As part of TEST Alliance in the Winter Coalition, we have a SIG called Tunnel Rats focused on finding wormholes to be used by our FCs and members to move quickly throughout New Eden. This could give our fleets strategic advantages and create opportunities for content.
You can find the full Tunnel Rats SIG guide here.
While Tunnel Rats is focused on finding WH connections to/from friendly sov space and potential content, we can also share Combat and Exploration anomalies amongst ourselves inside TEST.
To access the WinterCo Pathfinder server and Tunnel Rats shared maps:
A link to the bookmarks folder can be found in the MOTD of the tunnel rats in-game chat channel.
If you are scanning but won't be running Combat/Explo sites, you can add them to our Holes.Test bookmarks for others to run.
Once you're out and scanning, you will want to do two things: Have Pathfinder open and create bookmarks through wormholes or to other anomalies you aren't going to run yourself.
In order to fill in information in Pathfinder, you need to copy/paste info from your Probe Scanner to update the Signatures section.
Other things to keep in mind:
If you're not familiar with Pathfinder, check below for some links to guides.
For every kind of anomaly bookmark, always set expiry to two days. This prevents having to do cleanup later All of the WH bookmarks should go into Tunnel Rats folder. Combat/Explo bookmarks should go in Holes.Test folder.
Wormhole Entrances: These are for connections leading out of friendly space. To keep bookmarks clear and easily read by others, format connections like this:
SIG-ID - Size - WH - Region | Class/System
SDT-434 L C3 AGN-657 VL DELVE | YZ9-F6 VAR-077 C414 Vale | P3EN-E
If you scan down a wormhole and will not have a chance to go through it, bookmark it anyway so someone else can come back and add the details later without needing to scan it down again.
Wormhole Exits: These are for connections leading back to friendly space.
When entering a wormhole for the first time, add a bookmark that simply says “EXIT”. Do the same for any WH that you enter as you travel down a WH chain. This way, you can easily find your why’s home by simply jumping to every bookmark labeled “EXIT,” like a trail of breadcrumbs
Other signatures such as Combat or Exploration sites should be saved in the Holes.Test folder whether its inside wormholes or around our space. This helps speed up the scanning of anyone coming around after you.
When saving these sigs prefix the bookmark name with a letter to signify the type and leave the rest as is:
G BUD-420 Ordinary Perimeter Reservoir C VAP-710 Gurista Fortress
This is our home map. It shows our space in a sort-of Dotlan map layout, try not to disturb the layout too much unless you need to make room for connections. As you're scanning space, copy and paste all signatures. When scanning WHs, also paste dscan of WH structures for intel. Add drifter connections if you come across Unidentified Wormholes in Overview, too.
Feel free to leave connection tracking ON going through our space to track connections automatically
Main Tunnel Rats map. This map should be kept mostly clear except for relevant chains to/from friendly sov space.
Tunnel Rats map for Drifter connections only. These can also go into the TEST map. If you find drifter holes, match the hole ID and link the system.
Read more about Drifter holes here