I am mentally preparing myself, as well as others, that this thread will receive the backlash of others who support the opposite views.
So, without further ado, let’s jump right into it. I’ve been living in a WH for quite some time now, and things are clearly not adding up in terms of equality from our space to the null-sec side of things.
Let’s just list off my issues I have and then talk about them.
NULL-SEC offers us:
- A local to see who comes in and out and gives us a fighting chance to get out (most times)
- Asteroid Belts & Moon mining that is not restricted to just R4 goo.
- Provides PVE anomalies to rat for instant ISK to wallet per 20minutes
- Politics, not that I personally care about politics in real life, so why should I care in a video game?
- PVP content. Hot drops (on both sides)
- Relic and Data sites galore
- DED sites (9/10 - 10/10)
So, those are some of the things that Null has to offer, and with all that being said, intel is normally offered to keep everyone safe and sound. However let’s look into what WH’s offer and see if it matches up?
- Some WH’s offer just combat sites, while others can offer a plethora of ORE and combat.
- Relic sites and Data sites. But this comes at a obscene risk/reward.
- No Naturally spawning ORE belts.
- Moon Mining with the only goo that is available is R4.
- More WH’s than some might know what to do with.
- No local.
- No politics (Impressive)
- PVP content that is heart racing
So let’s now compare the two!
Null-sec provides us with safety, and if you are like me and watch intel correctly, then you should have no problems with being safe 100% of the time. Now, does that seem fair to you? Let’s put it into perspective here. If I am ratting in null-sec and see a neutral that was spotted two jumps out coming in fast, I have ample time to get out. Now though, if I am in my wormhole farming a combat site and don’t happen to spam my d-scan button for 10-15 seconds, I might have missed the guy that was gonna show up as he entered into the system.
However, the argument can be said that I should have rolled the WH and made the system blind. Well yes, but somethings are left out of our control. For, when a frigate WH appears, well I don’t do much of anything, I dock and play other games waiting for a 24 hours or until it is dead to come back online. Thus, in the time it took me to log off and back on to resume, I lost on average about a billion ISK to what I could have made in null-sec. (Rough figures)
Safety is a big concern, but I don’t want to put a heaping load of emphasis on any one topic.
Moving onwards, we have Asteroid Belts and Moon Mining!
Null-sec system have either a few or over 25 belts sometimes filled to the brim with the best ORE in the game. It also offers either a few moons, or a massive pile of moons that will have your own head spinning in orbit too. But these moons of null-sec seem to offer 60x more than what a WH moon might be able to offer.
In WH space, from what I have gathered, we are limited, yes that is the correct word you heard, limited. I don’t see how I can’t see an issue with that, because the first point made about safety is what the basis of this whole topic is about (more of less). Should I really want to stick my neck out to go mine some pathetic, non compressing moon goo that is limited to R4, while some null-sec systems offer the best moon goo in the game with the additional security measures they have? So while they can build far more than what I want to build, I am being forced into only harvesting some low life plankton? If you are thinking to yourself in this moment, “why did I enter a WH again?” might be along the same lines of a lot of us, but to be frank, screw the politics and this is why we are here. Plain and simple.
Wishing I could be in null-sec right now making obscene amounts of ISK to wallet ratios, but I wanted to try something different, and different is what I got.
PVP content can be heart pounding and exciting in null-sec but without knowing who might be lurking behind you in WH space, makes for an easy heart attack. So PVP is fun in both realms, but I would vouch for the WH’s having a more epic time with PVP and personally less argument than someone losing their HEL in null-sec and crying about how no one helped them.
Working together in Null-sec is really only viable when you are told you need to PAP, or CTA and thus things get done either you win, lose, and or just not do anything at all and have to fly 50+ jumps back home for nothing.
“Why are you writing this, you are frustrated about something that WH’s don’t have, so just get on with it already” is more than likely what you might be thinking, but writing this is a process in itself.
I am frustrated with the fact that WH’s are far more deadly than what meets the eye. For example, I could can a Relic site down, and a Data site in null-sec and run them without having any issues of rats. I could do the same thing and get a faction relic or data, which provides loot and no NPC’s to kill. Or, I could get the non faction one and have to bring an army to kill the near half a million EHP that lies within those sites. While a regular WH combat site could range from 25k EHP to a few hundred thousand EHP. While yes, I would like to do them myself, it’s not like a null-sec haven I can run in 15 minutes in a Thanatos and watch myself make 30-50mil per 20m as apposed to trying to solo a WH combat site to make maybe a cleared site in half an hour or more to then loot and salvage? Why should I take less risk and get more reward, as opposed to more risk and less reward?
Personally speaking though, I am an industrialist, I have yet to even run a WH combat site. But the main frustration lies in how unbalanced mining can be in WH space. For everything stated above, the limitations have me so wound up due to how much a b-slap I’ve taken to understand this.
Does it feel right that we have less security and safety and are given less than those with more security and numbers? The numbers simply don’t add up, as well as the common sense factor has clearly been override.
Whew, that was a mouthful, and if I repeated myself, which I am sure I did, sorry but I’d rather re-read after this is posted to figure out what the hell I have said.
For those of you who may or may disagree, please post constructive criticism, and not just some banter, but we all know it will still come. Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I hope to hear from you soon.