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Noob questions

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Zabruk Zateki
EVE University
Ivy League
#21 - 2017-07-31 19:24:30 UTC
Thanks for all the info above and the various links helps me to have broader understanding of the game some things I worked out for myself but the help here is of great importance...

One small issue I have is this talk of what is described by a few above is this "NULL space" is this refered to 0.0 secure space or is there another way of identifying such ?

I think I am going to go ahead anyway and go for a 3 month subscripton to Omega in the next 24 hours and take a longer look at all the stuff above and decide how I should precede from herein...

I have a desire to be an sort of roguish merchant and relic hunter but we'll see how that pans out, for the mean time though it seems I really need to build an ISK base up considerably as there is a lot of stuff I need to acquire (equitpment, BPO's, books, etc...)
Again thanks for all the great info from each of you that have taken the time to help a noobie here ...
Kosoku
3Ra Syndicate
#22 - 2017-07-31 19:29:19 UTC
Yes, "null" space is 0.0 and below where every structure there is built by players (with few exceptions).

Trying to take in everything at once is a common mistake new players make. They get overwhelmed and generally quit. Subbing for 3 months and taking it slow is certainly far better than rushing and ... inevitably crashing down in flame.

Good luck.
ergherhdfgh
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#23 - 2017-08-01 02:38:06 UTC
Zabruk Zateki wrote:


One small issue I have is this talk of what is described by a few above is this "NULL space" is this refered to 0.0 secure space or is there another way of identifying such ?

The word "Null" is a reference to 0.0 space. There is such a thing as "true sec" which just means the "true" sec status rating of any given system. For example if you are in a 0.5 sec status system the "true sec" of that system could be anywhere from 0.500 to 0.599 but CCP just truncates the number to the tenth's digit. Any system with a security status below zero is shown in game as 0.0. This space that is listed as 0.0 can be anywhere from -0.001 to -1.000, they all display as 0.0.

"null sec" or "0.0" space can refer to 3 basic types of space:
There is sov null, which is space that can be conquered and owned by players within the mechanics of the game.

There is NPC null and this space is owned by NPC pirate corps and can not be owned by players within the game mechanics. However there are times when player corps will defend and control NPC null and claim ownership of it, however there are no game mechanics to allow them "official" ownership.

Third there is wormhole space. Wormhole space has no sov mechanics which means it can not be owned by players or NPC corps. Wormhole space is it's own thing and has different rules but since it is technically negative sec status it is often lumped into the classification of null sec, even though empire space and unknown space are very different.

I guess you could call fractured wormholes a forth type of null sec but I feel that they fall under the "wormhole space" category since most of the same mechanics apply and that they are both UK ( unknown ) space.

Zabruk Zateki wrote:

I have a desire to be an sort of roguish merchant and relic hunter but we'll see how that pans out, for the mean time though it seems I really need to build an ISK base up considerably as there is a lot of stuff I need to acquire (equitpment, BPO's, books, etc...)

There are null sec corps that will give you free skill books and free ships or replace the value of ships lost in support of official corp ops or defending corp space. You don't have to grind as much isk as you think. This game is all about making friends and vets are more than happy to help out new players and null sec corps are typically happy to bring onboard very new players that are eager to fight.

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