Bandit LOAF said:
If someone doesn't have a CIC account, they aren't worth thinking about. They're not Wing Commander fans.
Do you mean this?
From 1993 (when I discovered Privateer) to 1998 odd, I did not have an internet connection, did not know about the online community, and did not understand how the internet really worked. However during that time I obtained copies of Privateer, Priv 2, KS, Prophecy and Secret Ops. Downloading Secret Ops was the reason I got an internet connection. Since I didn't have a connection, I obviously didn't have a CIC account. Does this mean I was not a Wing Commander fan?
Next, I didn't register a CIC account until a few years later. Firstly, general shyness and unfamiliarity with how forums, chatrooms and the internet actually worked; secondly and more importantly, because any question I had to ask had already been
asked in prior posts, and I would just use the search function to find my answer (see, I followed your forum requirements not to post on a previous subject). I never felt the need for idle chat (like the off topic section), usually because I didn't have the time on a 56k modem, so I never felt the need to register just to join in.
However, I discovered in the CIC a great source of background knowledge pertaining to the WC universe and the various games (I even discovered Armada - a game I had never heard of, and finally tracked down an ebay copy of only 6 odd months ago). I eagerly downloaded the KS addons, video files, audio files, reading and reference material so I could know more about WC - all this before
I registered only because I found something eventually to which I could contribute more than comments: the Privateer Remake project, because I could put together a usable instruction manual on how to play PR with its controls (in its then form), plus include background information on the game (for which I hope I included the correct reference accreditation). In other words, I registered only when I could usefully contribute something to the WC universe.
So I felt a little offended that you regard me as not a true Wing Commander fan from 1993 to roughly 2002, all because I hadn't registered with the CIC. So I ask, did you mean that comment?