Just out of curiosity, where are you from? You've made reference to being from a rough place a few times, like with this: "Death, mutilation, I've seen quite a bit of that where I come from anyway, and it just does not work like that anymore in the modern Western world."
My words on this place, as an early member of the site:
To be honest, I was skeptical. Parris told me this place was good for people who enjoyed spacebattles but found spacebattles to be too strict or stern.
I as not sure how to feel on that. I knew Spacebattles was strict, but I didn't think about it as horribly strict. It was mostly just pretty radically SJW, which was my biggest problem.
I did join, but I decided to more so lurk around. I didn't know whether I'd fit in here. But after a while, this place did become more and more enjoyable, so I started (And still am) reccomending this website for those who enjoy Spacebattles.
My only real hope? Don't have Veles here. That's it!