Well, I'm not nearly as salty and grizzled as many of you here appear to be. I knew of Mechwarrior 2 and 3, etc., but I had never played them. Before I knew of them I did get to see an actual boxed table top BT game and talk to someone who'd played it a bit. The idea of "giant robots" blowing each other to hell was quite intriguing. I didn't get my first taste of play until 3025, where I chose to serve House Kurita, and I mostly played with people I knew from the forums of Ars Technica. I don't think I was exactly renowned, but I seemed to have made a name for myself among the circles I played in; had a small share of challenges, most of which I won. It wasn't until close to the end that I was drafted into the 9th Sword. I don't recall how that came to be, whether I applied or any of that, but I do recall being rather surprised I was allowed in considering how poorly I felt I'd shown myself to Brewer and J-Walk.
I continued to play along with my lance mates until EA committed infanticide. I didn't follow into games like Dark Age of Camelot or anything, but I did make a small effort to get behind ISWars, buying MW4 and a Saitek Cyborg EVO. Sadly it didn't pan out, and I never played. All this time I've just been waiting for something like 3025 to come along. Perhaps this will be it. I am quite excited, and I look forward to fighting with honor alongside my brothers in arms for House Kurita once again.
Edited by Red_Chaos1, 05 November 2011 - 01:44 PM.