The adopt a newbie foundation has been very helpful to me. I applied to the foundation as a newbie on a Sunday during the day and by that evening I had received an invitation to a soc. Before responding to the invite I was able to learn about the soc through their website. Everything looked good to me so I replied to the invite, accepting it. When I joined the soc I was greeted with geniunly friendly and experienced players. They had lots of advice to offer and made themselves available to answer any questions i had. A week went by and I met more and more of the members. All were as friendly and welcoming. After that week I was met by the soc leader and promoted from recruit to private. With the promotion came a small gift of a gun, fap, and some armour. So far it was been a really good experience. The game is much more enjoyable when you have a good soc to hang-out or chat with. I recommend the Adopt a Newbie program to any new players who want to commit to the game, make new friends, and get some helpful guidance.