Know your Wormhole Space

“I intend to live forever. So far, so good.” – Steven Wright, Comedian, Writer

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First of all, wanted to give an anonymous shout-out, not sure if they wish to be known or not, but you know who you are. Waking up one day to continue my journey, I was alerted there was a contract assigned to me which contained a very generous gift of the New One Eden Astero skin. My favorite ship. Very kind, thanks so much! (I’m sure they didn’t know my birthday was coming up today.) I’m still smiling! 🙂

I wanted to share this, but I’m sure capsuleers are aware of this, maybe there are some that aren’t. Having been traveling wormholes for over 2 years now, early on, I had noticed and had meant to mention this before. In known space (Empire and Null Sec) it’s easy to determine the region of space you’re in by looking at the starry background sky. Going from one region to the next, a capsuleer will notice how the background changes from the different vantage points throughout the cluster. The same holds true for Anoikis. In fact, there was an effort called Project Compass that tried to determine the location of wormhole space compared to known space by various means, one of which was the study of background star locations. You can read more about that project here and here. I should also mention (shame on me!) my own corps efforts in this regard which you can learn about here.

I’m not trying to do anything like that. Rather my intention is to show that Anoikis, also broken up in regions, you can determine which region you are in by studying, visually, the background. The region names are somewhat cryptic, but straight forward. In general they are broken up as follows: Region A (A1, A2, A3), Region B (B4, B5, B6, B7, B8), Region C (C9, C10, C11, C12, C13, C14, C15), Region D (D16, D17, D18, D19, D20, D21, D22, D23), Region E (E24, E25, E26, E27, E28, E29), Region F30, Region G31 (Thera), and Region H32 (Frigates only).

Here’s the backgrounds you can expect to see by Region, with the exception of H32, which I don’t have enough from just yet to confidently say one way or the other. But I will list an image here in case others can confirm or deny the background from that region.

“A” Regions

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“B” Regions

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“C” Regions

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“D” Regions

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“E” Regions

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Region “F30”

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Region “G31”, Thera

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“Region H” (Frigates Only)

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One thing interesting to note that I’ve noticed about Region “H” so far, is the background is very similiar to the Thera background. But I do have a couple of images that are different enough that I can’t say for sure all “H” region systems share the same background. It could have been because I was looking in a different direction and didn’t think to take note of the remainder of the sky around me and how it compared to previous “H” region systems.

As far as a status on my journey, so far so good, and we’re on track.

Fly clever!

6 comments on “Know your Wormhole Space

  1. I sometimes think there is probably something in the routine observation of wormholes that … if two and two were put together … would add up to something very surprising/unexpected. Probably just wishful thinking on my part based on CCP Falcon’s comment at EVE Vegas a couple of years ago that there is still a lot out there currently in the game that is just waiting to be discovered.

    • I hear you and agree. I still think there’s something to the connections. It’s just really odd to me that I continue to hit “pockets” of wormholes I’ve not found yet, then I’ll hit a streak of ones I have. All we can do is keep observing, recording, talking, we’ll eventually figure those things out.

      • I’m convinced connections are on a timer. So, you hit one batch for a while, then move on to another batch, etc., eventually rotating back around to the ones you started on. Just a theory. Would be interesting to test it against a big data set. Do you keep records of every system you enter, regardless of whether you’ve been there before?

        • I don’t, but for Project “W” I believe I still have the data dump from 3 months of Corp TW records. What makes it difficult is the scattered nature of our data set. I think what we’d need to do would be to focus our efforts from a single system, roll the connections to force a faster turnover, document, study over a month or two, see what we find.

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