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Man Barthelme
The Tuskers
Posted - 2011.08.15 21:11:00 - [1]

Edited by: Man Barthelme on 15/08/2011 21:16:14
By Ka Jolo, Founder and CEO:

The Tuskers, a lowsec pirate corporation, are currently recruiting. Check out our recruitment post on our forums for detailed information. Peruse our killboard to see what kind of action we get. Then join THE TUSKERS PUBLIC CHANNEL to get an idea how active we are during your playtimes.

But all of this begs the questions, “Why join the Tuskers over some other lowsec pirate corp? What makes the Tuskers different? What sets them apart?” Now don’t get me wrong; there are other fine pirate corporations in New Eden, and to be honest many of you will be happier with one of those other corps.

Finding a “keeper” corp in EVE-Online means finding a corp that matches your requirements as broadly as possible. Some of the factors that make the Tuskers Tuskers are just what some of you are trying to avoid, while many of the factors are shared with other corps; but I believe this list as a whole uniquely describes the Tuskers:

  • Our focus is and always will be lowsec piracy. Pilots join our corp to be lowsec pirates; they won’t wake up one morning to find the leadership has gotten bored with that and is steering the corp in some new direction. Tuskers, including directors, who lose interest in lowsec piracy leave the corp rather than reshaping it. (Focusing on lowsec piracy does not mean we do lowsec piracy exclusively; we enjoy periodic forays into wormhole space, highsec suicide ganking, nullsec roams, etc.)

  • It is highly unlikely that the Tuskers will ever be an elite corp of uber pilots; we’ve too few skillpoints, we’re too focused on piracy, and too willing to swallow bait. Nevertheless, we can do the best with who we are, and that we strive for—learning from our mistakes, sharing knowledge with one another, and paying attention. We may never be the best—but we aim for a reputation of excellence.

  • Tusker pilots are competent on a level we consider minimal but which accomplished combat pilots in better-known corporations don’t always measure up to: Just to get into our corp, a pilot must have at least five solo kills under his belt, including at least two where the ship he killed was supposedly superior to his own. Some lowbie pilots go out and meet this requirement in their first week, while some nullsec warriors with thousands of fleet kills have turned away when confronted with this requirement.

  • Tuskers like small gang roaming best. Some Tusker pilots prefer to solo, occasionally we’ll camp gates, and we’re not above the odd blob—but the action we most enjoy is small gang PVP where our tactics and wits most come into play.

  • We don’t see ourselves as griefers. While we have no scruples when it comes to blasting ships, popping capsules, and extracting ransoms, we try not to be mean about it. We’ll offer up a polite “gf” no matter how lame your fit or no matter how large your blob. Tuskers don’t scam and don’t talk smack.

  • Tuskers keep their word. If you pay us the ransom as agreed, we’ll let you go as agreed. If we say we’ll fight you 1v1 (which is against our policy), you can be sure our backup won’t jump in to gank you. And though in our efforts to kill you we may try to deceive you through our actions or through misleading statements, we won’t actually lie. If we say you’ll be safe from us ganging up with us, you will be.

  • In spite of our no-griefing, no-scamming, no-smacking, no-lying policies, we make no claims for “honor.” We’re not really sure what that means in the context of New Eden. We do what we do and are what we are; some consider us honorable, others consider us lowlife scum. So be it.

Man Barthelme
The Tuskers
Posted - 2011.08.15 21:14:00 - [2]

Edited by: Man Barthelme on 15/08/2011 21:15:21
  • In addition to the ad hoc Tusker gangs that go roaming every day, we have prescheduled corp ops. This allows Tuskers to plan some of their game play for times when there is sure to be some action, and to prepare for those sessions in terms of ships, modules, and location.

  • Beyond the recognition Tuskers may already gain through killboards, employment histories, and blogs (i.e. combat stats and skillpoints), the Tuskers awards decorations for actions that truly benefit the corporation: meaningful participation in campaigns, fleet command, providing logistical support, etc.

  • Because we love combat so much, we have a “no blues” policy. We will not enter any alliance, though we do provide “protection services” and will set corps blue for a fee. If you want to be our friend and fly with us regularly, then for crying out loud join our corp.

  • We all have working microphones and speakers or headsets and we all agree to use them and Teamspeak3 (or Ventrilo, Mumble or even EVE voice, depending).

  • Tuskers post all their kills and all their losses, even killmails resulting purely from NPC action if the other pilot nevertheless shows up on the killmail.

  • Only active pilots may be in the corporation. Tuskers who haven’t logged in for a while come back to the game to find they’re members of an NPC corp. Our membership is not inflated. However, since real life comes first, Tuskers who explain a temporary absence are afforded some grace.

  • Tuskers must be self-sufficient, whether this means buying ETC’s for conversion into ISK, industrial alts, or sticking to cheaper ships. We don’t want our mates hitting us up for handouts. This is one reason we like ransoms so much.

  • A big reason for joining any corp is for the enhanced enjoyment of the game that comes with the camaraderie of like-minded fellows. During the background check that’s part of our recruitment process, we do what we can to screen out pilots that won’t stick around to grow these kinds of relationships or who show evidence of undermining the foundation of such a family. (Examples include buying ISK with real money, lying to us, and having a history of corp thievery.)

  • This is a corp for “mains,” so “alts” are not accepted unless the “main” is also a member. Tuskers should be Tuskers at heart, without higher loyalties to some other body in New Eden.

  • So-called “real life” comes before internet spaceships. Attendance is not mandatory at our ops. We want Tuskers to join our ops and fly together in gangs because it’s fun and profitable, not as an onerous duty or second job.

  • The Tuskers is a mature, family-friendly corporation. More than a few of us are middle-aged. Many of us have spouses and children. Even those of us who are not personally offended by vulgar talk don’t want the conversation coming through our speakers or popping up in chat to offend any families who may be within view or within earshot.

  • Interestingly, The Tuskers seems to have attracted more than our fair share of bloggers (for what that's worth).

Jeneral Jane
Posted - 2011.08.15 21:20:00 - [3]

As a former Tusker, I endorse this message. Great bunch of pirates and my #1 recommendation now the the Blood Money Cartel has officially announced their stasis.

Suleiman Shouaa
The Tuskers
Posted - 2011.08.15 22:08:00 - [4]

A few quotes from ex-Tuskers and people we've ran across:

Originally by: Shiodome
Just adding a bit in my own words...

1. Lots of people say 'no blues' but Tuskers is one of the few places i've been where this is legit. Hauling alts are blue, that's it. We go and fly with other pirates occasionaly, when shared intel on a juicy target makes co-operation worthwhile, but 90% of the time even the guys we team up with are red and an hour later we'll be back to shooting each other.

2. It's a 'family friendly' place, this seems to put some people off. It basically means Tuskers is a place not plagued by teen ******s yelling '******' at each other all day. We still troll the **** out of each other, take the **** and generally arse about, just without the 4chan vibe.

3. We're active as hell, and live in a crazily busy area of low sec. I still can't get over the constant stream of varied targets in every direction within 10 jumps of home. Whoever says low-sec is dead is probably living in Aridia or some other desolate last saloon turd trough.

regards, Me.

Originally by: Whispous
The Tuskers are the absolute pro-est small ship roaming pirate corp

Originally by: BuRniZZ
Every time I run into the tuskers they both act and fly very professionaly. Good fights whenever I go near their turf.

Originally by: Annie Anomie
Tuskers are a class act (the exact opposite of lazy and lame) and I would surely rejoin if it wasn't for all the manlove I got for my current corp.

If you're considering going pie you should seriously consider them.

Originally by: Lady Spank
I ? Tuskers. Chill people to chat to, or to pew pew. I like visiting Hevrice and the surrounding area for this reason.

I'd bet flying with them would be awesome fun too.

Originally by: Waylan Yutani
I have had tons of fun with these guys, they never dissapoint and some of the very best solopilots comes from this corp!

fly dangerously, gl tskrs

Originally by: Sgt Hunny
Tuskers are cool.

Originally by: BOOLER
Although not my cup of tea PvP wise have recommended these guys in the past to people less suitable to ourselves, and they're more than capable at what they do. GL guys

A few fights we've had in the last few months:

8 Tuskers fighting 32 Dark-Rising, backed up by multiple Carriers on their home station with shield Battlecruisers under sentries

10 Tuskers, 50 Militia. We jumped into them but they didn't go for us so we started separating them at multiple celestials.

8 Tuskers (+1 Ex-Tusker) against a 37 man neutral gang with 5 Blackbirds and a Kitsune. We killed some more next door, as well as losing one or two more Battlecruisers, so this Battle Report is kinda iffy.

Also, for the haters out there, we ganked the bejesus out of a group doing Class 5 Wormhole sites with Rooks & Kings, as well as members of Burn Away who found them initially. So many Guardians Embarassed

At the moment we're currently looking for pilots who can contribute to our gangs, ranging from Black Ops to Armor fleets with Logistics. Pilots capable of pilotting Black Ops Battleships and/or of lighting Covert Cynos in particularly are wanted, to gank some gankers!

Ka Jolo
The Tuskers
Posted - 2011.08.17 00:58:00 - [5]

I'm Ka Jolo and I approve this ad.

Man Barthelme
The Tuskers
Posted - 2011.08.17 15:39:00 - [6]

Originally by: Jude Lloyd
+1 for the Tuskers, classy talented group. Sometimes our guys win, and many other times their guys win. Good group of solo pilots. Join them :P

Robert Mason
The Tuskers
Posted - 2011.08.18 02:06:00 - [7]

Edited by: Robert Mason on 18/08/2011 02:11:04
Wanted..Pilots looking for quality small gang PVP action featuring Frigates,BC,Black Ops..

But its not the ships you can fly that is important its how you fly the ships you have.

If you feel you have the right stuff drop in an app

Ka Jolo
The Tuskers
Posted - 2011.08.18 04:37:00 - [8]

Edited by: Ka Jolo on 18/08/2011 04:55:35

Oh man, you guys should have joined last week. We had an awesome battle yesterday: check it out. A fleet consisting of 9 Tuskers plus at one point or another 7 nearby pirates responding to calls for backup smashed a heavy 22-pilot fleet. The Tusker fleet was far from home while our opponents repeatedly reshipped. In the end, The Tuskers killed 1 faction battleship, 20 battleships, 5 battlecruisers, 1 heavy assault ship, 1 cruiser, 2 assault frigates, 1 faction frigate, and an industrial ship, for a total of 32 enemy down; in addition, 3 carriers and a dreadnaught anchored our foes. This was accomplished in a couple of skirmishes taking place over almost two hours at the cost of just 5 friendly ships--3 battlecruisers and 2 recon ships. (Note: not all kills/losses are reflected in the battle report, but they're all on the kb if you want to take a look.)

If you want to get in on our next glorious fight, get your app in now!

Ka Jolo
The Tuskers
Posted - 2011.08.19 00:32:00 - [9]

The Tuskers field pilots in all time zones.

Posted - 2011.08.19 02:37:00 - [10]

Edited by: Warrik41 on 19/08/2011 02:38:36
These guys are top notch.

equincu ocha
The Tuskers
Posted - 2011.08.19 12:11:00 - [11]

Edited by: equincu ocha on 19/08/2011 12:13:07
Edited by: equincu ocha on 19/08/2011 12:12:27
More than ten people a year are killed by vending machines, but more than ten people are killed by Tuskers every day, so join us because we are better at PVP than vending machines !!!

Nal Drenii
Posted - 2011.08.19 22:43:00 - [12]

lol equincu ocha, just lol.

Ka Jolo
The Tuskers
Posted - 2011.08.20 03:52:00 - [13]

It's a beautiful day to apply to the Tuskers!

Robert Mason
The Tuskers
Posted - 2011.08.20 11:04:00 - [14]

Want to miss out on some quality lowsec small gang pvp?

Then you had better not apply to the tuskers.

However if you think we sound like your kind of corp...get that app in.

Ka Jolo
The Tuskers
Posted - 2011.08.21 00:12:00 - [15]

We just love going up against superior odds. Doesn't always work out well for me, but still...nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Ka Jolo
The Tuskers
Posted - 2011.08.21 23:23:00 - [16]

No excuses people. Here's the real deal.

Robert Mason
The Tuskers
Posted - 2011.08.22 10:48:00 - [17]

Another day,another chance to join!

Robert Mason
The Tuskers
Posted - 2011.08.23 09:54:00 - [18]

A ransom victim is often a player who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.

(What Winston Churchill would have said if he was a Tusker)

Taurean Eltanin
The Tuskers
Posted - 2011.08.23 14:00:00 - [19]

With the possible exception of yours truly - I blagged my way into the corp and they haven't gotten around to kicking me yet - Tuskers are all excellent pilots and excellent pirates.

It's been an absolute pleasure to fly with them. Why would you want to miss out on that?

Grog Drinker
The Tuskers
Posted - 2011.08.24 01:58:00 - [20]

Step 1: Join Tuskers
Step 2: Kill Tengu
Step 3: Profit

equincu ocha
The Tuskers
Posted - 2011.08.24 18:35:00 - [21]

You are more likely to get podded by a Tusker than to be eaten by a bear.
So join us and you only have to worry about the bears.

Ka Jolo
The Tuskers
Posted - 2011.08.24 22:58:00 - [22]

You are more likely to podkill a Tusker than to shoot a bear. Wait, I forgot what my point was...

Man Barthelme
The Tuskers
Posted - 2011.08.24 23:56:00 - [23]

Back in my regular time zone after a 2-month vacation home to the US. Now to update my client..... ... .. . ... ... .. ........ ... ....... . . . .....

--by the way, I personally get rather excited by apps from the Aus/NZ/Asian time zones, the lands of the primetime downtime Wink--

Man Barthelme
The Tuskers
Posted - 2011.08.25 10:53:00 - [24]

Originally by: Man Barthelme
I ... get ... excited by apps from the Aus/NZ/Asian time zones, the lands of the primetime downtime Wink--

Man Barthelme
The Tuskers
Posted - 2011.08.25 22:06:00 - [25]

Originally by: Iromei
The Tuskers best of the best for Piracy.

You could be a Tusker.

Robert Mason
The Tuskers
Posted - 2011.08.26 11:33:00 - [26]

Tuskers help the space enviroment by trying to keep the numbers of feral roaming ships and wild asteroid harming bears down to an absoloute minimum.

Join us today and do your part for the space lanes

Man Barthelme
The Tuskers
Posted - 2011.08.27 11:12:00 - [27]

I blew some stuff up today.

The Tuskers
Posted - 2011.08.27 22:21:00 - [28]

Yowser, Yowser, Yowser. If your interested in becoming a pirate check us out.

The Tuskers
Posted - 2011.08.29 10:34:00 - [29]

Bumping for great justice!

Well, not really, but a bump's a bump.

equincu ocha
The Tuskers
Posted - 2011.08.29 19:48:00 - [30]

Although it is suspected that there may be bigger numbers, the largest appears to be 99,355,582,098.

Since the dawn of time, man has searched for the largest number. Neanderthal paintings found in Africa, dated -30,000i B.C., depict hominids raising fingers at each other. Partially deciphered Hieroglyphs in the Temple of Ra in Egypt tell of a sacred mathematical-philosophical conversation between two wise sages discussing the size of the largest number.
The mathematician Euler presented a proof that the largest number was pi to the eleventeenth power, but his proof was found to contain an error years later.

With the unexpected discovery of the Decimal System by Babylonian Bird-hunters on April 6, 1830 B.C., the subject took on more serious notes. Greek philosopher Plato held public debates in which he presented the number 3 and a very large spear, and dared anyone in the crowd to come forth and name a larger number. Aristotle, his pupil and a great philosopher on his own, elaborated on the subject and claimed that 4 is the largest number "as sure as the sun revolves around the earth". This view lasted for a 1,000 years until the Middle Ages, when Christian Theologians started to doubt whether God almighty, the omnipotent being which is the source of all there is, couldn't find (or create) a number larger than 4. Commenting on the subject, Thomas Aquinas claimed "Like, Duh?!", but neither he nor his contemporaries could come forth with an actual number.

The possibility of a number larger than 4 continued to haunt Europe. Many explorers, such as Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama and Captain James Cook set out to sea to find answers, but all they could find was land, gold, mosquitos and spices. Lots of it, true, but never more than 4. Only with the invention of Science by the Mad Arab Abdul Alhazred in the 17th century was humanity able to transcend 4. Famous mathemagicians such as Sir Isaac Newton, and Zorba The Greek developed Calculus and Tuberculosis and with their aid got as far as discovering 8, but they never backed up their claim at the Grand Revealing of "8" at the Roman Colisuem. For a time it seemed like a breakthrough was found, when Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz developed the promising so-called "Power", but this was later proved to be false because in this new notation, not all the digits were on the same line.

In the beginning of the 20th century, prominent mathemagicians such as Patrick Duffy and Kurt Godel were able to prove that, given non-contingent planar isomorphic group-set transformations, one can get very famous indeed both in and out of academic circles, but not an inch closer to the largest number. This titanic task was left for genius Andrew Wiles, who worked on it for 30 years, stopping only to eat, bathe once a year and solve minor problems such as Fermat's Last Theorem to relax his brain. His proof does not give the largest number itself, but rather shows that it cannot possibly be larger than 2.

What, then, is the largest number ever? No one knows, but experts remain optimistic that with the current growing trends of computer power, we may know the answer in our lifetime (not likely). There are also growing reports of an extremely large 7 orbiting the solar system, but currently there is no way to prove this without lying.

Join us and help find the largest number ever. We also PVP a bit

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