The morning after I’d made my decision to join Project Kairos Corporation, I received two recommendations for corps to join. The first was from Stabbed, a courteous and helpful reader of this blog and blogger in his own right recommended Aideron Robotics. The other came via email from an ex EVE Player / ex-blogger who suggested Chaotic Tranquility Corporation. Damn it to hell, both suggestions were for Gallente based outfits. Both of them know more about the game than I do, so I went about applying to each. Mind you, I’m half way through shuttling my shit across the galaxy.
EVE partially thwarted my attempt at soliciting membership in the suggested corps. There’s a new bug related to new or edited API Keys preventing programs from accessing the information. I recently edited mine to make the key not expire. On top of which, the prime candidate’s website, public chat and corporation bio all link to defunct locations for applying. I get “no access” or “file not found” messages. Grrr!
Talking to people in the chat for Aideron, several said thye'd been waiting a week or more with no application response. I suspended moving my gear for the evening. I searched for better information. I waited around to see if officers joined chat and emailed the identified recruiters. By the next morning, none of this has yielded any results. These are bigger operations and as such, are probably very busy.
Just before I was about to sign off I received an email response from Chaotic Tranquility. One of their recruiters, Faceless Parmala, was extremely helpful and patient. He responded to my email about having issues applying and kept checking the API Key problem. We chatted and emailed about the corporation while things sorted themselves out. His attentiveness and helpful information made it a very close call. I was "this" close to joining Chaotic. Ultimately, the deciding factor was that they were supporting EU and NA time zones in a midsized group, had vet type members that enjoyed doing solo PVP and aren’t doing Faction Warfare yet. If Chaotic had already been engaged in FW, I would have gone with them.
If FW doesn't turn out to be my speed, I hope they don't hold it against me and would allow me to join them instead. But for now, I'd really like to start off with FW. I was really pumped for Empyrean Age when it released. I even read the novel for it! The corp drama I encountered was ill timed. It soured me on player corps and EVE's PVP mechanics for quite some time.
Thanks to any and all that sent advice in game and out. I appreciate the Corporation invites I did recieve. Fingers crossed I made the right decision. Now that I’ve emotionally committed to relocating I’m excited to see what the change brings.