Welcome to the twenty-second installment of the EVE Blog Banter, the monthly EVE Online blogging extravaganza created by CrazyKinux. The EVE Blog Banter involves an enthusiastic group of gaming bloggers, a common topic within the realm of EVE Online, and a week or so to post articles pertaining to the said topic. The resulting articles can either be short or quite extensive, either funny or dead serious, but are always a great fun to read! Any questions about the EVE Blog Banter should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Check for other EVE Blog Banter articles at the bottom of this post!
This month topic is brought to us by L’Dene Bean of Nitpickin’s who asks: Why, and how did you pick your corporation? Is your loyalty solid or just until a better placed organization “recruits” you. The shorter version: Who holds your Unshakable Fealty and why?
The title of this banter post has the whole “dis” option on the loyalty for a specific reason. Firstly – loyalty in general, especially in EVE, comes basically at an exchange of one thing for another (being: the membership).
Safety, production, friendship (both IRL and in game), and sometimes even nefarious reasons.
I started EVE within a small corporation; that eventually disbanded. This was not with Gilbert, but another character. I moved that character into my own corporation with the intent of picking up some business salvaging and doing small-scale pirate like things. Pretty small.
When I rerolled and came up with Gilbert Hamilton, I joined Suddenly Ninjas almost right away. I’ve loved it ever since. My loyalty is not just to SN, but to the alliance; I’ve found having that foundation has made EVE very much something I look forward to playing. There are no real politics, and people are just “there”. No taxes, no worry about being on to guard a POS, etc. If you want to do something, you do it. If not, so what. That means a lot to me, with family and all that in the real world.
With my first character, I realized I could incorporate him into the SN mindset, but without joining SN directly. I created a 3rd character to act as CEO of my corporation. (I like the name and wanted to keep it.)
My first character then went back to the contacts that were in his first corporation and joined one of the children corps. You know what happened with that, and can see a post about it here. He has since left that corporation under the excuse of internal strife from the theft.
This is the other half of loyalty. It’s generally considered “social engineering” and it’s something that I can, when my mind is put to it, be good at. The corporation I joined after the one I fleeced, was another spawn of the first corporation. They do not talk to each other and I was given instant acceptance without an API check.
My loyalty with all of my characters is with SN/TEARS – and anything I fleece from this corporation will be available to SN/TEARS members at a low low price of zero to nothing, where needed.
Here are some other posts about this blog-banter in the EVE community: