Katia Sae sets Guinness World Record!!!

Our very own Katia Sae has already been immortalized in New Eden with a first-of-its-kind statue commemorating their fantastic achievement. Now the player behind the character has officially been awarded a Guinness World Record for the same achievement.

https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/566011-first-person-to-explore-all-reachable-systems-in-eve-online-without-a-single-comb

See? EVE is real!

Congratulations once again on this incredible feat!

Katia Sae Completes Tour of All Systems With No Ship Losses

Katia Sae, a pilot flying with Signal Cartel and famed explorer in New Eden, has visited every single player-reachable system in New Eden and Anoikis, 7805 systems in total, without losing a single ship. Katia’s journey began on 1st December 2009 and was completed on 9th March 2019, a period of a little over nine years. Beginning on 1st November 2018, the pilots of Signal Cartel worked together to help Katia locate the final 600 systems of Anoikis needed to complete this unbelievable quest.

  • Journey began in Empire space in Katia’s home system of Saisio on 1st December 2009
  • Empire space completed 4th July 2014
  • Null Sec began 9th July 2014
  • Known space completed 26th November 2015
  • Dove into Anoikis 3rd January 2016
  • Anoikis completed! 9th March 2019
  • Over 50,000 images document the voyage in Katia’s online gallery

Please join Signal Cartel, the EvE-Scout Enclave, and all of New Eden in celebrating with Katia this phenomenal achievement!

More info available on Katia’s blog.

Media Mentions

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Sagan Explorations Personal Blog, Consummatum Est – It is Finished

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Eve Online Forums

https://forums.eveonline.com/t/katia-sae-completes-tour-of-all-systems-with-no-ship-losses/145006/20

Great Fleet Pictures by Razorien

The Great Fleet

Twitter first official recognition by CCP Falcon

Podcast

Talking in Stations

Talking in Stations

Declarations of War

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Kotaku

https://kotaku.com/eve-online-player-is-the-first-to-visit-every-star-syst-1833582152

Polygon

https://www.polygon.com/2019/4/2/18286977/eve-online-explorer-10-year-journey-katia-sae

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Eve Pulse

Scope

First in game lore acknowledgement in ticker stream

In game lore monument confirmed

EVEsterdam

Monument reveal during opening by CCP Falcon

(at 24 minute mark)

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/399848537?collection=Eby3tcShkRVDeA&t=00h24m13s

Fozzie talks achievement, how it excited CCP across broad spectrum

(at 1h 40m mark)

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/399875753?collection=Eby3tcShkRVDeA&t=01h40m46s

EVE University Talk

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Rescue in J101129: Everyday Hero

A request for help came across the EvE-Scout channel. The stranded pilot (who has asked to remain anonymous) knew the HS/C1 chain to his wormhole. The problem was that the only hole he had bookmarked was the C1/C4 and it would only allow medium-sized ships through it. The only other hole out was a large one to a C3, but its mass was critically destabilized and he had two large ships that needed an exit. He had a way to refit but had no probes or launcher currently fitted and the system did not contain a rescue cache.

Using the known HS/C1 connection, Expert Rescue Pilot Luci Mari-Ni was able to easily locate and enter the stranded pilot’s system. But she was concerned the stranded pilot would be stuck even worse if she went through the destabilized wormhole and collapsed it. The Search and Rescue effort would be considerably more challenging if that occurred.

At the stranded pilot’s request, they rolled the dice, and Luci went through into the C3. The stranded pilot brought one of his large ships through then went back to retrieve the second. It was a tense moment as Luci waited for him to re-emerge from the wormhole before it collapsed. And then the second ship appeared. Hooray!

In the C3 system, there was a rescue cache, from which Luci was able to retrieve a probe launcher and scanner probes. She jettisoned a can with with these items into space for the stranded pilot to pick up. As he did so, she scanned down the system’s LS exit and began scouting in it to see if would be safe. But the stranded pilot soon waved her off; now that he had probes and a launcher, he was no longer stranded and able to scan his own way out to known space. Mission accomplished!

When I learned of the events the next day, I reached out to the rescued pilot for feedback on how the rescue went, as we do on all rescues. Many times we hear nothing back, but this pilot went out of his way to send the following note:

Luci Mari-Ni did not just help, but went above and beyond what I was expecting them to. Great person, great pilot, and helped me out greatly. I can’t begin to thank them enough. Through their service I even donated to your guy’s cause, which is an odd thing for me to do.

To start, I want to say I was skeptical of calling on you folk to help. In a game where trust is rare because anyone can be willing and ready to stab you in the back for the lolz, you hold true to honor and integrity. I heard good things about you, but figured it was old tales of a group that used to help others out and now just uses people to cleverly hunt others. I was wrong. Not only was I helped with saving my two rattles, but the pilot who helped went beyond what they needed to do to make sure I got out safe. They even offered to scout me through LS to HS, but I declined, for their job was done and it was time for me to own up to any potential mistakes that may or may not happen. This one pilot’s actions has now convinced me to not engage knowingly with Signal Cartel. Which is saying something, since everyone is a target or future target.

This is just a day in the life of a Signal Cartel Rescue Pilot. Every rescue is different, and every rescue matters. We have rescue caches in approximately 60% of wormholes, waiting to assist you should you need a launcher and scanner probes. If that won’t help you, we have pilots in space, 24/7 in every time zone, ready to assist you should you become stranded in a wormhole.

Sound like something you’d like to be a part of? Then consider joining with Luci Mari-Ni and our scores of other Rescue Pilots. Start your rescue adventure today!

Rescue Thanks in J164218

This one goes back to Jul-26, but it is such a nice thank you from one of our rescuees I wanted to draw attention to it here. Special thanks go out to Bill Kills for the great job he did as a Rescue Agent on this one! 🙂

I’m very glad to hear from you, because I sincerely wanted you and your corp to know how much I appreciated the extreme generosity I was shown when I had gotten stuck in a wormhole after logging off without first reloading my probe launcher. I am a returning player currently on an alpha clone and my wormhole know-how is still limited. Safe to say on 26 July I learned the basic lesson of keeping an extra set of probes in my cargo.

At the time I had actually had a fairly successful run hacking data and relic sites, so my Heron was almost at full capacity when I had to quickly log off due to IRL stuff – only to return later and find out that I had lost contact and could not reconnect to my probes. It wouldn’t have been the end of the world if I had had to abandon ship and clone, but during my scanning of the system I had spotted a can that said something about “EvE-Scout”… I thought I should give it a try, although I also thought it could just as well be a trap — this is EVE after all. In this case, however, it turned out to be the perfect rescue.

Following the note on the can, I quickly got in touch with friendly people in the chat, confirmed via the website, got directions for how to locate the can, got the password and got the probes. I couldn’t play more that day so I loaded the probes into my launcher and logger out. It felt almost unbelievable. Like a lifebuoy being thrown out to a person at sea. And I was that lucky recipient! If anything, EVE succeeds in making the player feel the vastness of space. Even more so in W-space, where there are no “roads”, only faint trails in the tall waves…

The next day, I logged in and resumed the scanning routine with the new probes. To see the probes flash felt like being able to breathe fresh air again after having been near suffocation. A small thing, really, if you think about it, but for a moment I felt something very real.

Eventually I found my way back to a station in high-sec space. I wanted to go back and restock the can with probes, but the path had closed by the time I could reach high-sec shops.

I have to say, there can’t be many cases of such altruism taking place in MMO games, let alone in the world. It was a really cool experience and yet another thing that makes EVE a very special game.

I saw the testimonials on your website and I would gladly let you share mine there. No need for anonymity – I want people to know how awesome you guys are!

I’m currently taking dives into W-space in between high-sec dabbling, so for now I’m not looking to join a player corp which gets wardecked a lot, but some day I would definitely like to try joining a friendly exploration-focused corp such as yours some day, if alphas are allowed.

Once again, thank you very much!!

Kind regards,
Ilska