Then that accounts for it. In civilized countries I believe there are no witches left, nor wizards, nor sorceresses, nor magicians. But you see, the Land of Oz has never been civilized, for we are cut off from the rest of the word. Therefore we still have witches and wizards amongst us.
~ The Wonderful Wizardof Oz, by Frank L. Baum
I was talking with a pirate the other night. Well, an iPirate to be precise. Vas and I, while on different sides of the Concord Sec Status in EVE, are on the same team in some sense through the broad umbrella of the Casualties of War guild, having played in Warhammer before this.
I mentioned to him that Null Sec had started to sound alot like Oz to me. He laughed and agreed. And here’s why: in this long strange trip to 0.0 that we’ve been taking, I’ve heard so many things about it, its hard to seperate fact from fiction, legend from truth. Here’s a short list of what I’ve seen claimed about null sec already:
Corps in null sec are never short of qualified pilots, because they get hundreds of applications to join their corps.
A good pilot in null sec can earn three billion ISK a day!
A decent pilot in null sec can earn one billion ISK a day!
Null sec is actually *safer* than Empire space, because of War Declarations and gankers.
Everything is cheaper in null sec, because you have easier access to the more expensive materials.
In null sec because of the money you’re making, its no big deal to lose a Heavy Assault Cruiser a day in combat.
Now I have a pretty good baloney meter. In part because years ago I spent time hanging out behind the scenes of Snopes, working on the message board to resolve urban legends inquiries. And let me tell you, most (if not all) of the above smells like baloney to me.
But I’m willing to try it…just as soon as I find a way in. One of my corpmates last night tried to. He made it through the first four gate camps, but theirs only so many interceptors you can dodge and so far luck will take you. So until then, I’m following up on an invite to put my battlecruiser to use this week. Wish me luck.
Note: I’m having a minor, elective procedure done this afternoon, and will probably not feel much like, you know, thinking coherently, or typing posts, for the next 48 hours or so. I have one post partially done in advance, but there’s a good chance I may miss a posting this week. Thanks in advance for your patience!