Thank you for doing this interview StarFleetCommander. Explain why you chose the name, StarFleetCommander?
I chose the name StarFleetCommander because the day I made this account, I had just watched the New Star Trek (2009), so I guess I just thought of the film.
Your corp title is ‘Dave Ja Vu (SUNFLOWER)’ …explain.
Well the SUNFLOWER part was because all of the V0lta members are in a wassapp group and I guess we were talking about something and my name came up, but the app auto corrected it to “sunflower,” so it just stuck lol. DAve Ja Vu is because my name in David IRL, so I guess Dave Ja Vu is fitting :).
How long have you been playing EVE?
I started to play in 2009, but really got into pvp late in 2011 when I joined V0lta. Before, I was only in wormhole PVE corps and the guys I was with at the time tried to avoid pvp, but I was very curious and I got some kills here and there. So all in all about 6-7 years.
Tell us about your first experience playing EVE.
My first experience playing EVE was in like 2006-07 when I joined HYDRA and was just a kid. I was trolled out of the game cause I was just a kid 🙂 and EVE was such much harder back then.
What advice would you give to a newbie just starting out EVE?
Get involved into a corp that is active and wants to do things. Be active yourself, it’s the only way you will learn; go out and die a few times and from that you will get better hopefully.
Have you always flown in null sec, or have you tried other parts of the game? (if you’ve tried other parts, discuss that a bit)
I’ve done most things. I’ve lived in every sec of the game from LOW/HI to NULL and Wormholes. At the start of this TRI MK4, we lived in Pure Blind, then went to low sec. I do love the nomadic like style, not really enjoy being in one place too long. I like fighting different people. Back in the day in Verge of Collapse, we used to fight people all over EVE. So all in all, I’ve pretty much lived everywhere.
How much of that time has been within Triumvirate? And, what other alliances have you been a part of?
The last two years have been with the current TRI. Before that was Verge Of Collapse, a Wormhole alliance that lived in a C5, but primarily pvped in null sec. This was by far my most fun time in EVE during the time VoC was alive. Before that, it was occupational Hazzard, a large Merc alliance ( around 1500 members)- where we spent most of our time fighting GOONS and taking other contracts. For example we took a contract to help -A- evict RA.
Discuss some of your most memorable moments within Triumvirate, and outside of Triumvirate.
In this TRI, its was at the beginning the FADE campaign in the north, during this time GOONS were on deployment down south so we was fighting the likes of TNT,Co2,SMA,RAzor,fcon. It was great fun and there was so many kills to be had. But out side of Tri, the entire of VOC was awesome living in whs and poping our heads out only to dominate everyone.
How long have you been an FC? How did you get started FCing?
I’ve been Fcing for about 3-4 years. I started to FC by being Wargods secondary FC and learning from him and watching him.
What advice would you have for a new FC?
Watch and learn a good FC.
What is your favorite fleet comp to FC?
Hmm this is hard. I really enjoy Teir 3 nados, but ofc ISHTARZZZZZZZZZ!!!!
Are you looking forward to ‘fozzi-sov’? How do you think it will impact the alliance?
Fozzie I think might be headache for both the attacker and defender. It’s going to make holding sov annoying. It wont impact large coalitions with a lot of alliances.
Tell us a bit about your corporation, Volta, and your roll within your corporation.
V0lta is corp with A LOT of old characters from the 1st TRI. It’s a mix of PL, Hydra, NC and others but generally a group of people that stick together no matter where they go. We all hang out on team speak even if we are in other alliances.
My role at the moment is kinda leading the corp.
What does Volta look for in a potential recruit?
If you want to join you have to have a decent KB and history. If you have a vouch it makes it easier to get in.
If someone wants to join your corp, what is the process?
App on the forums, mail me or endo and we will interview you.
What is your most embarrassing killmail/story?
When I was a young player I killed a Caldari Navy Raven, which had loads of faction loot. It was in low sec so I was flagged. I picked up the loot and jumped to high sec and the police killed me and I lost all the loot. No kill mail was generated as no player got on the mail 🙂
How many Alliance Tournaments have you been a part of?
Three so far, soon to be four.
What have you enjoyed most about doing the tourneys?
The pvp in the tournament is completely different to TQ pvp; you have to think of everyone’s angle and every ship. Each ship is as important to the next one, be it a merlin or a vindicator, they all have roles and are both important.
How do you think TRI will do in the upcoming tourney?
I hope to win 😛
Please link any blogs, kill-boards, or videos that you’d like to share.
Word Association! First word that comes to mind when I say:
CCP – Fozzie
Monocle – Wargod
Boobs– Shalee (SFC: Wow where did that come from?) (Shalee: Literally every fleet Ive been on? lol)
EVE Related Celebrity: I have a few, Garmon,fozzie,rise,elise,bluemelon and a few more and of wargod and supertwinkey69
Ways to make isk: AT winnings :), renting BPO’s
Ammo: RF EMP
Corpse: CCP RISE
Star System: X-7o
Movie: Star wars
Song To Fly To: ACDC Highway to hell
Thank you for the interview!