KarmaFleet has no skillpoint requirement and accepts Alpha (free-to-play) as well as Omega (subscribed with PLEX or payment) pilots.
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There is no in-game application for KarmaFleet; upon acceptance, you will be directly invited to join. In the meantime while your application is being processed, you can apply to join KarmaFleet University in-game. KarmaFleet University is an instant-invite corporation primarily operating in HiSec with no background check. Beats sitting around in an NPC corp or worse.
Please note that KarmaFleet University does not have positive standings to The Imperium. KFU membership does not grant access to external services or our forums and KFU members in Imperium space will be treated as hostile.
Do not biomass characters during the application process! This just makes the recruitment team wonder what you're hiding on those characters. Don't do it.
Your application status may change a few times during the process.
Please do not ask how long your application will take to process. There is no estimated time as there are too many factors that may impact this. For more information on the subject, please see this helpful video.
Congratulations! You followed instructions! Depending on where you are, it may be a good idea to start heading out of empire space and toward Delve before accepting your in-game invitation. As soon as you join a corporation, you inherit all of their (and their associated alliance's) war declarations, making HiSec into a more dangerous place. Speak up in the Public Karma channel if you'd like some specific guidance on how to get to where we live -- depending on where you're coming in from, there may be some shortcuts you can take along the way.
If you have any items you would like to have brought down by our jump freighter service, move them to the trade hub stations of Jita Planet IV, Moon 4 Caldari Navy Assembly Plant or Amarr VIII (Oris) Emperor Family Academy. Additional details on the newbie shipping offer can be found on the Imperial Transcontinental Logistics S-Mart thread.
Deathcloning (remotely setting your home to our staging structure) is one option -- you can only remotely set your home once per year but it will save you the trip. You'll need to accept the invite prior to deathcloning to staging; ask in corp chat for the specific structure.
If you choose to travel down to our space, fly something fast and preferably immune to warp disruption bubbles. Each empire has a nullified (bubble immune) interceptor but a T1 frigate with an align time under 2 seconds and a 5MN microwarpdrive will work if you're careful. Shuttles are vulnerable to bubbles and may not survive the nullsec portions of the trip. Smartbombers are another hazard to keep an eye out for; to mitigate this risk, warp to planets or other celestials between gates so you warp to the destination gate from unexpected angle.
At the edge of empire space closest to us, dock up and accept your in-game invitation. This is also a good opportunity to log out and back in so you will refresh your standings and see our friends as friendly. You may also choose to set the structure as your home just in case you run into an unfriendly gatecamp along the way -- this will save you from having to restart the trip from your previous home.
When you accept your invitation, you will also receive an automatic EVEMail welcoming you to KarmaFleet with some additional advice and instructions. Take the opportunity to read it over as it may answer questions you didn't realize you even had.
Upon arrival and docking in our staging structure, be sure to set it as your new home by right-clicking the name of the structure in the top left. Join our new player help channel "Little_bees" in-game and start asking questions while you get oriented to Life In GoonSwarm.