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Roleplay corps is it a thing in EVE?

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Soloman Jackson
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#21 - 2017-05-20 15:02:09 UTC
I would spread your story out a bit. Meaning, maybe not start the story as a merc as being a newbro, you will find landing contracts to be next to impossible.

Find a player corp that RPs and get your feet wet a bit in the PvP game. Learn the systems and the routes between hubs. Only use those hubs to resupply. You don't want to be labeled as a hub hugging worthless git like most of the merc corps in New Eden.

Sooner or later the Rp you are shooting for will happen. As folks have said, RP'n a merc when you can't actually be one will draw the attention of real mercs in the game. Might not be the side of the contract you are shooting for.

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Nana Skalski
Taisaanat Kotei
#22 - 2017-05-20 16:05:49 UTC
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#23 - 2017-05-20 21:23:34 UTC
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Blade Darth
Room for Improvement
Good Sax
#24 - 2017-05-21 04:54:06 UTC
There is some Providence RP corps but I saw them fly Drakes and other non-Amarr ships so I have my doubts how deep their faith is.

CODE in high sec, the space jihadists.

We are a carebear mining corp that roleplays as pvp'ers. Sometimes I use the Comet police skin and give people parking tickets.

The Weebs.

And many more.
Herzog Wolfhammer
Sigma Special Tactics Group
#25 - 2017-05-21 06:20:32 UTC
Blade Darth wrote:
There is some Providence RP corps but I saw them fly Drakes and other non-Amarr ships so I have my doubts how deep their faith is.

CODE in high sec, the space jihadists.

We are a carebear mining corp that roleplays as pvp'ers. Sometimes I use the Comet police skin and give people parking tickets.

The Weebs.

And many more.



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Lasairiona Raske
Itsukame-Zainou Hyperspatial Inquiries Ltd.
Arataka Research Consortium
#26 - 2017-05-21 11:21:42 UTC
There certainly are plenty of RP corps. I recommend joining the channel "OOC." You'll find some people to help there.

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Viziam
Amarr Empire
#27 - 2017-05-21 18:35:27 UTC
Thanks for the replies everyone and for the support. As a newbro I'm excited for the journey. I will probably try to get my feet wet in pvp before really calling myself a merc and probably just join a pvp rp corp.
Pix Severus
Empty You
#28 - 2017-05-21 22:46:08 UTC
I put on my robe and wizard hat.

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Blade Darth
Room for Improvement
Good Sax
#29 - 2017-05-22 02:49:04 UTC
I didn't know MTU hunter roleplayers were wizards.
Elmund Egivand
Sebestacny Circle
#30 - 2017-05-22 09:37:55 UTC
Blade Darth wrote:
I didn't know MTU hunter roleplayers were wizards.


You don't have to roleplay the wizards. You can always roleplay as the space guy, doing space things. For the glory of something or other.

(BTW, the moment you log in and do something, you are *already* roleplaying. Some of us, myself included, go even further and take on an even more elaborate persona beyond 'space dude doing space things')

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Mr Epeen
It's All About Me
#31 - 2017-05-22 18:54:17 UTC  |  Edited by: Mr Epeen
Nothing to do with the topic, but every time I glance over the first page the title of the thread reads, "Roleplay corpse is it a thing in EVE?" and I get that weird little heebee jeebee shiver up my spine.

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Ragnar STS
Arcane Odyssey
Electus Matari
#32 - 2017-05-23 04:53:05 UTC
mkint wrote:
I'd say RP in EVE is a joke. Either do something or don't. Saying you did something you didn't just makes you look like an ass. Pretend to be a badass merc without actually being one, and you'll get your ass kicked. Pretend to be a faction loyalist without either joining FW or recruiting for FW or otherwise taking real action, and you just look sad. There is lore but that's also a joke. Stuff gets retconned constantly, the "lore community" is actively hostile to outsiders, and most of it is literally just poorly conceptualized ....


Amazing coming from a character that hasn't killed a single thing ever. Way to forum warrior.

If the OP is interested in real roleplay, there is some out there. Ushra'Khan will roleplay Minmatar vs CVA Amarr roleplayers. It is all nice good natured fun. RP in the mercenary world might be a bit empty...I mean...what is there to roleplay?

There are RP channels and such too where regular speaking isn't really allowed. You need to pretend you are really a spaceship captain, and really tired and needing a drink....etc. See channel "Deck23" if this floats your boat.

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Thexan Blade
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#33 - 2017-06-07 07:11:25 UTC
mkint wrote:
I'd say RP in EVE is a joke. Either do something or don't. Saying you did something you didn't just makes you look like an ass. Pretend to be a badass merc without actually being one, and you'll get your ass kicked. Pretend to be a faction loyalist without either joining FW or recruiting for FW or otherwise taking real action, and you just look sad. There is lore but that's also a joke. Stuff gets retconned constantly, the "lore community" is actively hostile to outsiders, and most of it is literally just poorly conceptualized fanfic (especially the official stuff). The company keeps firing whichever dev happens to volunteer (literally volunteer, as they have to do it in their spare time unpaid) to take charge of the lore. The whole "EVE is real" thing is really the thing that represents the core of EVE, all of the not real stuff is just kind of embarrassing. All that said, it's your game, your experience to shape for yourself. If that's what gets your rocks off, make it work for you.



You seem a little salty. You seem like one of those players people warned me about. the overly serious forgetting its a GAME type people.
Elmund Egivand
Sebestacny Circle
#34 - 2017-06-07 07:34:06 UTC
The thing about Eve Online roleplay is that you have to back your claim with gameplay.

A Minmatar warship is like a rusting Beetle with 500 horsepower Cardillac engines in the rear, armour plating bolted to chassis and a M2 Browning stuck on top.

Nana Skalski
Taisaanat Kotei
#35 - 2017-06-07 07:41:27 UTC
Elmund Egivand wrote:
The thing about Eve Online roleplay is that you have to back your claim with gameplay.

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Jandice Ymladris
Aurora Arcology
#36 - 2017-06-07 08:04:20 UTC
Elmund Egivand wrote:
The thing about Eve Online roleplay is that you have to back your claim with gameplay.


This really, the line between gameplay & RP is quite thin in EVE online. If you want to RP a mercenary, you have to be a mercenary.
In EVE if you want to RP something, you have to support it by gameplay, else you won't be taken serious. So in a way, RP flows from your gameplay.
With that in mind, many things in EVE are actually RP without it feeling forced. When someone ganks you, it isn't OOC or something, no it's part of the game, suicide-gankers are a real threat, born out of the might, power & wealth of a bored capsuleer seeking thrills & making credits.
Part of the close connection of gameplay & RP is that we are immortal by lore, we cannot simply die by being shot or blown up, when it happens, we come back to life, a part many other online games struggle with in RP.


In short, if you want to RP a mercenary, I would advice you to join an merc corp, learn how they work & pick up tips from them to be a good PVP mercenary pilot.

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Elmund Egivand
Sebestacny Circle
#37 - 2017-06-07 08:26:38 UTC  |  Edited by: Elmund Egivand
Another secret about Eve Online roleplay is that you are already roleplaying the moment you decided on what you want to do in the game and start doing it.

You want to be a multi-trillionaire in Eve Online and started daytrading? Congratulations, you are roleplaying.

You want to gank miners for the heck of it? You are roleplaying.

You want to start wars for fun and profit? You are roleplaying.

You want to be the greatest solo pilot in the cluster with a million solo kills on your killboard every year? You are roleplaying.

Everyone roleplays in this game. Trader, miner, explorer, warlord, pirate, privateer, scammer, spy, professional heckler, they are all roles that we chose to play.

So how does a 'roleplayer' differ from an ordinary Eve player who is already roleplaying? The answer is that the 'roleplayers' add layers to their characters, properly define the masks they wear and make concrete their motives. The difference between an Eve pirate and a 'roleplayer' pirate would be the Eve pirate will destroy the other guy's ships for the killmarks and the loot, while the 'roleplayer' pirate will kill that other guy's ship for killmarks and loot so that he can accrue assets and gain experience in order to go and take revenge on this other player who podded him three years ago, etc etc etc. and will even put restrictions on exactly what kind of ship he will fly and what targets will he consider to be off-limits for personal values/ethical reason or etc.

A Minmatar warship is like a rusting Beetle with 500 horsepower Cardillac engines in the rear, armour plating bolted to chassis and a M2 Browning stuck on top.

Corey Fumimasa
Court of Gods
Tsundere Triad
#38 - 2017-06-08 12:18:47 UTC  |  Edited by: Corey Fumimasa
Along a similar vein to Edmund's post most everyone in New Eden RP's to one extent or another. One of Eve's strengths is that neither immersion nor suspension of disbelief is disrupted by OOC conversation.

But just saying that everyone RP's is not entirely accurate either. Joining Eve is more like changing one's name and moving to a new place. Make new friends and enemies and develop new ways of being.

You may still have contact with the place where you lived before, but that doesn't change the fact that you are a person in this new place as well.

I feel like I should say something that is slightly amusing at this point. Nothing comes to mind though.

Se la vie.

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Yarosara Ruil
Haighare Pirates
#39 - 2017-06-08 12:33:04 UTC
My corporation is a Roleplay corporation, but the entry requirements are so strict hardly anyone is recruited. I blame the CEO really...
Mara Pahrdi
The Order of Anoyia
#40 - 2017-06-08 20:27:40 UTC
RP EVE style.

Remove standings and insurance.

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