I've been following this project for a while now, but haven't gotten around to writing here until now.
Thought I'd share my FPS multiplayer history to see if there's anyone that might share a similar gaming path.
My multiplayer gaming started in the year 2000 with Soldier of Fortune 1 (SoF1) that I got bundled with my Compaq at the time, the gpu was GeForce 2 MX.
I played SoF1 religiously, and really that was the game that shook my world at the time, and for the years to come. I mean this quite literally. In fact, I remember being on the servers when a guy called ACE from the US declared that their country has just been attacked, and he understandably made quite the deal out of it in-game. The date was September 11, 2001. I must have got the information before many others, because nobody in my family knew what I was talking about until after they checked the "Text-TV". Anyway, SoF1 was the first time I had played a competitive FPS online, and at the time I played mostly with people from Hong Kong with my ISDN connection from Finland. The ping was somewhere between 450-600ms which was really nothing strange, the trick was to aim plenty ahead as you can imagine. Around the same time Counter-Strike was released, which I also enjoyed immensely, but I stuck with SoF1 for my competitive gaming because I enjoyed the speed and the feel to it more.
Later when Soldier of Fortune 2 was released in 2002 I moved on to it, and that too became a game that I spent countless of hours playing competitively on clanbase with a nice success in both nation and eurocups. This to me was the golden age of FPS gaming with titles such as Battlefield 1942, MoHAA and RTCW which were all equally impressive. If only there had been time enjoy them all evenly. I've always been the kind of person to put a major emphasis on one single game at a time.
From SoF2 I then moved on to Call of Duty which I played at a relatively high level in different clans that were among the top in EU. This is also where my competitive FPS gaming ended, because the next big thing was World of Warcraft, but that's for another story entirely.
Along the years I've tried different FPS games, but it's just not the same, the latest example being the CoD WW2 beta. I really do miss the days of the simplistic and straight forward FPS games, where all that mattered was your individual skill.
Needless to say I'm eager to see if Battalion 1944 can bring me back to these "golden" days of FPS.
Looking forward to seeing you in the trenches.