In lieu of a blog post, I'm gonna go with a forum thread for some more direct feedback.
I'm ready to start doing stuff.
There are a couple options right now that are presenting themselves, and I'd like to crowdsource them all to get people's opinions before we start driving down any particular road.
Option Alpha: Resurrect the 54th and start dicking around in Providence. I purged the corp the other day, so its all set to be reborn. I still have a couple hundred rifters and thrashers pre-staged in Nakah, but my biggest worry here is that Providence will either be too inactive or that with no dudes in off timezones, there won't be shit to do when I'm not around.
Option Zalpha: Start immediately in a new corporation and join a newb alliance for giggles. This could be fun because we'd immediately have newbies to tweak and lead to glory, but kinda means that we'd be fixed to some sort of existing entity from the get go (Probably TEST). Annoying.
Option Lana: I could try and ask IRC to let me put our corp in their alliance. IRC own, and it would be both fun and ironic.
Option Ticonderoga: Montolio said if I make an alliance RIGHT NOW, he would give it blue standings and a place in Fountain. Downside is again we are tied at the hip to TEST at least for the immediate future. Upside is that TEST are fucking awesome and my PL mains wouldn't be far off for backup purposes.
Option Rhonaldino: Grathtelkin is raping faction warfare with an alt corp of his own. We could do the same. I dunno, I've never liked FW so this might be the shittiest option.
Obviously any option that affixes us to the teat of another powerbloc is regrettable, but I kind of feel like the biggest debbie downer of any new entity is having dudes log in and having no one to play with. Since I doubt five hundred folks are gonna jump on this immediately, this means having at least some friends to start might be beneficial. Am I wrong? You tell me.
On to other stuff:
I'm terribly at naming corporations and alliance in EVE.
It took me like six hours to finally name my first character, and even then I cheated and used "Heath Ledger" because the television had just said he'd been murdered by an Olsen twin.
So, take a look at my shitty corp names and tell me which one you think is the least bad.
- Damned Yankees
- Indirect Fire
- Outbound Rounds
- Insidious Intentions
- Children of Allah
I will preemptively agree that most of these names are shit. Help me out.
Services. Anyone got good ideas on setting up a forum or IRC or mumble or what? Seriously, I got nothing and this is important.
I want to start doing stuff, like time now. More so even due to the fact that my main alliance and friends are busy conquering Delve, and I eventually want us to have a piece of it and expand outwards from there.
Let the badposting begin!