Job interviews aren’t as hard

Finding a corporation to join in EvE Online, is a pain in the ass. Or at least it is for me. Why? Because I want to find the best fit that I can have, and that means checking out a LOT of corporations and having a LOT of conversations and mailing go back and forth.

And even when you finally figure out that you want to join a certain one, someone else invites you to have a little conversation and you start thinking “Oh, wow these guys could be it too”.

One of usSource: Control Alt Delete comic

Not only that, but even if you then finally figure out which people you like best, you get interviewed by them too. This all made me think of a CAD comic from some time ago. It describes the process vs other MMO’s quite well. Even to the part of the blood sample, although I’m sure they were kidding about that one… *shifty eyes*

This was how I spent most of my day yesterday and the day before.

I made a post on the forums, stating that I was in need of a new corporation, new friends and what I was looking for.

Turns out, what I’m looking for is too general and that made sure that I was not only contacted by the kind that I was looking for, but also by people who did mostly mining.

I wondered where in my post I ever defined that I wanted to mine but turns out that some people define ‘Industry’ as mining. Who knew, I sure didn’t.

For those of you out there that do define this as mining, I get where you’re coming from, but it’s not, not really. My definition of industry as a whole would be the invention and/or manufacturing of the products, not really getting the raw material that you need to make them. Processing could work too but mining is just that, mining.

Anyhow, after two days of getting mails, having conversations etc etc, I finally decided to apply to one. I gave them my api key and am currently waiting to be accepted or denied.

I’m leaning towards the first, seeing as I don’t think I look like a spy, I’d probably suck at it anyhow.

If I do get accepted, I’ll be going back to Null sec, give them another shot, I really hope that this time will be different. What I talked about with the Corporation’s CEO was positive, even their public channel was active and fun so, fingers crossed.

I still have a wish to go to w-space though. So I decided that I’m going to have my alt join another corporation, one that one of my readers joined a while back and sounds like fun. The alt isn’t that well trained and still has a ways to go, but I’m sure I can have fun in w-space as well as null sec. Best of both worlds I guess/hope.

We’ll see what happens

Stay tuned o7

Searching for the right one

The search for a new corporation to join continues. And it’s not going very well.

I’ve found a few that I might be interested in, but some are not responsive when trying to talk in their public channels, and others have a strange recruitment process that takes way too much time to bother.

Speaking of these kind of processes, I get why some deem it necessary, but why make it so complicated. Just ask people why they want to join and their character API, if you have doubts ask more. I’ve had to fill in tons of questions about both my personal life and eve life in some of these and after a few I just gave up and moved on to the next one.

Same goes with the API keys. Please do not ask me to provide a full key for my trader. I’m already admitting that I have an industrial/trader character to make my ISK, don’t even think that I will be providing you with a full API key.

Although I can understand that corporations need to be protective of their surroundings, especially when in a wormhole, but sometimes these things make people (me at least) just throw away the virtual application and search for the next one.

Which is a shame, because there was one corporation that seemed promising but it just took them way too long to answer my questions and even my application that I’ve given up on them.
On to the next I guess.

At least I have GTA V again to have fun with. It came out on PC last Tuesday and I’m doing the online part of it for the first time with friends. I’ve played it on PS3 too, but the PC version is just WOW.

Stay tuned o/