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Exploration - any point in doing it in high sec?

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Chimpy B
The Philosophy Of Two
#61 - 2012-08-29 08:50:23 UTC
Wow, you have a lot of spare time :p
Lady Katherine Devonshire
Royal Ammatar Engineering Corps
#62 - 2012-08-30 04:47:59 UTC
We've found gas clouds, decryptors, faction loot and all kinds of goodies in hisec exploration sites. Sometimes six or seven sites in a single system as well.

The trick is simple: Look for an out of the way systems with no stations. People are generally lazy, you see, and rarely bother to check in places where they can't immediately dock up. Dead end systems are also good, as nobody goes there except for the people savvy enough to put their player corporation offices there.
St Mio
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#63 - 2012-08-30 07:15:34 UTC
Don't you think it's a bit circular?

The only people that go to the out-of-the-way, empty systems are... explorers, which kind of defies the whole point, doesn't it?
BigWeirdo
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#64 - 2012-08-30 10:32:15 UTC
I'll agree with Mio. Explorers are attracted to systems with low numbers of players so its not always a good way to find sites. Its very hard to find places which regularly tend to have sites so when you do find them don’t tell anyone. Exploration is all about competition, tell others to go to the quiet systems with all the other explorers.

Weirdo
Nathan Ernaga
Applesauce Brigade
#65 - 2012-08-30 14:45:21 UTC
Just did Terrorist plot and got Pithi A-Type Small Shield Booster. I'm so happyCryBig smile

If you have in your hands the key to the fulfillment of your life's ambition and superiority over most, if you are aware that there is an absolute power on hand (just over the basic moral principles) how far are you willing to go and through what you are willing to tread?

Ginger Barbarella
#66 - 2012-08-30 15:15:50 UTC
Liliana Rahl wrote:
Oh I'm sure its possible. But the odds are so slim its not worth mentioning.


You forget this is EveO. People ONLY talk about the best and most awesome finds. They don't talk about empty cans in that complex, they don't talk about their T2 shiny getting popped by a couple red-cross frigates, and they don't talk about hours on end spent running plexes for just some bits of worthless salvage.

Rare is the new norm.

"Blow it all on Quafe and strippers." --- Sorlac

Ginger Barbarella
#67 - 2012-08-30 15:17:47 UTC
Sanitation Engineer wrote:
On the average day I probe at least 70 systems and in some cases 4 entire regions.



That's just sad, dude. Get a life.

"Blow it all on Quafe and strippers." --- Sorlac

Sanitation Engineer
Doomheim
#68 - 2012-08-30 17:21:00 UTC
Ginger Barbarella wrote:
Sanitation Engineer wrote:
On the average day I probe at least 70 systems and in some cases 4 entire regions.



That's just sad, dude. Get a life.


I'm not the one that sucks at probing then. Covering 30 systems an hour isn't unreasonable if you know exactly what you're doing.
Emperor Salazar
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#69 - 2012-08-30 18:26:39 UTC
Sanitation Engineer wrote:
Ginger Barbarella wrote:
Sanitation Engineer wrote:
On the average day I probe at least 70 systems and in some cases 4 entire regions.



That's just sad, dude. Get a life.


I'm not the one that sucks at probing then. Covering 30 systems an hour isn't unreasonable if you know exactly what you're doing.


Yep. I used to cover Lonetrek 3-4 times in an evening (2-3 hours). The last couple times are a lot faster if you keep track of sig IDs.
Major Wrecks
Doomheim
#70 - 2012-10-22 16:24:07 UTC
I love exploration. I think that if you don't enjoy exploring then you should find another profession. Find something you enjoy doing and do it. It's a game. Go do something fun! Ya dig?
Doddy
Excidium.
#71 - 2012-10-24 09:50:02 UTC
Highsec exploration just suffers from market forces. It is very easy and very safe so lots of people do it, often very quickly. This leads to the drops being oversupplied so thier value is less. Still the combat sites/deds can give good loot and people focussed on finding/completing those as quickly as possible make good isk. Still if you want to get rich quick doing explo you need to go to lo sec and take some (very limited) risks.
Doddy
Excidium.
#72 - 2012-10-24 09:52:41 UTC
Lady Katherine Devonshire wrote:
We've found gas clouds, decryptors, faction loot and all kinds of goodies in hisec exploration sites. Sometimes six or seven sites in a single system as well.


Hi sec gas clouds are rather easy to find (in the relative regions) as no one harvests them as they are worth considerably less than ore.