First-day frustrations

3rd November 2010 – 5.42 pm

Holy crap, that looks complicated. I was warned that moving to live in a class 5 w-space system with a static connection to another C5 would put us further from potential exits, but finding thirty-one bookmarks waiting in our shared can is quite daunting, if only because copying bookmarks is still quite a hassle.

I drag all thirty-one bookmarks to my cargo hold, then to my nav-comp—watching each one slowly register in my systems—and copy them back the maximum five at a time to my cargo hold to return the lot to the shared can. It's quite a palaver. With so many connections found I feel confident in leaving the Buzzard covert operations boat behind and taking my Manticore stealth bomber out for a roam instead.

Warping to our static wormhole ends my exploration early. The connection is reaching the end of its natural lifetime, wobbly at the knees with old age. I suppose it saves me some hassle in working out which direction to turn and what wormholes connect to which systems, but it does rather leave me with little to do. My ships mostly remain in high-sec empire space, waiting for a decent connection for them to be recovered, as is the case for other corporation pilots, giving us no opportunity to engage the more challenging Sleepers lurking in the anomalies here in our new home system.

Even with only an hour left before the static wormhole in our system is due to collapse I don't feel like waiting. Nor do I feel like risking the connection to jump through, never quite certain about the lifespan of wormholes in their death throes. I don't even have a mining barge so I can pretend to be productive in a gravimetric site. I power my systems down and assure myself it is just teething problems after the first day of moving. Activity will pick up again.

  1. 3 Responses to “First-day frustrations”

  2. Just out of curiosity Penny, how to you manage your bookmarks? Do you create folders for each WH system?

    I feel your pain with the BM copying, definitely needs to be addressed soon. The BM's from a class 3 are irritating enough, can't imagine the frustration from putzing around with 31 bookmarks.

    By JJ on Nov 4, 2010

  3. First, I have a folder for the home w-space system, which holds bookmarks for the tower, and various strategic positions in space. This lets me keep them together whilst being able to collapse the folder when I am outside of home.

    I also have a folder dedicated to wormholes. This is pretty much all I need when travelling through w-space, point-to-point directions. This works because bookmarks in the current system are highlighted in green, so I can tell which are relevant. There are few other points in any system that I need to note, and I can bounce off celestials or create safe spots on an ad hoc basis.

    I have a folder for sites, which are generally external to the home system, and are kept separate because ambushes happen rarely.

    There is a folder for towers found in w-space, but I tend to keep the folder empty and have the tower bookmarks floating, as they don't tend to be plentiful. It's only when I have lots of systems with towers and the organisation gets cluttered that I move them to a folder.

    And, apart from the home system, I delete all of the bookmarks once the connection dies. Wormholes, sites, towers, all go with the collapse of a wormhole, leaving me with empty folders again.

    By pjharvey on Nov 5, 2010

  4. You did not ask me, but I am weighing in with my system as well.

    I keep one folder called current, that has all the wormholes that have been scanned and verified. I usually do not move bms into the Current folder until I leave the system.

    Like Penny, I maintain a Home folder that has towers, safes, strategic warps.

    For sites I will just leave them floating as I am generally going to just delete them later.

    When a hole closes, everything downstream from it is deleted, with one exception. I have another folder called History that I keep one wormhole bookmark from each system, renamed to the date of the visit. This makes subsequent visits to the same hole easy to note and then reference in my notes.

    So I can jump in, see 2010-03-10 and know I was here in March and see if anything happened. This also lets me keep a sort of 'running total' of unique visits made.

    By Kename Fin on Nov 7, 2010

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