This large text wall might be too much for a question, but it is a genuine one, please help and comment if you have the time and patience to go through my rant.
TL;DR: one-month old player choosing corp, should I go for smaller corps or big alliances newbie corps? Also, how did you veterans out there cope with the learning curve of the game?
Hello, a bit info about me and what this thread is about:
I am a new player who started this game only about a month ago, with a few drunk nights and a few hundred bucks in, I am sitting with 10M SP, and the ability to do some T1E abyssal sites and a decent salvaging side job for the corp mission fleet.
I have contacted 3 of the active recruitment officers in this forum and even joined a corp but left a few days ago, so officers if you recognize my name and notice this thread, please forgive me, I have no issue against the organization that you are running, it is solely my own problem.
Now questions, there are so many corps to choose from, and so many of them promise great aspects of their corp and activities that they can provide, and for a new player, I wanted to try things out, I am most definitely interested in the PVP aspect of the game, primarily fleet against fleet, because I only need to anchor at FC then follow instructions, but not that “wait here for 5 hours before we engage” followed by “insta blown up after landing because of smartbombs or whatever” kind of PVP. So in this circumstance, should I go for a smaller corp with active PVP fleet action, or go for large corporations like BRAVE and TEST, I have heard so many people said something along the lines of “go be in a smaller corp you will have more fun”, but what if I want to be a piece of something much more greater than me, to be like a small chesspiece on this huge chessboard, a little rifleman in this huge battlefield?
In sandbox games I have played before EVE, I quitted mostly because I was too focused on getting currency, gold/silver/isk. and failing to achieve those goals, I felt heartbroken then quitted. How did you veterans out there cope with this fact that it would take a new player a year or two to make decent ingame currency and start small? I went through loads of Youtube videos on how to make ISK, how to run missions and abyssals, but nearly all of them need about a year training time to get decent, how did you guys do it?
Then I proceed to this existential crisis mindset, where I tell myself that nothing matters, “if you cannot do this efficiently enough you would be better off just not doing this”, in the recent days I would just hop on game and look at the ship tree for 5 hours straight, sighing at the ships that I cannot fly, which is messed up because you play games for fun, but playing games have made me more depressed than ever.
Glad if you finished reading through my thoughts, I hope my words will not impose any form of negativity on you, hope you have a great day or night, and fly dangerous o7.