I’m now part of “The Scope”, a small sized corporation with global extent. The new corp chat shows 258 present but I’m just another person joining the ranks. Finally took the plunge to drop from TGIND as I’m not able to devote the energy and time necessary to get things working again. There are many things to fix and I wish Page well in rebuilding the corp.
Since I had roles, the action of dropping roles actually requires a 24 hour standby period. Interestingly Nova got war dec’d by OuterRim Jobs and fighting could legally start before I could quit so I helped out by talking to locater agents to find the “scumbugs” who declared war on us. Level 4 locator agents allow you to query a person on his whereabouts. Within 10 minutes, an evemail is sent indicating their location. There is a 15minutes interval before you can use them again so its worth going to a region where you can use a few locator agents at one time. Eve-agents.com has a great database of all possible agents you can work with.
The sleazebag is currently at Nourvukaiken II – Moon 1 – Modern Finances Investment Bank station in the Nourvukaiken system, Okela constellation of Lonetrek region.
Mica has already moved to the forward base and I heard he had an interesting encounter but he’ll also be moving on after the war dec. Hope we get back to 0.0 soon.
With another recent change in management and the lack of plans and activity, it seems that it might be time to move on to something else. I’ve tried my best and suggested stuff we could embark but the progress is non-existent. TGIND has a bunch of great folks and I wish them well.
Directed Mica to make a formal application to a PvP corp and hope to hear news soon. After 47 days in Empire, 0.0 beckons again.
Most capsuleers in EVE move on to a player run corporation one day (even if most choose to stay in NPC Corps for its safety net) since that is where the fun begins (drama, intrigue and espionage!). The key thing to a well run corp are the members who choose to be active. In the past year, TGIND has seen relatively good growth. However for the last few months recruitment has slacked (mainly as only 1 person was interested). With this current stint back in Empire, it seems we need to reform and rethink our goals and strategy.
The above shows a simplified view of how members can be organized to be more productive and actually have some fun while we focus on getting back in 0.0.
Example of teams and their goals:
- Produce 30 x Ships (T1 and T2)
- Produce 2000 x T2 modules
- Maintain 2 bil worth mineral store to facilitate production
- Run Lvl 4 Missions as a group twice a week
- Run Exploration Complex (Scanning and Clearing site hand in hand)
- Run a 0.0 Roam Every Weekend with the aim of practicing FC’g and tactics.
- Recruitment Campaigns once a week in different Regions
- During off-hours can choose to be part of Security or Production
- Recommend recruits and train them to be effective in the teams they will be joining. This includes skillbooks, training plans, ships after they are certified.
My new CEO just showed me a link to Dilbert’s comic strip about spreadsheets which instantly made us laugh. In my corp, a few of us run and plan production by our spreadsheets. From budgeting to sharing jobs between corp members, Google Spreadsheets is our savior with all the different time zones. We have spreadsheets for ore/ice mining, Capital/T2 production, POS setups etc and he said the above comic illustrated exactly how he felt
Marriage, the union of 2 souls. Our new CEO awarded the “The Wedlock Trap” medal to our outgoing CEO as he’s getting hitched. Note the white flag, a rather clever use of the decorations feature recently implemented.
Since we recently started a T2 product line, I thought it might be useful to collate all the products/services our corporation is providing. Thus shop.tgind.net is born. In-game friendly in its current state, I hope to add in a customer order system and work order program for our capital production line instead of relying on our internal wiki.
With the new Apocrypha expansion, a new explore series was created to complement the previous sets.
A series of recruitment advertisement for TGIND (Explore)
Continuing the series, this time I concentrated on the Industrial side of things with the various photos from my log.
A series of recruitment advertisement for TGIND (Industry)
Our corporation needed a new look for the website (I’m not too happy with my first attempt) and I thought a series of graphics from Mica’s shots during fleets would work well to highlight the scale of engagements we encounter.
A series of recruitment advertisement for TGIND (Fleet)
Sensing the need for some publicity, I started designing a series of advertisements to highlight our Capital Production capability.
A series of capital advertisements for TGIND