You have it all wrong, we don't PLAY anything. SWC is a lifestyle man.
No, in all seriousness, SWC doesn't really fit the usual image of a game. Like Vip said, read the guide, maybe check out a few faction websites and get a genral idea of what goes on here. You might even like it.
This isn't a run around and kill stuff game. You use alot of thinking and strategy, and you'll have alot of thinking time, seeing as it's based on real life time (like, you're in hyperspace for 3 weeks in real life sometimes).