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      Application Template   01/26/20

      Your application is only visible to current members of Hard Knocks. It is not visible to the general public, or other applicants. Part 1 - A general guide.
      Review our requirements for joining HERE When you've read and understood this please do the following: 1.  Please make sure you add ALL of your characters on our corp SEAT using THIS LINK from all your accounts, even the ones you are not applying with. The number one cause for delayed applications is people not adding all their characters to our SEAT. 2. Create a new thread IN THIS FORUM SECTION using the EXACT in-game name of your main character and paste part 2 (the questions) into that thread. 3. Answer all questions as and when asked. Keep in mind this is your first impression with most members of Hard Knocks, taking a couple of extra minutes to spell check, grammar check, and properly format your application makes a better impression on us. Paste as plain text - Sometimes forums gives text a weird background Part 2 - The application form. Section A - General info
      1. How old are you? 2. Where do you live and what languages do you speak? 3. Which time zone sees the most of your playing time and typically how long are your playing sessions? 4. Please list all characters that you are applying with. State how long you have owned each character if purchased. Section B - The Eve Online Experience 1. Overview:     a. Why are you leaving your current corporation or alliance and why do you want to join Hard Knocks over another wormhole group?     b. Have you lived in wormholes for any extended period of time previously? If so, give us a brief overview of your experience with it.     c. How do you plan to make ISK while living in w-space without corporate-organized PvE? 2. Ships & Fits:     a. Link a fit that you enjoy flying. Briefly describe its role, and its strengths & limitations.     b. Link a fit that you created yourself. Briefly describle its role, and explain any important fitting decisions that you made.     c. Link the lossmail that you would say embarrasses you the most and explain to us why it happened. Could a different fit have helped you in this situation? How have you improved as a player from it? 3. Scenarios:     a. You are the first person to jump through a new static wormhole and see capitals and sleeper wrecks on d-scan. What do you do?     b. Describe how you pilot a sabre while solo tackling a carrier in nullsec. How would you do this differently if hostile subcaps warped on grid to kill you? What modules would you prioritize and how to keep yourself alive and the carrier tackled as long as possible?
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Well lads, I finally did it.  It's been a long trek since I posted my glum farewell nearly three years ago. The familiar faces that were around then may remember that, at the time, I was killing it as an autist in EVE while my RL was tanking just as hard.  It seemed doubtful that I'd successfully finish the grad program I was in.  Well, I finally got my act together and recently passed my defense, making me a Ph.D. in physics.   :D     

There's not a week that's gone by where I haven't recalled the great times with HK in this otherwise shitty game.  For better or worse, it's unlikely I'll ever make a reappearance in EVE.  Even if I retained my accounts, the burdens of life have become too consuming and it's hard to dismiss this game's negative effects on it.  Still, playing with the boys was one of my greatest pleasures and I don't expect I'll experience such camaraderie again.  I hope everyone, both old and new, is doing well and living the dream


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Sadly I came after your time, but godbless some of the nights shit talking with you on Tweetfleet as I got started in wspace. 

As for not returning, it's probably the best course of action. Even ignoring the effects this addiction has on our lives, the game is in the worst state in most likely ever. As evidenced by our zkill these days; as well as basically any other high skill group, it's utter fucking dogshit and most of us are either quitting or taking severely extended AFK breaks 😬

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Congrats Dr. Tikki!   I'm glad you used your brain to finish the degree.  Jump on comms sometime, or come play a different game!!!  You and @foedus_latro were big loss to my content!  And you and Greenco helped all of us become filthy rich!  Hope everything in life is treating you well, thanks for the update!

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Dr Tikk glad you are well.

You are right there is nothing like gaming with the boys, you missed a hell of a time with TDSN and that aftermath. Revenge evicting the most incompetent "frigate coalition" and just bullying TDSN into the ground was some of the best times in this game.

You should come and say hello and play some other games with us! We are playing alot of Squad if you are into shooters and team play.


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Dr. Tikki I am so very happy for you.  Holy hell it isn't easy what you accomplished.  You're truly one of the best folks I ever met playing this game and as sad as I was hearing you were stepping away from eve I knew it was for the best.  As miserable as working toward a PhD could sometimes be, I hope you can look back on it in fondness down the road.  Good fuckin work Dr......


.......now get your ass in gear and start publishing 

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