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Corporations in high sec. WHY!

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Xercodo
Cruor Angelicus
#21 - 2016-04-04 23:52:16 UTC
Compression. The ONLY way to do compression in highsec is with a POS.

The only other way besides a POS is an Rorqual

The Drake is a Lie

Tau Cabalander
Retirement Retreat
Working Stiffs
#22 - 2016-04-05 00:04:34 UTC
A corporation provides in-game tools for groups of people to work together.

Regardless of the security level of the space, or the number of people involved.
Omar Alharazaad
New Eden Tech Support
#23 - 2016-04-05 00:48:51 UTC  |  Edited by: Omar Alharazaad
Like-minded maniacs to play with.

A nice stiff 25-50% tax rate to encourage me to take other people's money rather than grinding for it.

War.
War means people to shoot at.
I like having people to shoot at.

A banner to fly under, a name that is known, a reputation that is maintained.
I like having the option occasionally to not shoot at people or be shot at, it's not all that common, but it happens.
Being one of the scary aggressor types gives me that luxury.

Experienced fellow pilots to give advice and help with training of new members also.

Did I mention the like-minded maniacs thing? That's kind of important. It's very enjoyable to be merrily and drunkenly chattering away with each other on comms while we're occupied with smashing someone else's sandcastle, or hunting down prey.

Just a few reasons for me to enjoy a corp.

Come hell or high water, this sick world will know I was here.

Mr Epeen
It's All About Me
#24 - 2016-04-05 03:20:00 UTC
Every month or so I log in to see how many times I've been wardecced since the last time. I consider each one a small victory.

Mr Epeen Cool
Omar Alharazaad
New Eden Tech Support
#25 - 2016-04-05 04:12:49 UTC
Mr Epeen wrote:
Every month or so I log in to see how many times I've been wardecced since the last time. I consider each one a small victory.

Mr Epeen Cool

Makes sense.
If it truly is all about you then each war is like a fan letter or whatnot.

Kind of like for me, when someone contributes to my bounty I consider it a tip for services rendered.

Come hell or high water, this sick world will know I was here.

Troy Cintryx
Strategic Operations Inc.
#26 - 2016-04-05 06:31:06 UTC
EVE is a game effectively based on corporations. It's what the Caldari State is entirely made of.

At no point are you ever "out" of a corporation. Whether you belong to a university or fleet school, then the Scope or Deep Core Mining, or a private corporation, you always belong to one.

Putting aside from the game mechanic, corporations (and factions) run EVE. Expert distribution is a massive distribution company for example, with stations all over the galaxy. With these new structures coming out, a player corporation can almost now effectively do the same. I think player corporations will now begin to rival the size of the NPC corps.

In a way, it's about branding. I'm in corporation "X" therefore I represent (list qualities here).

Building empires in EVE for over 12 years.

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Bunnie Hop
Bunny Knights
#27 - 2016-04-05 06:44:38 UTC
For me its friends, I have made friends in corporations in Eve that though don't play anymore, are still in touch via facebook or others and share whats going on. If you remove the friend aspect from an mmo, why even bother play it.
Qen Tye
Slayn and Korpil Industries
Shattered Moon Syndicate
#28 - 2016-04-05 12:07:04 UTC
Kitsune Rei wrote:
There are possible reasons outside of game mechanics. Some people may form or join corps for the social aspect. It is, after all, a multi-player game and some people might actually like just chatting with people.

I want to be clear. I am not one of those individuals. I think people are, at least in general, awful. But I suspect there are people that like to talk to other people. I'm just not one of them.

And yet, here you are posting in a public forum, stating you are not social. A tad ironic is it not?

Two possibilities exists: Either we are alone in the universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.

  • Arthur C. Clarke
Marsha Mallow
#29 - 2016-04-05 12:55:13 UTC
You can join a corp and run a separate personal one via alts for activities such as industry so you get the best of both worlds. If your indy corp is dec'd you have a larger group to call on to assist, or the other way around if your main corp is fighting/suffering activity dips you can potter away uninterrupted. First year or so I played was in highsec corps and I wasn't all that interested in PVE even though that was their dominant playstyle - so was more active sometimes on alts getting that set up. But there were a fair number of industrialists in corp who had similar settups so they were useful for info and when we had decs we actually took it in stride and had tons of fun (rather than getting all worked up over our mission running being interrupted).

Even if you are very introverted and can pick up masses of info from reading forums and guides, having people take you through new gameplay aspects step by step is invaluable. Even in a large corp where the members are all relatively new there's usually a handful kicking about who are more experienced. If only one out of dozens takes the time to mentor you through basic, then complex mechanics you may pick it up a lot faster. Industry might look like the perfect solo gamestyle but networking and creating contacts is one way you can optimise your profits, and corpies generally don't gouge each other the way competitors do. So it also opens up material avenues you might struggle to break into solo.

Ripard Teg > For the morons in the room:

Sweets > U can dd my face any day

Omar Alharazaad
New Eden Tech Support
#30 - 2016-04-05 13:57:42 UTC
Valid information available on the forums?
Now that's just crazy talk.

Come hell or high water, this sick world will know I was here.

Kitsune Rei
Tastes Like Purple
#31 - 2016-04-05 14:52:10 UTC
Qen Tye wrote:
Kitsune Rei wrote:
There are possible reasons outside of game mechanics. Some people may form or join corps for the social aspect. It is, after all, a multi-player game and some people might actually like just chatting with people.

I want to be clear. I am not one of those individuals. I think people are, at least in general, awful. But I suspect there are people that like to talk to other people. I'm just not one of them.

And yet, here you are posting in a public forum, stating you are not social. A tad ironic is it not?


Ironic and contradictory are not the same thing.
Pandora Carrollon
Provi Rapid Response
#32 - 2016-04-05 17:06:43 UTC
Depends on what you are doing.

We are a micro corp. Having the offices lets us few players learn how the game works and how corporations work. You have access to storage systems, standings shuffling, asset transferring, common industrial functions (blueprints, creation, copying, researching, etc.) and much more.

The larger HiSec corps can get pretty big and still do all the stuff we are doing which is why it's good to make a corp even if you are teeny tiny and just want to learn how things work. You can make a corporation as a single player if you want, but that's of limited use unless you want to use your alts to play different roles to see how stuff works and get things to and from them without contracting everything.

The fact you are asking the question means you haven't done it, and if you do it, you'll see the advantages of it almost immediately.
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