As ][avok said we have three slot open and would love to have some of you take up those races to play.
While most the players in the game are friends and know each other there is not likely to be instances of ganging up on the unknowns.
More likely is that some would seek to ally with you to kick their other friends in the buttocks
Basically, don't be afraid to jump into the mix on this one if the 1/wk or as turns are in Hosting doesn't scare you off. It's a pretty good group of folks.