've just won Very Happy

nGR RDNx
Posted - 2011.08.27 10:39:00 - [5]
 

Edited by: nGR RDNx on 27/08/2011 10:42:05


Gate bubbles are a way of life in Null Sec.. but this one made me smile...

There is a gate in there somewhere ... lol

Othran
Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2011.08.27 10:46:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: nGR RDNx
Edited by: nGR RDNx on 27/08/2011 10:42:05


Gate bubbles are a way of life in Null Sec.. but this one made me smile...

There is a gate in there somewhere ... lol


Looks like V-IH6B (Great Wildlands) to me.

Jack Paladin
StarFleet Enterprises
BricK sQuAD.
Posted - 2011.08.27 11:08:00 - [7]
 

Grats on this dude, ive been following your progress in WGOE

The Old Chap
Posted - 2011.08.27 11:18:00 - [8]
 

'Grats.

Out of interest, what was the highlight?

Apollo Gabriel
Mercatoris
Etherium Cartel
Posted - 2011.08.27 11:26:00 - [9]
 

gratz!

Tokyo Rose
Posted - 2011.08.27 11:29:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: The Old Chap
'Grats.

Out of interest, what was the highlight?
Past the occasional change in the color of the background it was probably when he got ganked at a camp and had to start over again from his clone station to go back through all the previous systems.

nGR RDNx
Posted - 2011.08.27 13:22:00 - [11]
 

Edited by: nGR RDNx on 27/08/2011 13:23:13

Originally by: The Old Chap
'Grats.

Out of interest, what was the highlight?


Quite a few "highlights"... but one funny / cool story was when I was out deep in "Russian space" and got killed / podded on a gate... and one of the guys messaged me with words to the effect of "... wtf were you doing in a Condor (with that bull**** T1 fit) ... out here..."

After explaining what I was doing and having a nice chat about EVE etc., he apologised for podding me.. and wished me well on my travels!

He also was every proud of the fact that he had learn to type in English whilst playing EVE for the past couple of years... which I though was very cool.

Interestingly, although there is a lot of negative sentiment towards the DRF and other Russian groups (for various "null sec politics" reasons"), personally, I found the EVE gamers in Russian space the most supportive/friendly within EVE.

Roime
Gallente
Blue Republic
RvB - BLUE Republic
Posted - 2011.08.27 13:27:00 - [12]
 

This is super cool, congratulations, pilot!


Efraya
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.08.27 13:34:00 - [13]
 

Congratulations man, next step is w-space, you'll need the BM's of approximately 2500 suns. Best of luck.

nGR RDNx
Posted - 2011.08.27 15:30:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Efraya
Congratulations man, next step is w-space, you'll need the BM's of approximately 2500 suns. Best of luck.


Ah... the challenge of wh space.

Sadly there is no obvious publicly demonstratable way of tracking systems visited.


Dorian Wylde
Posted - 2011.08.27 15:41:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: nGR RDNx
Originally by: Efraya
Congratulations man, next step is w-space, you'll need the BM's of approximately 2500 suns. Best of luck.


Ah... the challenge of wh space.

Sadly there is no obvious publicly demonstratable way of tracking systems visited.




I was wondering if you're journey included WH systems. Bookmarks and/or screenshots would be sufficient i think. And really, anyone who questions it anyway would just be another like the fool above who cynically remarked that your "highlights" were change of background and starting over when destroyed. In essence, people easily ignored and laughed at.

Congrats on your achievment, and best of luck in your next endeavor.

Nyio
Gallente
Federal Navy Academy
Posted - 2011.08.27 15:41:00 - [16]
 

That's awesomeness right there, grats!
And thanks for the wallpaper. Very Happy

Caiden Baxter
Posted - 2011.08.27 16:26:00 - [17]
 

Nice Very Happy Out off curiosity, how long did the trip take ? Must have taken some time i guess Cool

nGR RDNx
Posted - 2011.08.27 16:57:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Caiden Baxter
Nice Very Happy Out off curiosity, how long did the trip take ? Must have taken some time i guess Cool


"between May and August 2011"

...which was less then I expected.

Lilith Ishanoya
Lai Dai Shipments
Posted - 2011.08.27 16:58:00 - [19]
 

That's pretty awesome. I DO believe that, this one time, CCP should shine their light on this and grant you access to Jove space so you can complete your journey in a basic Condor.

Pesky LaRue
Brotherhood Of Fallen Angels
Etherium Cartel
Posted - 2011.08.27 17:04:00 - [20]
 

very impressive - this is something I always wanted to do but lacked the time & commitment, so I have to admire your gumption.

What will be your next adventure?

Umad Bro Questionmark
Posted - 2011.08.27 17:05:00 - [21]
 

Edited by: Umad Bro Questionmark on 27/08/2011 17:05:20
Originally by: Caiden Baxter
Nice Very Happy Out off curiosity, how long did the trip take ? Must have taken some time i guess Cool


Do u post just to make up a certain quota?

Quote:
So, after four months in my trusty Condor (4-Foxtrot) “on the road” between May and August 2011, I have finally visited every system in the game.


edit: I hate you OP, stealing the food away from the troll Sad

Feligast
Minmatar
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.08.27 17:13:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: nGR RDNx
Edited by: nGR RDNx on 27/08/2011 10:42:05


Gate bubbles are a way of life in Null Sec.. but this one made me smile...

There is a gate in there somewhere ... lol


Also reminds me of a system in Oasa which I can't recall the designation for, but is known as "Bubble Island". Fun trip, sorry I missed you on your way through Deklein!

nGR RDNx
Posted - 2011.08.28 04:23:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: Pesky LaRue
very impressive - this is something I always wanted to do but lacked the time & commitment, so I have to admire your gumption.

What will be your next adventure?


I am very tempted to try and find / jump through all 69 Wormhole types :)

Sphit Ker
Dreddit
Test Alliance Please Ignore
Posted - 2011.08.28 05:16:00 - [24]
 

Hats off to you, fellow space guy!

I started the same thing back in 2007. I gave up after 12 jumps. eh.Embarassed You have more willpower than I'll ever know.

Keno Skir
Posted - 2011.08.28 10:18:00 - [25]
 

I'd like to tag along on your wormhole expedition for a few at least, hit me up in game :) All thats left now is for someone to do it in a rookie ship, or in just one ship :P

Wizlawz
Posted - 2011.08.28 11:17:00 - [26]
 

Gratz!!!

hel ye good job!!!

if you do find a way into Jove, EPICNESS

although someone once mentioned to me when i asked are why there are no routes into this sector: it is where the Devs "live" and is for testing as far as he knew. (who was it?, idr it has been soo long)

Kye Do'lan
Gallente
Order of the Domain
The Polaris Syndicate
Posted - 2011.08.28 12:16:00 - [27]
 

Congratz on the epic trip

nGR RDNx
Posted - 2011.08.28 16:24:00 - [28]
 

Originally by: Wizlawz
Gratz!!!

hel ye good job!!!

if you do find a way into Jove, EPICNESS

although someone once mentioned to me when i asked are why there are no routes into this sector: it is where the Devs "live" and is for testing as far as he knew. (who was it?, idr it has been soo long)


Hey... if John Rourke from Clear Skies can get a ticket throught to Jove space (Clear Skies 3), then surely there are ways?

dgastuffz
Caldari
Hell's Revenge
Posted - 2011.08.28 17:42:00 - [29]
 

awesmoe job budy hands up Very Happy

CCP Manifest


C C P
Posted - 2011.09.08 13:32:00 - [30]
 

Congrats! I was a bit late to seeing this, but such an accomplishment deserves a shout out.


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