TLDR: A guy from a corp we just evicted from a wormhole wanted to join us. He doesn't fight. I gave him money to buy a ship to fight with, still no fight.
I post a lot about what it takes to join us. Its really not much honestly. We don't require skill points, money or characters. We aren't even very good. We don't consider ourselves to be elite pvpers, but we do engage when we can. We are just active.
We call it the "Spirit Of Combat". The idea, that ships are meant to be exploded. Shots are meant to be fired. You must have it. No fucks given pvp.
Cloudhunter Yannamr is a newer SUSU member, good one too. He gets convo'ed by a newbie in a bomber who was logged off in the wormhole we just evicted his corp from. Cloudhunter is trying to sell him an exit to K-space. During the negotiations the newbie opens up a convo with me.
[ 2013.08.18 16:09:08 ] Longinius Spear > o/ how can i help you?
[ 2013.08.18 16:09:15 ] Kedalin Teanidd > Do you have a minute?
[ 2013.08.18 16:09:30 ] Longinius Spear > Yea, whats up?
[ 2013.08.18 16:09:37 ] Kedalin Teanidd > I've been talking to Cloudhunter Yannamr for 15ish minutes now
[ 2013.08.18 16:09:59 ] Longinius Spear > k
[ 2013.08.18 16:10:02 ] Kedalin Teanidd > To introduce myself, I'm a pretty new player
[ 2013.08.18 16:10:14 ] Longinius Spear > Welcome to the game!... sorry about the death and destruction
[ 2013.08.18 16:10:21 ] Kedalin Teanidd > And so far I've mostly focused on WH space
[ 2013.08.18 16:10:29 ] Kedalin Teanidd > oh no, no need to apologise.
[ 2013.08.18 16:10:41 ] Kedalin Teanidd > It's a part of the game and one of the reasons I love it so much :)
[ 2013.08.18 16:10:58 ] Kedalin Teanidd > As you can see, I've been in No Self Esteem for a couple of months
[ 2013.08.18 16:11:03 ] Kedalin Teanidd > and that's my third corp so far
[ 2013.08.18 16:11:20 ] Kedalin Teanidd > And to be honest, I haven't found what I'm looking for in this game, yet
[ 2013.08.18 16:11:23 ] Longinius Spear > Yea i see that
[ 2013.08.18 16:11:41 ] Kedalin Teanidd > I love the W-space
[ 2013.08.18 16:11:46 ] Kedalin Teanidd > but what I am missing is PvP
[ 2013.08.18 16:11:56 ] Kedalin Teanidd > POS bashes and stuff like this
[ 2013.08.18 16:12:28 ] Longinius Spear > yea, bashes are a waste of time imo.. they only change holdings and bases of operations.. kinda dull and super dangerous
[ 2013.08.18 16:12:42 ] Longinius Spear > never very good for everyone involved
[ 2013.08.18 16:13:41 ] Kedalin Teanidd > The thing is, I've been searching around for some good WH corp which is involved in occasional PvP for some time now
[ 2013.08.18 16:14:21 ] Longinius Spear > Have you listened to the podcast?
[ 2013.08.18 16:14:29 ] Kedalin Teanidd > nope
[ 2013.08.18 16:14:36 ] Kedalin Teanidd > I've been away for 6 days. just logged in
[ 2013.08.18 16:14:42 ] Longinius Spear > You should give it a listen
[ 2013.08.18 16:14:44 ] Kedalin Teanidd > and read the emails about what happened
[ 2013.08.18 16:14:49 ] Longinius Spear > Ahh yea
[ 2013.08.18 16:14:50 ] Kedalin Teanidd > Can you send me the link, please?
[ 2013.08.18 16:14:56 ] Longinius Spear > cloud has been hunting you.
[ 2013.08.18 16:15:16 ] Kedalin Teanidd > yeah, i see him on the grid :)
[ 2013.08.18 16:15:19 ] Kedalin Teanidd > no worries about that :)
[ 2013.08.18 16:15:53 ] Longinius Spear > Well we are a pvp corp. Thats our focus. We are not a pve corp. we don't spend much of our time making money
[ 2013.08.18 16:15:59 ] Longinius Spear > Not sure if you are looking for that.
[ 2013.08.18 16:16:20 ] Longinius Spear > I think your illuding that you want to join us..
[ 2013.08.18 16:16:26 ] Longinius Spear > my spelling is terrible btw
[ 2013.08.18 16:16:32 ] Kedalin Teanidd > heh, i've seen worse
[ 2013.08.18 16:16:47 ] Kedalin Teanidd > i don't care about pve
[ 2013.08.18 16:16:56 ] Kedalin Teanidd > not in this game, nor in any other mmorpg which I played before
[ 2013.08.18 16:17:07 ] Kedalin Teanidd > and they were mostly fast paced ones
[ 2013.08.18 16:17:11 ] Longinius Spear > We invite people based on their will to pvp. So far your entire corp has shown none
[ 2013.08.18 16:17:29 ] Longinius Spear > Your corp could have seriously stopped us, if you tried.
[ 2013.08.18 16:17:29 ] Kedalin Teanidd > yep
[ 2013.08.18 16:17:38 ] Kedalin Teanidd > you think so?
[ 2013.08.18 16:17:38 ] Longinius Spear > based on the amount of ships we saw destroyed, you could have faught
[ 2013.08.18 16:17:43 ] Longinius Spear > or at least tried
[ 2013.08.18 16:17:48 ] Longinius Spear > neither happened
[ 2013.08.18 16:18:03 ] Kedalin Teanidd > they thought you were gonna leave, judging by the emails
[ 2013.08.18 16:18:18 ] Longinius Spear > We respect strength..
[ 2013.08.18 16:18:22 ] Longinius Spear > agression
[ 2013.08.18 16:18:29 ] Longinius Spear > a will to explode and be exploded
[ 2013.08.18 16:18:37 ] Longinius Spear > Those are the pilots we recruit
[ 2013.08.18 16:19:09 ] Longinius Spear > You want to impress me. Tell cloud to wait where he is, go and get a combat ship and kill him
[ 2013.08.18 16:19:16 ] Kedalin Teanidd > well, I'm looking for a pvp corp, that's for sure. I've been training according to a PvP plan I found on website of one of TESTs corps
[ 2013.08.18 16:19:19 ] Longinius Spear > don't tell him your going to do it
[ 2013.08.18 16:19:25 ] Kedalin Teanidd > for almost 80 days now
[ 2013.08.18 16:19:30 ] Longinius Spear > tell him to wait right there,
[ 2013.08.18 16:19:37 ] Longinius Spear > Decive him..
[ 2013.08.18 16:19:44 ] Longinius Spear > trick him.. explode him
[ 2013.08.18 16:19:46 ] Kedalin Teanidd > i only have the nemesis I'm in atm :)
[ 2013.08.18 16:19:54 ] Kedalin Teanidd > yeah, that would be pointless
[ 2013.08.18 16:20:00 ] Kedalin Teanidd > I'd do it if it were possible, though :)
[ 2013.08.18 16:20:21 ] Kedalin Teanidd > At least try
[ 2013.08.18 16:20:27 ] Longinius Spear > We call it "no fucks given pvp". all our members have it
[ 2013.08.18 16:20:36 ] Kedalin Teanidd > because I know I'm not getting out of this WH, anyway
[ 2013.08.18 16:20:37 ] Kedalin Teanidd > :)
[ 2013.08.18 16:20:38 ] Longinius Spear > we pride ourselves in it. its who we are
[ 2013.08.18 16:20:55 ] Longinius Spear > Are you picking up what i'm putting down?
[ 2013.08.18 16:20:59 ] Kedalin Teanidd > i'd be more than happy to prove to you that I am a pvp whore myself
[ 2013.08.18 16:21:03 ] Kedalin Teanidd > but there's a problem
[ 2013.08.18 16:21:16 ] Kedalin Teanidd > I know what you're saying :)
[ 2013.08.18 16:21:58 ] Kedalin Teanidd > the problem is, I needed to get some money for some ships, first
[ 2013.08.18 16:22:09 ] Kedalin Teanidd > that's why I joined No Self Esteem
[ 2013.08.18 16:22:25 ] Kedalin Teanidd > they said we were gonna do cap escalations every day and I've joined them twice in a month
[ 2013.08.18 16:22:27 ] Longinius Spear > You want in? you want to be apart of what we are doing? save you wormhole book marks.. jump back into the system you just came from in a rifter... or some other 10m ship.. fly around .. fight people. Impress us
[ 2013.08.18 16:22:55 ] Longinius Spear > Those are the people re-recruit. Guts
[ 2013.08.18 16:23:18 ] Kedalin Teanidd > Wish I could
[ 2013.08.18 16:23:28 ] Kedalin Teanidd > But in your terms, I'm still a noob
[ 2013.08.18 16:23:37 ] Kedalin Teanidd > i can send you my skill api if you want, though.
[ 2013.08.18 16:23:38 ] Longinius Spear > did you save the book marks?
[ 2013.08.18 16:23:48 ] Kedalin Teanidd > you'll see which way I'm going
[ 2013.08.18 16:23:51 ] Kedalin Teanidd > and planning on going
[ 2013.08.18 16:23:59 ] Kedalin Teanidd > i have a couple of bookmars, yes
[ 2013.08.18 16:24:07 ] Longinius Spear > Can you get back into your old home?
[ 2013.08.18 16:24:16 ] Kedalin Teanidd > yep, why?
[ 2013.08.18 16:24:42 ] Longinius Spear > What kind of tech one cruiser/frigs can you fly?
[ 2013.08.18 16:24:53 ] Kedalin Teanidd > i'm gallente and I can fly any frig
[ 2013.08.18 16:24:58 ] Kedalin Teanidd > cruisers almost any
[ 2013.08.18 16:25:46 ] Kedalin Teanidd > seriously, you want me to make an api key?
[ 2013.08.18 16:26:01 ] Kedalin Teanidd > that shows only skills
[ 2013.08.18 16:26:23 ] Longinius Spear > Make yourself a vexor... fill it with drones.. a microwarp.. disruptor.. drone damage amps.. . medium drones.. fly into your hold home and defend it.. don't die.. .. kite people. Fly around don't get pinned down.. warp from planet to planet.
[ 2013.08.18 16:26:35 ] Longinius Spear > Make it fun. Impress my mmembers because thats what is going to let you in.
[ 2013.08.18 16:26:45 ] Longinius Spear > we don't care about your api at this time. We know your corp and its members
[ 2013.08.18 16:26:54 ] Kedalin Teanidd > don't have HS bookmark, though
[ 2013.08.18 16:27:01 ] Kedalin Teanidd > only have the C2 one
[ 2013.08.18 16:27:05 ] Longinius Spear > DO you have probes?
[ 2013.08.18 16:27:11 ] Kedalin Teanidd > nope, i'm in a nemesis :D
[ 2013.08.18 16:27:16 ] Longinius Spear > LOL..
[ 2013.08.18 16:27:29 ] Longinius Spear > They want 20m for an exit.
[ 2013.08.18 16:27:41 ] Longinius Spear > Pay them the 20 mil save the exit.. return in combat.. and demand your 20 mill back
[ 2013.08.18 16:27:49 ] Kedalin Teanidd > I already told them they need to try better than that :D
[ 2013.08.18 16:28:02 ] Longinius Spear > I just gave you 20 mil
[ 2013.08.18 16:28:09 ] Longinius Spear > They will keep their word or its thier ass
[ 2013.08.18 16:28:22 ] Longinius Spear > Do what I said.. come back.. kick their ass
[ 2013.08.18 16:28:28 ] Longinius Spear > impress them. and we will talk
[ 2013.08.18 16:28:34 ] Kedalin Teanidd > You're not the one to trust, either :)
[ 2013.08.18 16:28:35 ] Longinius Spear > Going afk. Good luck
[ 2013.08.18 16:28:39 ] Kedalin Teanidd > But sure. I'll try
[ 2013.08.18 16:28:41 ] Kedalin Teanidd > cya
[ 2013.08.18 16:28:44 ] Longinius Spear > Check your wallet
I sent the guy 20 million ISK to pay the exit ransom. He had the book marks to get back into the hole. He had a chance to bring back a pvp cruiser and fight for his corp. To be a part of pvp content, to participate in no fucks given pvp.
Even if his old corp were our mortal enemies for that eviction weekend. He could have shown some level of effort to change the perception of what we thought of them with a single cruiser. Even if he came back and died in a terrible fire, he would have gotten the respect of our corp. That alone would have gotten him in the front door.
Instead he made a half ass bombing run, paid the ransom and took the exit. Never looking back.
I left the chain open for hours hoping he would return and be a good applicant. Nothing.