1. List your sponsor(s) within Sniggerdly if you have any (make sure that they post in the thread to confirm).
2. How old are you?
3. Where do you live and what languages do you speak?
Australia, English 4. Which time zone sees the most of your playing time (US/EU/AUS)?
AUTZ during the work week, probably more like late EU to US prime during my weekend (so Friday and Saturday night EU/US).
5. How many hours do you play Eve on average during a week?
Maybe 15 on average, varies a lot with work though, can be under 10 or over 25. 6. Please list all your characters on all your accounts and provide links to skill sheets and killboards. State how long you've had ownership of said characters. If you have characters that you for some reason need to keep secret‚ PM the relevant infо to your recruіter when аѕked to provide API.
All passwords are 'snigg'
Omega Account 1
Kai Lightfoot - Subcap main, flies basically all subcaps, T2 Revelation, T2 Apostle, T2 Minokawa - Skills - Killboard - owned since creation
JF pilot/Blockade runner/reaction alt - owned since creation, will PM name and skills to recruiter
Blockade runner/reaction alt/eyes/market skills - owned since creation, will PM name and skills to recruiter
Omega Account 2
Jackson Herrod - Subcap alt with Dictors V, Inties V, Logi V, Recon V, good links, some DPS ships, Widow bridger, buffer Apostle in training - Skills - Killboard - owned since creation
Jita trader, reaction alt - owned since creation, will PM name and skills to recruiter
Cyno, reaction, low sp PVE Gila - owned since creation, will PM name and skills to recruiter
Omega Account 3
KayGreat 113 - hacked her SP and turned her into a FAX/Carrier alt, dread in training, had crap Erebus and some Nyx skills that I will retrain one day - Skills - Killboard - purchased here
PVE Tengu with Cyno V, Falcon (RIP), reaction alt - owned since creation, will PM name and skills to recruiter
Reaction alt - owned since creation, will PM name and skills to recruiter
Omega Account 4
Jason Heintz - Erebus pilot (need to buy one), buffer T2 Siege/Guns Moros - Skills - Killboard - purchased here
Cyno, eyes, Reaction alt, trade alt - owned since creation, will PM name and skills to recruiter
Blockade Runner, Cyno V hunter, eyes, Reaction alt - owned since creation, will PM name and skills to recruiter
Omega Accounts 5-11 (7 accounts)
SP farm, locator agent, mission puller, low SP PVE Gila (I think, the SP extraction has been pretty random) - all owned since creation, will PM names and skills to recruiter
Cyno III rookie ship/clownshoe pilot - all owned since creation, will PM names and skills to recruiter
Omega Accounts 12-14 (3 accounts)
SP farm, low SP PVE Gila (I think, the SP extraction has been pretty random) - all owned since creation, will PM names and skills to recruiter
Cyno III rookie ship/clownshoe pilot - all owned since creation, will PM names and skills to recruiter
And a shitload of useless dormant Alphas from PLEXing my accounts with Recruit a Friend before that was nerfed, so I have a total of 123 tokens in the PL Auth . A couple of them are currently slightly active/useful as 1) One contract alt for the corp JF service 2) Two potential spies. Will PM names, skills and many apologies to my recruiter.
7. Tell uѕ about your history in Eve. Where have you been? What have you done? Who are your friends? Your enemies? What was your most memorable fight? Be thorough! Write a book!
Decided to make a trial in 2010 when underemployed/unemployed after uni, and I was definitely not going to play on past the 14 days. Bumped into some dude trying with a bait can outside a starter station and asked him what he was doing, got talking, and he said he would get me into PVP. It was mostly a highsec mission running corp with some people whose stories I now know to be hilariously exaggerated/made up ("I'm a BOB mining director in hiding" being the highlight) but we roamed lowsec occasionally which was fun, still remember my first kill flying a double NOSed/turreted tackle Tristan from before they were drone boats and shaking so bad I could barely physically function, so yeah PVP was for me. We moved into a C3 and that wasn't much fun (or ISK) for a low-SP character, especially as the corp leadership decided to kick a guy out as we moved in so he wouldn't outkrab them ("he won't share the sites with the new guys") and he paid for mercs to wardec/awox us - eventually we failscaded.
Some of us moved to nullsec to rent from I think White Noise "where we would actually pvp" - the only PVP I got was birthday highsec ganking, and I discovered I could make more ISK and more safely using my fresh new second account in a semi-AFK Rattlesnake doing L4s. Kai was stuck on an Int-Mem remap and I decided I didn't want to train off remap or PVP without good Perc-Will skills, so I abused the fuck out of the Recruit a Friend thing to make disposable Rifter/Thrasher alts (when the Rifter was #1) and lowsec soloed to actually learn some PVP for most of 2011 while building up savings. The choice to not PVP on my main was a bit dumb in hindsight but I had heaps of fun learning during that time anyway.
Then I moved cities for my first proper RL job and finished the Int-Mem remap, and decided I should do PVP properly as full time as possible. So I joined RVB on my main, stayed for maybe 18 months and did the T1 meat grinder thing, the occasional Ganked roam and a fair bit of solo/small gang vs the RVB blob in the 2012 Hurricane Fleet Issue and the pre-TE nerf Talos. The constant content was awesome, but I've just managed to summarise 18 months of Eve and the majority of my main's kills in a sentence. It didn't feel meaningful (neither had the Rifter alt PVP) and it got to a point where I was just VERY aware of how much of the game I wasn't playing by being in RVB. I'm a bit of a tryhard when it comes to my hobbies, sport or gaming, so it was either get better or get out. I've since realised that instinct is basically what made me not PVP on my main in 2011.
So I joined Waffles in August 2013. I got hazed for being a bad inty pilot by Grath, being a bad hunter by Reza, having shit comms discipline by Morrow Disca and bumping the BLOPs bridge by everyone. And it made me better, which was exactly what I was looking for. We deployed to X-7 and harassed Co2 until, if I remember correctly, Goons had to switch the sov holdings around because we were hurting them so badly. I helped with AFK camping, got better at hunting and multiboxing my alt as tackle in gangs, or dual boxing Kai and Jackson in logi once or twice in roams up to SMA space in Fade.
Unfortunately a few things happened at once - 1) Health issues, which the ex I was living with pretty much convinced me was down to gaming. Turns out they weren't, I just get shitty migraines and it's often work-related 2) Work/my career kicking off a bit (SEE?!?!? TOLD YOU) 3) Running out of ISK, having been too lazy to keep my T2 manufacturing POS remotely profitable. So at least temporarily quitting Eve seemed right and I posted a leave of absence in the thread, put in a long slowcat Archon/Moros skill queue and accidentally didn't unsub Kai for two years while not logging in. You're welcome CCP.
Came back three years later to DEFINITELY just be casual (rookie error, I can't do casual), posted in the RVB forums to get someone to buy out all my possessions and live the one account life. I logged in to Kinakka and Loki immediately started talking to me in local, having remembered me (probably with the aid of some killboard stalking), which blew my mind. Really should have joined Horde then when he recommended it but I felt I'd already committed to RVB. Dumb move, 2016 RVB was pretty much dead and I ended up soloing in lowsec for a month and resubbing my krabbing alt to relive my 2011 life, only frig PVPing with Kai. Then I joined Horde.
Horde was great, I learned how to fly a capital and how stupid I was to have trained those skills on my fucking subcap main. Also that the Moros and Archon were now both worst-in-class. But I made myself slightly useful in Horde Recon, multiboxed in fleets, occasionally target called in the standing fleet. Living next to Brave in Pure Blind/Fade was a fun meatgrinder and the kind of casual gameplay I thought I wanted when I came back to Eve - still hadn't really learned. When Brave left (THANKS DAD) we were having blue-the-North krabbing fortnights and I just lost a bit of motivation to play. Then RL happened - broke up with the girlfriend mentioned above and had a lot of work, so went afk for 6 months to work and be single. Came back and threw myself into BFL, Horde's deployment sig, which was everything I loved about Waffles. Except then Horde moved to Geminate and I realised the deployment lifestyle with BFL was always going to be secondary to the needs of looking after the Bean Holy Land. Which is fine, but having a 'deployment' with no real goals and staging out of our alliance's main Keepstar didn't feel right, and while flying about on my own I discovered how fucking awful at the mechanics of the game I'd gotten. So I started looking for something that would punish me for being bad and always force me to keep improving. Stumbled across the Total Mayhem reddit post and joined up - Waffles 1.0/3.0/nuWaffles sounded perfect.
It was only really at this point that it fully clicked that Eve is not like a beer at the pub for me, Eve/gaming is a hobby that I take seriously when I do it and enjoy most when I take it seriously. That's why Horde, RVB and other casual outfits with tryhard elements will never be my forever home in Eve compared to an organisation that is tryhard with some chill elements.
Anyway, so TM has been great. We've had two nullsec deployments to Syndicate and Delve. I got made Director because I helped run the jump freighter service, established and ran the recon team, and posted one or two fleets a week to try and give our miniscule AUTZ content or practice FCing slightly bigger numbers in USTZ at weekends. These fleets were generally AFs or inties, as our numbers were pretty low and I guess my background is around roaming in fast movers, so it was my comfort zone. But occasionally I'd also ping some cloaky Sabre/T3C/Falcon camps, and I designed a Gila comp that would scale well with either alts or more members and be functional with and without logi, which was quite a bit of fun and never lost anything other than one or two tacklers the couple of times I took it out. To be fair, we were either running into smaller gangs, disorganised standing fleets, ratters, haulers or a response we just had to run away from. We didn't take cruiser gangs to Delve but we've been menacing 1DQ with inties and bombers, roaming ratting pockets, getting baited, and trying to kill a Titan. It's been so much fun. Feels like it's been a trial by fire and the corp has really passed that test - #1 Delve PVP corp checking in!
8. Why are you leaving your current corporation and/or alliance? Please let us know what you did and didn't like about your previous home.
Rav says it's graduation time, so here we go...
9. Are you a shit disturber? Have you caused drama or headache to those around you? Be honest.
No, I did my best to de-escalate drama in #phat when I saw it happen as a Director. I was possibly too nice to one or two shit disturbers to be honest.
10. Why are you trying to join Sniggerdly over other‚ less selective and easier cоrporatіons within Pаndemic Legion?
If SNIGG is more selective than other corps then that appeals to the Eve tryhard in me. I remember hearing Grath on a podcast talking about how he held SNIGG to a higher standard, I'm sure that's not changed and it's a good thing.
11. What ѕetѕ you apart from being yet another F1 pushing member in fleets? Give examples of you being useful and/or leading fleets; include logs or battle/after-action reports you might have written.
Best example is setting up and running PHAT Recon, which I was pretty well positioned to do with my AUTZness and all the locator alts and eyes characters. This involved figuring out what the most likely sources of content would be for us, whether that was at home in lowsec, Syndicate or Delve, then getting the volunteers/conscripts in the #recon channel to monitor those things and record/give the intel to FCs. For example:
scouting structure timers for third partying
understanding who the local players and alliances were, who they were already shooting, who they blued (in Syndicate especially), where they staged (even in Delve where everyone knows about 1DQ, it's good to know if there's a bad who rats/mines in a killable way in the same time and place)
who was forming or had a posted timer if that intel was available
I also made sure we were responsive to the kind of fleets FCs wanted to run, for example making sure we had bookmarks for jump bridge camping and knew which were the high traffic JBs. In addition, basic shit to prep a deployment like making sure corp bookmarks were sorted early. I created a pretty monstrous spreadsheet to track all this info and made sure it was opsec.
I also probably FCed the majority of gangs I've been on over the last 6 months due to the AUTZ thing.
12. Got any tears (griefing logs‚ instances оf scams, etc) to share?
Nothing really great to share, have suicide ganked a little over the years which comes with a lot of 'already replaced', 'didn't want that anyway', 'you're literally worse than Hitler and live in your mum's basement' etc and got some decent tears over the last few months in Delve. I do enjoy keeping pods permascrammed when someone dies to our gate camp and says anything along the lines of 'get it over with'. So yeah, definitely in favour of collecting tears but honestly nothing worth bragging about in this app.
13. What games other than Eve do you play? Feel free to lіnk your Steаm account if you feel comfortable doing ѕo.
I haven't played anything else since I started playing Eve again, but in my gap from 2013-2016 I primarily played Supreme Commander Forged Alliance. I dunno if I could go back to it properly though as I have probably become ridiculously shit compared to where I was and am too tryhard to enjoy it. Also have wanted to get into 4X space games like Stellaris but have never really had the chance. And I loved the original Mass Effect trilogy. RIP Mass Effect.
14. Do you poѕt on Eve-related websites (Reddit‚ FHC, Zulu, EN24/TMC cоmments sectіons)? If so, link your profile/post history.
Basically no, but here's my reddit profile: https://old.reddit.com/user/Kai_Lightfoot