You've probably seen me posting a lot here. Yes, I'm the new guy. I've been stalking..err, watching things around here for 3 years, and now have decided to join the fun. I only regret I didn't arrive sooner.
I came across Inferno, which I consider supreme among the mods (not total conversions) of Freespace 2, in November 2002. I was getting tired of the original FS2 (gasp!), and decided to do some random surfing on the subject. In my travels, I came across a seemingly unimportant site called "Blackwater Operations" (God, was I stupid. If anyone from BWO is watching, I am so sorry!!). Anyway, the link to Inferno caught my attention, and when I clicked on it, my mind was blown. New ships, everywhere! The age of FS2 boredom was at an end.
You guys gave me a reason to keep playing FS2. On par with TBP, this is the mod I pay attention to the most, though I love 'em both. I know its been two years since R1, and I don't really care. I'm willing to wait as long as possible for the next one. I have time. Keep up the good work, Inferno!! I salute you.