Words, not Guns

Wednesday, 14 October 2009
When I started living in a WH some time in the distant past, my initial response to any intrusions into the home system was to systematically attempt to scan down any visitors and dispose of them if at all possible. Small scanning frigs, or mining barges, all fell victim to my aggressive policy of shoot first, ask later.

However, as time has gone on I have began to adopt a difference response to any intrusions. Following the suggestions of another blogger, I now attempt to engage in conversation with any intruders through Local. Similarly, if i enter another WH and note the presence of any stations or probes I'll throw out a Hi in local to see if there's anyone there to communicate with. Any lack of response and I'll then assume that the other person is a hostile.

The results to this shift in policy has had interesting and positive results - generally speaking I'll get a response back. Usually the hostile turns out to have good intents, or can impart good advice or intelligence. One such occasion was the other night when I began to scout out the static Class 2. A large POS was present in the system, so I started talking to the owner through Local. As it transpired, the capsuleer - General Sarge - had only installed the POS very recently, and had not begun to clear the many sites in the system. We were able to share intel regarding the exits in our systems, and the signatures in the system. I wish General Sarge all the best in his WH, and with his newly formed blog :)

4 comments:

General sArge said...

Man, you really made my day!

General sArge said...

And I blogged a response ... :)

vivevirtual said...

If someone is in our site we chase them out, as scanning the sites to 100% willcause them to despawn even if not exploited. An innocent overzealous scanner can really mess up farming anomalies! For that reason NBSI makes sense in your home WH...

Anonymous said...

Impressive blog my favourite geek will be reading with interest the next few !

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