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What was your first WH experience like?,

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Naraish Adarn
Alexylva Paradox
#81 - 2015-02-24 03:43:57 UTC
first wh PVE experience. fall of 2009 i get invited to join for some WH pve with couple of corpmates and ii ask if caracal is ok ? they go ya ya so i follow them about i land on site with them after they've killed off chunk of the 1st wave and second wave (some c1 site cant recall) then third wave spawns i go "oh thats cool desing" then see beam of light hitting my caracal and it just evaporates in on the spot and i spent rest of that experience hanging around in a pod at the hisec side of the hole.

pvp experience. same group of people as before we got called in early 2010 or late 2009 to assist with defense of one of the alliances member corps and plan was to launch bombs at the attackers and then fire torps on select targets at range. at least that was the plan. we land at the tactical warp in and see the attackers forming up near the POS. we decloak and half our guys get wiped out by the friendly pos before we manage to fire a single shot much less launch bombs.
Jack Miton
School of Applied Knowledge
Caldari State
#82 - 2015-02-24 06:10:35 UTC  |  Edited by: Jack Miton
How does this thread still exist? It's 2 years old :S

PS: My first WH experience was ganking a Drake my CEO found.

There is no Bob.

Stuck In Here With Me:

Down the Pipe:

Andrew Jester
Collapsed Out
Pandemic Legion
#83 - 2015-02-24 13:37:00 UTC
holy **** it is. I've been posting a while O.O

If thuggin' was a category I'd win a Grammy

Pax Deltari
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#84 - 2015-02-24 16:46:24 UTC
My first experience was getting my Brutix stuck and my skills were too bad too scan the exit out after I had failed to bookmark it. That being said my Tetrahedron probe formation probably wasn't ideal. Still isn't really.
Fishbone Industries
#85 - 2015-02-24 18:49:06 UTC
I was just 2 weeks into EvE as I was spotted and shot in C4 space:


Valder Ripley
Center for Advanced Studies
Gallente Federation
#86 - 2015-02-24 20:22:20 UTC
My first WH experience was a killmail - jumped through with an Imicus, moved and 10 seconds later I was blown up by a Manticore.
So, quick, messy but extremely addictive P

After that I got some skills, a way better (fitted) ship and never got blown up anymore...

Do not go gentle into that good night,

though wise men at their end know dark is right,

rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Xenophobics Asylum
#87 - 2015-02-25 08:25:37 UTC  |  Edited by: Kupena
Borsek wrote:

Obviously I am back now, and won't be losing interest anytime soon, just have to pace it.

You can thank me for that *nods furiously* :D

Can't remember which was my first experience. Day tripping in wormholes with retrievers and jet-can mining the good stuff or going in with adventurous high-sec corpies and doing a site or two. Was flying an apoc I think with ****** enough skills not to be in range of anything and not really knowing anything about wh's. We got out alive. The retriever trips - not so much. But at the time it felt like crazy isk from mining arkanor.
Shiva Linga
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#88 - 2015-02-25 10:57:18 UTC
Used to live in a wh with my group.

We started off straight in a c4 with a c3 static, large Blood tower with all possible mods we could anchor so we did not have to find a high sec exit apart to refuel only. Life was good for a while, rarely anyone came in to fight or probe or run sites. We figured if we left others alone, we would be left alone. Which did work for a while. Then we ran into a bunch of people who were chased out of 0.0 and moved into a c6 with a c4 exit. Well, it seems this group sent in 2-3 probers, who would always probe out the exits to high sec and the group would attack and blockade our WH until we would run out of fuel. Thankfully as we anticipated such a move, we were able to evacuate most of our assets, around 14b. Unfortunately, we had to abandon the tower, which in turn led to all anchored mods being destroyed.

Next wh for me was a C3 with 0.0 static. Now this was an awesome hole as it provided us all the pvp we needed + every day a new type of rats. But as EVE life would have it, CEO left, co-CEOs took what they could and left us to die.

This all happened at about the time WH came out.

Now Im starting fresh with a new group that KINDA wants to get into WHs.
Trevor Dalech
Nobody in Local
Of Sound Mind
#89 - 2015-02-25 12:26:43 UTC
I must have been a month or two old, was still based in high sec, but was doing a lot of exploration (data and relics sites, they still had some nasty rats back then too...) I started using wormholes to reach more desolate regions of low sec, where I could scan in peace.

One of the first wormholes I entered I scanned down an abandoned drake named "Lost! Need high sec!!!" Unfortunately I could not fly a drake at that time, otherwise it would've been a nice bonus. A drake was a lot of ISK at that age. Anyways, it made me realise that WH space could be risky, but also profitable.
Tim Nering
R3d Fire
#90 - 2015-02-26 10:35:29 UTC  |  Edited by: Tim Nering
was mining in highsec and my friend and i were scanning down grav sites to mine. my friend finds a wormhole and warps to it. he sits there for a while staring at it when

kormin: uh.....tim ur guna wanna look at this
Tim: a grav site?
kormin: no not exactly

now both staring at it, i start googling and for some reason i get under the impression that you can die instantly upon jumping through it. my friend doesn't care and jumps in.

being miners at the time we begin sizing up mining sites in there. we spend about 30 mins trying to clear one in a t1 fit oracle and prophecy. after that we were on to gas mining with a sigil and a gas mining omen (venture doesnt exist yet). we die to a sabre and a manticore. i remember leaning back in my chair saying "im just going to die and try to learn as much as a i can about whats going on before i do". this was my first death.

after dying i was so overtaken in joy that k-space was dead to me know. that was the coolest thing that ever happened in eve so far.

highsec mining was officially stupid, wormholes... were everything.

today, my mining fleet of 8 ventures is a tribute to that day.

Stop Caring Start Fragging! Join R3D Fire Today!

Morgan Agrivar
#91 - 2015-02-27 21:06:51 UTC  |  Edited by: Morgan Agrivar
I got hooked before I even started playing. Had a miner friend who showed me the game. I spent three weeks studying the game and reading up on all the things you can do before I even downloaded it. Found a few videos about wormholes and was hooked before I even logged in.

Entered the game and started the exploration tutorial to get those free items and the scanning skills. My buddy gave me 10m for skillbooks and a ship. An hour after I created this toon, I was in a C3 flying around looking at all of the planets in my Probe. My buddy recommended Eve University since they had a Wormhole Campus to teach noobs the ropes of WH living. I spent the next three weeks skilling into cloaking and scanning while waiting for approval to join Eve Uni.

Found out I had to wait at least six weeks to get the 'Sophomore' title before I could apply to the Wormhole Campus so I spent that time exploring wormholes and learning as much as I could, also abusing the internet for any WH webpages. But after a couple of months in Eve Uni, they rejected my promotion twice since they said I wasn't active enough (still have no clue what they meant). I left and joined a C2 WH corporation that recently moved into a C5 (didn't know that).

So I was two months old and not even 1.2m sp living in a C5 wormhole with a couple of corporations. They all HATED to scan and I loved scanning down sigs and combat scanning. So, my job was to keep siggy updated and mine gas for them. I couldn't do anything more than that.

Absolutely loved it but the corp fell apart and people started to leave until it was only me in it. Decided to move on and head back to highsec but I still have my scanning ship and I will go pop into wormholes to see what I can do. Now trying to convince my pvp corpmates to take a shot at daytripping into wormholes for extra isk when the Caldari squids don't feel like playing with us.

I still miss living in a wormhole but I will not do it solo.
Simulacra and Simulation
#92 - 2015-02-28 08:40:12 UTC
lol. Morgan, you understated the part where you were practically handed a fully functioning C5 corp with POSes.
Iyokus Patrouette
The Network.
#93 - 2015-02-28 09:09:25 UTC
I was brand spanking new, flying around in an imicus trying to learn how to probe down signatures. I found a wormhole and jumped in. terrified of dying i sat on the hole, system map open looking at all the signatures and the ominous names of all the sites.

Sitting at the wormhole eventually my nerve failed and i jumped back into the suckling teat of high sec.

---- Advocate for the initiation of purple coloured wormholes----

Morgan Agrivar
#94 - 2015-03-03 08:39:47 UTC
Rain6637 wrote:
lol. Morgan, you understated the part where you were practically handed a fully functioning C5 corp with POSes.

True. They left the corporation to me with no active players in and a large POS that I had no clue how to run or use, much less fuel on a consistant basis. It is that experience that I don't plan on using one again.
Hiyora Akachi
Advanced Hole Theory
#95 - 2015-03-04 04:06:40 UTC  |  Edited by: Hiyora Akachi
Must've been only a few months old the first time I actually found a hole

I was bumming about HS scanning and found a hole, went back to station, docked up and fit a probe launcher to my drake because someone in Help said I'd need it on the other side. Went through, crapped myself a little when I saw -1.0 but decided to press on and warped to a moon (really bad idea in hindsight).

I landed and went about scanning, a couple more holes, some relic sites and a few combat sites. After some chatting with folks in Help, I decided it wasn't in my better interests to do these sites with my **** fit Drake and started to head home. As soon as I closed the map I noticed something new. There was an Orca and a couple indies setting up a tower on the same moon I'd been sitting at uncloaked for half an hour.

They must've though I was bait, AFK, or was hoping I wouldn't notice them since they just left me alone.

Been wanting to actually move into a WH since I got back, but schizophrenic training queues and my inability to focus have been keeping me from that.
dapheel Thurogood
Snuffed Out
#96 - 2015-03-04 18:04:13 UTC
My first wormhole experience involved me getting taken along by a friend to go ratting sleepers with a group from his corp. As a noob, I went in expecting to die, which I did.

I pew-pew'd some sleepers in a hurricane, got ganked by a roaming pvp gang and had great fun.

I now live only in wormholes after losing 1billion isk's worth of stuff in one of those noobish moments - "I know, I shall put everything I have created in my eve career so far into a 1million isk ship. Oh wait.. Is that Tornado targeting me....."

Best thing that ever happened. With no major property other then a couple of ships, it left me with no ties to high-sec, so i left for a life of adventure, epic loots and being sneaky. Pirate
Ginger Yume
Goonswarm Federation
#97 - 2015-03-04 23:43:17 UTC
I started probing down sites like 3d after character creation, and found a wormhole. Although I was told I couldn't really do anything in a wormhole yet, I hopped in to probe it down just because. I was engrossed in the probe window when my screen flashed and I was in a pod, then was shortly in a station. Good times.
BamBam Inc.
#98 - 2015-03-05 14:28:44 UTC
a few weeks ago me & my alts went for our first WH project in a C2.
Based out of an orca, changed the first hole with a HS-static to one with a LS-static fairly quickly due to traffic.
everything went quite fine, liked it a lot...
until one eve, when I saw various things on DSCAN but thought after I saw a JF come in the hole, that they'd be occupied by that.... so got greedy went to do a site an hour or so later and of course lost me another tengu.

after that I thought I should possibly prepare a bit better (and trust my gut feeling, coz I knew something was fishy)

so back to NS/HS for the moment, but sure to go back to J-space rather earlier than later, but better prepared (more alts capable of huffing gas, PI-alts too) as like this it was barely a break-even venture.

also looking for a cheaper solution than a tengu that is not a drake.
Tung Yoggi
University of Caille
#99 - 2015-03-05 15:20:36 UTC
First one was finding a hisec hole leading to a C5, ferrying 8 domis and a damnation in it, doing anoms like it was an all-you-can-eat buffet, then going back to hisec alive and richer !

Second was settling in a C5 ("because it's so awesome, you can roam anywhere in Eve!", doing our first cap escalation with all holes open, and ending up getting ganked by Rooks and Kings in their monthly gank fleet, thanks to one of our member posting a gif of our siggy to a RnK "friend" who apparently used this opportunity to settle an old forum conflict. I'll always remember our scout on the nullsec entrance RnK used to gank us: "Sabre on scan! Rooks and Kings!" "But, what's their fleet like, what do they have ?" "We don't give a **** ! We're all dead anyway!" . Turns out he was right.

Good times.
Avenger Mercenaries
VOID Intergalactic Forces
#100 - 2015-03-05 15:26:04 UTC  |  Edited by: Agondray
I had a KBnazi corp, they talked a lot of smack, failed at invading a new wormhole because they think logging in and attacking 1-2 hours attack a pos shields was a success. hid the second someone found their hole, and didn't allow anyone to do anything unless they had an alt on every wh connected to them

"Sarcasm is the Recourse of a weak mind." -Dr. Smith