In Eve, gate camps can be one of the biggest dangers in low/null-sec. A gate camp is where one or more pirates wait around a star-gate trying to catch pilots as they warp away (and also incoming auto-pilots).
Often times they use warp-scramblers and quick targeting systems to try to snare passing pilots, though sometimes they just start firing off fof missiles without bothering to target.
Of course, stealth helps one avoid these problems, but cloaking systems are both expensive and require extensive training, which I'm a little short on at the moment.
A big factor in their ability to catch someone is how quickly it takes a ship to go to warp, but sometimes they are able to catch even fast ships.
- What are some strategies for beating base camps without stealth?
- Are there ways to detect and avoid base camps without risking one's ship?
- What's the best way strategy, outside of stealth and blockade runners for dealing with and surviving gate camps?