Two alpha clones playing for two weeks (thats us!) came up with the idea to create a corp for alpha clones, where newbie alphas can have exciting adventures and do things they could not do alone.
We want to embrace the alpha life as it is, especially with the changes coming in december, but our corporation management skill tops out at 1, limiting our corp to 20 members (by the wiki, actually the game shows me a limit of 10 right now). This is not really what we have imagined and it is a roadblock what we could not overcome.
I would suggest to include a higher level of this skill in the skill package what will be made avalable for alpha clones in one of the future changes.
Alphas can train Corporation Management level 1 which allows 20 members. If you want more members - sub the CEO for a month, train a few levels of Corp Management, update with current skills, then lapse the account - as long as you don’t update skills the higher limit will be maintained.
Corporations can tax bounties and that’s about the only decent revenue source for Alphas given the industrial skill restrictions. Basic corp services like mining boosts and loot buyback will require Omega skills and a reasonable amount of working capital - without those services, why would anyone join the corp? Even with them, relatively few Eve corporations grow beyond 20 characters - and most of them are probably ALTS!
Honestly I thought alphas couldn’t have their own corp, because of the coolest things in eve is having your own corp in terms of narrative.
In any other game you would have a corp function behind the paywall, and when you do you don’t get 3 members, 5 or 10 or 15, but 20 which sounds small numbers but any other game which is free to play you would got none, 0
Corporations are communities and will need some shared purpose to be successful. That purpose might be social, educational, industrial, military - it really doesn’t matter as long as it gives members a reason to belong.
One of the most important services a corporation can provide new players is mentoring. The learning curve in Eve is brutal and the instruction manual exists between the ears of veteran players.
Under no circumstances would I recommend starting a corporation (other than a personal ALT corp) unless you have management experience in another Eve corporation. It’s not hard to get that experience if you can invest the time and have (real life) leadership skills. Most corporations in Eve are looking for people who can fill management roles.