That being said I have talked to huge numbers of people that I have not seen in years, some in over a decade. Outside of my own connections I have seen countless groups of people reuniting from all over the BT community. MPBT, MW2-3-4 leagues, MegaMek, Virtual World Pod players, MPBT:3025, Mechcommander, Community Projects.....the list goes on.
Personally it has put a smile on my face to log onto these fourms and be seeing some of these people! Earlier today I got a private message from my original CO from a Mercnet/Netmech unit on the ZoneIPX. I meen this guy taught me how to lagshoot when I was 9 years old. I hadent heard from him since the MW4 Vengeance days.
Furthurmore I have seen the players of MPBT, probably the tightest nit community in gaming history, come out in droves. Honestly I was young in those days but ill never forget walking through solaris streets in MPBT and finally getting into a drop and immidiatly blasting my team mates and getting torn apart. I was 8 or so and one blunder of a drop had me hooked for life.
I went on to play in many Netmech and Mercnet leagues. I played in the Starlance MW3 league in some of the top units. I played MPBT and MPBT 3025, MW4, Mechcommander, Mechassault 1+2 and have my 50 missions pin in the pods. I have met many freinds and rivals over the course of that time and over the last few days an old spark has been rekindled.
I think the death of MPBT and the gameplay of MW4 really did a number on this community, but we are resiliant as can be witnessed by all the warm reunions across these fourms over the last few days. A million missed anouncements and failed fan projects have jaded many, despite that, the fans are flocking in from all communities.
This has been an extremely nostalgic and exciting time.
I know it was a struggle to even get this process going, and compromises had to be made for this game to see the light of day. I dont make much money, im still in college but I would easily pay 20 a month just to have something and as you stated its something we the fans will have an input in, unlike with previous titles that were left unpatched and were extremely difficult to mod, thus no changes occured and many times no content was added. Im sure you guys are just as big of fans as us and I am glad this is in your hands.
On behalf of us who have been waiting, lurking on fourms posting of days of past glories and conquest,
We thank you, you have brought back a joy that has connected many thousands over the years and has all but faded from our memories.
We hope and wish you the best of luck in this process and I personally am keeping the faith that this time we wont be let down.
Im a rational individual with a very busy life and meanigful relationships both romantic and domestic. At 26 im still young and adventerous in good health/shape. I say all that as pretext to make it sound a little less pathetic when I say the following about a video game:
You have our hopes and dreams in your hands.
Edited by AndrewOsis, 06 November 2011 - 10:49 PM.