Hi there! I'm new to the game, too, and just bought the full version on Steam! My age is 33.
I'm a veteran in arena shooters, I did have my first experience with them in the Multiplayer mode of "Unreal". This was in fall 1998. Then, in November 1999, "Unreal Tournament" came out. I played it for years in clans but always was a fun player. I also played Ut2003, Ut2004 and still play UT3 on the last remaining VCTF server.
Parallel too UT1, I played some hours in Quake 3 Arena as well. But my main game and love was Unreal Tournament.
I hope to see you on the servers!