Thanks for the questions, I'll do my best to answer them...Bear in mind that I'm rather blunt, so don't take my shortness for rudeness!
1. What exactly are your goals for MWO? RP endeavours? "Top end" competitive PvP? Both? Can you provide details of how you intend to achieve your goals in these areas?
Our goal is to be competitive (Especially when we get some more members!
) yet also have a hand (or more!) in role-play. As for specific details, I'm afraid I'd have to fend that off to General Arturus.
2. I see a great deal of RP/flair material around your website, which is excellent - BattleTech has an incredibly rich heritage, and it's fantastic that you embrace it. Traditionally, though, most heavy-RP units/guild that I have intereacted with in online communities are not particularly competitive players - they eschew trying to be the best players in favour of building a holistic community. Personally, I say (and know) that one can be both elite in personal and group combat and a strong supporter of back-story as well, but I'd like to know where you guys honestly stand on this issue. Everyone wants to claim "we're totally hardcore", but reality doesn't always fit with aspirations.
For your second question, we have combat units as well as a "Mobile Field Base" for less game-active members who like to roleplay/write stories. However, we don't 'force' you to be one or the other---I hope that answers your question? Basically we'd like to be top-level players but also contribute to the role-playing field.
3. What sort of activity requirements do you ask for, both pre-release, and post-release?
For your last question, I'm afraid that post-release is going to be a "wait and see" before we decide anything..As far as I know, anyway!
At the moment we don't 'really' have any activity requirements. We DO have a training day every Wednesday at 23:00 GMT +0 on MWLL, but that's entirely optional. And of course, there is the probationary period when you first join.
Hope that answers your questions..If not, I hope I or another of us can clarify!
Edited by SR Guillotine, 05 February 2012 - 01:16 AM.