Happy New Year everyone! The last year has been great for us here, and hopefully 2005 is even better. We've seen many new faces and reported on a number of neat things. Visits to our front page jumped from 470,000 to 676,000 compared to 2003, and we served about 9 million pages compared to 6 the previous year. In the last thirty days people have downloaded over a terabyte of data from CIC servers. Our big birthday bash in August showed similar growth, and just a few days ago we posted our 6000th regular news update. The last year was also amazing for fan projects and mods. Flight Commander and Standoff were released, and the Privateer Remake and WC Saga are virtually complete. Each year we also end up with a few surprises, and I'm very excited to see what will happen next.