My ingame race names are either PaxConsortium or NomadWarriorSoul, usually the first though when playing TEC so far. I played mostly offline for a time while waiting for patches etc and have recently made the jump to multiplayer. I am no stranger to RTS / 4x games and am old enough to have started off writing my own games on a Tandy 1000 (basically a overglorified calculator lol!) over 22 years ago, so I've lived through most of the history of computer gaming and also played tons of board game strategies such as mechwarrior and starfleet battles.
So far since the patch I've managed to by combination of luck and skill win almost every game I've played.. which hasn't been many so it's not all it sounds like, but now that I've seen the average player in SoaSE I'm much more confident in my own ability to carry my own weight and coordinate/help my allies. I'm a team player first and would rather die alongside my ally than allow them to be overrun while I play simbase So perhaps I don't always follow the absolute best strategic logic but it's out of a sense of honour that I do such things.
If I sound like a good fit, I would be interested in discussing joining a group. Honestly though, I am reluctant to jump right into anything, I will ask I get to know and play with people from the group first to see how our personalities mesh, and then decide. If these are acceptable terms, perhaps we should talk...