I've been in EVE for quite some time now, and I'm looking for something more. I've been PVP/PVE/Mining for years, and it seems that every time I join a corp I am either driven out or it is driven apart by the drama and BS which Agony seems to loathe as much as I do. After watching the Agony mailing list, reading the extensive information on the wiki(thanks for that, it's a great read), and planning on attending several classes which end up conflicting with my schedule :@ , I thought I'd just buckle down and do something about it.
AU looks like an awesome group of pilots and I think I'd really like flying with you all and getting tons of experience. My overall question is, how firm is the PVP-Basic requirement? I have every intention of taking one of these classes, and I really had my eye set on next Wed's class, but again I missed the registration deadline before it filled up. I have an alarm set to apply for the Jul 11th class this sat when enrollment opens, and I'm keeping my fingers, toes, and wires in my pod crossed(explains a lot, right? %-6 ) on that one.
This PVP-Basic requirement is the only thing on the application form I don't have 100% confidence in, and otherwise I think I'd make a worthwhile addition to AU. I'm in no way an expert PVPer and would very much LIKE to take the class, all requirements aside.
Would it be ok to submit an application with the plan of taking a near-future PVP Basic class, or should I wait until I've actually got that under my belt? Beyond that, is there someone I can talk to in the ranks to maybe arrange tagging along on another gang in the meantime, to get a feel for the crew and how things work?
Thanks in advance, !lol