From a previous life, I found a post about living in a wormhole that I wanted to resurrect both for posterity and for personal reasons. I have divided it up into parts and have posted my perspectives but am also always interested in what other people think.
…ponders the longevity of wormhole occupants and the preponderance of persons heading back into known space. This is increasingly true, I will agree. One of the other things we have noticed is that even within a corporation, we’ve found that some people who loved the wormhole when they first moved in, decided that it wasn’t really a long-term option for them.
Though many things have changed since the first discovery of wormholes, I believe that this has remained largely true. Scanning has changed, new ships have been introduced, most ships have been rebalanced, towers have had their fuel converted – and yet there still seems to be either a love it or hate it response to wormholes. The shift of population does still seem to be out of wormhole space, but not as preponderantly as before. In the regular course of running our system and its connections, we find signs of abandonment and exoduses on an almost daily basis.
After doing this for almost a year, we’ve learned that it is, as much as anything, a lifestyle issue. Some people are looking for isk and have decided that missions or tending their rock gardens in high sec is more to their liking. Others miss the constant flow of traffic and capsuleers that they can shoot at. We look for people who like smaller ops, closer knit groups and slightly neurotic. The people who end up doing the best are the ones who don’t like crowds, love making things work [especially without the right tools], and are used to living on the fringes of society.
Well one year has turned into three and still the issue can still easily be called a lifestyle choice. While much has changed in the universe, almost all of those changes have had a much bigger impact on known or normal space. Ops are still smaller, groups still rely heavily on cohesion and neurosis are fed, fondled and looked after like erstwhile pets.
In many ways, Letrange’s post on Alliances as they relate to wormhole life is indicative of the issues involved in long-term wormhole residency. If you haven’t read it, let me take the liberty of paraphrasing him, “1st, go read Letrange’s Blog Entry. Back. Good.” Basically as it relates to wormhole life, alliances are different. Both alliances and corporations need to start thinking approaching life differently from their counterparts in high-sec, low-sec and null-sec. There are aspects of all of them that apply, but there some things that need to be thought through differently.
In the interest of scaring people with walls of text and at the risk of losing my own train of thought, I have divided this post into two sections and will get to the other half of it next week. I want to review the issues surrounding corporations and alliances living in wormholes, the supply chains as well as reexamine what exactly goes on out there.