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I'm pretty flexible here. I don't have long-standing ties to BattleTech lore, so I've got no real grudges or favorites, especially amongst the IS. Doing a little reading here for MW:O, FRR and FWL resonate the best and seem to have a selection of mechs that are canonically associated with them that I find more or less appealing. Clan-wise, Smoke Jaguar and Nova Cats are my favorites, with Ghost Bear running a close third.
I like to play in ways that coordinate closely with teammates, but allow for adaptation and improvisation in response to conditions on the ground.
Long range fire support & flanking ambusher roles.
I'm most comfortable in well-balanced medium/heavy class mechs.
I was introduced to BattleTech/MechWarrior with MW2: Ghost Bear's Legacy, and played MW3 & 4, as well as both MechCommanders and enough of MechAssault 1 to decide I didn't like the compromise in feel to bring it to the console. Classic BattleTech is a gaping hole in my relatively recent (the last 5 years or so) foray into wargaming, but I'm looking to rectify that soon, as well. Numerous other multiplayer PC games over the years.
I'm looking for a group of players who will enjoy having fun together and serve as a pool of teammates from which to form up fun drops. I'd like a community that's large enough to fill out a few good groups on a given evening, but not so large as to be filled with faceless strangers. Attitudes that accept losses with good spirits, but strive to learn from them and become better players are a big plus, as is an easy-going attitude towards participation/involvement. I've got a job, and teach evening classes on the side sometimes, as well, I don't need another one. (one of the reasons I'm not explicitly looking for a Merc Corps)
That said, I'm open to periodically scheduled event sessions in an effort to either run a theme night or simply have a particularly high turnout now and then.
I tend to take direction well, but appreciate the opportunity to make suggestions, experiment, and improvise now and then, as well. I don't wear the burden of leadership comfortably or confidently, but don't mind being asked to step up a bit.