I totaly agree with everything you say Ruthless,it may be an over used phrase but it is" better to play and lose than not play at all."
If you win an mp game game,,great enjoy the moment.
If you lose a game so what? you wont get laughed at when you walk down the street,and any banter that goes on in here is just that..banter-a bit of fun
For someone new to mp there are 2 drawbacks,and i'm speaking from experience here,
1: sorting out your ports and firewalls,i've seen loads of people get totaly frustrated and just give up,because they cannot get them configured correctly.
There are loads of hints,tips and guides here on our website, take a look,( maybe thunder can put then all in one place .....cough,cough )
2 Getting completly stuffed in 20 turns by a vet player can put some people off but dont let it,keep coming back for more and bite thier ankles like a jack russell!! you'll get there ,or at least give then a good run for there money.
More than that..you'll enjoy the challange
and one day you will beat them
trust me every dog has his day!!
As ruthless says this botf fest has no pressure its just for fun.so if you'd like to play an mp game don't be shy come to wz and have a chat and get started.
You'll love it