If you're on steam, feel free to add me:http://steamcommunity.com/id/RafiRomero/
Or add me as a friend in-game: I'll accept!
I'm often online during the week, and some UK evenings.
If you've any questions, feel free to ask.
For multiplayer PvP, first time around I:
Click "Multiplayer & Online Realms";
Click "Multiplayer Battles";
Click "Matchmaker & League Games";
Tick everything except 2v2, and select "Live Game" instead of "Asynchronous Game" *
"Save Settings for Quick Match"
Then hit "Back", back again, then "Quick Match".
* You may want to un-tick options you don't want. I'm specifically thinking of whether you want both law-mode and chaos-mode games, and whether you want both classic and equipped games. I'd leave ranked ticked, there are no penalties for losing ranked games.
Game tends to be busiest around UK evening times.
If you want to play at quiet times, it can be good to queue several asynchronous games: these are like play-by-mail without mail. You can hit quick match, and then play any outstanding turns in your asynchronous games while you're waiting for your live match to start.
There's also in-game chat (people icon next to the game guide, top-left), although it is a little bit hidden and so rather underused at the moment - snapshot are fixing this:)