In short, there really is no excuse not to come along unless you just want to lead a boring life. Even those who had never metanother Avalon player in real life didn't feel left out.
The fact is that events like this go a long way to encourage folk to band together, and there's nothing more satisfying than launching a paint pellet at someone you hate in the game.
It really DOESN'T hurt if you get hit. There is such a buzz from the adrenalin, that you don't feel a thing.
Be there or miss out!