Thursday, June 5, 2014

My Corporate Home



I don't think of myself as a veteran player. In fact, I think of myself as a relatively new player. This is reinforced when people ask me how long have I been playing. I tell them and they go, "Oh" in a shocked and somewhat horrified way. As if it is going to rub off on them and delete skill points. I hate that I sometimes feel ashamed. "I'm sorry that I just broke fifty million skill /csczzpoints. Please don't make me at the children's table."

As part of the conversation in my chatroom I commented that I didn't come to Eve for PvP. Because of that, I also find it amusing that I wound up in a PvP focused environment. I came to Eve to build spaceships and become space rich. Everything else kind of happened. It is one reason I find the player made stories of Eve fascinating. What we think, want, and plan does not sync up with the reality of what happens.

I don't know where I'd be without the core of people that helped me at the start of this game. Mining? Quitting? In another corp? In almost the exact same place?

Still, nothing is static and as I've stepped down from corporation Diplomancer and spun up my time in the CSM the corporation has gone through some changes as well. Altaen has recently been promoted to 7-2's CEO position. DP and Titus have a lot of life going on. Instead of just vanishing into the mist they've handed over the corporation. Things are the same but changed. We've lost a lot of people to inactivity over the winter and into the spring. Some is life, job, relationships, and burnout. It is one side effect of having a corporation full of veteran players.

And such it is time to open recruitment again. I find it to be a super fun time. New people motivate and invigorate a corporation. Plus, I need people to keep me company. Hence, I announce when we are recruiting although I am not a recruiter myself. I support solo play but I admit, my flavor of Eve is best seasoned with a good corporation.

Interested in 7-2? Want to stalk one of our members? Do you need to a serious, Ishtar withdrawal program to remind you what turrets are like? (We've had to set one up for our own membership. It starts with navy Vexors and works its way down.) You don't have to write your application in poetry, essay, and hiku as I did. But, for those interested come visit our recruitment thread.

10 comments:

  1. Skillpoints dont really tell the tale of either competency or engagement. I have 70mil ish and scream like a little girl when I get into a fight. I generally lose those fights, most likely against a total noob with 10mil SP. That's ok.

    Engagement (writing a blog, being on CSM, recruitment officer, logistics maven, marketeer) are also non-proportional to SP. I was in my 20s SP when I made myself into Diplo / Recruiter to help prevent my corp from failscading (it worked despite me recruiting nullsec pilots to our WH corp which of course resulted in theft, awoxing attempts and foul language). Its the person behind the keyboard to brings the skills, not the character.

    The real issue is the burnout. I have recruited and trained "generations" of pilots who start super-eager, then go into leadership positions and then flame out. I really hope this will not happen to you.

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    1. Don't worry, I tell her at least once a week she's not allowed to burn her self out ;-)

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    2. The most stressful time was the end of the election and waiting for the results. Its leveling out a lot now. It is not a position I am used to being in.

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  2. Do you hear that Sugar!... burnout is NOT allowed!!! =]

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  3. We have a pact. CSM isn't allowed to burn her out, CEO is not allowed to burn me out. It is a good pact.

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  4. :D Back when I first joined Eve, I was *certain* that it was the open economy and the ability to build All of the Things that were going to be my main draw. PvP was an "ehn, sure, I might throw away a frigate or two for the luls after I become space rich" afterthought. And yea, now I am out in pirate cruisers and T3's stalking the space-jungle of wormholes. ^^ Crazy how that happens.

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    1. It is one of the best part of everyone's story. It is a very real, living thing that we can try to direct but often live more than control.

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  5. "[19:44:36] Sugar Kyle > i'm starting to interpret feature desire as 'bring back my newbie hood but with my current experience'"

    Quote of the month.

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    1. how did that get comment into the wrong post? Note to self, never comment before coffee...

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