Wing Commander turns twenty years old today! That is a truly astounding amount of time--one I am not well-equipped to understand. I know that everyone expects me to offer another rallying cry to fandom or introspective screed about our series. The truth is that I can't praise Wing Commander more than I already have and I can't better define our amazing community. I can't promise better answers about these things than I did years ago. I continue to believe that there will be more Wing Commander games and that this fandom is the world's finest. I believe these things as strongly today as I did fifteen years ago.
So instead, I have for you only an appropriate quote from Wing Commander Fleet Action--one which I think addresses exactly those rare dark thoughts we have all briefly entertained about what we are doing:
Maybe I'm getting too old for these sorts of games, he thought. Twenty years of fighting is pressing the edge of the envelope just a little too much. He pushed the thought aside, no sense dwelling on it. Besides, what the hell would I do with myself to kill the boredom?
Here's to the next twenty! Keep having fun with it, keep making a great community and...