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NetBattleTech enters a new era, NBT-MWO planned
« on: May 14, 2014, 08:32:46 PM »

Since 1997, NetBattleTech has provided gaming enthusiasts with an exemplary gaming environment, a dedicated Admin staff and solid competition for all who join our community. Through the course of six successful NBT leagues we have worked with units and pilots alike in the continued evolution of NBT.

NBT Leagues are real-time planetary / resource campaigns that make use of any Mechwarrior game engine, based upon certain timelines of the BattleTech universe. What does this mean for commanders and units who participate? Your unit takes the role of one of the many factions in an interstellar battle for supremacy, star systems and resources. Your goal? To prove yourself as the top unit in the league, be it by conquering systems, raking in cold hard cash, or stealing the resources of other units.

The role you play depends on your unit’s desires: one of the almighty Houses, controlling hundreds of systems and striving to win your place as First Lord of the Star League; a Periphery nation, smaller by far, but motivated to prove one's worth, pitting the Houses against one another to gain the upper hand; perhaps master the Inner Sphere as one of Kerensky's Clans, using superior technology and ideals; fight as a fearless Mercenary Corporation, out only for the almighty c-bill, selling their services to the highest bidder, working to outshine the competition for a bigger payday.; the lowest of the low, the Pirates -- feeding off of the misery of others, picking at the edges of civilization to ensure their own survival in a dog eat dog universe. These are the players. These are the champions, from nobles down to the scoundrels. This is the universe we create and evolve by our actions, be they role-play or combat operations battling your way across the universe.

While the league provides the backdrop for the community, what draws people together is the game you play in it. Each of the different games has been worked into the leagues to provide a variety of play in an ever changing environment. Your unit will fight in a variety of conditions, maps and play styles, depending on the battles launched against and by your enemies; for example, a quick recon battle to steal enemy information while the defenders try to drive you off as quickly as possible. At the other end of the scale is the grand planetary assault, with the planetary defenders making their stand against enemy forces while the attackers struggle for victory on a key planet. Leading a raid deep behind enemy lines to secure factory resources, holding the military assets to ensure your economic survival. These are the battles that are fought. These are the stakes.

With so many years of great gameplay using our system, it has began to show it's age. The years have left our dedicated staff smaller, making any new campaigns (such as the one planned for Mechwarrior Online) an almost impossible task.

Rather than throw in the towel, NBT knows that what made it strong all these years is the dedicated units and players that made up our membership -- units who strive for excellence, for enjoyment of the game, for community. Just as they have supported us, NBT supports them in whatever Mechwarrior game they continue to play.

With this in mind, the NBT team has decided to update everything about NetBattleTech, in order to facilitate a top-notch experience for this iteration of NBT, as well as provide a platform on which future expansion and evolution can more efficiently be achieved. This will not be a easy nor a speedy task. It will also require new experienced staff members who are knowledgeable in modern web technologies and a love for the Battletech universe and the community that plays in it.

After this evolution, we see NBT hosting it's newest campaign using Mechwarrior Online. NBT-MWO will have more updates and news posted in time however, as the focus of the staff is to make sure we can offer the community what is needed and nothing less.

If you are interested in what NBT's needs are, you can see our current job postings here. If you wish to learn more information on NBT, as well as interact with our staff, please visit our official website.

In service to our loyal community,

The NetBattleTech Team
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