IMPORTANT: Bookmarks for wormholes must be created by right-clicking on the wormhole itself, not from the probe scanned Signature.  As is created from the probe scanner the BM will be 5km or greater away from the actual wormhole.  this can lead to unnecessary losses.

Naming Convention and Bookmarking

Orientation Convention Standard

In real-life marine vessels navigate on a two-dimensional plane (unless its a submarine) and as such understanding the two-dimensional chart is critical. On navigational charts colors and symbols are used to indicate where a vessel is heading and the most basic understanding necessary is weather the vessel is heading toward a port / channel or out to sea. The phrase, "Red, right, returning" means that the physical buoys anchored in the water should be on the right (starboard) side of the vessel when the vessel is returning to a port or channel. This is reflected in the navigational charts as the cartographers assume the intended audience and vessels to be heading towards a port or channel as opposed to being drawn for people safely docked and venturing outward to sea (is my understanding).

Navigating in space, on the other hand, is done in a three-dimensional environment and therefore normal descriptions such as port / starboard / up / down are often relative. Therefore when bookmarking in wormhole space one of the first aspects to keep track of is if the wormhole leads towards or away from the home wormhole. Our bookmarking system uses the @ symbol to communicate that the wormhole in question leads away from the home hole while the * symbol communicates that the wormhole leads towards home. The * symbol also ensures that the warp-in on the way back is at the very top of the bookmark context menu when right-clicking in space; "Star, top, returning" as it were.

Exploration Convention Standard

As stated, trying to individually name each wormhole encountered would be far too difficult. Instead we use simpler letter and number designations that have the added benefit of communicating instantaneous information. We live in a class four (C-4) wormhole with a static class three (C-3) and a static class five (C-5) wormhole connected to us at all times. Because these two statics are unchanging no matter how many times we might roll them, we have designated hem as the "A-Chain" for the class three and the "B-Chain" for the class five. Dynamic wormholes (and therefore chains) connected to home are labeled with the next available letter beginning with C and descending alphabetically. Chains specifically used for operations generally start with the letter Z and ascend alphabetically. Knowing which chain one is currently navigating is probably the first and foremost important piece of information required.

Our naming convention follows as such:


For example B@6.3 communicates that the wormhole in question: is located in the B-Chain, leads away from the home hole, is a class six wormhole, and is the third class six wormhole scouted in the current active B-Chain.

Incoming wormholes, i.e. connections that lead towards the home hole, follow this convention:


For example B*3i 6.3 communicates that the wormhole in question: is located in the B-Chain, leads towards home, is three jumps away (j for "jumps" or i for "in from") from home, and leads to the third class six wormhole scouted in the current active B-Chain as per the above naming convention. The B before the 6.3 is unnecessary in this case as the B at the beginning already communicates that the wormhole in question is located in the B-Chain.

Known-space connections are labeled as [CHAIN][K-SPACE ABBREVIATION].[ORDINAL NUMBER OF K-SPACE CONNECTIONS FOUND IN CHAIN]. H for "High-security Space," L for "Low-Security Space," and N for "Null-Security Space."

For example B@H.1 communicates that the wormhole is located in the current active B-Chain, leads away from home to High-security space, and is the first wormhole of its kind scouted.

It is not necessary or advised to use the orientation (@ / *) naming convention in Tripwire; only for in-game bookmarking.

Bookmarking Practice Standards

All bookmarks related to movement in the chain should be placed in the "VI.TA Chain" folder and set to expire after two days. PvE bookmarks are generally placed in the "Salvage" folder while gas sites are placed in the "Gas" folder and bookmarks related to safes and pings for PvP fleet engagements should be placed in the "Op Tactical" folder. It is helpful, though not necessary, to include the first three letters of the Probe Scanner signature I.D. in the in-game bookmark.

See Also

NATO Phonetic Alphabet


@here Ping

Rolling Holes

Directional Scan

Solo C3 Ratting

Group C5 Ratting

Relic and Data Sites

Gas Sites

Ice Mining

Ore SItes

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