Tuesday, November 11, 2008

It's a Difficult Life!

I have found becoming the pirate I want to be so much harder than I ever thought possible. I tried working solo for awhile but found targets hard to come by and life seemed lonely somehow. I missed a gang, a fleet, a wingman, and buddies to laugh about kills and losses with. Life as a solo pilot is a difficult life!

After discussing this situation with some pirates that I am proud to call friends, I realized finding a pirate corporation is the best solution. With their suggestion on corps I started talking to recruiters and also looking at the recruitment posts and the in-game recruitment channel. I really wanted a well-known pirate corp that I could call home. The quest for a corp has been long and trying. First, I have low skill points. Second, I can only fly a Rifter and Rupture with any level of confidence. Third, I have minimal PvP experience with Blackheart. I heard these statements over and over again: We need someone that can fly a battleship to tank sentry guns. We need you to have more kills. You look like an alt, based on your skills. On and on it goes. Being a pirate is a difficult life!

After more talking, watching recruiting channels, etc. I stumbled on a pirate corporation that finally looked promising with fun and helpful members all ready and willing to help me learn. I decided to join up and was ready to rock and roam. I loaded up my Rifter and headed out to apply. All went well, and I was accepted. Well, the first week, I noticed a few members left and less and less were on each day. I never saw any ops scheduled, or for that matter, anyone even on! My questions about the future of the corporation went unanswered. So I decided to roam alone and stick it out for awhile. Bad decision on my part. As you can guess, the corp went from bad to worse and I had to bailout as I was really just a solo pirate again. It’s a difficult life!

Luckily I was able to find another pirate corporation recruiting and, I met all their criteria. I loaded up my ships in my alts freighter and moved them to my new location. I applied and was accepted. I quickly noticed that only two other members were on in the evenings that I am on (USA time). We joined up for a roam and had a great time killing 2 Drakes and the capsules. Wow, I'm a pirate now and I did a good job tacking each Drake in my Rifter. Well a few days later I noticed the player that recruited me left the corp. Then I noticed a few left with him. Then the CEO went inactive. In the end I was left with only one or two players that were active. We tried to make a go of it but, our conversation always centered around finding a more active pirate corp. It's a difficult life!

I will end the saga here and return to the recruitment channel and ponder the future of my pirate dreams.

7 comments:

Mynxee said...

It's crazy you're having such a hard go of it. I'm sorry the corps I suggested didn't work out for you, but I'll keep my eyes open for other possibilities. You'll find the right home soon. And you're ALWAYS welcome to run with us Hellcats. Hang in there, kiddo.

Blackheart said...

Thanks Myn for all your help, you have been wonderful. It has been amusing and frustrating at the same time. I may just take you up on your offer for pirate fun

Hallan Turrek said...

I always found solo piracy to be a relaxing endeavor. Group piracy is much more profitable though. I enjoyed reading this and hope to hear more.

Also: good luck on finding a corp, there are plenty out there to join, so I'm sure you'll find a nice home eventually.

Manasi said...

Gratz on finding your home, and of the mention about the safe spots. I am happy it proved useful. The Bastards seem like a honorable lot ( for pirates) and Mynxee is a very honorable sort, so she might steer you towards others that may be recruiting.

Manasi said...

should have said good luck not gratz...

Mynxee said...

Aha, as an update, great to see you in Alliance chat yesterday :) We need to get a nice Doom Armada small ship gang together and go wreak havoc.

kale said...

You and the others please contact Brutal Seizure pirate corp in-game and we will be happy to welcome you. :) We have been pirating for over a year in other corps (big names) and we are collecting together to form a brand new one. We have more people incoming in the next few weeks so you won't be alone. join us for lots of loverly loot. :)