So tomorrow marks the three month anniversary of this post
wherein a group of us banded together to form a corporation in everybody's favourite game to read about but never play, EVE Online.
This is just an update on what's gone on in New Eden since then, and an invitation to make the leap from reading to playing, and come join us
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Plate of Beans, Incorporated (stock ticker PINTO) now has 41 active members, with a good spread across timezones meaning that we almost always have several someones online. EVE is famously a sandbox game where you make your own fun, and we've made a hell of a lot of fun.
We've thrown ourselves into PVP without a thought to our own survival, destroying literally TENS of dollars worth of ships belonging to our enemies (read, everyone who's not us).
We've progressed to some of the most advanced PVE content in the game, fielding fleets with all different kinds of ships.
We've mined asteroids, exchanged market arbitration tips, salvaged valuable components from the wreckage of other people's battles, mined more asteroids, and had the satisfaction of building something of our own.
PINTO has set up three bases across known space. Our headquarters is in a rough and tumble system on the edge of civilized space, where the wealth of exploitable natural resources draws both eager industrialists and pirates to prey on them.
We have a secondary base out in the depths of "null sec," EVE's truly lawless zone, and a third base in the No Man's Land between the theocratic Amarr Mandate and their former slaves, the Minmatar Republic. It's easy to forget that EVE Online actually has a story and a lore, but it does, and some of us are on the verge of joining in this war on the Minmatar side.
Most significantly, though, we have ventured into the uncharted regions of wormhole space, found a system to our liking and constructed a starbase of our own. Holding space is a rewarding challenge and we must always be on the lookout to defend it against invaders. In fact, there was another player-built starbase in the system when we arrived, and through a massive fleet operation we destroyed it. We're not immune from someone trying to do the same to us.
So, come, sign up for a trial
, and see if you like flying with us.
We've got an active little community that supports all playstyles and will happily help new players with advice and resources. We've got an ersatz forum going over at MeFightClub
, and we have a wiki of our own
We run fleets and training operations regularly and will be hosting our own PVP tournament next month. It's a good game and PINTO is good people. Have I convinced you?