I've joined a fleet (clan) called Brown Coats, after Firefly of course.
Check us out here:
and you can sign up here:
as well as in the forums posted above.
I don't normally do the clan/guild thing but the Brown Coats seem to have a philosophy similar to what I see myself as doing in game so I went for it. Easy enough to back out later obviously. What I like is they are setting it up as a group of Independent Captains without any real structure or rules and such. I like that. Don't know if I'll go the citizen route or not. One of the guys actually bought the Corvette and the plan is to use that as a base of operations, safe place to dock, refuel and the like. Then get a space station later if that's possible in the game.
The basic tennets are thus:
Who are the Brown Coats? Why we are just Big Damn Heroes. Or not…Sometimes we might not be carrying the most legal of cargo, but we actively seek to ensure we are not hurting plain simple folks. We won’t traffic in human slavery, nor harmful drugs. (..) Brown Coats will also be explorers, traders, couriers and white hats riding to the rescue of those in need or suffering depredations of pirates.