I`ll second that...
I didn`t reply in this post before, as anyone who played DoF for more than a day would know how PvP works, and that all of these "new player" fears about PvP don`t have any merit.
Just to include a few facts to counter what you might have read in this post:
-After start-up period (2 hours of play) player will have between 8 and 12 military units
-At any point before or during PvP match - player can surrender without loosing any units, or only loosing what he lost so far
-If even 1 unit in battalion of 20 is alive, player can heal that battalion - for free
-PvP system ONLY allows armies of the same strength or weaker to attack you
-Dragons are immortal until level 8, so even if your started Dragon dies, it resurrects.