Black Rebel Rifter Club

Black Rebel Rifter Club Public => Impressment => Topic started by: Darth Terona on April 30, 2015, 12:54:03 am

Title: R1FTA Manifesto
Post by: Darth Terona on April 30, 2015, 12:54:03 am
Reflect on the cherry blossom as it falls to earth
Riding the current of the life around it narrowly avoiding being caught on the thorns below
Fly your rifter as you would drift as a blossom
                                                                        -xxMACKxx, R1FTA Vice Prez

Potential new applicants should read and understand this article before applying.

The majority of R1FTA pilots are first and foremost solo pilots who like to gang up on occasion to take on the bigger stuff. We mainly fly frigate hulls and we pride ourselves on this playstyle. Most of our members can fly the heavier gear should the need arise, but at heart we are frigate junkies and this shows on our killboards. Ex-R1FTA director Kaeda Maxwell sums up our corp and alliance ethos in this article from a recent recruitment post:


We have no skillpoint or skillset requirements, all we require is a good attitude and a willingness to cause explosions be it the enemy or yourself.

Things we do in EVE:
- Lowsec solo/small gang PvP
- Nullsec solo/small gang PvP
- Griefing
- General villainy

So you want to PvP, but you don't want to write up a bloody report after every killmail, or be interogated about every goddamn silly loss mail. In fact, it's a bloody video game darnit and you just want to shoot things in the face while listening to music. No need for all this "pro PvP" sillyness.

Well, we may be what you're looking for. You see, we also like shooting things in the face and we don't take ourselves too seriously. We do have two rules, but they're simple ones: you honor agreed upon 1v1s and any ransoms, if you offer them. The sanction for breaking them is real simple, too: we kick you.

As you may have already gathered from these two rules, we're "pirates." I put that in quotation marks because we're really just PvP'ers who, for the most part, don't care about our security status. So what is the Black Rebel Rifter Club all about?

We're all about PvP, but we're a little different from most low/null security PvP corporations in that we're a lot less organized and heavily focused on flying solo or in really small gangs (sub five people). And that we generally fly "light equipment:" T1/T2 frigates, destroyers & cruisers without logistics support and often without comms. We have organized proper fleets with comms weekly, sure, but our default modus operandi is flying around solo and then screaming in corp chat for help if you tackle something big (and its tank won't break).

Another thing that's uncommon is that we don't keep track of lossmails like some of the major players do. If you really like flying 2.5 billion ISK Machariels and losing them in really dumb ways, we're cool with that. If you think the Scythe is the best PvP ship ever and you don't ever want to fly anything else, we're cool with that, too. You heard Seleene on that podcast saying, "Maybe you PvP in a Bellicose and lose a lot" and found yourself thinking, "But Seleene, I PvP in a Bellicose and [win/enjoy it] a lot.' Then we might be right for you.

Having said that, we fully believe that you should not be flying battlecruisers at four weeks into the game. They will die horribly as your skills don't match the need for a competent PvP fit. If you want to fly battlecruisers so early in the game then we're probably not really for you. If you fully agree with this sentiment and love your frigates you have found your home!

We're not a corp who care a lot about "efficiency." We're a corp who care about fights and getting in them and having fun, the odds be damned.

So when might we be the corp for you?
- You like PvP.
- You like flying solo or in very small groups.
- You're okay with losing ships.
- You're self-sufficient.
- You like operating by yourself and sometimes taking initiative while being part of a larger social environment.
- You enjoy flying smaller hulls: T1 frigs, inties, assault frigs, electronic attack frigs, bombers, and up to cruisers et all.
- You read Wensley's Rifter Guide and decided that he is now your god and you want to be just like him.
- You're not bothered that half your corp is made up out of (otherwise really nice) people who also grief and scam on occasion (or a lot).
- You enjoy an active forum community.
- You're capable of distinguishing between how somebody acts in game and the real person behind the keyboard.

When are we definitely not the corp for you?
- You hate PvP.
- You like flying in highly organized T2 gangs with recon, logistics, etc.
- You always want to be on comms for any form of PvP.
- You think griefing should be banned from EVE.
- You think rules and protocols are the best thing ever.
- You're easily offended.

What do we offer?
- A social environment.
- Some extremely knowledgeable players that you can bug with questions.
- Lots of people that like to fly small stuff and chat about it.
- A place where you can just PvP without people giving you bullshit about losses or making fun of you for trying something quirky.
- Very active forum community.
- Very low drama.

When might we also be good for you?

You want to get into piracy, but nobody 'good' will take you because you don't have the right amount of SP/skills/experience/whatever. Well R1FTA has a pretty solid reputation in the larger pirate/lowsec community and actively flying with us for 6+ months or so will probably seriously increase your chances of moving on somewhere else in said community. And we don't mind being used like that provided you're honest and upfront about it, because things like that have to go both ways.

What else?

We're actually really quite friendly people, despite our in-game villainous ways. We have people ranging in age from 16 to 65 from across all time zones. We're also always willing to help people with fitting advice or answer questions in corp chat. We try to keep real life views and politics outside of the corp as much as possible our stance on this is something like, "The two subjects you never raise in civilized company are religion and politics." Of course, it sometimes happens, but we try to keep EVE a game and a place of escapism and to check our real life baggage at the login screen as much as possible.

As is to be expected from a heavily solo oriented corporation our members can be found all over New Eden. Simply put, you can base from wherever you want or live the life of a nomad. A number of our members are very active in the larger EVE community. We have bloggers, #tweetfleet aficionado's, and people that participate in community events. We have no "blues" and we don't plan on ever having any, either.

Our public channel in game is "BRRC Pub" where you're welcome to ask any questions if somebody in the know is around.