I have three characters, and I think all of them have been in NPC corporations since the game launched in 2003. (I was even in the EVE beta before 2003.) One or two did actively work with a player corp by joining its chat and helping it haul stuff, but I don’t think I ever formally joined that corp.
Well, since I’ve rejoined EVE this week, and I feel like a complete newb, which is why I’m posting in this forum. I’ve noticed that people are impressed that my characters are so “old”, and that I’ve got an 18-year streak in NPC corps. I even see that people sell 10-year-old NPC-corp pilots for PLEX. Why are these characters so valuable?
Also, if I did join a player corporation, would it wipe out my “18 years member of x” line in my player profile? That is, would I be required to leave the NPC corp?
Many thanks in advance.