Friday, July 28, 2006

The Eve Online 0.0 Experiment - Post 001 - Beginnings

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.


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.......)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you accept gifts to this char from other eve players? or would that put a stain on the experiment?

3:55 am  
Anonymous Aiolos Caci said...

I'm making all of my corp mates read this... Brilliant! :D

5:34 am  

In answer to the question above: The only rule I set at the outset of this experiment is that I am not allowed to go into a system higher than 0.4 space. - INNOMINATE

9:42 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make sure you don't get podded back to high-sec.

6:04 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I give him 2 weeks. Then he'll have to return to empire to buy skills or ship fittings. Unless he can make it to one of the ISS stations.

1:43 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool idea u got, god luck in 0.0, its a very dangerous place (no shit?) :P

12:40 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Current acting leader of ASCN alliance (John McCreedy of Eve Defence Force) gave out this order to a few thousand pilots today :

>>On a side note, this guy is NOT to be shot. We're going to allow him travel rights for his journey.>>>

Which means a big part of the south (including Esoteria and Feythabolis) just became as safe as you can be in 0.0

It would help if you contact ASCN leadership to have your INNOMINATE corp set to "friendly" status. And to get docking rights at the deep south player built outposts.

I could even imagine that an escort would form up and protect you as you travel south (and use you as bait to get some decent PvP :-) People love to be mentioned in stories. Here is a quote from someone else --> "I might chase him down, I wanna get into that story somehow"

Have fun

Ian Novarider

12:25 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wish you luck on your dangerous adventure.

3:41 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i wanna hear more!

11:05 pm  
Anonymous BurninG said...

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4:03 pm  
Anonymous Voin said...

He can buy all books he need in the Nalvula IV Moon 1 as example...

0.4 SS of that System...

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

good luck 0.0 can be nice to see but honest truth is it the most danger in eve were capital fleets play and everything you might be a witness of that seen the war is going on k laters

1:09 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool experiment. Have fun with it, and good luck.

5:39 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice story man...looking forward to hearing more about your experiences.Been playing bout 2 an half years in 0.0 over 2 years of it:D Good luck to you on your quest an fly safe \o

12:55 pm  
Blogger katrin said...

We need update!

9:10 am  
Blogger Samuel said...

Awesome job dude. I hope this experiment works out for you. In my experience, zero space is hardly even close as dangerous as 0.1-0.4 space is. The is usually no one around in zero.

5:39 pm  
Blogger Escoce said...

So what's been going on since this has started?

I have been toying with going into 0.0 myself, though not sure with what goals yet.

3:40 pm  
Anonymous Sara Boom said...

Wish you luck mate! Fly UNsafe!

5:53 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, what happened to you, dude (it's 2009 now)? Did you die in the wilderness like that guy in the movie "Into The Wild"? Did you make it big?

2:53 am  
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