Safe space to do Abyss

Hello guys, safe space for y to do abyss, already dead 2 times after leaving abyss, one time in 0.6 and another in 0.9, thinking move to a gate to do abyss, what do y think the best place to do abyss?

Tks.

There are no safe spaces in EVE, nor should there be…

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I suggest you find a 1.0 system that is far from a trade hub to do them. Also, if you are flying a really blingy ship, have an alt sit at the exit point in a corvette. If gankers show up, shoot them and get Concorded. You will lose your alt, but Concord will already be there to respond when you come out of the abyss. Personally, I stopped doing the abyss all together because of internet disconnection deaths.

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Jita is best. It takes literally one combat scan to see if someone is running abyss in system. There is no point in going outside trade hub. To systems where you can be easily found, identified and killed. Also Jita has advantage for you, that gankers can’t put mobile depot on you and prevent from jumping into another filament.

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use a safe spot in a quiet system*

*not in caldari space

Plenty of spots just need to do some research.

Weirdly enough your best bet would be off the path low-sec systems, this will keep the gankers away as they usually have burst fits vs actual PvP fits and anyone willing to roam is either going to be just as afraid of you as you are afraid of them (let alone the confident move of doing Abyss in that space).

Look for systems without structures, use dotlan to check reported traffic and ship losses, and try and find a system that is a little bit farther away than one would normally travel through (systems that are on forks).

Eve Online is huge, something like 7k+ systems and only around 21k players online on average and perhaps a good 2k+ are chilling in Jita and Amarr.

Gankers are opportunist’s they aren’t really PvPer’s; anyone can make a ship with high alpha and approach and press some buttons.

If you are looking to hide away in hi-sec and play during EST afternoon hours, Amarr space is where you want to be; as far as I can tell since my return it’s mostly Russian’s / German’s / Polish / etc. in that region.

Gallente space is also pretty peaceful, though a fair bit closer to The Citadel region which honestly is where a good majority of the non-null players live; seems to be a mix of players though and a fair bit more active (my running theory is players like darker sky-boxes and Amarr space is too bright).

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If you are running in a high security system running in a HAC (with ADC fit) is much safer than using a Gila or similar, many gankers just won’t gank you, since gilas tend to have more bling, and that ADC can reduce the time they have to kill you from 14 seconds to essentially 4. You can get baited though.

Personally I’m too paranoid to run cruiser abyss in empire space

Could you elaborate on this, please? Is there a risk to get baited while in a HAC w/ ADC that a Gila pilot does not need to take care of? Is that a timer thing?

What he means, is that they cant bait from you ADC cycle and kill you when you are vulnerable in cooldown

May I rephrase you?

The gankers would intimidate you with their presence to activate the ADC before the gankers even shoot (so the gankers have no timers yet). After the ADC stops, you would have to wait the ADC’s cooldown and the gankers can open fire on a much more vulnerable target.

Did I get that right?

Do them right in the trade hubs, despite what other people will tell you. How far do you want to be from a trade hub where you can sell your goods? Can you find a station that’s close enough but also with a low enough population? Or are you going to move out farther from a trade hub? If so; are you going to do one at a time and then haul the loot back to a tradehub as you complete them? Are you going to do a bunch and then get in a badger and haul it all out at once? Or are you going to contract someone to move it to Jita for you?

There is a ridiculous amount of traffic in Jita. Some might be waiting for people to do abyssals, but I rarely have any issue. Sure it’s happened before where I’ve died as soon as I’ve popped out, but I’ve also managed to get away a few times. Just stay alert

You want to use private structure, not station.

This so wrong on so many levels that I suspect you are nothing more than ganker. Abyss lot has almost zero volume. You use sub 2s ship not T1 hauler. Courier contracts move for lest than 500k per jump. It won’t impact your isk/h.

Hauling is terrible argument for convincing people to do abyss in trade hub.

Yet, you suggest trade hub with even bigger traffic…

Semantics.

No, it’s not. Have you tried it? It’s the easiest and most profitable way to do it.

I occasionally practice the art of ganking, yes. But that is irrelevant.

500k isk per jump is still isk you’re losing out on for no reason

I provided two choices. Either just do it in a trade hub where you’re masked by the amount of volume, or do it in a far away forgotten system. My point is that for them to find a system that has a low enough population, they’ll have to go quite a ways from a trade hub.