Everywhere I go, I see advertisements for corporations. “Join our corp! We offer comprehensive blah blah blah.” And I always check out the profile of other pilots in local. So many of those profiles show that the person’s corp has 2 or 4 or 5 members. Rarely do I see corporations with more than 10 members.
Why is that? Is it that Eve players have trouble getting along with others? In the past I made inquiries at different corps, but the list of requirements is so long–gotta have Discord, gotta have a certain number of skill points, gotta move to null, gotta be logged on between 6 pm and midnight US EST. Etc etc etc.
I was in the public chat of one company, trying to see if I should join them, when the CEO or whatever suddenly booted me just because I told him I was not willing to use Discord or any other program that requires speech, because I stutter.
I was in the public chat of another corp, and it seemed like the members were so busy cracking borderline obscene jokes that they were not interested in playing the game.
Maybe people would have more success getting members if they would chill out and realize that this is only a game. Become friends with someone before hitting them with a blizzard of demands.
I recently reactivated my old, old paid account. I had created a 1-person corp on that account, and as I remembered those old days I remembered why: too many jerks in NPC corps, too many immature people in player-created corps.