The Eve Online 0.0 Experiment - Post 001 - Beginnings
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:
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.
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:
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
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:
(to be continued.......)