Public:Orientation Guide - First 24 Hours
|New Member Orientation Guide|
Hello and Welcome to Signal Cartel!
The Signal Cartel New Member Orientation Guide is designed to help you get started on your journey as a “Signaleer”, our affectionate name for a Signal Cartel capsuleer. It will also provide critical information on our policies, communication channels, apps, services, and divisions within the corp. If you are new to EVE, we have a number of resources available to help you develop the skills and knowledge to successfully explore New Eden. We regularly run a number of classes on many aspects of EVE that are designed for new and experienced pilots alike.
Please note that Signal Cartel utilizes EVE Online to verify your identity and corp membership. For possibly the first 24 hours after you join us, you may be unable to access our non-public/protected corp systems and assets. Read below for more info regarding this topic.
- 1 The Credo
- 2 Wars
- 3 Your First 24 Hours
- 4 Who Is Who
- 4.1 Katia Sae: Signal Cartel CEO
- 4.2 Aldar Roanaok: Signal Cartel COO and Recruitment Manager
- 4.3 Johnny Splunk: EvE-Scout Enclave Executor, Head Diplomat, Signal Cartel Co-Founder, Thera Scanning
- 4.4 Tamayo: Anoikis Division (AD)
- 4.5 Asa Kansene: Central Services (CS)
- 4.6 A Dead Parrot and Sky Diamond: Engineering Division (ENG)
- 4.7 Captain Crinkle: EvE-Scout Rescue (ESR)
- 4.8 Katherine Skysong and Xavec: Fleet Operations Division (FOD)
- 4.9 Xalyar: Signal Cartel Academy (SCA)
- 4.10 Null Flare: Splunkworks (SW)
- 4.11 Vladimir Korff: New Player Experience (NPE) and Special Projects
- 5 Next Step
From the minute you joined Signal Cartel, our Credo is not an abstract idea anymore. Every action of a Signaleer is expected to be compliant with the Credo.
Some Credo statements, such as prohibition of “initiating aggression on other players’ ships, pods, or deployed structures,” are unambiguous, and there is no excuse to breach such requirements. Others describe concepts and ideals that may be subject to interpretation. For example, the meaning of neutrality has been a topic of some robust debates within the corporation. A Credo-compliant course of action may not be obvious in every situation; Signaleers are expected to use their best judgement and, if in doubt, discuss the options with experienced corp mates and management.
In addition to the Credo, Signal Cartel has a number of policies which corp members must know and follow. You will get access to all policies within 24 hours of joining the corp (more on this topic below) but for now please take note of our Family-Friendly Comms and Kill Reporting Policies.
Family-Friendly Comms Policy
Signal Cartel has a family-friendly rule for all in- and out-of-game communication channels and platforms. This policy extends to character biographies and character names. Many of our members have children or early teens who may be watching or listening to them play. We therefore do not tolerate toxic, vulgar, hateful, mean-spirited, or foul-natured conduct or language. We also do not tolerate drama or rabble-rousing. The one thing we hear most often from departing or returning members is that “this is the nicest corp and group of people I’ve ever met in a game” and that is exactly how we aim to keep it. If a member violates our rules of conduct and ignores requests to stop, they will simply be kicked from the corp and banned from returning.
Kill Reporting Policy
Signal Cartel members are responsible for reporting their kills (NOT their losses, unless it is a loss to CONCORD for a criminal act) to the CEO with an appropriate explanation.
- Kills by a Signal Cartel member must be reported by that member, even if the kill is of another corp member as a result of, for example, a consensual training activity.
- Any kill which lists multiple Signal Cartel members is to be reported by the FC (if it happens as part of a fleet) or the top damage dealer (if there is no FC present).
- Kills must be reported within 48 hours of their appearance on the killboard, the sooner the better.
- Report kills in an EVEmail to the Signal Cartel CEO.
- Be sure to include a link to the individual kill on our KILLBOARD (not the in-game kill report, which can't be seen when not logged in).
- Include the relevant portion of your combat log. These can be found under "Documents > EVE > logs > Gamelogs" and are named with date and time. It is recommended that you upload the full log to a site like pastebin.com and send the URL of the report in your email to Leadership. You MUST include the combat log when reporting any kill.
Killboard Timing Shenanigans
One thing to keep in mind about killboards is that when a ship is destroyed, any pilot who has aggressed that ship in the same system within a certain window of time (about 5 minutes) will be included on the kill report.
This means that if you take aggressive action toward a ship but don't destroy it, you still need to keep an eye on the killboard for about an hour to see if that pilot was killed within a time frame that ends up putting you on their killmail.
Signal Cartel does not declare wars, but wars are often declared against us by other corporations and alliances. While we are at war, members of the aggressor corporation may freely attack Signaleers in hi-security (hi-sec) space. If the corporation is already at war when you joined Signal Cartel, you will not receive any notification but the top-left corner of your game client screen will contain this symbol:
While we are at war, extra caution is recommended while navigating hi-sec. Here are some tips which will increase your chance of survival:
- Avoid trade hubs (Jita, Amarr, Dodixie, Hek, Rens) and 0.5-0.6 choke point systems along the popular routes which lead to them (Uedama, Sivala).
- Use SCRAMS, the free Signal Cartel Relocation And Moving Service for new Signaleers, to safely move your stuff to one of the corporation bases in hi-sec.
- Use Carrier Logistics to sell your loot without having to haul it to a trade hub.
Your First 24 Hours
Many out-of-game tools and communication channels used by Signal Cartel are available to corp members only. They rely on EVE to verify your identity and corp membership. Due to the way that EVE updates your information, you may find that you are unable to access our out-of-game systems until the next EVE downtime. This could take up to 24 hours, depending on the time you joined the corp. This is entirely normal and does not mean that your application has been rejected or that there is a problem with your membership invite. However, if you are still having trouble accessing the EvE-Scout Forums 24 hours after joining, first try logging out of the forums and then logging back in. If that doesn't solve the issue, reach out to Johnny Splunk, the forums administrator, on Discord.
Despite temporarily not being able to access certain out-of-game corp assets within the first 24 hours of joining Signal Cartel, there are still a number of things you can do during this waiting period.
Here are some suggestions:
- Enable the “Auto Reject Dueling Invitations” setting to prevent inadvertent Credo violations, as participating in duels will be viewed as directly seeking PVP.
- Train Anchoring skill to level 1. This is an essential skill for Signaleers who wish to participate in EvE-Scout Rescue Cache program as it is required to sow a replacement rescue cache. Training Anchoring to 1 will take you just under half an hour.
- Connect to our shared Thera and ESR (EvE-Scout Rescue) bookmarks. They can be found in Alliance and Corp in-game chat channels, respectively.
- Install Google Chrome browser. Signal Cartel uses a number of out-of-game tools, such as our co-pilot, Allison. These typically work in various browsers, but our Engineering team officially supports only Chrome.
- Contact SCRAMS manager, Xavec, to organise relocation of your stuff to one of the corp bases in Zoohen, Gelhan or Saisio.
If you have any questions or need help, please post to Alliance chat channel (we do not use Corp channel) or the public channel of our Discord server - there will be a number of members willing to help. Even if you don’t have any questions or issues, feel free to just say hello. We’re very happy to meet you!
Who Is Who
There are a number of key personnel within Signal Cartel who you will encounter on a regular basis. These individuals are responsible for the various programs and initiatives within Signal Cartel and are always willing to answer any questions you may have.
Important: As soon as you gain access to the protected areas of this wiki and the corp forums, you must read the next section of the Orientation Guide and complete the mandatory tasks within their stipulated timeframes.