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Botting Journey to Deep Nullsec

After seeing JonnyPew’s videos on how to fit a bomber and search for bot activity in nullsec, I set on my own journey to see if I could find them action.

His guide shows how to fit a Hound, which I cannot fly. Luckily the fitting differences between racial bombers are not that high so I changed one or two modules and bought up Nemesis fit. The total was around 36 M, which included four bombs and a compliment of torpedoes.

After looking at a few regions on Dotlan, I found a pocket of space that contained a high (inhuman) amount of NPC kills. You can easily see these by filtering for NPC Kills over the past 24 hours and seeing areas where 10,000+ NPC kills occurred.

I set course and flew out of Jita 4-4 towards the unknown, 67 jumps to be exact.

I’ve spent a far amount of time in nullsec, navigating with large fleets and going on solo roams in cloakey ships so I was confident in my ability to dodge bubble camps. I did have to pass through the N-RAEL system, which is a known hotspot as it connects Empire space to the Great Wildlands. I watched the gate and picked a quiet hour to sneak in after seeing a few industrialists go back and forth.

Pretty uneventful until I got into the destination constellation, where the locals were pretty active. The final jump laded me right into a pile of bubbles. It was clear that the locals did not want a lot of traffic to get around easily.

I found a celestial, aligned, cycled the MWD, and cloaked. When I breached the bubbles, I went into warp. I made a few safe spots and refreshed the directional scanner to get a good feeling of what was around me. There was only one Force Field on scanner, a Drake, and a few frigates.

Note: Count the number of towers and force fields listed on the directional scanner. If the count does not match, then a tower is offline and you might be able to see if any goodies were left anchored.

I’ve been hanging around the deep nullsec system for a week now, monitoring activities and taking names. I haven’t pounced on a ratter yet as every time I login, I see a lonely Drake warp to a safe POS and disconnect.

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One Comment on “Botting Journey to Deep Nullsec”

  1. We’ve had quite a lot of success recently using wormholes to reach deep nullsec without having to actually fly in and out.

    Last week we managed to catch two botting carriers one after another (although ‘catch’ is perhaps not the best term) – one had got itself stuck on a collidable structure and failed to warp out (all wrecks had despawned, so it had obviously been some time). The other warped to a safe but we scanned it down. The nice thing about bots is while they both tried to rep the damage, they don’t seem to recognise other players as hostile and neither deployed drones or took any hostile actions against us, letting our fairly small assault frig/bomber gang get some very shiny kills! Had they fought back (as we learned with the next carrier we found), it would have been a very different story!


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