Newbie looking for info (from experts, not noobs that haven't done their research)
I'm new to ASC, but I've read a lot of things in the forum and figured that most of the people on here would be able to help me with a few questions, so here goes:
1. Before buying anything, I know I ought to go to a game, unfortunately the events page is stupid and requires me to be AV'd before I can view, which is ironically the best place for me to get AV'd. Can anyone give me some advice as to where this might be played near me (I live in Southwestern Ontario, between Windsor and London, and would prefer not driving to Toronto, plus I've seen retailers in London but haven't heard of any events)
2. If possible, I would like to bring friends into the game, so I would like to at least know the cheapest competitive options for doing that, although myself I would rather spend a bit more money on a gun and upgrade its performance, because I'm fairly certain I'd be interested in the sport long-term and obviously you want the best gear for that.
3. I'm interested in function only, I really don't care about realism, I'm more of the person that would like an AR capable of being upgraded to a sniper at some point, but don't care what it looks like. Since I eventually plan to upgrade it, I'd rather not spend over 350 for just the gun, unless it was quite awesome or had only a few replaceable parts (ie I don't want a gun that is mid-range everywhere, I'd rather have to replace the motor and gearbox only than eventually upgrade those, and the hop-up, and get a tightbore barrel, and get a spring upgrade, and the list goes on.
As a side note, being interested in function generally means a TM clone would be best, simply for ease of upgrading with new parts both now and in the future. Can anyone make recommendations for me?