I don't suppose it's critical to be on a team, but there are certain advantages. I enjoy playing the team games and testing myself against people whose skill levels I am familiar with- it also creates a kinship and camaraderie with people from different backgrounds and cultures.|
I love being on the team that I am and wouldn't consider going solo as an personal option.
But everyone's different, and my preference might not be yours- I think it's a good idea though.
Reply #1. Dec 04 09, 1:39 PM
I think it makes it more fun--if you find an active team. I've begged my teammates to play some of my unranked quizzes, and they complied immediately!|
Reply #2. Dec 04 09, 2:42 PM
Going solo isn't the end of the world, and it's certainly preferable to being in an unpleasant team, but otherwise I completely agree with strudi. It also gives you a quiet little forum - the team board - for conversations that are as private as you can get, short of popping out of FT and sending emails. |
Paige - shameless! :p
Oldstuff, from the team badges and team points you've got, you've obviously been on a team. What differences are you noticing now?
Reply #3. Dec 04 09, 2:50 PM
Personally, I would say that if you can find the right team then it definitely gives you the best of both worlds. My particular team (and plenty of others) operates a bit like an umbrella. There are only minimal "expectations" and some join and contribute massively whilst others sit quietly in the background soaking it in but effectively still operating as solo players. It's very relaxed, all things to all people and seems to work. As others have said, a good group should also give you mutual support and advice when you need it. |
Reply #4. Dec 04 09, 3:52 PM
It depends on the team!|
Some teams have a TON of members, but most don't do very many "team" activities, like team games and what not.
I went through quite a few teams, that didn't talk in the message boards, didn't play team games, didn't do much!
They just weren't worth being part of to me.
I join teams because I want to be a part of that team, teams that play together stay together! In my opinion =)
If you're just here to play and don't care much about points, badges, etc.. I wouldn't worry about joining a team. Unless you DO want to join one and aren't too interested in the points and stuff, there's quiet teams to do that as well!
Reply #5. Dec 04 09, 4:32 PM
I love being on a team. When I first started on Funtrivia, I wasn't on a team for a long time. Then I was invited to join one. For some reason the members all left over time except two members. Just the two of us played for a long time until we were invited to play on my current team. The Incredible Casuals are a great bunch and I feel at home with them. When you could belong on two teams, I joined another team. Although I did great with them and the fact that I have the most respect for the leader I felt like an imposter on that team. Yes, I am glad to be on a team.|
Reply #6. Dec 04 09, 5:41 PM
I also played alone a long time before joining a team. I love being on a team. But, I think that it is because I found the right team. Read what each teams has to say and I bet there is a team that is just right for you. |
Reply #7. Dec 04 09, 7:35 PM
Being on a team makes it more interesting for sure. Just find the right one!|
Reply #8. Dec 04 09, 7:40 PM
I played solo when I first came here, wanting to find my way around before joining a team, even though I'd been invited by one. A month or so later, I took up the invitation and I have to say it was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I've made so many good friends through my team and it's no exageration to say that it's changed my life! I'm less shy than I used to be & much more comfortable with posting my thoughts around the site. |
I think it's also a lot nicer to feel that your scores are helping the team to do well in the various tables and charts. I would never go solo again & it's unlikely I'd leave the team I'm in. We rock! :)
Reply #9. Dec 04 09, 8:29 PM
You belong to the team that I felt like an imposter in. I loved the team but I am neither musical nor a mensan.|
Reply #10. Dec 04 09, 8:37 PM
My story is like honeybee4's, finally I joined "The Bikers" team and have doubled my enjoyment. We not only are active on here but also on Facebook.|
So to anyone who wants my advice,I say joining a team is the best way to go !
No trees were harmed in the making of this post.
Reply #11. Dec 04 09, 10:10 PM
I really like being on the Cat People team. I enjoy the team games and the support I get from being part of this team. Obviously, we all share the common interests of cats and trivia. While it is not necessary to be a member of a team, I probably would have grown tired of playing Funtrivia by now had it not been for my team membership. The challenge is finding the right team for you.|
Reply #12. Dec 05 09, 6:59 AM
I was invited to join a few teams before joining one, after a few weeks, the fit didn't feel quite right, not their fault (Advocates), probably me being a newbie and a tad shy etc. |
Luckily, my next, and now current team *felt* a lot better.
You will know whether you fit or not.
In my opinion, a team is better, it makes things more interesting and you get to meet people, outside of the seriousness of day to day competition on this site.
Reply #13. Dec 05 09, 7:22 AM
It's only important if it's important to you. For me, it makes the site more fun. The team is like an added perk. |
Reply #14. Dec 05 09, 10:51 AM
I guess that I feel a little lost not being on a team. I have had several offers but for the moment, I am a little gun shy. |
Reply #15. Dec 05 09, 3:15 PM
oldstuff, you will know when you are ready for a team. And I promise there is one out there that is just right for you. You will find others who have the same interests (literature) and will make playing on the site even more fun:)|
Reply #16. Dec 05 09, 3:30 PM
Can I ask why gun shy oldstuff? Or should I mind my own beeswax? |
Maybe try some other teams and see which one fits you the best?
Reply #17. Dec 05 09, 3:49 PM
I too enjoy a team. I like to see how we all do on games, I ask them questions, we do fun things like we went and hung out in a music and beer cellar; right now two of the team members are leading an incredible tour of the zoo; someone had a baby recently. We cheer each other a bit, we're easy going. It would have taken me a lot longer to get a clue around here, without them. I like meeting people who are so different from me. PLUS, bonus for having fun and meeting people, we get additional badges. You can't go wrong when you enjoy your team. It does put a little bit of pressure and responsibility on a person--to show up, play the games, do your best. Is that a bad thing? |
Reply #18. Dec 05 09, 6:19 PM
I really enjoy my team (Quiz Makers Guild). Each and every one is a top notch player that inspires and drives the rest of the team. We do team quizzes on a variety of topics and it's a lot of fun to contribute to such.|
Reply #19. Dec 05 09, 8:44 PM
Is being part of a team important? Not necessarily.|
Does it make a difference? I would say Yes.
I have made some real friends because of my joining the team I'm in. And I don't mean just cyber friends. Some of us meet up once a year to socialise and we have a great time. Even those team members that are spread across the world help and support others. Perhaps our team is a little different to others, but all it takes is the will to do it.
Reply #20. Dec 06 09, 12:24 AM
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