Thanks for reminding me why I hated this game. As a new player, who can barely figure out the UI, I’ve been PKed in hi-sec more times than I can count. “Hmm, today I’d like to do some mining!” I thought. Nope, apparently people had other ideas for that.
I can’t continue to lose money as a noob for just trying to learn the game. I can’t keep buying ships, spending hours refitting them, and then sail off to do something only to be pked at a star gate, or a mining cluster, or anywhere else. It’s not fair, it’s not fun, and it’s not progressive gameplay for a new or returning inexperienced player.
Good luck EVE, sorry you and I couldn’t come to terms with each other.
In three years of playing I’ve never once been killed in hisec, even when I was trying out mining. I always found gankers fascinating and would chat with them during our cat’n’mouse games. It makes me wonder what it is that you are doing that finds you being repeatedly victimized.
edit: Quick check of OP’s post history reveals at least two of their characters were created back in 2015, one of which spent about 7 months in Brave Newbies. OP is most likely allowing themselves to be a victim by assuming the goodwill of others and letting their guard down.
If other people on the forums do not want to agree that those experiences happen to them as well, then clearly those experiences did not happen to you either. Everyone else logged into this game and immediately found friends, why couldn’t you?
Set CODE to negative 10 standing so they pop out on local
Move to a system that is not a major pipe and has few occupants.
prefer belts that are not between gates, so that d-scan is more informative.
leave your local window seperate from other chats so you can always see it
leave your d-scan open
keep an eye on local whilst you mine and check d-scan when new entrants arrive for typical gank ships (destroyers). initiate warp when d-scan says bad things, rather than when overview says you are locked.
fly a procurer
compress ore and fly it in something safeish, or get it couriered so you can mine whilst it moves itself to market.