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So with the dissolution of Diplomatic Immunity I have been refocusing on my actual corp…Vitriolic Animosity. Our numbers have dropped significantly, but it’s mostly because we underwent a cultural revolution. Vitri had been growing, and the people who took over recruiting had their own corporate vision and culture they wanted to have. My own style was not necessarily on the same course as them. However I was so focused on DIP I ignored that part entirely.

With DIP gone, and me refocusing on corp, we were looking at alliance offers. We’ve received many of them of course, and different ways to go were thrown out there. Several CFC / N3 alliances or style alliances were brought up as possible places to go. I didn’t really want to go to a huge coalition or have that militaristic angry style experience while having “quadruple max CTA you space aid fucksticks” screamed at us.

A large group of our newer to Vitri players chose to leave us and go more towards that. There was a pretty big schism in their thoughts, ideas, and belief in their abilities vs my thoughts about pretty much all of that. Therefore we lost a chunk of our players through that. I’ve also been cleaning out inactives and players who are active but not actually part of the corp. Basically we are consolidating down to our core group of players who want to grow again, re-learn small gang and combat… and head back to null. I don’t want people in corp who want to do their own thing and ignore the rest of us.

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I posted on the forums, we have probably a completely non-achievable set of things we would like to  have in an alliance. We’ve had some very good offers, my top choice offer sadly is in the CFC so it would tear apart my corp if we went there, plus my own personal anti-coalition and we join the biggest one in the game. Great group of guys, just hanging out with the wrong crowd 🙂

We haven’t fully ruled anyone out yet, and still sorting through offers. Our current decision is to hang out in  high sec, roaming low / null for a bit while getting our group back into the Vitri of tight knit dudes. Of course if the “perfect” offer hits us we will leap up and head in that direction 🙂

Ze Explosions are Le Cool!

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That’s right, I finally got to PvP. We settled into an area, and by settled I mean I moved a handful of ships somewhere and opted to go out roaming without a care if I would lose a ship. I opted to do this in a brilliant and stupid way, and created a hull-tanked Typhoon fit. The theory was I could gank small tackle that would scram me and keep mjding away giggling like a schoolgirl. It started off well, I went through low, into Cloud Ring, and headed towards SMA space in Fade. I jumped through a gate and had a Jackdaw say hello to me. It was adorable. SMA reacted violently and swiftly to a hostile in their carebear heaven, and a fairly large fleet ended up following me. I use the term “following” loosely as I was in a BS not designed for warping with any speed. I thought I was good as the MJD animation went off but a last second scram must have caught me, because I had the light flash, and then didn’t move. I did kill an old corpmate though before popping. I could have had another few kills but chose to go after the Brutix navy instead… poor decision on my end. RIP my beautiful Typhoon.

I got back and jumped into my Kestrel and went around low. I found a Tristan in a site, and burned after him. He dropped his drones on me and burned away, I realized by time I caught him… this would be bad so I turned and warped. Things got amusing though, as I didn’t get a chance to aggress (scram + web + rockets) and landed on a gate. Three of his buddies landed with me… and aggressed. They were all in frigs, I only whored on two of the mails sadly. Then a CO2 Svipul showed up and decided to end the entertainment.

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I took a brief break, jumped into my Omen Navy and headed back out to SMA space. Now that I know they form kitchen sink defense blobs, and react quickly, i figured I would go say hello again. I went with no hardwirings, implants, or links…which lost me some kills sadly. They had a mining fleet out, and left either an afk… or bait Procurer in the site. I made sure to stay well outside of scram + web range and shot at it…endlessly. Damn brick tanks. I saw more of them enter local and watched combat ships appearing on scan. I overheated guns a bit to finish it, and managed to pop it as combat ships started landing on grid.

I played some cat and mouse, and eventually left system being chased. I was left with a Stabber, Brutix Navy, and a Drake who wanted to play. I pulled them off gate a bit, and had Stabber about into armor but couldn’t keep point on at the right range to not get wrecked by his friends so he escaped (links would have killed him). The Brutix Navy kept chasing me so I worked on him for a while too. He ended up being hull tanked… insanely so. I took him to like 70% hull and gave up, because too many ships were flitting in and out, including things I expected to scram me. Since he kept burning at me, I figured he had plenty of help if he ever became in real trouble. Was fun but only kil for like 30-45 minutes of fighting was the Proc.

I got back, repaired and reshipped into a Stabber and went looking for more trouble in low sec. I jumped into a medium, and was shortly thereafter followed by a slicer + comet. Slicer engaged as I burned away, separating him slightly from what I assumed was a scram / web comet. Once he got a little closer I turned and engaged, ripping chunks out chasing him. A Stabber is fast… but it’s no Slicer. He pulled far enough out and warped off. I had manually piloted to avoid the Comet, whom I now turned to say hello to. He died, and as I was warping out the slicer had landed again but I called it good.

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At this point, I opted to fit what is still one of my favorite ships in Eve, and proceeded to have an epic brawl… The Confessor. I don’t fly mine the way your average Confessor does. I don’t kite, nor do I pretend it’s a Navy Omen. I have a Navy Omen and Slicer for that. I treat it like an in your face tank the world and kill you ship. SO I scanned down some sites, and discovered a Jackdaw in one. I warped, found him on the outside of the gate, and we both engaged. Enter a good 4-5 minute fight. He was linked + crystals I believe, small neut, web, scram, and dual MASB + rockets. He made a few mistakes, and I think he wasn’t worried due to crystals + links and ignored things like range control which he could easily do. After brawling for a few minutes (in which a buddy warped in a Tristan and got blapped) I burnt out a repper and went down as expected. His shields were still holding, but had made it down to half structure, and I still had 20 cap boosters in my hold. Another cycle or two of his ASBs and I think I would have gotten him. If I had links in system… I would have been completely fine. A small neut even running both reps and lasers is not an issue in the slightest with my Confessor fit, and that extra resistance + rep would have made it easy peasy to tank. I was mostly keeping up with t he reps with the AAR out of paste, and overheating on occasion. It was a long fight, and tanking almost 15k damage in a local tanked Confessor… I’m cool with. Another one has already been fit 🙂

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Overall it was good times, I definitely didn’t come out isk efficient for the evening, but a night spent solo… that can be expected. I am hoping to rebuild Vitri to where we can take small roams out, and find an alliance where we can do this, make isk back as needed, and have bigger fleets as well. I basically want the PvPer’s perfect world… in a game where it doesn’t exist. Ah well, it was fun to just go out doing dumb stuff and not worry about it. I’ve been watching lots of Warlords of the Deep’s PvP videos lately too which is probably inspiring some of this. I need some work on my manual piloting, but still not too shabby 🙂

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Vitri Recruitment

Kasken – The High Klaw

CEO: Vitriolic Animosity

P.S. We are indeed keeping Lobsters in Space alive!

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Yes, we all knew that gif was coming when DIP was on its way out. So what happened? I mean reddit has had tons of theories of why we failed. However, at the end of the day I was leading DIP. If DIP failed, blame hits the leadership, not excuses. Nor did we get killed off by TEST (who really didn’t interfere with DIP for most part excluding helping PFR), nor did PFR end us, nor did RA backstab us, or anything like that.

So what went wrong?

Accelerated timetables, quantity over quality at times, too much Kasken knows best, lack of patience, and frustration causing RAWR moments. Combine that with a lack of actual Eve gameplay aside from Skype, things went south. DIP was not in an entirely  un-salvageable spot either. We basically agreed that it was better to let it go peacefully than carry on trucking.

Prologue

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DIP was created, months ahead of the original plan. Actually, per our initial time tables, Vitri would be about to leave FW and looking towards null sec currently. Instead we are in a cascading alliance leaving. I wanted DIP to be different, something unlike the standard null sec alliances. Obviously I wanted DIP to be good, in general people don’t like losing. I wanted a more mature crowd, as the local spam and trash talking annoys me.

I chose to create all this, and run, with zero resources, a handful of guys i recruited who proved invaluable, and plunged forward. I knew it would be difficult, and dear god was it.

I had gotten used to flying with the big boys in Eve, overall. I can fly anything, and had to step down to flying cheaper things, with pilots who didn’t know what anchoring meant. I struggled with that. I am not the msot brilliant FC out there, and I am not used to running 200 man fleets. However, I can, in my opinion anyway, solidly handle 70ish and below sized fleets. It was awkward when I zoomed out and realized half my fleet didn’t anchor correctly, have prop mods on, or have in general a clue what was going on. Even simple things like Kestrel fleets, my missiles could hit 81k out, half my guys were like 40k. The struggle was real.

That was partially my hangup, I guess the bittervet side of me started hating training newbros. It’s weird because I hate people who bash on new guys for being new, but at the same time I didn’t want to be the guy that required training them. I couldn’t just go super elite in my recruiting either, as no one had heard of us, and recruiting top quality talent into an unknown nobody is rough to achieve. I’ve been around forever, I’ve eve FCed skirmish stuff for many bigger alliances. I however typically remained quiet, didn’t thrust myself into the limelight and didn’t have tons of contacts everywhere to reach out and yank people in.

Chapter 1 – Rolled Out

98303242_128We moved from FW to Stain, to Detorid, to a different home in Detorid within a span of two months I believe it was. That put tons of stress on our pilots, and then we picked up our first, what I like to call, “Breakthrough Corp.” Rolled Out, currently in Triumvirate joined us. They were one of the few contacts I had, as i knew most of their leadership pilots from Nulli + Black Legion. AgentFiftySix and Ama Atavuli were two of my favorite pilots to fly with in Eve, and them joining gave us a huge boost. I had very good FCs, guys I liked, and a boost in fame as Rolled Out was not an unknown nobody corp.

I mishandled them being there. I had doubt issues, as I personally felt they were working for Rolled Out to achieve goals, and not towards alliance goals. Combining that with, what can only be described as this picture with one of their members, there was severe trust and antagonism building. It ended with Rollo leaving and heading towards their old home. From that point forward, I basically sat there like an idiot glaring at them whenever anything went wrong I blamed Rollo. When they started attacking us, I knew it was because “they were out to get me”.  When Tri told us not to attack The Spire and wanted to reset u son the spot to kill our cap fleet it was because of Rollo…although in that case I was specifically told they were trying to convince Garst to reset us to gank our caps at that moment.

Looking back a bit more objectively, and I’m obviously still biased by my own experiences, I seriously mishandled that entire situation. I lost some good friends because of it. I still don’t think my concerns were entirely unfounded, but I blew them up beyond what they should have been. The entire situation was, well, my fault. Ama / Agent, I’m sorry bros. I screwed up, and I’m glad to see Rollo is fully thriving again in Tri. As to the other unnamed car I collided with… you and I will probably never go out to drinks and chill, but my reactions towards you were at least partially undeserved.

Chapter 2 – The Red Menace

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At this point, with DIP struggling to stay afloat, the remaining corps, Pandemic Lizards & Elysian opted to take a deal with Greg2010 and move into Insmother. It gave us halfway decent sec systems, a place to call home, and a fresh start. We began recruiting, building up DIP and things were progressing decently. With the anticipation of Fozzie SOV hitting, and DIP needing moons, we attacked Spire. Garst basically said down little bug, I will crush you because Kira from DRF is telling me things about how evil RA is. No, all those moons are mine, because I am nearby. I detested this attitude. That style of holier than thou pisses me off because it is exactly why Eve belongs to giant groups of dickheads instead of the way it used to be.

We pulled back expansion plans for Spire and ended up taking pretty much Southeast Insmother. The goal was lots of SOV will give us expansion and recruiting plans. Red Alliance supported us doing so, and when the times permitted it dropped supers to help my Yolo Moros grinding. I know Red Alliance has a rough reputation from the past, but in my four months or so dealing with Greg2010, they are good people now. They went above and beyond, and way out of their way to help out a new struggling alliance. To be perfectly honest, it was nicer and better than most of the alliances who trash on them are / were doing.

It was during this time, we recruited some ex-ex-Kadeshi corps in. Yes the double ex is on purpose there.

Chapter 3 – Mini D3

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Sonic Jihad joined as a reformation of a Kadeshi corp (Soul Snatchers) that left specifically to join us. A period of time after the joined, we also picked  up Synapse, another ex-Kadeshi corporation. Things got awkward rapidly here.

First, Omar is an amazing FC. He plans, sets up, and is quite thorough in his preparation for fights. He can and does typically win his fights and has a blast doing so. Mad props for his ability. The flip side is, he has the N3 style mentality. Rageping, quadruple max CTA, space-aids, and a mildly intolerant attitude towards non-pvp during pvp time. I screwed up here and let him run with it. Rather than reign him in, I allowed Omar to run wild and do what he thought needed to be done as military director. It led to friction with other CEOs in the alliance, but most especially with Synapse.

Now, the problem is I agreed with most of what Omar was saying. And this is what helped put us squarely on the path to behaving as an N3 coalition group (and cascading appropriately). Omar’s mentality was very much that of N3 style, and his corpmates were very similar mindsets. He also has someone who I shall refer to as the drama queen that started an epic ruckus which helped propel the downfall…explained below.

Synapse, when negotiations were started, were highly recommended, ironically from Omar. I spoke with Abinus a great deal before them joining. My expectations, per Abinus were 15-20+ guys in fleets nightly. A full blown PvP corp that also had dudes who did industry and some ratting. Their killboards were extremely solid, and Abinus sounded like he knew his stuff.

After arriving, what I ended up having was a group of Synapse who loved to mine, and lost tons of mining ships to the same group from Tri frequently. I couldn’t get anywhere near those numbers in fleets, and if it wasn’t during a four hour block between 0100-0500 ET I was not supposed to expect any of Syyn to be in a fleet. My frustration level and irritation level shot through the roof. Fleets were whelped, which happens I know. However, there was no taking ownership, it was all someone else’s fault on why it happened,  not the FC who happened to be from Synapse as well.

They also had a station, per DIP all stations, and SOV belong to the holding corp. In order to drop said station, they would not abide by the guidelines unless we paid equal shares of the station. We ended up doing this, and it cost me personally 12 billion isk, Omar paid 6 billion isk, and Synapse paid 6 billion. That station lead to billions in carebear losses on the killboard. I am not sure why I got so fussed with the killboards, so I reacted… badly… to seeing mining barges, carriers, and other insanely stupid losses frequently on there. This led to the ultimatum from Sonic Jihad.

downloadThe ultimatum came from Sonic Jihad was a boycott. They would stop doing any and all work for the alliance as spearheaded by said drama queen. Real life would take priority, IE watching tv instead of helping with PvP unless we basically evicted Synapse.

This lead to me trying to figure out, do I kill my US TZ, or my EU TZ. I mean, the choice was literally which TZ do I want to completely rape and destroy. I wa sbeyond furious, as this special person basically rages and has tantrums about anything not going his way. Ultimately, after conversing with Synapse, they opted to leave along with Elysian Ascent. This lead to the Wyvern fun.

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Synapse had a super building in O-9 when they decided to leave. I was trying to be a nice guy and letting it build so they could evac. However, knowing they were going to GClub (basically becoming new pets of them) Greg and I thought sending them off with a new super is a bad idea to “The Enemy”. I coul dhave kicked from alliance, and thus aborted their super to be an epic douche. Believe me, it was indeed tempting. However I was trying to work on my character flaws instead. When we told Abinus we will buy it, rather than let it leave, he first lied about when it came out. Then pretended the builder was on vacation who mysteriously came back mid conversation. We knew it was pretty much going to be ninjaed out. However, we opted to try and believe them, rather than be dicks and see if Abinus word was any good. As predicted (and they were super smug like they pulled a fast one we never saw coming after) they got the Wyvern out. I’m not sure if they understood how close I came to killing that. Damn my turning over a new leaf.

This whole drama batch had DIP fairly shaky, teetering on the edge. Finally, the Thrakkar incident occurred which helped give the final push. Well, a combination of the Thrakkar incident and my dislike of where DIP was and what we had become.

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                                Chapter 4 – Errik Thrakkar

First, Errik Thrakkar and his legion of alts, have made the entire journey that was Vitri + DIP possible. He built and ran our IT services. Setup and coordinated logistics. Recruited,m interviewed, performed background checks. Any and everything that is involved in building a corporation, alliance, or moon empire he either ran, or guided, typically doing most of the work himself.  Not to sound like I have a man crush or anything, but the guy is also quite smart, albeit a drastically different approach than myself.

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Thrakkar is also a salty (enough that he could dry up the dead sea if he went swimming in it) military vet, who excels in big picture planning. He advised and counseled me on pretty much any and every decision that was made over the last 5 months of VItri / DIP being in existence. I, in the wrong arrogant fashion, ignored most of said advice. I believed I knew what I was doing, that I was right, and ignored 97% of advice  handed to me.

I think the PFR war and ensuing reddit war is what finally drove all this over the edge. I basically got pissed at PFR for being annoying on reddit, and downvoting everything I ever stated. Rather than act like a mature adult, I was like, TO WAR! Thrakkar warned me it could involve TEST intervention, which I also ignored and plunged forward. Did we wreck them, overall yea. Sorry PFR bros, but we won almost every fight we had, and without TEST you guys were slaughtered in general. Am I upset about that whole war…god no. It provided epic content and good times.

Combine this, with all the drama above, and I had a second in command of the alliance who did insane amounts of work, and was largely ignored by the all knowing Executor. He continued getting more and more frustrated, and began looking for a new home. Once this became, somewhat public, Omar told us that if one or the other leaves the alliance, his corp is gone. The thing is, Thrakkar wasn’t even wrong. I kept plunging forward, not fixing the issues we had, and knowing what was right even if it proved the contrary. I rationalized every mistake I made, and continued. Regardless of anything else that happened or will happen as a result of DIP / Vitri, my choices and action regarding Thrakkar… is the worst mistakes I’ve made. Even now, after leaving Vitri to actually have fun playing Eve again, the guy is moving out Vitri from Insmother, and making an epic difference. Thrakkar, I am so sorry for the dogpoo way I treated you. I basically took everything you were doing in game and out of it for granted, and quite frankly was a complete “fucktard” about it. That might come across as a little man lovesick, but it’s more of a bro apology.

Chapter 5 – The Knock Out

knockout-clipart-stock-vector-knock-out-93868531So combine all of this, and then Sonic Jihad gets informed I was unhappy with DIP and wanted to leave Insmother. Once again, Captain Drama Queen went berserk, and pulled all his support for SJ, including assets and decided DIIP is terrible and they need to get out.

Yes I was unhappy with DIP’s state. We had become what I didn’t want us to be. We were no different than any other nullsec alliance. We had drama, ragepings, mocking of newer pilots. We had CTAs, a coalition, and little brother status. I performed reddit wars, super secret meetings, and I did not like where we were at. We had strayed far from my original concepts of what I wanted DIP to end up as.

Combine that drama bomb again, with Thrakkar being directly asked if he was leaving. He said yes. Poof, Sonic Jihad was pulling up and leaving, and Pandemic Lizards were merging to go with them. So technically DIP wasn’t all the way dead. Most of our allies urged me strongly to stay and rebuild. They said you have the SOV, and ability to do it. But it came down to, I didn’t want to anymore. I am tired of rebuilding an alliance, DIP is not where I want it to be. I don’t have the energy to rebuild it from the ground up. I literally, dreaded logging into Eve. As in, it was a job I was beginning to hate going to. When a game you play to relax irritates you to the point where you dislike it… that’s a bad sign. So on TS3, with everyone leaving, we agreed to call it quits.

downloadWhere do we go from here? My corp is not dead, far from it. Will we lose people, naturally. I have one of the best core group of guys in a corporation I have seen in a long time. The overall foundation from my corp is not changing, nor will it. They are all committed. We will purge some inactives, and some people will drift off naturally. However as a corp, we are looking at where we want to go.

We have been spammed with offers and the like of course. I’m not sure where I want to go but it will involve the following:

– Fun…not rageping get tf in fleet now or the world ends, but fun PvP.
– Some sort of nullsec style, roaming at a minimum.
– I get to FC, I am not going to go through a training program but some 2 year Eve vet who thinks he knows everything
– Logistics that don’t involve us running 30+ towers for moon goo
– No drama preferred
– Willing to take a corp where not everyone can fly T3 doctrines or afford to
– Mature group, not spamming local with dick pics and acting like retarded monkeys
– Does not use the word “Dank”

This is of course will be a corp decision. There are a few choices that if Vitri wants to go there, Kasken will indeed not go with them. There are certain entities and styles in Eve that I am choosing at this point to stay away from. However Vitri wants to go, Vitri can indeed go.

Conclusion

download (1)At the end of the day, DIP failed as a result of me. Not because I am a terrible leader, but because I made mistakes, dabbled in too many pies, and did not listen when I should have. I made some poor choices and failed to see the consequences those choices would have. Perhaps if I hadn’t driven Rolled Out… err out.. of DIP things would be different. Or if I had left us in high sec longer, or researched Synapse better.

At the end of the day, I screwed up. I learned a ton. Leadership, at least alliance executor needs a hands off approach (something Thrakkar has been arguing for me to do). I kept stepping down and sticking my hands into everyone’s cookie jars. Major mistake. I didn’t delegate enough early enough and got saddled with too many jobs. I overworked the dudes who were doing jobs as it was. Mistakes were made. Lessons were learned. DIP was a  great experience. In four months, we owned 19 systems, and made an impression. I don’t regret the experience, just my choices along it.

To everyone that flew with DIP, IE allies, friends, members… thank you. I wasn’t the easiest to deal with all the time. I could be a complete dick. You guys are the reason DIP lasted while it did. Thank you a ton for bearing with it, and thanks for all the fish.

To everyone who flew against DIP… thank you. We had some epic brawls, they don’t always mean much to all of Eve, but some of those fights made impressions. PFR especially, you guys have given us some tremendous fights that will last in my memories for a while. Thanks for providing content, the annoying ganks, and the exciting brawls we had.

Vitri… you guys are amazing, and I can’t wait to see where we go next together (or not depending on the choices I suppose)

As a final note, I will in fact remain The Lobster King, The High Klaw, and Vitri will continue it’s lobster themed paradise.

So Long and Thanks for All the Fish

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DIP has officially ended the campaign aimed at PFR entitled Operation Payports. I call it ended with limited success. We achieved some of the goals we wanted, but not everything. One thing we did have, were some pretty amazing fights.

For starters, DIP now has a NIP in place with PFR. SOV / POS are off limits for engagements. The Reddit flame war should also die down.

What did DIP achieve during this? We unified our coalition for starters. We gave people a focus, got them logging in, forming fleets, and woke people up. We proved what DIP itself is capable of, and that we can hold our own within our coalition. We also had FC’s step up into the mix, and in general made things happen.

I had originally wanted to take two systems from PFR, possibly the 3rd if they manage to build the station in their “hidden” system where another corp lives hidden away. That obviously didn’t happen. DIP cannot contest TEST in the US TZ. TEST opted to help PFR. DIP vs PFR in the US TZ was extremely close, and some of those fights where a hairs breadth from swinging from a win to a loss as it was.

The campaign was a blast. I had fun, at least when I could log in and actually play Eve in Eve, not via Skype where I seem to live a good chunk of my life now. I even managed to FC a fleet or two and that is one of the more entertaining aspects in Eve. With the campaign ended DIP is going into cleanup mode.

TakingOuttheTrashThat’s right, DIP is cleaning house. Mass purge incoming. DIP has been struggling with identity issues. Yes I said identity, not gender. Our killlboard has been littered with silly losses, and people were farming our home area because too many easy kills were happening. So DIP will be doing what any entity does when they are fattening up and want to remain PvP oriented… cleaning house. Inactive corporations, or corporations that are culturally non-fits will be leaving our alliance, voluntarily or ejected.

Sometimes things work out, sometimes they don’t. There is one corp who is voluntarily leaving us who will be missed, as they are small, an excellent set of PvPers, and punch way above their weight class. I am sad to see them go, but it happens. So sometime within the next week DIP will drop roughly 150ish members on paper. The good news is we already in discussions that would more than fill that void if everything goes as planned. This being Eve… I doubt it will happen but things surprise you.

We are in the process of streamlining alliance leadership, roles, and positions. In the last month we fattened up a bit, pulled in some serious quality talent, but haven’t organized it to put it to use. Each time DIP grows, and purges excess we end up leaner and in better shape than previously. We have more people to shoot at than we used to, a better crew in which to do it, and a higher sense of PvP than previously. Our recruitment standards are more selective, and we are actually turning some groups away for inactivity, terribadness, or full on carebears.

This means we are going to scrutinize applicants more. I was giving people the benefit of the doubt, glancing at efficiency and seeing if they had a clue. Now I am looking over killboards. I’ve learned to read the fine print there.

“Kasken, wtf are you talking about?”

A corp can have a super high efficiency, because 5 people run in fleets and get a bajillion kills. The rest of the corp may do nothing but carebear. Or a pilot can have average efficiency, then you look at what they do and its pvp all the time, and taking on risky fights. I’ve learned to look behind the overall picture and go into the details a bit.

This does not mean we only accept pro godlike pilots. There is an attitude we are looking for. Someone doesn’t need to know everything. Nor do they have to be elite pvpers. They need to have a few things in mind:

PVP First and Foremost
Everyone can learn something
Alliance is in it together, we are not a collection of individuals, we are DIP (brainwashing!)
Self starters
Non dickheads

So since I know everyone out there is dying to know what the hell I mean, allow me to enlighten you. I want to be Black Legion (Not PL cause I dun care about supers) without the toxic mentality or cult worship mentality. I want an alliance of dudes who are damn good at PvP, who can function regardless of which leadership figure is around, but aren’t absolute dickwads. Tis a noble goal, but hella hard to build. However, DIP is now only 4 months old. I am proud of where we are, what we’ve done, and hopefully what we will continue to do.

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Kasken – The High Klaw

CEO: Vitriolic Animosity
Executor: Diplomatic Immunity.