I don't think of myself as a veteran player. In fact, I think of myself as a relatively new player. This is reinforced when people ask me how long have I been playing. I tell them and they go, "Oh" in a shocked and somewhat horrified way. As if it is going to rub off on them and delete skill points. I hate that I sometimes feel ashamed. "I'm sorry that I just broke fifty million skill /csczzpoints. Please don't make me at the children's table."
As part of the conversation in my chatroom I commented that I didn't come to Eve for PvP. Because of that, I also find it amusing that I wound up in a PvP focused environment. I came to Eve to build spaceships and become space rich. Everything else kind of happened. It is one reason I find the player made stories of Eve fascinating. What we think, want, and plan does not sync up with the reality of what happens.
I don't know where I'd be without the core of people that helped me at the start of this game. Mining? Quitting? In another corp? In almost the exact same place?
Still, nothing is static and as I've stepped down from corporation Diplomancer and spun up my time in the CSM the corporation has gone through some changes as well. Altaen has recently been promoted to 7-2's CEO position. DP and Titus have a lot of life going on. Instead of just vanishing into the mist they've handed over the corporation. Things are the same but changed. We've lost a lot of people to inactivity over the winter and into the spring. Some is life, job, relationships, and burnout. It is one side effect of having a corporation full of veteran players.
And such it is time to open recruitment again. I find it to be a super fun time. New people motivate and invigorate a corporation. Plus, I need people to keep me company. Hence, I announce when we are recruiting although I am not a recruiter myself. I support solo play but I admit, my flavor of Eve is best seasoned with a good corporation.
Interested in 7-2? Want to stalk one of our members? Do you need to a serious, Ishtar withdrawal program to remind you what turrets are like? (We've had to set one up for our own membership. It starts with navy Vexors and works its way down.) You don't have to write your application in poetry, essay, and hiku as I did. But, for those interested come visit our recruitment thread.