My play time is opening up a bit, and I’m necroing this blog.
In game I decided to leave GalMil and join RvB. I’m not going to go into my reasons for leaving the militia except to say that it involved neither drama nor bitterness. FW is still an absolutely awesome facet of the game, and I may return some day.
Right now, however, I’m in RvB and it is fucking awesome.
I can honestly say that I have never had more fun in EVE. It is all PvP all the time, and I have learned more about PVP in the past month than in my entire history of playing EVE. I could spend the next 500 words listing the awesome, but rather than writing a giant recruitment post I’ll just highlight some of the things I’ve found surprising.
- If you want to learn to FC, this is a great place to start. Fleets are up all the time, and anyone can form up a fleet and go shoot things. If you’re terrible, people will help you get better (and you’ll get a gentle ribbing). If you’re awesome, people will love you (and you’ll get a gentle ribbing). You also have the opportunity to learn from a huge list of awesome FCs (and also Mangala).
- By and large, the people you’ll be shooting are corpmates who happen to be the wrong color, not enemies. They care about the alliance, they care about having a good time and they care about the community. One of my first days in I got shot up by a rail fit Atron, and then spent ten minutes or so chatting about what I did wrong, what I could have done better and how he was able to output so much DPS out of a rail fit.
- Despite appearances, the RvB community is extremely well organized. Corp events happen multiple times a week. There are dedicated groups for all kinds of activities: noobfleet, high-sec ganks, low-sec piracy, solo pvp. The leadership is also extremely fair and well chosen (seriously). RvB has rules to keep everyone having a good time, those rules are enforced fairly and immediately. It is damned impressive considering the size of the community.