To anyone who cares,
My character is only like 17 days old. And I have finally got my probe fitted how I want it as an alpha clone. Because I am an awful (alpha) clone, I obviously cannot use the cloaking device yet, but today I decided to explore anyways. So off I went with my core probe launcher and probes & data and relic analyzers ready to go. I set out in highsec and randomly started warping around, looking for places with little crowd. After finding a nice place on the outskirts of the Minmatar borders, I started scanning my first cosmic signature not a part of a beginner mission chain. After hitting 25%, I realized it was a wormhole. My newbro mind was blown. I absolutely had to go through it. But then I remembered I didn’t have a cloaking device… Whatever YOLO right? Anyways I entered wormhole, and the luck of the draw I ended up in a wormhole leading directly into j space. I was dumbfounded, I haven’t left highsec since I started, how the heck did I end up here? Well I’m here anyway I guess I’ll start scanning. Decided to bounce off a few asteroids and finally landed in a safe spot and started scanning. I think I was able to get in maybe two scans of cosmic signatures before all of a sudden I was hit with a rocket. I panicked, but luckily on my overview I have a warp out tab, I quickly selected one of the furthest objects away (an asteroid I believe) and warped within 100 km. And then immediately chose another object further from that one and worked a second and third time to create another safe space. Again at another asteroid, I hid beside it as I figured out what to do next. I decided I needed to GTFO. I made a choice that I had read about through googling Eve tricks and tips, and while I am not proud of this it is what I did in the moment and I can’t change it. I logged off the game. I gave myself a safe log off until I could get my thoughts together. After getting my head straight and logging back in, I thought to myself “I need to get back to the wormhole”… I forgot to bookmark it. In the words of Julia Roberts from the movie pretty women “BIG MISTAKE”. Well, isn’t this nice. So I think okay, what do I need to do next? I need to start scanning signatures and try to find that wormhole. Problem is? There’s like eight cosmic signatures. For a new bro flying tech One in a probe without a cloak, that is a lot of scanning. Regardless, I trugged away scanning each cosmic signature down to 100%… it was taking absolutely forever. I was crazy nervous because I was thinking that person who shot me with a rocket earlier was going to come back to find me. I started freaking out so I asked in the rookie chat if there was a 911 for getting stuck in jspace (mostly kidding by the way). Luckily someone sent me a useful link for Eve scout. I quickly contacted the rescue team and a person got in touch with me ASAP. And began helping me by asking questions and getting down to what happened and where I was. I spent hours, and hours you guys, talking with this person and scanning down signatures trying to find a way out. It felt like I was never going to get there and even considered just podding myself. Fortunately I chose the harder route and kept scanning and kept scanning, one WH 2 WH, another WH, what’s that? Another WH … you get my point? They were all WH I could not go through because instead of leading back to highsec, they all led to unknown space, thus I would have gotten myself into even more trouble. Now while scanning the last and final cosmic signature I had just finished scan and got 75% went out of nowhere either an Astero or an stratios was right in my face and started firing hell fire. I luckily had my overview up as always with my warp out tab ready. Like before I warped multiple times to different planets and moons before I found a safe place, my ship only hit points away from total destruction. Since I was 75% scanned on that signature, I quickly repositioned scanned again and got my 100%. It was the WH I needed to get back to high sec. Finally. Wow. That was scary. Intense. And I learned a lot in a very short amount of time. Thank you Eve scout for the rescue and fly safe my fellow capsuleers!