Care Factor is a nullsec Alliance, which has lived for many years in and around the three solar systems that we have sovereignty over in the Providence region of Eve Online. We have a laid back culture, with a shared purpose to give our pilots a place to have fun building stuff, blowing up stuff, and defending Providence as part of the greater Provibloc coalition. Curatores Veritatis Alliance (CVA) leads the Provibloc coalition, of which Care Factor is a proud member along with many other Alliances that have agreed to all defend and share the space together.
Being a part of Provibloc allows us to provide our pilots with a home in our well-developed nullsec base of operations, and access to all the great benefits that come along with being part of the Provibloc coalition. With players of all ages, interests and experience with Eve, we're a mature organization that puts the player ahead of the game. We understand that not everyone can log in every day, and most importantly, that your time is your time, not ours. We generally don’t kick players for inactivity, rather we welcome them back when they decide to start playing again, because we value our friends above all. Many of us have known each other for years, though we are always looking for good people who want to join us in having a blast playing Eve Online. If you're interested, keep reading!
Well, first off we don't force anyone to play the game a certain way, unless absolutely necessary. We do strictly follow the Rules of Providence, and we adhere to the principles of NRDS (Not Red Don’t Shoot), which means that neutral pilots who have not commited acts of aggression against the Provibloc coalition are welcome to use our space and dock in our stations and citadels. On top of that, we simply ask that people be excellent to each other, both in the alliance and out, otherwise just relax and have fun playing the game. We don't have mandatory fleet ops, nor do we punish people for not participating. However, we do highly encourage people to join Alliance and coalition fleets, and that becomes especially important when we're under attack, as the only reason that we hold our three systems is because all of Provibloc comes together to help each other out in times of need. An attack on one is an attack on all! So, if you can be online and ready to go, it's very much appreciated that you help out during those times.
So that you set your expectations, we are not the kind of Alliance that has grand plans to expand. While we do want to have a healthy number of players to maintain our systems and fulfill our obligations to our friends and allies, we prefer quality over quantity, and don’t really have much of an ambition to turn the game into a second job, for you or for ourselves. While we understand that some people want to belong to a highly organized group that has aggressive plans to expand and take more space, which is totally a valid part of the Eve experience, that’s just not who we are.
We do just about everything there is to do in Eve Online. At the alliance level, we have a weekly PvP roam, and arrange other fleets from time to time, but most of the time, it's up to the individual corps to organize things, which they often do - Care Factor is more like a sandbox than many alliances in nullsec, in that we are here to provide you with a framework in which to enjoy the game however you see fit, rather than telling you what to do and how to do it.
All Care Factor pilots have the ability to organize their own fleets, join existing fleets, to try FCing, and there are almost always Provibloc coalition level fleets going on somewhere that you have access to. From the big CTA fleets where there might be 1000 people in system while we're defending our space, to fun frigate roams where everyone expects to die in a ball of fire, it's all available to you, and we encourage you to take advantage of all of it. And if you like mining, ratting, exploring or doing deadspace complexes, every system in Providence is open for you to use at all times, either solo, with other Care Factor members, or go out and have fun getting to know the other pilots that call Providence home. We tend to be pretty friendly with each other, and you're always welcome to join up with others who share your interests.
Care Factor leadership runs the alliance as efficiently as possible, and prefers that the vast majority of the wealth that comes with living in nullsec go to our corporations and pilots, rather than keeping it at the Alliance level. Of course, we keep a modest buffer for emergencies, otherwise we invest the rest in new infrastructure for our systems and providing a ship replacement program (SRP) for anyone who flies in coalition and alliance level fleets, and occasionally funding an Alliance level project. Beyond that, we want you to keep your ISK in your own wallet.
Though our Alliance directorship makes the decisions, we have an advisory council that is made up of veteran members of the alliance. All input is valued, and that results in the vast majority of our decisions being made with unanimous consent. If there are any disagreements that we cannot solve, then our Alliance CEO Cheebafett has the ultimate say so, but the Alliance directors are given a lot of leeway in the day to day running of the alliance. If a pilot has a concern or needs help with something, please don't feel afraid to ask! That's what we're here for.
If that sounds good to you, then you or your corp are probably a great fit with Care Factor, and we’d be very interested in talking with you. Please join the Care Factor Diplo channel in game, and mail the characters listed in the Message of the Day at the top of the channel if no one is available just then. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
Fly safe or dangerously, whichever you prefer, but most of all, have a lot of fun doing it! We hope to hear from you soon.