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Eve Blog Banter 22: Loyalty

Posted in Blog Banter with tags on October 23, 2010 by Gigis

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 crazykinux@gmail.com. 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?

I joined my first corp about 2 months into my Eve experiance.  The corp was names KINGS OF EDEN and was just begining its life.  I joined because I wanted some people to play with and the CEO promised me that there wouldn’t be and wars or drama.  While there were a few wars and a little drama, I stuck with the corp as it grew up and joined a 0.0 alliance (Sev3rance).

KOE was a democratic corp (don’t say it doesn’t work, you just need to have the right people) that believed the strength of the corp stood in the health and wealth of its individual pilot.  The corp wallets were kept relatively empty in favor of a tax rate that took only what it needed to pay bills.  Each pilot served as that bank and was called to donate what they could in the event of funds being needed.  There was never more then 1 day between asking for isk to be donated and a second mail telling pilots that there was already more then enough and to stop donations.  Corp forums were used for votes on directors and CEOs and all pilots were allowed to run and vote.

It was a good corp.  When I began feeling the need to be an in game ass, I was quite sad that I would be leaving these friends that I had spent so much time with over the last few years, but I felt the wild calling me.  In fact, my love for them kept me there for an extra 2-3 months while I struggled with the decision.

When the time came for me to remove myself from the corporation, one thing NEVER crossed my mind.  That was stealing from them.  I considered them my RL friends and still do.  The time may come when we fight in game, but there will be no asshattery or harvesting of tears.  I even had the opportunity to ninja one of their missions a while ago and instead chatted with them and quickly grabbed their mission objective and jettisoned it next to them.

I recently infiltrated and stole from a corp that I joined with an alt for the purpose of stealing from them.  They were not as pleased about it as I was, but I felt that my honor was intact as I joined them for the purpose of stealing.  I feel as that is where I draw the line.  When I join a corp for the purpose of being a part of it and sharing my “real” self, I will under no circumstances turn my back on them.  The decision to turn on someone has to be a decision from the start and not opportunistic.  Of course when you turn your back on the corp you have targeted will be highly opportunistic, the decision muyst be made from the begining.

That leads to the question of “how would the any corp you want to join know the difference?”  This is a valid point that needs to be adressed.  One day I will surly want to join a corp again, and how will that corp know that I can be trusted.  Well, number one I will be joining that corp with Gigis and not an alt.  While I may flip cans and kill innocent people with him I will not use him to infiltrate a corp.  As my main I want his record to be clean.

o/ Gigis

Participants: (so far)

Corp Loyalty – Evil Silents

Corp Loyalty – The Elitist

Lie Back and Think of England – a merry life and a short one

Brothers and Sisters till the end? – A Scientist’s Life in Eve

Loyalty – The Reformed Anti-Pirate