I want to play MP with some guys. I have played maybe 4 or 5 games onlide. I am pretty mediocre. I work BEST when I am in a support role . . . (actually that is me generally). I am so jealous of you guys that know all of the ship moves and effects and no how to go in "where angels fear to tread." But I cannot think fast enough, and the zillion variables in Sins throws me off. For example, to auto-cast or not auto-cast?? I have seen the really good guide by grimmjew, but it is hard to practise some of those moves in single player, plus I am still a new with chatting ingame! I can never get that "to teammates" part only correct!!!
What I want is to be able to do is go into a lobby and sign up for "support" and KNOW that that is all that I have to do at the beginning, be it eco, resource or even culture support. Also, maybe I fist-fvc*ed myself because I only play one race: Advent Loyalists! I just really like them. And I like that the Titan's suppress ability is quite strong. I dunno. I have a feeling I am not the only one who is intimidated like this.
I also know it is kinda hard to pre-plan because the maps (and where you are) are random. So if someone like me gets stuck too close to the enemy, then I am hosed. I suspect that most on the "inside" of the conflict (with some buffer around them) automatically go into a support role.
I just really want to play and know my place . . . like a good citizen. I am intensely loyal and will fullfill my role until I die.
And yes, I know that most of this can be achieved if I just played more! I get that. But I don't have that kind of time. I may only get to play once or twice a week . . . less if I can bag me a hooker or some stripper comes home with me (which doesn't happen that often).