So I started playing Eve a few months back and I’ve definitely been enjoying it. I mostly have just been trying different things to see where my niche might be (and honestly I’m still trying new things out, so much to learn and do) but still haven’t really found it. Currently I’m learning and trying out industry and manufacturing which seems like a good way to make Isk.
All in all I’m doing fine as a solo pilot but I’ve been considering joining a Corp, mostly for the community tbh. It seems to me that joining a Corp in null sec would be the best option but I’m a bit hesitant to try for various reasons but perhaps my view of null sec is a little skewed as my only time spent there has been as a “neutral”. I thought I’d come here and ask some questions about it to help give me a clearer picture of wether it’s the right move at this time, maybe some of you helpful folks can answer some questions for me and who knows, maybe some other new bros out there are wondering the same things.
I apologize in advance if this is a lot of questions and I do realize some of this will be different depending on the Corp / alliance.
Freedom of movement is pretty important to me and null sec seems very claustrophobic. Some corps I see only have sovereignty over a few systems and I couldn’t imagine playing this game only playing in two or three systems. So when you’re in say a larger alliance what are the general rules regarding movement? Can you rat, mine, PI in any system that’s blue or are these things more strictly regulated? Can you live in any system you want in Sov or are you assigned a system to stay in?
I’m not always in a situation when I’m playing where I want to be chatting up folks on the Internet. But I’m not opposed to being on comms in certain situations. Are mandatory comms mandatory at all times that you’re online or only for fleets and things like that? If you’re deep in sov and mining / ratting is local and Intel enough?
Right now I’m used to, when I find or make something, just taking my goods to market and selling them usually just below the lowest guy in station or near about (if it’s a good price). But in null sec I assume the only people with docking rights are other blues so essentially you’re undercutting corp mates on the market, which given the right interpretation is a form of pvp. Is the market heavily controlled as far as what you can sell and for how much? Is undercutting seen as an act of aggression against a bro?
Likewise as an “Indy” pilot are you expected to give your minerals or things you make as tribute to Caesar or are the things you make with your time yours to sell? Are Indy pilots able / allowed to make a profit? (Within reason I’m not talking about price gouging).
What is the over all attitude toward “Care Bears”? Are Indy / pve pilots second class citizens, or is there more of a team mentality?
Are “renters” like serfs or something like that or are they more or less afforded the same rights and privileges as the rest of the alliance given they follow the rules of their agreement?
If someone joins as an Indy pilot but decides they want to do something else, is that frowned upon? Can people change roles/ careers?
Again sorry for the wall of text. If you made it this far thanks for reading. If you have any input I do appreciate it. And again I do realize some of this stuff varies Corp to Corp.
Thanks for your time.