In a nutshell, Starlight Corp is a friendly, casual, and new player friendly corporation, or it at least aims to be. However, the definition of ‘casual’ here may not be the one you are used to if it includes wardec exemption. If you can’t tolerate a war, this corporation is not for you. You won’t be required to fight, but you will be required to endure or make due with a bad situation using your resourcefulness and that of your fellows.
What I mean by casual:
There are two essential components to this, the first component people generally approve of, the second people generally do not, but I feel both components are important.
The first component is that there are no required operations. People are free to play, or not play, as their schedule and disposition dictate. There are no current scheduled operations, but were there to be any they would be based on mutual interest of the participants and purely voluntary.
The second component is a ban on multiboxing. Some people do not have the time, or money, or inclination to multibox and I want everyone to be able to meaningfully contribute with just a single character. I also believe that playing just one character adds reasons to be social and work together that would be otherwise missed. I don’t go so far as to claim multiboxing is the devil, and I don’t want purists or bigots to badmouth players who prefer to play differently, but I do want people who want to play casually to have a home where they can be on equal footing with their peers.
What I mean by friendly:
We have a policy of only fighting those who have been or appear to be hostile, and we have an open door policy on setting blues. We aim to be on good terms with people who play like us, or who play differently from us. Furthermore, we aim to be an asset to the community at large, particularly new players. Members are encouraged to teach other players of all stripes about game mechanics, whether inside or outside the corporation when they ask or express confusion. I’m not looking to be another Eve University with formal classes on a vast array of topics, but rather I am looking for people to provide helpful one on one assistance when a player, any player of any affiliation, encounters issues or roadblocks to doing what they want to do.
About war declarations:
I personally believe that wardecs are supposed to be an important part of highsec, though I endeavor to avoid being involved in them. I also think that being able to stick things out through a war says a lot about the character of a person who can do that. Bottom line is that I want people of strong character. If someone can’t get through the tough times, then I imagine they’ll give up before the good times can be actualized. This means we will probably suffer losses and setbacks, but that is fine. Rebuilding is also playing and gives us an immediate goal to work towards.
What We Are Looking For:
We are looking for people with a helpful disposition, but who are able to operate independently for the time being. Preferably people who are familiar with Eve and who could be on hand to teach potential new recruits in the future. Clone state is not important. Teachers can still teach, students can still learn, both can still play and chat, all of which is more important to me than what ships can be flown or what skills are trained. Our PvP target selection is typically very limited, but there have been occasions where people do bring a fight to us. We are interested in PvP players to teach and prepare for the times we need to fight, but I can’t promise a lot of content of that type at present.
What we are not looking for:
We are looking to avoid players who hate any general class of player, so long as that player class is abiding by the terms of service. This means no hating on Russians or Chinese, or any other nationality for that matter. This also means not hating on either industrialists, pacifists, gankers, wardeccers, gate campers, pvpers or what have you. Hatred, by definition, is an extreme, and likely toxic condition that overrides rational thought. People are free to have their own opinions and engage in in game aggressive behavior (within the confines of our ethos and designated enemies) so long as they display an appropriate level of respect and restraint towards others, but should be able to tolerate the opinions of others that differ, and/or engage in intelligent debate where differences of opinion must be discussed or challenged. People who can not do this are not welcome.
CEO personal notes:
I want to stress that what is important to me is player happiness, not member count, and I include all players of Eve Online in that. The point of my doing anything at all is to make the game a better place for everyone who plays it, and I prefer to do that one person at a time on an individual level. I appreciate others who do the same. I don’t have a million moons to mine and I don’t have any promises of easy money to offer. Honestly, if someone is just looking for easy ISK or personal benefits then I don’t think this would be the culture for them, anyway. Activity is low, which is why I’m looking for independent teachers who will not be negatively impacted by this. If we get enough folk to provide a consistent nurturing environment for rookies, I would be more comfortable extending an invitation to those rookies in the future. I still will accept a suitable applicant that is new if the above especially resonates, but I do not want to advertise on the basis of promises I am not absolutely confident I can keep.
I am looking to have an identity in Eve that is distinct, and that’s why I’ve set policies in a somewhat unconventional way that likely doesn’t have wide appeal. When players hear Eve-Scout or CODE. they get a distinct impression of what those groups stand for. I want to be more than just a group like any other of my ilk with a different name and flag, even if being different means being a small group with limited influence.
If you have questions, comments, or want to communicate further, you can send an Eve-mail to Qia Kare. Due to the Coronavirus, and my sector being classified as essential, and a shortage of workers induced by the pandemic, I am kept fairly busy trying to keep people fed, but I will try to reply to mails if and when I can. (If I even get any with an ad like this. ^^;) Please be patient with me and I’ll get back to you.