Eve Online is the greatest social experiment ever undertaken and I love it for that even though I’m a semi New Bro to the game. That being said let’s examine the realistic option people have to remain relevantly safe in Eve while they make Isk.
1st and Foremost the NPC crop: In the npc Corps you cannot be war decked. This keep you safe form wardecs as well as not allowing people to shoot you without concord involvement unless you go suspect in high sec.
2nd: Watching Local and D scan like a hawk and flying aligned. This give you the opportunity to escape if you are targeted by gangkers. When they pop up on d-scan or in local simply warp out. Any good pvper knows D Scan is there life blood. IT is an amazing tool that will help keep you and your fleets alive while taking winnable fights. The same rule can apply to high sec.
3rd: Tank your ship a good tank and a warp stab can help your mining ships survive if you’re aligned. Ganker pops up and points you warp off and laugh as he dies.
4th: If you want a private semi safe area to make Isk in Rent. Rental space is filled with people who will feed you Intel of hostiles and give you time to prepare for them also if a hostiles in Local don’t undock / Leave the Pos. The down side is you’re paying for this safety to an organization that has bleed for that space but nothing in life or eve is free.
5th: High Sec mercs are an option if you want protection in high sec: Pay them the same as you would pay a rental fee and they offer services to you for that Isk. No clue how much or how affective but it is an option.
6th: Bravado isn’t helpful if you get gawked or killed. Take a deep breath after you hopefully got your pod out and analyze what happened. Was I flying a ship worth ganking? Was I not paying attention to local/ D-Scan? Was I AFK and not docked/ Posed? If you answer Yes to any of these questions learn from that and don’t yell / talk tough to the ganker it just makes you a bigger target.
7th: If your alliance / crop is big enough and you have influence within it station camp the gankers. Find where they operate where their jump clones are and where they live and then use that for your own ends suicide gank the ganker when there in an expensive ship. Fight Fire with fire most gankers in my experience don’t want a fight in high sec they want a kill within the allowed time frame remove the guaranteed win and they will not engage.
Why is important to learn to fly safe and Why am I submitting this to miner bumping. The first one is pretty obvious if you ask me but learning how to operate safely in Eve is the first lesson any new player should learn and while I don’t approve of the New Orders approach to save high sec and Eve it’s a sand Box and they can do what they want. IF they fell the Need to target me for this Please feel free I operate mainly in lawless space mostly but do have an alt in High Sec. Also the Need to have an equal Risk to Reward option is critical to eve. EVE is a game about Risk to Reward. Can I take that Fight? Do I make enough potential profit to risk the Isk I have. Nothing In Life is free or risk free so learn to calculate the risk and see if it’s profitable for you to do if it’s not don’t do it.