You may or may not remember me - I was a noob, then I made maps, then I made a fuss and left for Slipstream Studios, then I ran off to WoW for a good long time, practically never to be heard from again.
I eventually quit playing WoW over two years ago, in March 2013 (and given it doesn't look like it has changed for the better and won't, it's permanent this time), then I just played and tweaked the Medieval II : Stainless Steel mod at most. Did other shit. Including completing college finally with a Bachelor's in Genetics! So far, I've gotten 8 interview requests in major-related jobs over the 5 months since starting my job search.
Aside from that, I've gotten really into Avatar:The Last Airbender and "discussing" that show's successor. Which is sort of ironic, considering how much I used to disparage "anime" here... I've all but dropped drawing, replacing it with writing - definitely trial and error with that, just like the drawing. (Seriously - don't look at it) Currently in the process of editing what I've done when I have time. The first chapter edited is a LOT better than what's there. Now to do the rest...
Anyways - Derelict Studios. I finally got the login working a few days ago again(thought I had a more complicated password...) and lurked, looking at old Blitz II posts, Off Topic posts and PMs. Quite the nostalgia trip - too bad I didn't save my screenshots or my map files. :( DS was where I learned how to internet, and so much more, along with WoW... Looking at stuff from 9, 10, 11 years ago - it's amazing how things change, what stays the same.
Like EA being clueless. No change there. A shame that Generals 2 went F2P(making modding impossible), then on top of that, was canceled, back in November 2013. And two years is an awfully long time to hear nothing about another attempt at a new C&C title... all I know is, I played RA3 a while back, and beyond the wacky Soviet campaign, I wasn't really impressed. After a while, it felt sort of... lifeless somehow. Like C&C3 with different units.
So, especially given everything I heard about C&C 4, maybe EA not releasing anything more is for the best. Medieval 2 and World in Conflict are the last 2 RTS's I've played, and I've heard people saying the genre is dying, StarCraft II and Company of Heroes II notwithstanding.
Just curious, killakanz - do the Call to Arms forums even exist anymore? That mod was the whole reason I came here - as... fragile as it was. :lol: