Wednesday, January 14, 2015

How to Build a Successful Highsec Corp, Part 1

Highsec is by far the most populated section of the EVE galaxy. By a wide margin, it has the most corporations--and the most corp failures. Before you create a corporation of your own, it's vital to learn how a good corp is built. The task begins with the recruitment of good members.


Agent Alana Charen-Teng has an exemplary record. On the strength of her bio and employment history, she is often recruited into highsec PvE corporations. She's usually the most experienced EVE player to join the corp, so the corp's members rely on her for advice.


Advice such as, "Don't invite awoxers into your corp," and "Obey the Code." When carebears ignore her advice, they die.


Alana was accepted into Lunar Eclipse LLC, a "new Corp that just like to play the game and do whatever." Before long, Alana was the corp's star PvP'er. In fact, she was credited with every single kill that the corporation made. Unfortunately, all those kills were her fellow corp members.


Alana killed every member of a corp mining op that included an Orca, two Retrievers, and a Corax. Impressed by the awesome power of the New Order, gimilli, the corp's CEO, paid Alana 10 million isk for a mining permit.


gimilli was also interested in protecting the rest of his corp's members. He wanted to know if he could pay for mining permits on their behalf. Instead of telling his members to put a pledge of loyalty to me in their bios, however, he wanted to put it in the corp description only.


Senior New Order diplomat Agent Capt Starfox was called into the convo to offer his expert opinion on highsec law. He confirmed Alana's reading of the Code: It's essential for each player to have a permit in their bio, because that's what Agents check before they start killing people.


Just as our Agents were about to close the deal, another member of Lunar Eclipse LLC spoke up. Olmir Markanos wasn't as compliant as his CEO. He wanted to know why the Corax had been killed along with the industrial ships in the belt.


Olmir demanded justice for the fallen Corax pilot. The youth was innocent, he claimed.


According to Olmir, the fact that the Corax wasn't armed with a mining laser automatically proved the killing was unjustified. However, Alana had a reliable witness in the form of her own scout alt.


If the matter were brought to trial, Alana's alt would testify that the use of deadly force was appropriate. The Corax posed a threat to the safety of highsec. It was a good kill.


Olmir huffed and puffed, serving up a weird argument about Agents needing to gank their own scout alts. But he knew it was a losing battle. Olmir was disgusted by the way New Order Agents always sided with one another, and how little value they saw in the life of a newbie Corax. He encouraged his CEO to stand up for the corp's members.


The CEO, gimilli, has only been playing EVE for about nine and a half years. He considered himself a new player, since he returned to the game recently. Instead of buying more mining permits, he protested that "90%" of his corp members didn't know about the Code before they began mining. Thus, at least some of the Lunar Eclipse LLC members did know. A poignant reminder of every carebear's duty to inform the rest of his corp about the Code.


An increasingly cynical Olmir encouraged gimilli not to pay. Clearly, the rebel was having a bad influence on his CEO. Would Starfox be able to bump gimilli back onto the correct path, or did a disastrous fate await this new highsec corp?

To be continued...

31 comments:

  1. Other naysayers are right.

    Continuous tears again and again DOES prove to get boring and uninspired eventually.

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  2. Another fine example of the way CODE. dispenses justice, fairness and freedom to the benighted miners of HighSec. Praise James 315!

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    1. If she did, it is because of your failed leadership. Who would want to stay in CODE when it's lead by a delusional fool who screams TEARS every 7 seconds?

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    2. I'd love you to share your definition of "failure", Veers. I'm sure the world could learn a lot by hearing your interpretation of the word.

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    3. Getting real tired of your shit, fake Veers.

      Veers@2:43 is not me. You can tell he's not me because he didn't talk about how afk isk-grinding is inherently noble, how any activity which isn't about single-mindedly making money makes you a sociopath, or about how everyone who isn't me is a griefer who wants people to feel bad in real life, and that's why everyone who isn't me should feel bad in real life.

      You idiots. I'm a lawyer. Sociopaths. You idiots.

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    4. Ohh my god. Agents,

      Someday, when the New Order has converted the last carebear.. Elite Dangerous is looking like it has a population in dire need of the Word of James 315. Many entitled carebears roaming this game with particularly low posting quality.

      I humbly submit for your perusal:
      https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=97168&page=5

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    5. That's....kind of atrocious. Kinda makes me want to buy the game just so I can shoot these people in the face. But their developer seems to be even more pro-carebear than CCP is, so who knows what's bannable over there. I'd rather wait until we can see how their attitude toward spaceship combat in their spaceship combat game firms up.

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  4. Alana Charen-Teng is basically my hero.

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    1. The Code ALWAYS wins!!!! ALWAYS!!!!

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    2. omg she replied *swoons*

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  5. Will this CEO grow a spine and balls, stand up to Olmir, and do the right thing? Or does Olmir have him by the balls, exerting testicular guidance down the rebel path? I'm in suspense!!!

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    1. Growing a spine would enable him to stand up to you arrogant code monkeys...

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    2. Just like you are doing, random anonymous poster too afraid to post with his main at 9:38PM? :-)

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    3. Hehehehe..ikr DJ? So brave...so masculine..it drives me absolutely crazy... :P

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    4. Alana Charen-Teng you did well there. I looked at those anti-tank fits and they all needed to die. Job well done!

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  6. This sounds like the kind of corp Veers would run if he ever opened up recruitment. Just another reason to keep awoxing in the game.

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    1. Bah, even if CCP nerfs awoxing, I have faith that the agents of the New Order will find many other creative ways to ensure that the assets and cash of the rabid carebear publord are redistributed to a more proper location - like the treasury of the New Order, of course!

      How many nerfs have you brave agents survived now? Until CCP literally turns off the switch that even allows PVP in high-sec, I know that each and every single one of you will be kicking ass and taking names!

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  7. Martyr article incoming! CCP meanmean blabla...

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  8. Is that Veers braying again? Our little "Elite Forum Warrior" I see is back at it in the C&P threads and here. Same useless tune at a higher pitch.

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  9. Hmmm...

    After the debacle that was the Ocean's Zero series, I'm hesitant to start reading another multi-part series.

    Think I'll wait til this one is done and read it all at once.

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    1. I would think the Savior is ok if you "Netflix" the episodic posts. Just as we don't dictate how you play Eve, no one dictates what you do here. :)

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    1. Or a space whore maybe? :P

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    2. just another asshole trying to be special in a video game since they can't be in real life

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    3. The trolls are getting restless here at minerbumping! Tired of losing, white knights?

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    4. 'A' is the best letter of the alphabet. It stands for things like Awesome, Amazing, Agent, and Alana!!!

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    5. So, Anon 10:13PM, is it really all about ethics in Elite PvP Player Generated Content?

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  11. lmfao.
    uhh yeah... you guys are soooo awesome. i mean, 10m.. its so much... so very much isk!

    you guys do realize we make literally 10m a minute, right? XD thats some funny shit.

    princess minmatan says fuck the code.

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