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Founding a Corp & Corp styles• Reasons – Unhappy with current corp – Ambition, making a difference or making a lot of isk – Community Building, eg. National corps/website based corps• Different kinds of corps – Growth focused – Quality focused – Financial focused – Focus changes over time• Atmosphere – Ethics, scamming, smack talk, porn – Relaxed or Military – Play for fun vs Play to win• Support – Does isk matter? – Who is coming along? – Previous contacts and allies
Internal leadership• Structure – Who is the Leader? (partnership, solo or council) – Getting the right number – Real life friends• Managing the Directorate – Picking your directors – Getting people to step up – Methods; High Activity Low Risk – Burnout• Power inside the corp – Director input ; Formal vs Informal – Keeping in the loop; Communication – Clear ranks vs Vague levels of leadership; distance from corp members – Titles don’t earn respect!
Joining an Alliance• Do Research!• Know your alliance before joining• It’s a big commitment• Applying to join – what will an alliance look for?• Getting noticed
Corp & Alliance A symbiotic relationship?• Gains – Resources and structures – Name Recognition – “Event” level activities eg. AT, Sov war• Losses – Autonomy – Distinct corp culture• Members gain, leadership loses• The corp will grow in influence with the alliance• Alliance styles
Logistics From making corp isk to evacing• Towers (pos)• Carebear days• Tax• Alt Corp / neutral freighters• Moving stuff• Deploying• Evacing
Mergers & Recruitment• Where to advertise?• What to say?• Referral & Invite systems• Mergers – Dangers involved
The Recruitment ProcessThere are 3 main aspects to recruitment• Vetting – Player history – Personal history – Why join us? – Newer players are better• Security – You can’t stop spies! – API – Alts – Searches• Probation/Trial – The Foreign Legions process – You will need dedicated people – Rank systems – Why bother?
Motivation and dissidence
Motivation and dissidence• Getting people in fleet – Hard Approach – Soft Approach – Carrots and sticks• Monitoring and Purging• Corp Culture• Dissidence is a fire
Crisis and Robbery management• What can go wrong? – Theft – Awoxing – Towers (pos) attacked – Coup or corp split – Sudden loss of Alliance• How to minimize risk – Recruitment security – Recognizing director burnout – Planning for the worst – Opsec Sometimes there’s nothing you can do! Good Luck!