Over the years I’ve played eve in various places around new eden and for me main thing was trying to be part of a group as this is an MMO and not single player game.
But each time was a failure…
Back when I started I joined the usual “Newbie friendly we invite anyone” guild which was nice but ridiculous as everyone was spread all over the place without central area. which meant during war decs we were easy prey.
Then I’ve tried some indy, back when mining barges were a thing and used yield not time to measure cycle. It was nice group with station and all but each time there was a war dec we were told to stay in station > it is a game after all and spining in doc is not my choice of fun.
Tried some Faction Warfare with frigates, joined first a gallente corp which was very nice but the meta game of flipping systems, running from battle all the time and overall weird doctorins made me move forward.
Tried some Caldari FW corp… oh boy… what a desolated space… I jumped around like 20-30 systems in circle until I’ve find someone willing to fight me - one sided in his favor but still better then spinning in station.
Decided to try the Empire Life, Joined at some point to two opposing factions in null. I will not state names but overall I had to use 2 monitors and 3-4 applications beside the game itself just to run all the communication software, intel channels and more. It felt like I’m some kind of operator at a phone company or something with 2 million wires in front of me. Worst part was null felt really boring - I’ve got more pew pew in highsec.
most of null that I’ve experienced was people doing PVE and once there was neut on local everyone docked until he left. once a day t most I’ve seen some fleet action but minor things like “escort the titan” or roam in firgates into low sec for shenanigans.
Null also was very hard on the logistics, it was very hard to get anything and I had to schedule a delivery from my non corp alt in highsec. In the end I felt like I’m working hard and doing nothing at the same time so I decided that empire null is not for me.
I thought maybe try Wormhole space but seems I’ll need to practice scanning first and read a bit. About living in lowsec it seems counter productive I don’t see the appeal.
Can you give me some guidance or advice how to get involved with decent corporations playing for fun and not sitting all day in station?