I see that noone is writing to this forum so might as well write a tweak of mine that might help some people out there.
If you have a decent connetion and is playing tribes then you might want to try this out to quicken up the pinging and querying process of tribes startup.
go to the the settings ini file and find max ping and max query and set them to 50 or so then you will notice a dramatic difference in refreshing servers =)
that's my tidbit for the day =)
i dont like tribes. its weird. every time i tried to play it, i couldn't get anywhere.