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- How to safely enter nullsec
- The secret to travelling nullsec without dying
- How to travel like a Ninja
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One of the joys of being in a player-run corp is dealing with declarations of war, or ‘wardecs’ as they’re known. But don’t worry, I’ve had lots of experience with surviving and winning wardecs made against the corps that I’ve run.
Wardecs are usually made by griefer corps against naive and weak victim corps who make easy targets. To win a war we need to change the rules on them so that they’re fighting it on our terms instead.
One of the advantages TOURING has over many other corps is that its members have no base of operations. So there’s no one area all our members hang out in. Our members are individuals in many different areas of the New Eden cluster. It makes it difficult for wardec fleets to go roaming around the entire cluster looking for lone pilots. It usually becomes a complete waste of their time.
However, there will be times when they’re determined to find someone (anyone) and get a kill or a number of kills, to justify their war. That just might be you.
So how to avoid being a wardec target?
Go to nullsec.
That’s it. ‘Wardecers’ are bullies. They like to operate under conditions that allows them to always win. They won’t follow you into nullsec because they no longer have the immunity that highsec gives them. In nullsec, anyone can attack them and will.
If you don’t want to go to nullsec, however, and want to continue mining operations or missions in highsec, then you have a choice.
Risk being the naive victim that they will look for and destroy, or create / use an alt that’s not a member of the corp, so that you can continue doing something while avoiding the war.
Leaving the corp is also an option, but not one that’s recommended. Every member who leaves the corp becomes a victory for the wardecers. That’s what they want. Don’t give them the pleasure.
Support your corp and learn how to survive. It WILL enhance your gaming experience! Wars can be lots of fun if you play them right.
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