Stay Frosty. 270 Pilots. Born 3 Years and 8 Months ago. 55% Solo and 45% Small Gang. 75,000+ Ships exploded. 3.02t in Lootz recovered. Member of A Band Apart Alliance for 2 Years and 9 Months. Aggressively Active. Can appear anywhere at anytime.
Those are some stats. But they are just numbers. And numbers only tell a certain side of a certain story. We are our numbers, but we are also so much more. You don't become the largest Pirate Corporation in New Eden just from numbers. So what is it about Stay Frosty that makes us unique in Eve?
I had a dream. More of an ideal really. And the success of Stay Frosty stems directly from the fact that I established that ideal environment and have never ever wavered from it. It isn't for everyone this dream. In some cases it makes no sense whatsoever. But it is the same now as it was almost 4 years ago. It has not changed, adapted, or evolved over time. And I remain as dedicated to it now as I did then.
Its simple really. And its all about Freedom and Honor. The Freedom to suck, to be terrible, to derp, to challenge yourself, to succeed on your own merits, to fly whatever you want, or whatever you can afford, to take on impossible fights, to lose everything, to gain confidence, to become the best version of you that you can - all without judgement. Freedom means that your fellow pilots will support you, help you, fly with you if you want, and do dumbs things by your side - but they will never, ever judge you. Freedom means your killboard can be as red as it needs to be. And no one is getting kicked for it. Or admonished.
Now freedom is important, but it would be chaos without the next part of the recipe - Honor. Honor is based on the Pirate Code, the idea that good fights are the goal of every pilot. That a fight well-played is a fight worth taking every single time. In all cases, in every situation, your word is more important than anything. That your mates can count on you no matter what. And that those in local can expect something from you, just because you are a Stay Frosty pilot. Honor is the most powerful weapon in all of Eve. And true Freedom springs from Honor.
Some people make the mistake of thinking Honor means that we don't do everything we can to win. That is not true. This is, after all, Pirate Honor we are talking about. Being true to your Pirate nature, never lying to your friends, having each others backs, doing whatever it takes to have fun and enjoy your time in Eve.
Because, at the end of the day, that is what is truly special about Stay Frosty. We play to have fun. To fly spaceships in space. To Pew Pew and find the good fights. To test ourselves against the universe. To find out what we are made of. To test our own mettle. To stand together, or alone, and find out if we have it.
Some pilots thrive. Some do not. But all of them become a part of our family of friends.
That is why Stay Frosty continues. And why it will always continue. And if that sounds like the kind of Eve experience you've been looking for, young, old, experienced or not, then maybe think about joining up and finding out how much fun it can be to play this game. Because we're having fun. Every single day.
And the best part? Our doors are always open. You apply, you get in. I'm a firm believer in the sink or swim ethos that has served us well since day one.
If you want to talk join our in-game channels EVEOGANDA and/or The Frosty Hammer. And if Pirating isn't your thing A Band Apart has other great Corporations that each cater to a different playstyle all built on the same core values as Stay Frosty. Wormholes, Industry, Missions, Training, and much, much more. Check them out and I'm sure you can find your own place.
Onward and upward.