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Roleplay corps is it a thing in EVE?

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Amarr Empire
#1 - 2017-05-18 17:36:54 UTC
Just curious really me being new to EVE i wonder if rp actually exists in game. I want my char to be a freelance Merc aceppring contracts and offering my services to corps etc.
Warped Intentions
#2 - 2017-05-18 18:13:07 UTC  |  Edited by: Shawn en Tilavine
I've seen a few RP corps, though their names escape me ATM. There are a bunch of MERC groups that you can find in the Crime and Punishment section of the forum. You should check the Corp Recruitment channels as well. As for the RP aspect, I tend to approach it more as an actor taking on a role in a movie, more an individual thing than collective. I do enjoy the Lore and the history that's been created over the years as it provides a richness and depth not found in other games. The first exploration ship I bought I named Tau Ceti, but I'd guess that a vast majority of players couldn't tell you why I did. It's just not their thing. In New Eden, I'm Intaki and I try to "be" Intaki in my play style. But that's just for my amusement, and not dependent on everyone else's playstyle. Definitely not for everyone, but it works for me.

Good Luck in your new life here in New Eden.

EDIT: Side note...Trying to "BE" Intaki also has an unfortunate side effect. I do tend to die a lot. Ugh
But I delude myself into chalking that aspect up to my relative inexperience. One hopes that will not always be the case.

"The world ain't fair, there is no Santa Claus, and not everyone gets a F'n trophy just for showing up. Welcome to the real world. Welcome to Eve."

#3 - 2017-05-18 18:21:38 UTC
Amarr victor!

Oops, wrong character. vOv

Mr Epeen Cool
Amarr Empire
#4 - 2017-05-18 18:30:16 UTC
Shawn en Tilavine wrote:
I've seen a few RP corps, though their names escape me ATM. There are a bunch of MERC groups that you can find in the Crime and Punishment section of the forum. You should check the Corp Recruitment channels as well. As for the RP aspect, I tend to approach it more as an actor taking on a role in a movie, more an individual thing than collective. I do enjoy the Lore and the history that's been created over the years as it provides a richness and depth not found in other games. The first exploration ship I bought I named Tau Ceti, but I'd guess that a vast majority of players couldn't tell you why I did. It's just not their thing. In New Eden, I'm Intaki and I try to "be" Intaki in my play style. But that's just for my amusement, and not dependent on everyone else's playstyle. Definitely not for everyone, but it works for me.

Good Luck in your new life here in New Eden.



Thanks. My guy is definitely the Merc type. Or maybe later ill creat an Rp corp of my own. The Merc corps do sound appealing
Fidelas Constans
#5 - 2017-05-18 18:41:35 UTC
ae some RP corps that live in Providence, not sure there names, I also saw at least one on the recruitment forum recently
The-Culture
#6 - 2017-05-18 18:44:14 UTC
Thexan Blade wrote:
Just curious really me being new to EVE i wonder if rp actually exists in game. I want my char to be a freelance Merc aceppring contracts and offering my services to corps etc.

Mercenaries are a very real thing here.
Alliances like ours can be solicited for various reasons (primarily shooting people in the face).

While we (Devils) arent currently taking contracts or newbros
you should read our thread linked in my sig to see what we are about.

Fyi people tend not to rp Mercenaries because Actual Mercenaries tend to take an intrest in them.
Though these days the old school merc that will actualy come and find you are few and farr between
so you might get away with it.

Point being, sure you can rp one or you can actually be oneBlink
Amarr Empire
#7 - 2017-05-18 19:27:00 UTC
Ralph King-Griffin wrote:
Thexan Blade wrote:
Just curious really me being new to EVE i wonder if rp actually exists in game. I want my char to be a freelance Merc aceppring contracts and offering my services to corps etc.

Mercenaries are a very real thing here.
Alliances like ours can be solicited for various reasons (primarily shooting people in the face).

While we (Devils) arent currently taking contracts or newbros
you should read our thread linked in my sig to see what we are about.

Fyi people tend not to rp Mercenaries because Actual Mercenaries tend to take an intrest in them.
Though these days the old school merc that will actualy come and find you are few and farr between
so you might get away with it.

Point being, sure you can rp one or you can actually be oneBlink





I choose to be ine. But as a newbro i gotta make myself known
The-Culture
#8 - 2017-05-18 21:09:14 UTC
as a newbro you definitely need to figure out how to pvp first,
get yourself into a player corp.
#9 - 2017-05-19 03:18:13 UTC
Check into the recruiting channel for that activity.
#10 - 2017-05-19 06:40:40 UTC
I dream to this day of a DUNE mod/server for EVE...

CODE.
#11 - 2017-05-19 06:49:14 UTC  |  Edited by: Ima Wreckyou
We have a very active RP community around minerbumping.com with one side playing the benevolent, ever helpful heroes, known as the Knights of the New Order, on their quest to free Highsec from the monster which is the bot-aspirancy and the greed which poisons those holy lands of our Saviour and Father of the New Order, the great Supreme Protector James 315.

And on the others side we have a lot of people playing the filthy and ill tempered miners. Not sure why you would chose to play on their side, but some people find it attractive to play the villain.
#12 - 2017-05-19 06:51:11 UTC  |  Edited by: Salvos Rhoska
CODE confirmed LARP.

I place legit New Order licenses on my neighbors cars windshields when they pay up.
Im protecting the innocent pavement and little gravel rocks from afk oppressors.

If they refuse, I send them nasty little notes in their mailbox and stare at them in stern disapproval when I pass them in the stairwell.

James315 is Savior of my parking lot.

See my sig for details.

(Unfortunately, due to budgetary restraints, the Licenses turn to mush when it rains and are invalidated when discarded in rage, but its a worthy cause and thats all that matters)
HYDRA RELOADED
#13 - 2017-05-19 09:11:02 UTC
The Roleplayers of EVE got a community site you can check out: http://backstage.eve-inspiracy.com/

If you introduce yourself there I am sure someone will help you in the right direction.

❤️️💛💚💙💜

Arkoth 24
#14 - 2017-05-19 09:19:37 UTC  |  Edited by: Arkoth 24
You should check this forum section for RPlayers and RP-corporations.

There are a lot of merc corporations across New Eden, but i've never heard 'bout RP-mercs. Phayder is a RP-corporation too, but not the one you're looking for. Anyway - feel free to ask me questions regarding RP and lore if you need to.
Gallente Federation
#15 - 2017-05-19 09:52:18 UTC
There are some entirely RP corporations but not many, There are more that RP-lite (that is, they have a RP concept which members are invited to work with, but it's not required, or only some of the time. Many members might like the concept, but don't RP at all).

If you want to be a mercenary, you need to be professional about it or will likely get laughed at. That means learning to PvP effectively (otherwise no-one will hire you or your corp). There are a number of options, but I would strongly recommend you look up Mercenary Coalition and their new player training corporation, Mercenary Training Academy. (They have a corp advert in the Alliance and Corporation Recruitment thread). MC get hired on serious contracts and their experienced pilots train the new players through the learning corps.

If you go this route, there is at least one RP corporation within MC that might offer you a place. They are RP lite (not everyone RPs, but there are several good players including the CEO who do). It's Coreli Corporation, and the style is Serpentis affiliated mercenaries and drug barons.

That's one route, and as a RPer myself, it's the one I enjoyed until I moved in RL to a different time zone. There are others if you look around. One I always liked the look of was the Black Rebel Rifter Club, who style themselves as a kind of brutal biker gang - not sure if they RP outside this style, but if I had a Minmatar character, I might aspire to something like that.

Read the corp adverts in the recruitment thread, most RP groups will say so and outline the style of RP.

Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country.

CODE.
#16 - 2017-05-19 14:29:01 UTC
People keep telling me I'm in a roleplay corp, but I don't see it...

Highsec is owned by players now. Systems 0.5-1.0 are New Order Territory. All miners and other residents of Highsec must obey The Code. Mining without a permit is dangerous and harmful to the EVE community. See www.MinerBumping.com

#17 - 2017-05-20 07:06:05 UTC
Mr Epeen wrote:
Amarr victor!

Oops, wrong character. vOv

Mr Epeen Cool




AHhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!

Sorry. Just felt like the thing to do. Cool

Bring back DEEEEP Space!

#18 - 2017-05-20 07:10:20 UTC
Thexan Blade wrote:
Just curious really me being new to EVE i wonder if rp actually exists in game. I want my char to be a freelance Merc aceppring contracts and offering my services to corps etc.



RP does exist in game but the "golden age" of it is long past. The height of RP spanned from the introduction of wormholes through the live event Sansha incursions.
Since those days it has been mainly in the background but the old die-hards of RP (and those who were best at it) are still doing it well. Go to the Intergalactic Summit forum to see more.

Bring back DEEEEP Space!

#19 - 2017-05-20 14:07:56 UTC  |  Edited by: Linus Gorp
My corp is heavy RP among me and my alts. Too bad we aren't recruiting. Especially not you.


But to be serious, Curatores Veritatis Alliance comes to mind for RP stuff. They also have a chat channel. TheChatadel? Don't ask me how it's named, it's been a few years since they permabanned me everywhere for... reasons.

When you don't know the difference between there, their, and they're, you come across as being so uneducated that your viewpoint can be safely dismissed. The literate is unlikely to learn much from the illiterate.

#20 - 2017-05-20 14:33:25 UTC
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.

Maxim 6. If violence wasn’t your last resort, you failed to resort to enough of it.

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