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Steely McNoob
Posted - 2011.06.10 02:40:00 - [1]
 

Just started exploration today, and I've not entered two wormholes that had nothing on the other side. Does this mean someone else has already been in and cleared them? Or am I doin' it wrong?

Lost Greybeard
Gallente
Posted - 2011.06.10 03:04:00 - [2]
 

Most likely someone's just cleared it out as you're supposing. But there are a few things you could potentially be doing wrong:

- Hitting d-scan instead of the probeless system scan
- Having a filter set on your scan results that blocks out sites
- Not scanning at all and just trying to get around using the contextual menus (which don't exist in w-space, effectively, since there are no belts, etc as such)

Without telling us how you know there's "nothing in them", we can't really help you much, assuming you are missing something and it isn't actually a system with no sites up at the moment.

Steely McNoob
Posted - 2011.06.12 22:10:00 - [3]
 

Thanks for the reply. The way I "know" there's nothing in them is that, looking around, I don't see anything but a bunch of customs stations. Given your response, that leads me to think I may be doing something wrong. I assumed I would just enter the wormhole and find something on the other side. Is this incorrect? Am I supposed to do something more after entering the wormhole?

Jaak 242
Posted - 2011.06.12 23:12:00 - [4]
 

There are different types of wormholes, and, at least to me, some of them don't seem to have an inside.

Example: Wormhole from 0.0 to Low Sec, 1 jump from Hi Sec.

I entered the 0.0 opening and was in the low sec system. Entered the opening in the low sec system and I was back in the home system in 0.0.

That's about the full extent of my WH knowledge.

Tau Cabalander
Posted - 2011.06.12 23:14:00 - [5]
 

Edited by: Tau Cabalander on 12/06/2011 23:17:28
Originally by: Steely McNoob
Thanks for the reply. The way I "know" there's nothing in them is that, looking around, I don't see anything but a bunch of customs stations. Given your response, that leads me to think I may be doing something wrong. I assumed I would just enter the wormhole and find something on the other side. Is this incorrect? Am I supposed to do something more after entering the wormhole?

You need to scan sites in a wormhole.

Core Probe Launcher + Core Probes

EVE Online: Scanning Guide Tutorial

Sarina Berghil
Minmatar
New Zion Judge Advocate
Yulai Federation
Posted - 2011.06.12 23:17:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Steely McNoob
Thanks for the reply. The way I "know" there's nothing in them is that, looking around, I don't see anything but a bunch of customs stations. Given your response, that leads me to think I may be doing something wrong. I assumed I would just enter the wormhole and find something on the other side. Is this incorrect? Am I supposed to do something more after entering the wormhole?


You won't get jumped by sleepers the second you jump through, but you may get jumped by players if you are unlucky.

The stuff you are looking for are signatures that needs to be scanned down. You can find mining sites, combat sites, gas harvesting sites, and sites for using hacking or archeology equipment. There may also be other wormholes leading deeper into w-space or back into empire.

You found customs stations, that means the system is inhabited or used to be. You should always check your directional scanner and look for ships or POS structures.

A probe launcher is essential in W-Space. Not only is it the only way out if your original exit disappears, but it is the main way to find things. Without it all you can find are moons, planets and the ever present customs offices.

Toshiro GreyHawk
Posted - 2011.06.13 13:47:00 - [7]
 

Edited by: Toshiro GreyHawk on 13/06/2011 13:47:49

I'm assuming you've done the Career Agent Tutorial on Exploration or you wouldn't have found the Worm Hole in the first place.

One thing I'd mention though is that the Core Scanner Probes will not tell you if there are other players in the Worm Hole System. People do NOT show up in local in Worm Holes unless they say something. Thus, the only way to know if you're in there by yourself - is to use your Combat Scanner Probes. DScan is useful in that it is quick. Just set your scan for max range/360 degrees and see if any thing other than natural objects show up. The thing is - DScan doesn't have the range to cover the entire Worm Hole System from any one spot. I thought they were supposed to change that but ... as of yesterday it was the same as it had been.

Since all Worm Hole Space is 0.0 - knowing if there are other players in there with you is fairly important.

You want to set two bookmarks for the Worm Hole. One when you find it - the other once you get inside. If you don't then you'll have to scan it down again - assuming you've brought probes with you - which, given the fact that Worm Holes can collapse - is a good idea.

A cloak is handy too - at least on your exploration vessel. Be aware that if other players are there and cloaked - they will not show up on DScan or Probes. You can't launch probes or use any other module while you are cloaked - but - you can launch your probes, move to a safe spot and then cloak up and control your probes from there while cloaked.

As to safe spots - you want to make some first thing. Just warp between celestials - not to zero ... dropping bookmarks in mid warp from your People and Places/Places screen. THEN warp from bookmark to bookmark dropping more bookmarks in between those. These are your safe spots - NOT - the ones you dropped between celestials. Another player can fly right by those warping between the same two celestials you did. If he sees you - he'll know you're there and might even fly close enough to decloak you if you were cloaked. Edit your safe spot bookmarks to SAY that they are Safe Spots - so you can differentiate them from the preparatory ones you made between celestials. You can also bookmark anything you find in the Worm Hole System - but those are of much use as safe spots if they still show up to scanner probes ...

Keep your DScan up - looking for other players Combat Scanner Probes - or Core Scanner Probes for that matter as that will let you know they are in system.

If you speak up in local THEN you will show up - and anyone else in there that is unaware of your presence will know you are there.


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