Adventures in exploration continue…
So there I was not exactly minding my own business exploring a wormhole out of empire in my wee Heron… I should have known it was cursed
Strike one, although the wormhole hadn’t been disturbed significantly by ships, it was nearing the end of its life.
Strike two, as I was scanning down sites in the wormhole, I got disoriented and ended up scanning down my exit hole…
Strike three, it was getting late and I scanned down a site near the periphery of the system hoping it would be a gravimetric or ladar site. But no, it was a magentometric site which means archaelogical ruins.
I hadn’t scanned down one of those before, so I said what the heck, lets check it out.
I got the site to 100% and decided to warp in to 100km just to see what it was about.
Chat says it all (note the time stamps):
Classic noobness. While I fumbled for a warp point, the five or six sleeper frigates who were at 40-50kms when I warped in at 100km made short work of the wee Heron.
So what have we learned?
Insurance is good. Especially for exploration ships.
Have your exit strategy in place before you scout a site i.e., have your Plan destination before you warp into trouble. Especially if you’re scouting in a soap bubble like the Heron.
Sleepers are like a box of angry kittens.