New people, if you want to learn to fight, give arena a shot.
I know there's obviously mixed debate about this, but I find that the more you're being exposed to fighting the better you're going to get at it. Many of you may be in the current mindset that when you see someone you literally freak out, in order to calm your nerves you simply need to get your ass kicked many times to the point of not caring any more. I highly suggest any and all new people to set down their mortars and come give arena a shot, you may even like it. Sure, you'll get destroyed for a few months but that's what makes you good. You aren't learning if you aren't dying.