Still not in an EVE Online corporation

12th October 2008 – 10.40 am

I'm having a difficult time trying to find a place for myself in New Eden. I had applied to one corporation but the time zone difference has meant that I have yet to be on-line at the same time as the recruiting officer, and I really don't feel like staying up past midnight too many days on the off-chance of meeting him. As such, I was steeling myself to join EVE University instead, on the recommendation of Winged Nazgul, to the point of closing down my Catching Squirrels corporation. Just as I was about to apply I noticed that the current tax rate showed as 100% on the in-game recruitment panel, which seems a tad steep to say the least, and I wavered.

Having got myself so close to applying to another corporation I maintained my momentum. I looked at the corporations with offices in the station I was currently docked in and found one or two that looked promising. They looked less promising when they require Ventrilo voice chat, as I am far from comfortable with talking to strangers on voice chat. Indeed, I occasionally come over all shy on voice chat with friends. It looks like Ventrilo still doesn't work fully on a Mac anyway.

Still trying to be positive about the process I heeded the comment of Kirith Kodachi and headed to the forum to browse the recruitment section. Again I followed some links and considered joining a few of the corporations, to the point of joining a couple of in-game channels. One of them got me laughed at for asking about recruitment—admittedly from someone who looked to be outside of the corporation itself—and another was completely quiet.

My impetus to apply to a corporation in its web-based forum was thoroughly diminished by this point. I am left wondering what next to do in New Eden, as I am sure there is much more to experience in EVE Online that can only be achieved realistically from the mass co-operation a corporation provides. I still have possibilities but I am a little deflated from my present experience. No doubt I will be corporation hunting again soon, either revisiting my current options or looking for another option, but for now I am back in a state-owned company.

  1. 2 Responses to “Still not in an EVE Online corporation”

  2. I guess it depends on what exactly you mean to do in EVE. Any PVP corp will be happy to have a new player in its ranks (or so I hear).

    If you're looking for something a little more devoted to industrialism, may I suggest my own corp, Hadean Drive Yards? We're a ship building corp, devoted industrialists, but if you're looking for some pew pew we can also acommodate that :) Check out our in-game channel shop@hdy if you'd like some more information, or just to chat for a while

    By Fholcan on Oct 12, 2008

  3. The E-Uni tax rate is set to 100% because we are currently at war. This discourages people from doing stupid things like missioning with war targets around.

    Normally it is around 2.5%, I believe.

    By Winged Nazgul on Oct 12, 2008

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