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.