Wormholes are THE SHIT! Nowhere else can I look back after two hours, objectively have accomplished nothing, and still have had fun.
Also, the ISK are very nice – is a good feeling to come back after a trip with a hold worth 150Mio ISK. Right now I’m exclusively solo in my Astero. I guess I use the absolute cookie-cutter fit for the Astero:
[Astero] Small Armor Repairer II Multispectrum Energized Membrane II Damage Control II Small Ancillary Armor Repairer 1MN Afterburner II Warp Scrambler II Stasis Webifier II Small Capacitor Booster II Covert Ops Cloaking Device II Sisters Core Probe Launcher Small Explosive Armor Reinforcer I Small Auxiliary Nano Pump II Small Auxiliary Nano Pump II Hobgoblin II x5 Hornet EC-300 x5 Hornet II x5 Navy Cap Booster 400 x5 Nanite Repair Paste x40 Sisters Core Scanner Probe x16 Data Analyzer I x1 Relic Analyzer I x1
In the hold I also carry a Mobile Depot. With this fit I’m mostly cruising around chains close to the bigger tradehubs to hunt other explorers.
First I map a few holes – focusing on C1 to C3 holes. My guess is that my “prey” is rather new to this and concentrates on the easier holes. Of course I bookmark the wormholes myself to be able to warp more safely to 0km. I also bookmark all data and relic sites that have a pirate faction in their name (“Sansha”, “Gurista”, etc) – these sites don’t contain NPC ships. To do this, I fly to the site, turn around and create the bookmark as soon as I am more than 150km away from all hackable objects. This allows me to directly warp to the object from my observation spot, hopefully with the inclined prey hacking furiously and concentrated, ignoring the overwiew.
And then it’s just a matter of waiting and rhythmically massaging the DSCAN button. As soon as a ship appears in the DSCAN, I just have to find it.
Super helpful is of course my Pathfinder – an own installation is halfway trivial with a little bit of technical knowledge. I use Pathfinder not so much for the maps of the holes themselves, but for the signature lists that it creates. With them I can quickly see when a datasite is “missing” and then look for the culprit.
Wormholes are THE SHIT! Fly more Herons into wormholes near tradehubs!