This is not your average Corporation Report,
this is me being beyond than simply happy about what we achieved in this first half a year,
all together as a group, as friends.
Chapter 1 - How it all began
When we started our Corporation our Community had existed since almost 3 years, but in EVE, we had nothing. When I came to EVE I had previously taken a four year break. My personal networth amounted to less than two billion and we started from scratch. I, as a leader, even though I often seem very self-confident and even seemed so back then, had little idea of what we were going to do and where we were going to go. I myself was very much a newbro. I had less than 7 million skillpoints when we started. We were mining, doing missions together. We were having fun, not necessarily making big bucks, but we were a team of noobs doing noob stuff. But we were doing it together, having fun, playing the game.
Chapter 2 - Into a Wormhole and out again, growing as a whole
We had our small excursion into LTRIG, which didn't end too well. Normally, failure at such an early stage means the death of a Corporation. I expected us to die. When I was offered the choice between joining them with a high position and leaving Nullsec I chose to leave Nullsec. I chose that we as a group stay together. We did. In Nullsec we couldn't do a lot, by large it was a mistake to go there. Back in Highsec we changed though, we had goals. We wanted to go back into Nullsec, we wanted to get where those guys were, we wanted to be a Corporation that can do more than just mine Veldspar. So, we went back to our roots and we started to mine Veldspar again, we started to run Level 4 missions. But this time, it was different. We had a plan. And we had grown.
We skilled into PVP Ships. We built our first Porpoise. We built PVP ships. We went out to our first roam and got absolutely wrecked. Still the people fighting us said that we did put up a decent fight and said they overformed since they though we are a large Hurricane fleet, it gave me as a CEO the feeling of appreciation, even if it was a loss. So we went back to mining. We made a small fortune in fact, at least from our perspective. We made from each mining op between 100 and 500 million ISK. We were making a lot, from our perspective. And again the important part: We were still staying together. During this entire time 1 (!) member left.
So, we mined some more, built an Orca, joined a small, new, wormhole alliance. This was the first time I could take on a leadership position on a larger scale. I did say I was a Nullsec CEO (for about 3 weeks, but who cares about the small details, right?), I was respected by their leadership, I was given the chance to learn, I was given the chance to try. When it came time to defend the wormhole, it was me who put together a fleet to take down a suspected hostile station. We failed, but we made sure that the hostiles didn't come again. We achieved our goal, for the first time. Sadly, as with many small alliances, internal drama did kill the alliance. But still, we endured. We again were offered to join their corp, since we, so I was told, would not survive in the vast space of EVE because we are (yes, this is a quote) "no more than highsec carebears and miners mining their rocks, afraid of all PVP, but still pretending to be some elite PVP corporation".
This is also when two important people in Corp joined us:
Rin Vanchik, our first capital pilot and the person who would help us economically the most and be able to fill most roles in fleets.
Akizu, who was also returning after a 10 year break and had about 23 mil Skillpoints when he joined us, he had most industry skills and allowed us to build whatever we wanted, giving us the option to use the ores we farmed instead of just selling them.
To be continued in part 2