Category Archives: Black Shark Cult

Ups and Downs

I had a great weekend off with my extended family – a perfect autumn getaway at the seaside with my in-laws, so lots of good food, quality time with the kids, who had a blast with their nieces and nephews.

Sadly, that also meant I did not get to take part in the defense of Aivonen these past few days, and I saw it fall from a distance only. I’ll try to figure out what went on exactly, as I have another article in the making. If you have any info, back story, tips, reach out!

I was proud to see quite a few of our Black Shark Cult guys take part in defense fleets – our corp shot up the ranks on Zkill for the Caldari faction to the sixth or seventh spot. Well done, guys. Too bad the end result was not different.

Still a great weekend for me personally though. Love vacation.

Six months gone by – still here!

I just looked at this little blog and noticed that it had been six whole months since I had posted here. Can you imagine, six whole months? A little bit of a shock, because it did not feel like six months to me.

Anyhow. There is a reason why I’ve been essentially quiet here: I was pretty damn busy. In my last post I mentioned Black Shark Cult, a newbie-friendly lowsec PvP corp I was getting more and more involved in. And yes, I still I am very much involved. I’ve been recruiting like crazy – our corp grew from 15 to about 90 characters – and I started FCing and writing about Solo PvP for our in-corp guides.
Anyone who has ever taken up a leadership role in an active EVE corporation will know that this kind of commitment takes time. Posting on our Discord, answering questions, luring people our way from Reddit and other forums, preparing for fleets, engaging other CalMil leadership to coordinate our actions…

It’s been a crazy but cool six months in Black Shark Cult, and it’s getting cooler every day. We’ve reached the point where our guys help flip systems and our presence actually makes a real difference. Our guerilla playstyle has worked pretty well until now, and we’re looking to ramp that up even more now we have numbers and doctrines.

Another thing I’ve been doing is writing. Now I can hear you say it: “Writing, you say? You haven’t written a word here in six months!?”
And you would be correct. I did not write for Capsule Ejected…

However, I did write for Crossing Zebras – two articles published and a third in the editorial queue, with more ideas brewing. And that has been so cool! Have a look if you missed them:

Anyway. I’ll revive this blog for real this time. Expect to read more about Black Shark, faction warfare, and EVE media and politics in the coming months!

Black Shark Cult [JAWS] And Me… And You?

In one of my previous posts, I already mentioned that I was spending some time on helping out an out ex-EUNI friend, Hezekiah Winter, to bootstrap his small gang community and corp Black Shark Cult [JAWS].

I knew Hez had been working on something like this for a while now – I’d seen early versions of the dedicated subreddit, and read various wiki guides and tutorials that had been in the making for quite some time. Say one thing about Hez, it’s that he knows how to write guides and is not afraid of walls of instructional text…

Anyway, ever since I joined Mostly Sober – and as a result, became corpmates with Hez again – I could not help but notice how the Black Shark Cult community was beginning to take off, and when Hez told me he was working on turning what was just a loose community of like minded PvP souls into a proper corp, I was intrigued. Continue reading Black Shark Cult [JAWS] And Me… And You?

I’m Back!

Well, I was never away, to be entirely accurate. Not from the game at least, or from Twitter/Slack or corp forums – but I did let this little blog project die down a little. There’s a number of reasons for that: time being one, as real life kicked in with some more pressure at work; and a general feeling of uncertainty and restlessness being the second and perhaps the most important one.

This restlessness can be seen if you look at my recent corp history. I joined Horde – I think it’s the last thing I posted here, right? I actually really enjoy my stay in Pandemic Horde, but I did not stay long. Weird, huh? I know. But like I said, restless…

Continue reading I’m Back!