I abandoned my first (tutorial) game with Belarus. I was in first place, but the remaining players was ***holes and i was playing another FP game and it was more funny by far.
This another game was my first win. I was France. It was very funny because my allies and me (Spain and UK) with US were the only remaining active players and we had a cold war. It was very tense because US was a brigadier and we were rookies.
it was my first real game (I won the tutorial too but it took forever without 4x)
I think I was Bolivia, this other player came across from Australia and killed all my neighbors. I learned a lot from him, his use of navel early game etc. He was beating me but I wouldn't give up, his ships couldn't really hurt me and he eventually quit.