@ dystopic (and everyone else who's reading this):
Don't worry - maybe saying "drastic" action was a poor choice of words. I'm not going to say anything bad about SD. Personally, even though I don't approve of some of the things that they have done, I must say that we owe it to them for making Galactic Civilizations. I also don't think my post will piss anyone off. I'm not going to blame, slander, or flame anyone - I'm just going to try and get people back into GalCiv2. I won't (intentionally) do anything to tick anyone off. I just want to see if I can stir some general approval and renewed interest in the game. If you haven't noticed - I really don't have too many posts were I actually flame anyone.
I'm really glad with how welcoming everyone was when I first came to the forums and the MV. I try to make friends every time I post somewhere - I never want to hurt someone's reputation or their feelings by saying something bad about them.
Your idea of starting a new thread is a very good idea. I think that would be pretty cool. As you can see, my stats in the MV are not the best in the world, so I could always have room to improve. Just for everyone's general amusement - I tried my first eer Suicidal sandbox game on TA - OMG I got my sorry little arse kicked. It wasn't even funny. Well, kind of. Let's just put it this way - I lasted 1 yr. and 2 months. I had about 10 military ships, and the Thalan had about 100. Ouch. Once they declared war on me, it only took them 10 turns to overrun me. Again, ouch.
I have nothing but respect for all of you experienced players. I just hope that if I make a post or two, I might get some interest out of someone that's just browsing the forum. There seem to be quite a few people who play the game still, but they just don't play MV. I also hope to spur some of the veterans to maybe post an MV game or two every once and a while. I think my little campaign to get the forums back on track is going to turn out to be more of a refresher on why this game is so incredible. Once again - I'm a pretty toned down guy.
BTW - until someone can find another player who frequently has longer posts and replies then me (besides kryo or mumblefratz), I'm going to claim the title of King of the Long Winded Posts! I do tend to get a little carried away sometimes. Sorry. Best Regards.
~ Cypher ~