I’ve been talking a lot lately about the dangers of being an industrial player in EVE Online and specifically about the dangers of hauling in High Security space. But it occurs to me that some might scoff at what I’ve been saying about danger in “hi security” space. It’s High Security Iggep, how dangerous could it be?
Many EVE players will recognize the picture I’ve posted here, but perhaps some might not. It’s the EVE universe as depicted by the in-game map and filtered to show the ship kills in the previous 24-hour period. Blue are the systems and the tan and red depict the ship kills. Red is the highest concentration of kills by number. Notice anything special about this picture? You should, because virtually all of the color is concentrated in High Security space. There’s quite a bit of low-sec space in there too, but the red is mostly High-Sec including some starter zones like Couster (.9 space) with 313 ship kills, Clellinon (.8 space) with 241 ship kills, Deepari (.9 space) with 204 ship kills, and of course Jita and surrounding systems with several hundred ship kills.
There’s always a bit of ship killing going on in the starter zones as players are playing around with one another. But there’s also the veterans that use the zones as free kill zones, baiting and scamming new players into aggressing. Jita and surrounding systems are just dangerous because Jita is the largest market hub in the game, making the few surrounding zones prime hunting zones. Wardecs and ganks take quite a toll in the area, and many a hauler meets his demise daily in the region.
Now that you’ve noticed how much “activity” there was/is in the center region of EVE, do you notice how little there is in the supposed Null Sec regions? Near Null Sec has dozens of intersperced ship kills, but deep Null Sec was very safe in the past 24-hours. And that period was hardly unique. Honestly, most days in eve are extraordinarily similiar