2 Years, 7 Months, 16 Days
Its funny now, but believe it or not there was a time when people would criticize me for not being able to stay the course in Eve. Early in my Eve career I did jump around a bit, although the careful observer would notice trends in those moves that had more to do with Wars and opportunities for Wars in Null sec than anything else. What it all was is easy to explain, I was searching. Looking for a place to hang my hat, the perfect combination of friendships and opportunities. It wasn't until I found low-sec and those that fly there, that I realized an important truth. Sometimes, if you want a home, you have to build it yourself.
So I took everything I had learned, everything that I wanted a Corporation to be, and willed it into being. By sheer force of will Stay Frosty sprang into being over two and half years ago now. I suspected there would be other players that felt the same way I did about playing Eve, but at that time I had no idea there would be so many. Since we formed, hundreds and hundreds of players have passed thru our doors. Some have stayed the course and many have moved on to other adventures, but almost to a tee, they have all stayed within the family. It is not uncommon to bump into former Stay Frosty pilots in every region of space these days. And if you've just had a good fight with someone, look at their employment history, and more often than not you'll find a former Stay Frosty pilot.
Soon we discovered some players wanted to take the "Stay Frosty" approach into other play-styles and we formed an Alliance of like-minded Industry, Wormhole, PvE and other corporations. Each built around the same approach to the game. A larger family, interchangeable, sharing, growing, and vital. Truly A Band Apart.
Its funny now, but believe it or not there was a time when people would criticize me for not being able to avoid drama inside of Eve. There isn't any drama in ABA or in Stay Frosty, hasn't been since the last drama queen left the Corporation over two years ago. Thats because the "drama" was always from someone else. Oh sure, we have our Corp thieves from time to time. Or drama llamas that try to stir the pot. With a dedicated Open Recruitment policy these things are bound to happen. Just this weekend someone tried to troll the corporation by losing a Panther in HS to a war. It is impossible to troll us. It is impossible to hurt our killboard. It is impossible to steal enough to hurt us. We are Pirates and we laugh at you. That is what we do.
There is no drama because we do what we do. Because it is about people more than about politics. When someone comes to me and asks if they can try something, I always say yes. Want to be an FC? Go and FC. We'll try our best to help you. Want to invade Null? Ok, make it happen.
Individual Freedom is what we are all about. Alliance first, always have your friends back and always dare to try. No one will make fun of you for failing, or kick you for trying, or yell at you for taking chances. In fact, we support the bold.
There is a casual, friendly, exciting, play-when-you-want, do-what-you-want alternative inside of Eve. There is a place where you can try new things, find good fights, fly with friends, learn to PvP with the best, hardest, meanest, most fun loving Pirates. And our recruitment is ALWAYS OPEN. You put an app in and you get accepted.
The rest, as we say, is up to you.