EVE Online player spends three years visiting every system

Despite the common perception that EVE Online is nothing but corporate intrigue and scams, some players do actually eschew the cutthroat capitalist meta game for something else entirely. One such example is Katia Sae, a player who made it her mission to explore every single system and planet in the game.

It only took her three years of game time to do so.

Over those three years, Katia Sae visited all 5,201 systems and over 44,000 planets in her quest to be the game’s predominant explorer. Even more interesting, she admits that she was never fragged in her journeys: “One of the most memorable and perhaps the funniest was when I was asked in local why they couldn’t find me on any killboards. I found it was more difficult to explain than I thought when I said I hadn’t lost a ship nor engaged in any combat. I don’t think they believed me or could grasp the concept.”

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StClair
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StClair

“I dont see a point.”
Yeah, I’m not surprised.

aaronweddle1
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aaronweddle1

eekamouse not god BOB

Gilthy
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Gilthy

Qarran  She is now planning to visit all of the wormhole systems as well (which is harder, as there are no fixed connections to/between those). Luckily, it’s not readily visible when you are in a wormhole systems (unlike “normal” space, there is no Local chat automatically listing all the players in a system).

GleefulGrognard
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GleefulGrognard

Qarran Do you think she will be playing anymore?

GleefulGrognard
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GleefulGrognard

Vexies A Dad Supreme You missed the second billion
“18 billion billion”
On that topic, they are randomly generated so… ehhhh… would take 180 stars systems that have had a human’s touch than that many randomly generated ones any day :)
Still going to buy/play the game for obvious reasons though.

GleefulGrognard
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GleefulGrognard

Union Jack SC is a different game, I cannot see it appealing to the people that EVE relies upon.
It is not that kind of sandbox.
This is coming from a person who owns four ships, one of which being a phoenix btw, I love SC I just think the comparison is off base.

Union Jack
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Union Jack

Sadly all the good stories in Eve will not save the downfall of this game imo. Once folks get their hands on SC Eve will die quietly and quickly imo. I played for 10 years on 4 accounts and two of my main characters never died once in null sec so it can be done.

ApathyCurve
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ApathyCurve

“I don’t think they believed me or could grasp the concept.”
No surprise there.  EVE is full of people who can’t grasp any concept beyond “kill everybody LOL YOLO ROFL.”

eekamouse
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eekamouse

Its a small miracle she was never killed in all that time by another player . Maybe there is a god after all lol .

ZenDadaist
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ZenDadaist

solipsis
There was a map filter that you could select that would show you, last I
played. Many years back I had a similar idea but then when I started to
work out some routes I realised it would take literally years and gave
up :p

solipsis
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solipsis

how do you keep track of which system and planets you’ve visited?

Vexies
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Vexies

A Dad Supreme um that is a lot more than a Billion. Shouldnt that be 18 Quintilian planets? which.. is a freaking lot of em

Boardwalker
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Boardwalker

Yangers /shrug Whenever I play Eve I really enjoy it.

Zennie
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Zennie

With inty it’s pretty easy, you need to avoid gates not systems.

Zennie
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Zennie

Join a corporation. That is a game changer for almost everyone.

Zennie
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Zennie

I too mechanically repeat memes without knowing what I am talking about.

Akaname
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Akaname

Yangers Yup. I was enticed too by the user stories I heard from Eve, but when I tried it I discovered it was basically “menus in space”. I mean, on the most fundamental of levels all MMORPGs are databases on a server, but this game did not even try to hide the fact. Not for me.

CistaCista
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CistaCista

Check out her blog where she describes her new journeys into wormhole space, and where there are many gorgeous photographs. http://www.saganexplorations.net/

CistaCista
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CistaCista

Qarran In fact, in her last year of travels she very carefully never told anyone that she had not been killed yet.

CistaCista
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CistaCista

tobascodagama They have!  She is now exploring the wormhole systems, a much more difficult task http://www.saganexplorations.net/

alexjwillis
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alexjwillis

It’s been a while since we’ve seen a good “EVE player does something pretty neat” article. I’d considered doing this very thing a few times and blogging about it, but to be honest, I always got distracted and tried to set up little empires. I succeeded on occasion…for brief periods of time. 
o7 Katie Sae!

alexjwillis
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alexjwillis

Dystopiq …this joke is beyond tired.

Valhalla Awaits
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Valhalla Awaits

Denice J Cook Was thinking she must have done this one the test server or something, as there is no way in hell someone visited EVERY system and didn’t get murdered a minimum of 3-4 times, and that’s knowing exactly how to avoid gankers and being is something stealthy/uncatchable like a cov-ops or inty. Even then, it’d be like… winning the lottery lucky.

aboomwithaview
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aboomwithaview

I believe we have a winner for the Commitment article

Dystopiq
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Dystopiq

Just like the Army.

Dystopiq
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Dystopiq

Which version of Excel did he use?

camelotcrusade
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camelotcrusade

Qarran That’s what I was thinking!  She should have a good idea of the best places to hide, though.

Yangers
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Yangers

These stories always make Eve sound amazing. And then you go and actually play the game.

Kanbe
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Kanbe

I’m not sure which is more impressive, her exploring feats or the fact that she’s never lost a ship

A Dad Supreme
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A Dad Supreme

“When asked if she was going to celebrate by visiting Disneyworld, the exploration champ replied: ‘Heck no… I’m going to visit No Man’s Sky!”

Estranged
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Estranged

Ditto

Qarran
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Qarran

Hmm… doesn’t this make her a target now?  This little bit of PR may not be a good thing for her.

Denice J Cook
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Denice J Cook

Never been killed?

So when does she play Eve, weekdays at 3AM?  ;)

peyo01
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peyo01

Good for her. EVE is the paragon of the sandbox game: the only way to enjoy the game is to find your own goals. She obviously found her own path, a long one, I can only imagine how many jump drives she did during these 3 years.

It’s also nice to see that some EVE players don’t shoot, even reds ;-).

WandaClamshuckr
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WandaClamshuckr

Oleg Chebeneev Not everyone plays the same.  I don’t think she really cares if anyone understands what she did, in all honesty.

That said, I do get it.  She sounds like a kindred soul.

Oleg Chebeneev
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Oleg Chebeneev

I dont see a point. Ok he warpjumped in varied systems checking on every planet that only different color and size. Not sure what took her so long. In cloaked recon you’re pretty much safe from anything. Takes no more then 5 minutes to explore one system. Btw did she also visit all wormholes?

JayPower
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JayPower

I think only those of us who’ve actually spent time in EvE could understand what a excruciatingly boring and repetitive thing it is that she did. It’s not like you can land on a planet and explore or even come across anything interesting in space.

korsobar
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korsobar

SC_Deadline korsobar You should follow your own advice:. 
“I’ve currently explored 219 [wormhole] systems. I’m not visiting every planet like I did before,”
There were ~2500 wormhole systems before they added new shattered systems and Thera.

McGuffn
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McGuffn

only three years? that’s a tiny universe. No Man’s Sky will have far more than 18 quintillion planets. good luck!

Damonvile
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Damonvile

Sounds like she flew into virgin space….. :)

schlag sweetleaf
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schlag sweetleaf

Greaterdivinity wish I  could like this comment  many ,many times;)

Greaterdivinity
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Greaterdivinity

Videogames, man. This kinda neat stuff is why videogames exist.

TheChiefTurtle
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TheChiefTurtle

would be funny if CCP would now generate a billion systems with procedural randomization to keep Katia Sae busy!

korsobar
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korsobar

Let me know if they get through all of wh space without getting podded.  Good luck.

tobascodagama
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tobascodagama

Time for CCP to add another thousand or so systems before she gets bored and unsubs. :D

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