A giant dick sucking spider mentions this old forum, and our old hopes and dreams for a game about stompy bots doing stompy bot things with all the glory they could. I quietly think back to those days.
It's pre-release, the game is still a series of daily images of lasers and rending metal. The clans talk of the coming planetary leagues, the potential for the BT scaled warfare to be realized. All the while, I, and a group of very strange people, rest my weary head in Toast, where all things go to die. In other words, the best board this forum ever had.
Debates on the nature of waffles and the human condition, boobs, cartoon horses, and countless other banal topics lost to the void of time... and hundreds of pages of archived threads...
It brings a tear to my eye.
Fast forward to release. Smoke Jaguar dominates the scene utterly. Their competition, while around and strong, is simply no match. Alas, that is its downfall. The clan owns the community, it runs the tournaments, and it makes a name for itself. In its growth however, comes new blood, more open recruitment based upon skill, and with that... came the assholes. And dear friends, new sibkin, and old guard, a large enough asshole will make assholes of us all.
So the clan went to shit. Broken, splintered, and cast to the far winds, it became a fraternity that the rest of us didn't really care to talk to anymore. Meanwhile... uh... something, or another, went on with the devs. Some of us got mad. I forget, I was a stupid teenager. Anyway, our splinter remnant, thinking we would never return, decided to unleash cows and trolling upon Toast. It was hilarious. However, it was also the end.
And so we left our clan behind.
Five years later I return to gaze upon what once was. Things have changed. I type with far better grammar now, Smoke Jaguar awaits Star Citizen, and turns from its bipedal robot roots, and Toast, is burned. I'm also a woman. A lot has changed.
I come here with one simple reason: to wax nostalgic and ponder how much we change. So I ask you, MWLL forums... who among you still lives?
Who among you, still toasts?
- Karuik, eternally, the once great leader of the forum greeting party.