I just joined EVE a day ago. Long time gamer but first time EVE player and really interested in the possibility of exploration. I read somewhere that it had been done before, but I’m not looking to be the first to explore all the systems lol, just to explore as widely as I can.
How big is EVE? Does anyone know?
Also, any hints on things to go visit and see (if at all lol)?
So CCP release static data that contains all kinds of information that the game uses. This includes full details of all of the systems in the game.
Based on the current static data, in terms of space that anyone can visit:
Of note there, wormholes have no gates. You access them by scanning down signatures in space, warping to them and then passing through the wormhole into the wormhole systems.
So you’ll need scanning skills to be able to explore wormholes.
In addition, there are 3 Regions of space that are not generally accessible. These are thought to be inhabited by the Jove Empire and they turned off all of the gates.
As a result, in addition to the 7,805 systems that we all can explore, there are 230 additional systems we can’t reach, with (1,977 planets, 9,572 moons, 0 asteroid belts, 32 gates).
There is a possibility to reach 2 of those systems, but only if you take part in an Alliance Tournament (annual esports tournament, which uses 2 Jove systems for the fights).
In addition, there are a lot of monuments to visit around the place. So are part of New Eden like the EVE Gate, where the first wormhole came to; and others are monuments to player activity (eg. Titan graveyards at/near the sites of major battles).
I don’t have a detailed list of all of the places to explore, but you could start here:
You can see all K-space (non-wormhole) systems by opening the map with F10. The J-space (wormhole) systems are now shown there, but there are player-made sites out there that list all wormhome systems like Anoik.is
There’s a ton of things to see, that most players don’t see or aren’t aware of. Some are spectacular, some are mysterious, and some are relatively mundane. Some are incredibly rare. Check out https://evetravel.wordpress.com/
As for all systems both K-Space and wormholes, Henrique and I are the only two that I’m aware of. There have been around a half-dozen or so who’ve done all of K-Space with losses, some of which I know and others I’ve heard about.
After nearly 20 years in game and a significant Hiatus in the middle of it (thanks to having a family in RL etc.) i’ve decided to follow in Katia Sae’s footsteps and i’m working my way through K space currently.
A good chunk of the way through and i have learned just how big an adventure this is!! So i’m even more in awe of the achievement that Katia and Henrique have managed - particularly as i’ve been caught by a couple of camps and lost a couple of ships.
For me it started when i tried a couple of filaments, then I decided i wanted to screenshot all of the Nebulae from each region - then I figured…“Go big or Go Home”
So good luck if you are also going to give this a try and give us a wave if we see each other on our travels