Well I'm happy to say that the pods are alive and well at select locations around the US.
With the travelling sets, there is a chance that some will appear not TOO far from you in the next year or so.
MechCorps, MechJock, TFA, and VG Corps will likely be expanding their convention schedules in the next few years.
Call it a hunch.
Keep an eye on www.getinthepods.com
(the site is owned and operated by MechCorp, an independent Tesla II cockpit operator) to see where the cockpits are travelling to.
You will find that many, if not most, regular BattleTech pilots are on these forums and will be extremely active in this community.
Collectively, we are all very excited by Piranhas plan for MechWarrior OnLine.
And for what its worth, we try to keep all of our news updated at http://www.battletech.com
as it is one of our web sites.
Edited by PropWash, 04 November 2011 - 05:29 AM.