I posted this over in PCF in response to a thread. After re-reading it I thought I'd share it here, since IMHO it's got some good advice in it.... A good number of players have unfounded fears and misconceptions about space. I've spent a lot of time there and to be honest, I find no reason to fear going into space. If you can afford the fee (around 10 peds right now) or have your own ship, you can fly safely and have fun, without the need to worry... IF you follow these (mostly common sense) rules: Leave your stackables (lootables) at home. If you're relocating, sell them off first. Anything that lives in your "Materials" and "Mined Resources" section of your inventory is lootable. Oil in a vehicle fuel tank is not lootable. If you need to take stackables, then you must use a reputable motherships or privateer service. Prices are quite cheap, ranging from 5 to 50 peds depending on the level of service. Warp flights can be faster than quad flights, and can be very convenient as well. Check on this forum for the various warp flight advertisements. Be sure you're on a direct passenger flight--don't take stackables on space mob hunts! And only fly on a reputable and trusted mothership or privateer when it is being flown by its normal crew, not by a 3rd party who is renting it. If you're piloting your own VTOL or Quad: Take plenty of fuel (at least 7 peds) Take an RK-5 tool Take welding wire (1k or more) Make sure your thruster has at least .3 ped TT value left on it before entering space (if you're planning to land on a planet) Each traveler must take at least 7 peds so you can TP down to a planet in the event you get separated from your ship (if not, you'll still need to pay 2 peds, per ship, for the re-entry tax) Do not leave or enter a planet, a space station, or a server between 7:55 am and 8:25 am (MA time) Get all travelers on each other's friend lists. Disconnections are fairly common. Know the basics of space travel (vehicle controls, safe zones, ship decay, vehicle repair, space mobs, recalling vehicles, waypoints, server zones, etc.) Make sure you have fully downloaded your planet of destination Give yourself extra time. You may have to wait for the safe zone to clear, CTDs, etc. Avoid space mobs (orange triangles) if you don't want to hunt them or get killed If a pirate is harassing you, take screen shots and send a support case. He's allowed to shoot you down, that's PVP. But harassment is a violation of EULA. Remember that pirates are some of the least patient players in EU. You can easily wait them out. In addition, some pirates are really just juvenile attention-seekers. If they start pushing your ship or shouting insults at you, simply ignore them. Turn off all chat and go about your business, they eventually will leave you alone. Or better yet, follow my final suggestion and take advantage of the pirate: If a pirate shoots at you, and you're like me and don't like PVP, don't fret. Just think of it as a game and your score is the number of shots it takes to shoot you down. Reverse the camera and evade the shots. Don't worry about the decay on your quad or VTOL - it's minimal and worth the fun of watching him waste peds on a no-looter. Each shot is .4 ped. Plus, you do get defensive skills dodging the lasers. Think of it like sweating, only here the pirate is paying for your skilling and you don't have to worry about finding a sweat buyer afterward Be sure to go back again and again until the pirate is "dry". If you're a VTOL or Quad passenger: Fly with a pilot you trust. Even though you're not carrying stackables, your pilot could still abandon you on a remote station or otherwise make your life difficult if he's the malicious type. If you own a VTOL, take it with you (along with oil and repair equipment). If your pilot has computer problems or abandons you, you will be able to fly to your destination and TP down (using the 7 ped you so wisely brought with you). Follow any other applicable rules in part 3) above. Those are the basics. Follow them and you'll be a happy space traveler. Enjoy the sights and have fun. If you ever need a rescue, post here on the forum and you should get a response soon-ish.