Had fun last night fighting the Germans and Exodus guys with the POS bashes, glad to be able to fly with part of the GB community in the alliance, you guys are awesome.
Giant Bomb Corporation and Community - New duders welcome
I just wanted to take some time to post an update here, a trail marker of sorts on Kite Co's path through EVE.
Back around February, Dave mentioned he wanted to run a corp in EVE, and we saw an influx of players into our public channels. He had said he wanted to be a puppet master of sorts, without the major time investment in the game some of us had, as he is understandably a VERY busy man right now. After a couple weeks of not hearing any more about it a few people decided to make Kite Co in spirit, get it going, and grow the community corp so if Dave decided he wanted in, we'd be ready. A big catalyst for this was more and more people coming to EVE channels, looking for Dave's corp, and leaving after a few days. We wanted to make sure all GB duders have a place if they want one within the community.
We were living in Mani, mining the days away. Roams to CVA space and staged fights with TEST for pvp were the activities at night. Eventually we moved to Orvolle and joined Gallente faction war for something new to do.
Shortly after moving, Patrick live streamed playing EVE and headed to Fanfest. To say we were not prepared for this would be an understatement. The explosion of people necessitated getting more HR people, API check systems in place etc. They were getting 50-60 apps a day at this point, and we were the fastest growing corp in all of EVE. With the member count came wardecs. People love getting easy kills in eve, and we were a big target. We fought back, made videos, and hilariously killed ships worth hundreds of our own losses.
Recruiting slowed down, but we had and still have a large member base. We decided to try our hand at NPC nullsec. This is much like "Nullsec Lite" using all the nullsec mechanics except for sovereignty. They have public NPC stations etc, so there's not as much need for big ISK investment (or capital fleets) to survive. This first venture into null ended with mixed results. For the first few weeks we happily inhabited Poitot, bringing members down as best we could with limited logistics chains in place. Poitot is on a very active "pipe" of systems leading deeper into the Syndicate region, known for small and mid size gang pvp. After a couple weeks, a larger and more experienced PvP group moved in, and eventually members grew frustrated with the situation. We plotted a new course, looking for deeper, more secluded areas to try out and looking for people to live alongside if possible.
Our new home was not as busy, and on scouting attempts appeared relatively secluded. Leadership and diplomats reached out to corps that seemed to call the area home to check on living peacefully alongside them. This effort was again mixed, and a mid sized German alliance declined, essentially brushing us off. Leadership had meetings, discussions, and concluded that we were not going to simply take "no" for an answer. We made more plans, got better logistics setup, and moved into the new pocket.
During this time we had also been in discussion with Brave Newbies[BRAVE], and they were talking about moving. Whats more is they were talking about moving near us, have a member base very similar to ours, and seemed a GREAT fit for our pilots. After a couple weeks of dunking Germans alone, the BRAVE plans were made public, and we joined the alliance. We had been holding our own easily against the Germans, killing 3 fold more than we were losing. However this new alliance presented eager noobs with some targets, and a few days later, we took down 6 undefended German structures (4 POS and 2 POCOs). This was an unexpected turn, we had not planed on attacking structures for some time, but we jumped at the opportunity.
And that leads us to today. 5 months after creation we sit, living in NPC nullsec, BRAVE living nearby in lowsec. Plenty of PvP, expanding industrial strength, and an active member base who I hope are having a blast! BRAVE has provided us with endless fun fleets going all hours of the day, and our home always has PvP opportunities. We're integrating into the BRAVE structure while maintaining a strong, independent community corp for Giant Bomb members. This will give us expanding opportunities for all different professions within EVE. Join up today and give it a shot!
-Teya Ihara: El Tey, Director, Diplo, Terrible at EVE, Associate "Kink of the Garbage"
@renahzor: I'm pretty damn sure that deserves to be put on an Evelopedia wiki page. Fine work sir. :D
And I look forward to shooting you soon during an E-UNI / Brave brawl! woot
I'll be sure to bring my Mining Barge. ;) Full suicide glory indeeeed! *\o/*
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