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I focus almost exclusively on PvP, whether solo, small gang, or large bloc warfare. In the past, I've been a miner, mission runner, and faction warfare jockey. I'm particularly interested in helping high-sec players get into 0.0 combat.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Separation Anxiety

With my new job comes a move away from my home of more than three decades, separation of my kids from their beloved grandparents, and a lot of anxiety about having no support structure whatsoever near me.  I’m one of those people who works very hard to keep my home secure, safe, and unchanging.  It unnerves me greatly when I need to change it up in any way.  Suffice to say, I’m going to have a lot on my plate for the next few months, both with making sure the kids are adjusting and making sure I’m adjusting myself.

As such, I've come to the difficult decision that I need to leave my new corp.  I simply won't have the time to dedicate to POS fueling, scanning down holes, and finding fights.  And, without doing those things, ultimately I’d be in it just for the kills, and that’s hardly fair to my wormhole corpmates.

Even before I left Razor, I spent a lot of time with the guys in Repercussus, a Razor corp who does a little bit of everything – null-sec, low-sec pirating, wormhole merc contracts.  I’ve admired their comms culture as well – instead of sitting doing their own thing, they’re always on comms, chatting.  That’s important to me, it turns out.  It’s one of the things I admired about Sky Fighters.  So, mixing the familiar with the variety with the  time I’ll be able to dedicate to Eve moving forward, they seem like the perfect new home.  Back to Razor.  As I said, they’re my null-sec home, and always will be.

But let me say that Sky fighters really is an amazing bunch of folks.  This was not an easy decision, by any stretch.  They’re professional, welcoming, helpful, and tolerant of my WH ignorance.  They form up within 5 minutes for a fight, and nearly 100% of online pilots join PvP fleets, which is a truly remarkable feat.  They all pitch in and help with scanning and escort fleets for haulers, etc.  In fact, that’s the reason I’m leaving; I can’t commit to doing the little things necessary for wormhole life, and I refuse to be one of those people who only does the “fun” stuff and leaves everyone hanging for the real work.

The thing that surprised me with Sky Fighters was the competence and professionalism of the leadership.  They had both an eagerness to do the work and great skill at it… a rare combination.  I'm truly impressed by how well they operated.  They foster a great culture that you can sense with every daily activity.  If you ever need a wormhole mercenary corp, consider Sky Fighters.  You won’t regret it.

Finding a good corporation is more than simply plugging in a few facts and choosing from among the corp that best fulfills those sterile criteria.  Most times, it's more about the nuances, the abstracts, and the unquantifiable that really determine a good fit.  Just look at this situation... changes to RL make one option fit better than the other, even though both are excellent groups of people.  Even if you can think of all those subjective characteristics that augur long-term success with a corporation, the question still it's about which choice is "right".  Rather, it's about what choice is right, right now.

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