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Posted: Nov 28th 2010 6:03PM Birk said

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So exciting! I'll be hitting this up in-game as Ker Vicodus.

Cheers Brendan,

-Birk

Posted: Nov 28th 2010 6:08PM Birk said

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Question: Are you planning on engaging in any Faction Warfare? I'm currently on-track to be signed up with the Caldari FW, but if you guys are living in Gallente space I could always just backtrack and try and get in on the Gallente FW.

Thanks,

-Birk
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Posted: Nov 28th 2010 6:49PM Brendan Drain said

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@Birk We're initially stationed in Cat, one jump from Villore (where the Gallente FW guys base out of). If you get into the Caldari militia, you won't be able to join us in Gallente space for any highsec-based event nights. If you go in for the Gallente militia, you'll be right next door.

The Massively Mob corp itself won't be joining faction warfare at the moment as being essentially locked out of Jita would be too restrictive for a lot of people. But if you don't join the corp, you can always stay in the Massively channel to keep up with what we're up to.
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Posted: Nov 28th 2010 6:20PM Pilgrim said

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I will be joining the channel and help out if needed be with questions. Won't be joining the mob due to being in an active pvp corp in 0.0

But, Love the idea and hope it will be good :)

@Birk: Caldari FTW!

Posted: Nov 28th 2010 6:23PM DrewIW said

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I was about to point out that insurance that insurance can't transfer between pilots, then I read the link. 4 years of playing this game and this is the first I've heard of corporation insurance. Still things to learn...

Best of luck with the corp. I can't wait to read about the inevitable heist ;)

Posted: Nov 28th 2010 6:59PM Brendan Drain said

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@DrewIW Having run my corp as public for over a year while in Faction Warfare, I don't think there's going to be any major theft in the corp. We kept less than 50m of items and ships available at any one time to members, and only directors had access to the restocking hangers to replace any of those items and ships that were used.

To get access to that 50m of stuff, people had to put in days of effort showing up for events and chatting before I'd promote them to a full member. It's just not worth the effort. We had many attempted thefts (people joining with alts intending to steal ships) because we advertised the free corp ships, but not one of them ever put the effort in to get access.

We'll be using a similar system, where only Massively staff (Myself and Krystalle, for example) will have access to the full stockpile and we'll restock a very small hangar with less than 50m worth of stuff in it. The main risk here would be someone joining with one of their primarily industrial characters like a freighter alt and then coming under attack, which is why I advised people not to fly anything expensive or join with purely industrial characters.

As most of the stuff we'll be doing is combat (PvE and maybe some PvP) related and we'll gladly give help to industrial players who aren't even in the corp, there's not much reason for a heavy hauler or miner to join up. They should instead just join the Massively channel.
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Posted: Nov 28th 2010 6:27PM Irem said

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This sounds so cool, and it's awesome that you're taking the time and effort to set it up!

I can't play EVE, because it will suck my brain out through my ears (tried it, liked it, will never get anything done IRL ever again if I play it), or I would join up in a heartbeat. Best of luck and I hope you get lots of members!

Posted: Nov 28th 2010 6:31PM Pilgrim said

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@Irem in all honesty, game is being made easier (losing the learning skills) and thus making it easier for people to get in.

With the new Incursion and soon incarna it's a good reason to play. Play casual, have fun and go!
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Posted: Nov 28th 2010 6:52PM Irem said

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@Pilgrim
It's my problem, not EVE's--I tend to start "playing casually" and three years later look up and realize just how much time and energy I've invested in a given game without meaning to. Just from the trial and the "career guide" I could tell EVE was going to be one of those games for me. But thank you. XD
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Posted: Nov 28th 2010 7:06PM Pilgrim said

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@Irem haha, fair enough. I been playing on and off since 2003 (and been pretty active in various forms of the game (pvp in 0.0 space and FW))

I can see your point of it ruining your social life :P
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Posted: Nov 28th 2010 6:41PM mko said

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Good I was looking an excuse to reactive

Posted: Nov 28th 2010 7:08PM Graill440 said

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A lofty goal, and if your allowed to do this fine, but your not joe blow on the street, your a reporter now for a major MMO site that influences choices. To advertise your own corp on a highly trafficked MMO site is a conflict of interest. Not to mention favoritism. Dev corruption will eventually work its way in (BoB as an example among many), Self advertising, advertising for EVE, etc.

If you were an average person asking for a prop up on your corp in eve from the folks at Massively i see no problem, but thats a totally different aspect. The grey area of conflict of interest is all over this.



Posted: Nov 28th 2010 7:25PM Ariolander said

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@Graill440 The thing is this is something the readers have asked for many a times when they write EVE Evolved articles.

I don't think its so much a conflict of interest as long as they handle themselves responsivly and this might be a great way for people who have been reading the EVE articles on Massivly to finally get into the game when they are warey of going it alone.

EVE is a dangerous place and if not for the support group I had has a newbie that helped me get into my Drake before my 21 day trial was up and helped me grind standings as a n00b I don't think I could have done it alone or been playing the 3 years I have been.
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Posted: Nov 28th 2010 7:26PM Eamil said

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The fact that you apparently don't realize this is far from the only game Massively has an official guild in proves your own statement false.
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Posted: Nov 28th 2010 7:44PM Irem said

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@Graill440
What? As Eamil said, Massively has a presence in other games, and it's never been an issue. Furthermore, the corp appears to be specifically geared toward helping Massively readers meet up and succeed in game--it's not as though the author is saying, "Hey, readers of Massively, come join my personal corp and help us flesh out our numbers!" THAT would be weird.

Worrying about "dev corruption" in this case is just bizarre. This is "come let us help you get started," not "come help us take over vast swaths of the galaxy."
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Posted: Nov 28th 2010 8:00PM Birk said

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@Graill440

Massively can influence choices as much as they want; it has nothing to do with a conflict of interest unless CCP (or any other game developer) that they endorse, play, or make a Massively guild in pays them to do so.

I highly doubt that CCP is forking cash over to Brendan Drain to lead some sort of double-dipping crusade. More accurately, Brendan has been playing for many years, clearly loves EVE if his own accord, and wants to help out some noobs that are also loyal readers.

-Birk
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Posted: Nov 28th 2010 7:08PM Octahedron said

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Okay, that's it!

I'll probably be trying this game out again within the week, and then I'll hit you guys up for an invite.

Hope you're ready for some stupid, newbish questions,
-Octahedron

Posted: Nov 28th 2010 8:28PM RaPhiKi said

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Hmmm... I could have my missioning alt join, just like she would join DJ Funky bacon's shenanigans in Eve Radio.

Posted: Nov 28th 2010 9:01PM Birk said

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@RaPhiKi

Funkybacon is the man! I hear he's back now (left about the same time I did, got a job or something).

His contests were sweet; I think the last one he had was to see how far they could get a supercarrier through lowsec without getting blown to bits. It was sick!

-Birk
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Posted: Nov 29th 2010 3:43AM RaPhiKi said

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@Birk

Hahaha! The last one I pulled with Eve Radio was the freighter lowsec pirate bait. After the second day, the pirates realized they would get ambushed by lots of Assault cruisers, about 50+. We eventually blew it up ourselves and I got the killmail =).

I remember him quitting his original schedule on Eve Radio, sad time. I think bacon is a car salesman now for his new job. Sadly I can't participate nowadays because his scheduled time is during my second job =(.
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