This month topic is brought to us by L'Dene Bean of Nitpickin's who asks: Why, and how did you pick your corporation? Is your loyalty solid or just until a better placed organization "recruits" you. The shorter version: Who holds your Unshakable Fealty and why?
I typically do not participate in the blog banter because I am usually too lazy but this was a really interesting question to me.
When I first started my EvE career there were thousands of choices in corporations, and I had absolutely no clue about any of them except that I was "supposed" to join a corp as a part of the game. It was certainly difficult to find a corp that I liked but in the end I settled on an extremely small group who had an awesome name and were very kind to the n00b that I was. I spent a while in that corp phasing in and out of EvE until I eventually decided I liked the game enough to really commit to it. I then found Aurelius Federation after a truly exhaustive search and made friends in Providence that I still speak with today.
After the fall of Providence we tried to prosper elsewhere but attrition and constant alliance "stuff" eventually took it's toll and we shut our doors (for now at least). I spent some time wondering but have since followed some corpmates to a new home which is also a friendly atmosphere for playing EvE as I see fit.
At the moment I am on opposing sides with some old friends but that is becoming part of the fun.