There is a very interesting (to me at least) discussion going on over on reddit about the state of Anoikis. The post that started it off was this one by Hisecnoob:

“Hi All. I have been wanting to jump into W space for a while now, but after doing some research I have seen a concerning trend with W space. Multiple posts on Reddit (Aperture Harmonics moving for example) and in the EVE forums talk about how certain classes of WH being almost entirely abandoned, Class six space specifically. Whats happening? Is WH space taking a massive hit? or is it a phase?”

To be sure, there have been some changes ongoing in higher class wormholes. To be sure, Surely You’re Joking (SYJ) has been a part of those changes. We were hired to do a job. We did it well. That’s what we do. But it’s important to understand the turmoil was already there. We didn’t instigate the issue, we just helped one party in the argument make a point. And that’s sometimes how alliances go. It’s no different than what happens in null-sec or faction war or anywhere else in New Eden.

That’s the great thing about Eve Online. It’s always changing like that. If you’re curious about what’s happening in the most secret corners of New Eden, go give the thread a read. There is some interesting, and sometimes surprising, information in it. And don’t worry about “the state of wormhole space.” It is precisely as it has always been.

I think the best reddit comment about life in a wormhole was made by calmdownroundeye. I’m going to excerpt it here because I couldn’t say it better myself,

“You don’t get breaks living out of a wormhole; you’re usually either 100% PvPing, or 100% heavy grinding, and in true Wormhole fashion, there’s no lazy mode kick the chair back afternoon and do some easy shit… it’s either hard grind, hard PvP, or hard logistics running.”

I can attest to this. There is no activating your ship and not paying attention. There are no lazy days in Anoikis. For example, we had a little incident not long ago where most of the online pilots were out on a null-sec roam. Great fun was being had by all. But we still had eyes open back home and something started happening that raised the alert flags. Within minutes we had a dozen ship fleet formed back home, including your’s truly who was doing some of that hard logistics running, to take care of it.

Once the issue was taken care of, everyone went back to the null-sec roam to happily DIAF to a TEST bomber fleet. I went back to trying to do the hard logistics running, but as we’d rolled the static, it was more like hard exit scanning.  Seventeen wormholes later, all I had was null-sec exits. That’s life in a worm hole. It isn’t easy, and you can tire of it quickly if you stick your head in the sand and think you’ll be happy never leaving the home system.

The secret to avoiding burnout is understanding you may be based in a worm hole, but all of New Eden is at your doorstep. Many in SYJ have a fleet of ships in our C6 and a fleet of ships in high-sec. We are constantly going other places and doing other things even if that requires a blood jump. Anoikis is about exploration and change and never having to do the same thing all the time. The holes roll every day. Don’t let them roll you by.

Fly Careful

– Mabrick

He’s been around the block a time or five. With over 15 years of MMO playing under his belt and a memory that reaches back to pencils and dice, he offers his insights into the not so virtual reality we call Eve Online.


  1. Walextheone

    I have lived in w-space since Apocrypha and one of the main selling point for w-space have in the past been the small scale pvp. Sadly that is a thing of the past for at least c5 and c6 space. I’ll guess you can still find small scale pew in the lower class from time to time but its kind of shit.

    When everyone of the big entities have the same type of ships and more or less using the same tactics, it all comes down who can field the biggest fleets. It is a number game beacuse of the natural choke points. And the tactics are getting old too: A devoter on the wormhole + bait for controll and some hidden stuff in another wormhole. I might sound bitter but since 1-2 year ago nullsec roams from w-space have made the pvp fun again. In null- and lowsec, small entites can beat bigger opponents and its just more varied and fun.

    I wish w-space could be once more be a place where small gangs fight it out without the boring mexican standoffs or having to resort to chain rerolls for hours to find anything good. Sadly I can’t see that happening.

    July 25, 2013 at 1:25 pm Reply
    1. Trinkets friend

      I agree; the most fun you can have in w-space is with a lowsec or nullsec static. CCP sadly didn’t want to make a C5 or C6 have a nullsec static, so you have to search for them, otherwise it’d be wall to wall shits and giggles.

      July 29, 2013 at 12:24 am Reply
  2. Ross

    lol SYJ scrubs trying to make revenant posts, the truth is wh space sucks if all you do it 100% wh stuff because not a lot has ever happened in wspace its just a sheer shitehole

    July 25, 2013 at 1:40 pm Reply
    1. oi

      You are obviously doing it wrong. I’ve had friends from C1 to C6 and if done right they are profitable and quite fun. Never being able to predict what happens tomorrow, the strain of the logistics. It’s not for the faint of heart.

      July 25, 2013 at 1:59 pm Reply
      1. Ross

        So what you’re saying is your a fucking useless carebear and everyone you know is a useless carebear.
        You people are just a complete waste of fucking space yous play the same game as everyone else but yous make it shit and are somehow content with this, another anom just spawned you should probably go run that asap so you can get the “strain” of finding a route to empire to go sell your jewloots can be over quickly and you can go back to sitting inside your pos doing fuck all.

        And for the other faggot “enjoy your supercap blobs and SBU spamming, we WHers will keep the good fights and PVP.” we litrally do none of those things and please show me these fu fites and elite PVP you speak of or are you just another spastic who sits at 0m on his wormhole while his FC screams DONT GET OUT OF RANGE OF THE WH!!! soudns fantastic maybe we could blue up sometime and you could teach us

        July 25, 2013 at 11:00 pm Reply
        1. Aonus_the_blaster_maniac

          so what ur saying is… ur a renter in null? lawl…

          July 25, 2013 at 11:34 pm Reply
          1. Justin May

            Yeah he is a null renter thinking null is great. Pop in my WH ross. :)
            We tend to be territorial. No blues here bro……

            July 28, 2013 at 12:38 am
          2. Lol

            Hahahah Ross isnt a null sec renter. Just shows you how all fucking useless you lot are.

            July 28, 2013 at 9:56 am
          3. Aonus_the_blaster_maniac

            hi Ross! i see what u did there…

            July 29, 2013 at 8:25 pm
    2. TiredOfAllTheStupid

      Tell you what, enjoy your supercap blobs and SBU spamming, we WHers will keep the good fights and PVP.

      July 25, 2013 at 7:52 pm Reply
  3. Rek

    What a crap article… The topic is about why high class wormholes are unpopulated and then this clown writes about how cool SYJ are

    July 25, 2013 at 6:18 pm Reply
    1. Dave The Rave

      Yeah it started as a interesting post (at least i thought it did) then turned into a shit we are great post

      July 25, 2013 at 9:28 pm Reply
      1. another irRIVerent article

        I read it more as a “we kicked every one out of that space because some dick paid us to be assholes to everyone, aren’t we awesome?”

        July 26, 2013 at 12:55 am Reply
    2. TurboX3

      I agree with Rek, this is a pointless post, at least talk more about the current state of politics and who’s currently sharing beds etc…

      July 26, 2013 at 11:16 am Reply
      1. Justin May

        The reason I got into W-space is that us few guys hated nullsec politics and can shoot everybody. If you want politics stay in null. :)

        July 28, 2013 at 12:34 am Reply
  4. NotAJournalist

    Copy and paste an article from a blogger onto your site and call it news?

    July 25, 2013 at 6:28 pm Reply
  5. Justin Cody

    its invasion time!

    July 26, 2013 at 1:21 am Reply
  6. The Observer
    July 26, 2013 at 3:51 am Reply

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