As you can see, I’ve finally designed this place. A bit of a belated 1 year anniversary. Thanks to some leeway with a school project I was able to set aside time to create something from scratch (instead of these unobjectionable, but rather generic templates). As I get up to speed with all things WordPress and keep staring at this I’ll be fleshing out and refining things here or there, so apologies for any dust. If you spot anything really off kilter, please toss me a screen shot and details (ian at flechs.net). For those using IE6 or earlier… please upgrade if you can. Contorting to satisfy to the idiosyncrasies of Microsoft’s browser is always such a headache. Though I will be doing my best to stamp out any related quirks in the coming weeks.
Results are in and can be viewed here. For graphs and charts go to Form > Show summary of responses (though it stopped working just now…). For the record this survey captures, if anything, the stats of a slice of the online Battletech community. In the future it’d be good to get some info on the people these individuals play with out in the real world.
I was a little surprised (and afterwards surprised I was surprised) at the dearth of younger and less experienced players. There’s any number of obvious explanations for this so I’ll not conjecture too much. Suffice to say if you’re here (or out there) you’re probably experienced and there’s a good chance you’re responsible more often than not for running games.
Another note worthy item is the significant amount of people who play primarily online. As far as I know Megamek is the only venue for this.
Bumped into this over on the cbt forums. This WIP (what fan made battletech product isn’t?) is aimed to “get rid of the paper clutter when playing Battletech.” Personally, I think there’s something to the clutter, but “De gustibus non est disputandum,” eh? In other news, the player survey is done and I’ll be posting results soon.
I’m working on a project for school (and myself) and I realized I didn’t have any data on the community out there. I’ll be posting this in a number of places, but check back in a week or so to see the final results. Take the survey here!