As I logged in last night, a few Corp members had already scanned down a wormhole (C2) that happened to contain 11 POSs(!) and a large number of sleeper sites. Not wanting to miss out on the fun, I hopped in a Drake and made the one jump to the entrance.
Once inside, we cleared most of the sleeper sites with our three battlecruisers, and had a Noctis pilot looting/salvaging as we went. At the end of the night we had a very lucrative haul (don’t know exact numbers as I had to log, but several hundred million ISK at least), and got yet another taste of WH life. Oh, and the WH closing right after my ship re-entered Empire, with everyone else still inside, was an interesting ending to my night.
The reason the wormhole had so many sites up is (as I understand it) because the Corp that lived there had not been clearing them. As someone in vent said, that many sites is likely a solid week of spawning. A solid week that we cleared in about two or three hours, hauling away all of the spoils for ourselves.
That’s one reason I love the WH concept in EVE. You never know where an entrance/exit is going to appear, and you never know who is going to scan it down and take a peek inside. While we were clearing the sites, a random cov-ops frigate appeared on d-scan, which raised an alert. However nothing came from this, so odds are it was someone else just popping into the WH, saw it was active, and left.
It truly is dynamic content, amplified by the fact that EVE is played on one ‘server’. From some quick intel, we were pretty sure the Corp living in that WH was a Euro corp, so we were in ‘their’ space while they were offline. Tough break, but that’s how things go. We had no chance of attacking their structures, but we were able to take some profits from their location.
And while that night was very profitable, the situation could have easily escalated into a fight had another group come along. Or maybe the WH would have been already cleared, or contained sites that we could not exploit (for instance, we were not able to harvest the gas sites). WH truly are a great unknown in many ways, and that is half the fun.
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