I’m a long time veteran player with a history of struggles staying in the game (my SP reflects half my toon’s age). I’ve tried a bit of almost everything, but have usually gotten bored after a while.
I joined Defying Vision a few months ago looking for a more permanent solution in EVE. What attracted me was the emphasis on casual gameplay while also managing to play an important role in a successful nullsec alliance. In the past I’ve usually had to choose one or the other.
The best thing about DYVN is the people you play with. There’s no drama, the corp and the alliance are both run very well, and everyone cares about the success of the group enough that we can expect to get things done while still prioritizing a casual approach to gameplay. Ops are not mandatory, so if RL gets in the way of my game time it’s not a big deal. But participation is rewarding, and when gaming with a good group of folks you tend to care about more than just your own wallet anyway.
I beta tested EVE 15 years ago, and have played off and on since. Defying Vision is easily the best corp I’ve been in, both in terms of my having fun in the game and having meaningful goals to work toward. That and the drama-free, casual playing environment is what makes EVE fun for me.
If that sounds like you, you’ll like us. Everyone’s cool, even that Almwen guy.