From my admittedly limited knowledge, there’s little to no incentive for players to join up unless it’s for end-game PvE content (ie: incursions). I know PvP is huge in EvE, but one of the things I personally enjoy in MMOs is co-op. There’s plenty of group PvE content in other games - and I’m not saying one game is better than the other; this is not about making comparisons -, and for a noob without perfect skills and lots of ISK, much of the PvE content could be a lot better with friends and cooperation.
The incentive, unfortunately, is just not there. Everyone is doing their own thing solo unless it’s PvP or incursions (and there are some people doing these solo as well from what I’ve googled). This makes the whole gaming experience feel crushingly lonely, which beats the purpose of having other players around.
Do you guys have any suggestions where / how to find like-minded people interested in flying together for fun instead of for an ISK per hour metric or PvP “blobbing”?