That’s my new corp.
Well, it’s not really *new* new. See my buddy that I tag along with in EVE is a popular guy. When he facilitated this merger, he not only brought me and the other two from our corp on board, he brought a bunch of pilots – most of them veterans, from the original alliance that we had belonged too, Shadows of Light. And this became the nucleus of the merged corp that we belonged too. But as sometimes happens, those vets were restless, and when you add that into the corp still not having a full handle on the one trouble maker – well meaning as he often was, a conspiracy took root.
Originally the plan was to wait and make a break from our current corp to form a new one over in Gallente space in January. Sufficient notice would have been given, it would have been slow over the holiday’s anyway, etc. But for some reason the founding vet left much much sooner. And the end result was that our corp of a dozen or so lost half of its members to this new corp in the space of 24 hours. That, my readers, is not cool, no matter how you slice it.
So while I have packed and moved myself, transitioned back into Gallente space, and am happy with the company and location and the possibilities therein, I stayed an extra day with our old corp on purpose. I apologized to the corp leader and the rest of the people for what I think was a poor and hasty decision, and generally speaking, tried to do the right and honorable thing.
It probably doesn’t amount to a hill of beans, and we probably aren’t worth much in the grand scheme of null sec politics and the story of EVE, but there is too little of honor in this world, and it meant alot to me to try to do what I could.
After all, isn’t that what is missing? In all our governments? In our churches? In our schools? In our cultures? We think honor is something that goes hand in hand with war and the military, but honor can be had in more places than just that. We think the opposite of shame is pride, but it isn’t. The opposite of shame is honor, and we could use alot more of it. They say when the student is ready the master will appear. I hope that is not true, because I’m not sure we will ever be ready.
“Honor isn’t about making the right choices. It’s about dealing with the consequences.”
Unknown quote, compiled from www.thinkexist.com