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Dray Gan
Posted - 2011.08.25 11:21:00 - [1]

Hi, I've been playing now for about 20 days and feel I should perhaps be getting into a Corp. However, with the games inherent nature of mistrust, I wonder if there's a "good" way of finding a corp who simply won't screw me over for no good reason?

Not that I have any proof that any would - but after 20 days I don't trust a single person in EVE.

Rockets ponies and rainbows
Posted - 2011.08.25 11:22:00 - [2]

Don't invest into the corp what you cannot afford to loose.

Posted - 2011.08.25 11:25:00 - [3]

Utilising the e-o forum for scams is a banable offense.

Open Designs
Posted - 2011.08.25 12:08:00 - [4]

Edited by: Velicitia on 25/08/2011 12:08:05
1. don't apply to the goonswarm (or any member corporations)... it's a scam

2. hunt through recruitment forum, recruitment channel, recruitment advertisements, or just dock up somewhere and start looking through corps that way.

3. find corp from afore-mentioned sources that seems to do what you like.

4. if they have a SP minimum, it's an idiot filter. Talk to them anyway, if you show you're willing to learn they might take you in.

5. If they don't ask for API keys, it's probably better to move on (especially in an industrial and/or newbie corp -- they've likely been infiltrated by people already, and are likely to have trouble sooner rather than later)

6. Realize that there are some downsides to a corp (mainly wardec), and don't Crying or Very sad when a dec happens (publicly) -- it'll make the deccing corp all the more willing to wait to hunt you... and most people will enjoy the show...

6.a. When you do get dec'd, don't worry so much about it, get an "expendable" fleet together (seriously, frigates), work with your corpies and have some fun (more power to you if you can catch the aggressors in a mission or somewhere else they don't expect it) ... BUT YOU HAVE TO WORK TOGETHER.

6.a.i. If your corp is deathly afraid of the pew, and doesn't want to put up any show of defence... it's probably best to move on.

6.b. No, I'm not a combat enjoying pilot. Yes, I do industrial ventures.

7. Don't move everything ... maybe just a ship or two and ammo... feel them out, etc. If things fall through, then you're not busting your ass to get everything back to "home"

ed --> Shockedholy wall of text batman!

Interstellar Brotherhood of Gravediggers
The 0rphanage
Posted - 2011.08.25 12:25:00 - [5]

when you click the corp tab on your side menu and i think its recruitment. there is an exellent new corp finder there.

Posted - 2011.08.25 13:09:00 - [6]

Finding a corp that "fits" can be tough, I personally find its best done through several filters usually based on who you are and less about who they are. Another words your a newbie so you need to use a series of filters to ensure you end up in the right corp.

1. Avoid large corps heavily involved in alliance affairs. In such corps you become an insignifant liability to be mistrusted and presumed to be a spy. The paranoia is not unfounded and as newbie its best to simply avoid the situation all together.

2. Avoid corps that place too many demands on you. Your a newbie, strictly speaking they shouldn't have any demands on you at all, quite the oppossite they should be offering you services, education and general help, not asking for ISK, ships or anything for that matter. If they do its at the very minimum suspect at worst a complete scam.

3. Research the corps record. Who have they been at war with, why? What alliances have they been in? Who runs the corps, what reputation do they have in game? What kind of activities do they participate in and do they match your vision of the game? Find other newbies in the corp, ask them questions. Many of these things you won't be able to find out until you have joined the corp but take the time before you join to really find out who they are as much as possible. The more information you can gather the better.

4. Avoid Goonswarm. They have long standing reputation as scammers.

In as a whole its a not easy to find a good corp and you can soil your reputation even as a newbie by joining the wrong one and having that on your record. For example joining Goonswarm will permenantly affect your character negatively, you will find very few people willing to take a former Goonswarm member for good reason.

Good Luck

Dray Gan
Posted - 2011.08.25 13:30:00 - [7]

Thanks for the advice, all.


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