Friday, October 29, 2010

EBB #22. Loyalties of an Opportunist

Welcome to the twenty-second installment of the EVE Blog Banter, the monthly EVE Online blogging extravaganza created by CrazyKinux. The EVE Blog Banter involves an enthusiastic group of gaming bloggers, a common topic within the realm of EVE Online, and a week or so to post articles pertaining to the said topic. The resulting articles can either be short or quite extensive, either funny or dead serious, but are always a great fun to read! Any questions about the EVE Blog Banter should be directed to Check for other EVE Blog Banter articles at the bottom of this post!

This month topic is brought to us by L'Dene Bean of Nitpickin's who asks: Why, and how did you pick your corporation? Is your loyalty solid or just until a better placed organization "recruits" you. The shorter version:  Who holds your Unshakable Fealty and why?
So let's just say I have never been the most "loyal" of followers while in eve.  Usually I find myself on the other side of decisions made by those in-charge.  At least until the semi-recent past, pre-STIMULUS.

So what makes STIM so different?  I'm not 100 percent sure to be honest.  I've pirated, been the CEO and co-CEO of two mildly successful merc/pirate corps.  Been in industry corps, robbed them blind, mined for them, produced ships, traded, the whole gamut.  STIM just feels like home.  It's that feeling that has slowly added a bit of loyalty stock the longer I remain in STIM.

STIM capitalizes on PvPers, we are elitist assholes for the most part, willing to do crazy, suicidal things on a regular basis in search of just one more kill.  We enjoy the fight and more often than not find sick satisfaction in dying in a horrible fire to those blobs more than 2-3 times our size.  We operate in mostly lag-free environments, with little to no mandatory ops to go kill xxx TCU or setup xxx SBU.  It's real, pure, fast paced eve-style PvP. Mesh STIM with four or five like minded corps in RK and you get a solid backdrop of not only corp but alliance.

Jay Carr said,
“They were fast-moving opportunists encased in cynicism and proud of it.”

And I have to say we are proud of it.

For the record, I chose to join STIM after reading up on them after my previous corp disbanded again, from day one of my trial I was in more fights, better teams and stronger leaders than most of my previous years in eve.  While I still maintain ties to some of the other pilots, corps and alliances I used to fly with STIM is where my usually fickle loyalties lie.

After all,

“I would rather be an opportunist and float than go to the bottom with my principles around my neck”  - Stanley Baldwin

Other Banterers

Merry Life and a Short One
The Elitist
A Mule in Eve
Mike Azariah


  1. I think it's more than that in STIM. Nobody pretends to be something they're not, which is what you find everywhere else.

    But, I wouldn't be able to call myself STIM if I didn't tell you that you meant to say "gamut" instead of "gambit". A gambit is a sacrifice to gain an advantage, much like gambling. Gamut means the complete range of possibilities.

    So, you would, "run the gamut" but you would "make a gambit".

  2. Ya learn something new and useless every day!

    As for STIM, yeah we all show our true asshole colors! Unless you spell color with a u then v0v


  3. It's clearly not useless. You can make witty responses when some doofus uses the wrong word. That kind of utility is priceless. Back to you ...

  4. Sounds to me like parity just called you a "doofus". tsk tsk.

  5. btw - she looks great down there in the corner!

  6. Yeah I let parity get away with it cause.. well he's right :)

    She does look great down there, thanks for the amazing work!