Seven years ago, I called EVE quits for what I assumed was the second (and final) time. I’d started the game way back in 2003. In that time, prior to my first break, I’d led corporations & alliances, participated in nullsec wars and faction warfare, and a whole lot more. After the first break, I was convinced by friends and family to help lead the charge into Thera, as that system was added to the game. EVE was a ton of fun, but my growing family called in ways that I was unable to ignore, and I called EVE quits back in 2015.
As is the case for many vets of the game, the long goodbye wasn’t the end.
An obstacle has presented itself almost immediately in returning for the second time. In the intervening seven years I’ve been gone, most of the people I knew have left too. For the second time in my entire EVE career, I can’t just convo someone and get in on the action. I can’t send IM’s to “the crew” and get the band back together. I’m more than a little rudderless at present.
So let’s talk about what I’m looking for in a corp. Moreso than anything else, I’m looking for activity during US evening hours. And by that I don’t just mean on the weekend. I may be the odd one here, but I actually have less time to play on the weekends, not more. I’m looking for activity midweek. Mondays. Tuesdays. Wednesdays. I want to log in and there be something going on, or people willing to let the new guy help create content by getting a gang together. I care less about what it is we are doing than having good, quality people to do it with.
I love creating content and helping spark action, but I know I’m going to need a bit of handholding as I re-learn fittings, doctrines, balance, etc… What is good now is not what was good then. Half of my ship fittings don’t work right now because module slots have been moved around. I’ll absolutely be a self-starter…but it will take some time to get there.
With that said, I have more than a passing interest in two primary areas (and this is going to sound really, really odd coming from a career PvPer). These interests don’t have to align with each other…they’re just what I’m looking for most currently:
- Gas mining/drug production/exploration, with small-to-mid sized fights to go alongside it
- Wormhole space. It’s always intrigued me. I’ve tried it out twice. The first, about a decade ago, I joined a presumably well-established and active wormhole corp, only to be one of two or three people logged in during US evening hours for three weeks straight. There wasn’t even someone online during that time that could help scout a new recruit to the hole. The second, I helped lead the charge into Thera with Furtherance., having a ton of fun with a growing, active, contributing, amazing playerbase before pressing RL needs pulled me away.
I don’t really have an overwhelming desire to join any of the existing blocs out in null. I’ve done that enough over the years that there is little to be desired. Too often that boils down to waiting for a large fleet to roll out…waiting…waiting…waiting…and it finally departing by the time I need to call it a night. I’m not totally against this, but the corp would have to be truly special for me to want to join.
As mentioned, I like creating content, whether that is FCing or teaching pilots in-game, or penning an After Action Report after an exciting engagement. That, a decade of experience playing, and a willingness to try new things is what I bring to the table. I’ve FC’d thousands of pilots at a time, flew as a grunt, pirated, hunted pirates, hauled stuff, built stuff, taught new pilots, etc… I’m looking for a new challenge, and new things to learn.
I’m skilled into the following ship types, among others:
- Covert Ops Frigs
- Stealth Bombers
- T3 – Armor and Shield
- HACs – Armor and Shield
- Logi – Armor and Shield
- Black Ops
- ORE Industrial (Noctis)
- Industrial Command (Orca)
- Carriers – Armor and Shield
- Dreadnoughts – Armor and Shield
- Jump Freighters
Perspective corps, note again the complete lack of PvP since my break in 2015. I’ve very interested in PvP and have actively PvPed for the vast majority of my EVE career, but I will not have the recent experience that your standards typically require. Given the opportunity, I won’t disappoint.
Thanks in advance for the opportunity! If you have questions/follow-up, you can reach me in-game at Matthew Geary, or on Discord at TheTargonian#9576.