They're absolutely vital if you're both lazy and cheap, though you have to pay for it by them daring to be better at Age of Empires than you.
That is a very bad decision. I don't fight against human players when it comes to Real time warfare. I know I'm crap. I don't need to be told by other people how crap I am, or worse, demonstrated by other people how crap I am.
I'm a novice no more Although obviously that means we won our novice cup in todays regatta Cambridge absolutely dicked on everything we entered (the guys and girls). I had my first ever "easily" verdict in a regatta, and that was the win in our final! Only one of our boats lost in their final, and that was due to some unfortunate spannering and then winding it up just 50m too late (they were a length down and took it to 1/3 of a length down by the end, all that in just 200m to go!). The women were even more halarious, generating "All cambridge" finals!
Cambridge very much owned that regatta, it feels great! Although I do feel sad I have lost my novice status, especially considering our times were easily good enough to win Senior 4 (so I could have got 1 extra point!)