It’s been a while since we’ve posted about the military and veteran community we have in Eve.
It’s called “Best of Us”, the name is meant to reflect the notion that we potentially lose people who could have been the best of us to a disproportionate suicide rate among our community.
The idea is to build a strong military and veteran community that can reinforce peoples social support networks. By having a group of people with shared experience it can be a lot easier to find help for problems you might be facing. We have been active since about November of 2014 so going on 4.5 years now. We welcome active military and veterans from all over the world. It’s been a really great experience meeting people from all over the globe no matter the distance we usually find we have a lot in common. It’s been really good to cut through the in-game meta we welcome people from all over New Eden.
The last time this “we exist” post was shared here, we had some great aspirations in what Best of Us could accomplish in-game as a community. We encourage everyone reading this post to share it with your corporation in the hopes we can reach as many Veterans and Military as possible. Having a strong social network can be life changing to someone facing problems in any aspect of their life.
We have met and surpassed many of those goals and are excited to see what is in store next for us. Going forward we are planning on refreshing our “NPSI” Fleet Community, growing our user base, and trying our best at refining the very best EVE Online Veterans Community regardless if “EVE is Dying” this week on here or not. If you would be willing to help out in our NPSI section, please give myself (Alchemist8), J McClain, or Orion Sa-Solo an eve mail in-game or stop by the channel.
Come check out the channel in-game - Best of Us (we have channel mods to slay drama lamas and trolls easy peezy)
We are now a partnered Discord Server! We are mostly active on Discord. Come check us out over there @ https://discord.gg/bestofus
Our Facebook group has been pretty outstanding as well- https://www.facebook.com/groups/883223095094514/
It’s been a really great experience meeting other Vets from around the world at Eve meets and on fleets as well as in channel. Big thanks to the Eve community for being awesome hopefully we can get bigger and better and have more to offer down the line. The struggle is letting people know we’re here so if you know some friends who are active duty or veterans let them know about us, it may just have a really good impact on their day to day or game play experience. The positive impact we’ve had so far has been truly humbling.
o7 Space friends