Team Competition is a little different deal. We are teams within the OCN team competing against each other every month but we all fold for OCN. Most of the TC teams are very competitive and it is usually best if you are already set up and folding for OCN before joining. It is pretty much a requirement to at least aim for folding a min. of 20 hours a day.
Not being ready to make that sort of commitment shouldn't deter you from joining the greater OCN team. We have a lot of fun in the Team Competition but there is alot more to the OCN team then just us crazies pushing the limits every month.
Edit to add:
As far as joining one of the teams in the TC if you decided you wanted to. The teams are pretty fluid in that somebody is usually looking for a new team member to replace someone leaving the team. We (PPD Police) will have an opening in September for the x6/2500K category. Also you could get on a sub list for one of the teams. Most of us from time to time need a short term sub. Someone to step in and fold for a few days or a few weeks filling in for a regular team member that is absent for varied reasons.
There is a thread you can post in to show your interest in joining a team. ( http://www.overclock.net/team-compet...heck-here.html
) Plus occasionally Zodac or a team captain will post a thread in the main folding section ( http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...ing-home-team/
) when a team or multiple teams are in need of members.Edited by ~sizzzle~ - 7/25/11 at 9:05pm