How to recruit in Eve Online?

Our corp is small. This suits us to some extent for small gang PvP, but we generally need to arrange roams and ops days in advance to ensure that participation is good. Currently, when we engage in PvP we use between 5 and 7 pilots (which is pretty much everyone who is active in the corp).

I want to be able to log in and have lots of people online to call for roams at the drop of a hat. So we have started recruiting…

But, recruiting in Eve (and every other MMO) is a pain in the ass. We have recruitment ads on the Forums, in game, and I have been advertising in the recruitment channel for days now, and we have picked up one (ONE!) new member. Our new member is great, nice guy, nice skills, knows what he’s doing etc, but for days of recruiting, one is not enough!

What can we do to recruit more? I have no idea :(.

Eve Small Gang PvP: Part 2

After our recent successes in FW complexes, we decided to go on another roam in our mighty Tristan and Destroyer gang. Our 3 Tristans, Catalyst and Thrasher departed from Villore towards Tama searching for targets.


After dodging a large pirate gate camp, consisting of 10 or so battleships, 5 guardians and various t3 ships including Lokis, we spotted a few war targets in an otherwise empty system. After bouncing between complexes for a while, we found a Rupture and Myrmidon that looked like they might be game for a brawl.

Not wanting to engage the Myrmidon in our smaller ships, we entered an FW complex which allowed T1 and T2 frigs and cruisers.  The Tristand and Catalyst entered the plex and I sat on the warp gate with my Thrasher. After a slight delay, the Rupture landed on the acceleration gate and I punched through hoping that the Rupture would take the bait…

He did, and as soon as his ship landed he was swamped by our gang. The Rupture sent his drones after our Catalyst, who was able to tank the low damage of 5 warrior II’s. The rupture started neuting my Thrasher and attempted to apply his Turret and Missile dps as well, but as the Thrasher moves at 1km/s, his guns were unable to track and my Thrasher shrugged off the pitiful light missile dps. His shields melted, followed soon after by his armour and structure. One rupture down, no losses for us.

Rupture Kill 

After scooping loot and depositing it in station, we headed further towards Tama on the look out for new targets.

After a few totally empty systems, we found a single wartarget and fellow militia member. We started to use our Directional Scanners to narrow down the war target and found him at one of the planets. After gang warping to the planet, we landed 90km away from a war target Vengeance which was engaged with a Friendly Wolf. Overheating our afterburners we zoomed towards our comrade and soon applied tackle and started to add DPS. Our Catalyst showed its worth yet again in this fight, being able to switch to long range ammo, our Catalyst started applying dps at 30km while the rest of the gang rushed into position.

After the Vengeance exploded and was podded, we recieved a little smack in local. Apparantly the Friendly Wolf was angry that we interupted his 1v1:

vickers> SDTOP
vickers> MUPET

Some protips for him: Don’t 1v1 at a planet :S.

Vengeance Kill


After scopping and depositing the loot, we resumed our journey to Tama. A hostile Dramiel was on Directional Scanner so we headed towards a small plex to fight the dramiel on our own terms. We didn’t have to wait long before the dramiel dropped ontop of us. After a slight mess up with initial tackle, the Dramiel closed enough for overheated scrams and webs to be applied. Once he was caught he died very quickly, we exchanged GF’s in local, scooped loot and headed home.

Dramiel Kill

Another succesful roam, proving once again that T1 Frigs and Destroyers are very good if you apply them correctly. Target selection is king, and Factional Warfare plexes are a great tool to help with this.



Damage Done (ISK):150mil

Damage Taken (ISK): 0mil

Loot Acquired:

Serpentis 1mn MWD

Gistii B-Type 1MN Afterburner

Various T2 Module.



Eve Online: Small Gang PVP alive and kicking


After a recent hiatus from Eve Online due to work being super busy, I found the time to jump onto Eve for a quick gang roam with my buddys.


We have recently joined the Militia in an effort to recruit more players, so we plotted our destination from Old Man Star to Tama to see if there were any targets running around.


Our aim in the roam was to hang around in the small FW complexes, closing any opened by the Caldari Militia and giving our younger members some much needed operational experience.


The gang formation we chose to employ was 2 Tristans (Two of our younger members), a Catalyst (Fit for medium range DPS and flown by a high skilled pilot), and a Thrasher (Me, Another high skilled dps fit, 250DPS from this nifty ship).


The roam stated with a definite bang as a Sentinel EAF warped into s as we sat on a acceleration gate. He was quickly webbed and scrammed as he landed within 10k of our gang. After a few seconds his ship exploded, leaving some tasty loot.

Sentinel Killmail

An extremely pimped Sentinel, we stashed the loot in station to sell later :).


After the Sentinel pilot ran home in his pod an Arazu appeared, attempting to pull us off the warp gate, but a little creative manoeuvring allowed us to escape unharmed into the small plex (blocking his entry, as only T1 Frigates and Destroyers were allowed). We continued to close the plex keeping an eye on local for the Sentinel pilot in case he decided to come back for revenge.


Moving on from the first plex, we headed closer to Tama and started capturing a small Caldari Plex. Just as we finished off the last wave of NPC’s, 2 Dramiels entered the plex and held position 40km from us. After a slight hesitation on their part, they started to engage. My Thrasher was primaried and went down at the same moment as we took the first Dramiel out. Our tristans were doing an excellent job tackling the 2nd Dramiel as our Catalyst pilot applied railgun dps from just outside the Dramiels optimal (but well within his own), after a short fight, the 2nd Dramiel and both of our Tristans were down and warping from the battlefield. Unfortunately, a 3rd and 4th Dramiel had turned up at this point but our heroic Catalyst managed to escape the field with a mighty 15% structure remaining.

Dramiel 1

Dramiel 2

After kills were posted, we admired our good work, and laughed at the Sentinal pilot (who was also flying one of the Dramiels) for losing 400 mil ISK to a gang of T1 Frigs and Destroyers.


Final Totals

Damage Inflicted: 540 mil

Damage Taken: 25 mil

Loot sold: 85 mil


Who said Destroyers were weak?